Iran has said the proposal it presented to western powers in Geneva could signal a "breakthrough."
President Donald Trump has harshly criticized Iran in a speech at the United Nations, saying Tehran must change its behavior or face further consequences. Trump administration officials have also upped their rhetoric.
Volkswagen will exit the Iranian market, according to a US media report. It suggests the Trump administration convinced VW of the move as part of US efforts to undo the Iran nuclear deal. VW has not confirmed the report.
The supreme leader's comments suggest Iran is impatient with Europe's slow response to save the nuclear accord. Economic troubles are piling pressure on President Hassan Rouhani.
As sanctions fears kick in, Tehran has unveiled plans to roll out new Islamic financial products to boost funding for domestic firms. But Iran is split on whether international or domestic financing is the way to go.
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