Iranian President Hassan Rouhani weighed in on a dossier related to a 120,000-ton cargo of contaminated corn from Brazil that had been stranded for three years at customs yards south of Iran, saying the grains should be annihilated if they cannot be returned to the point of loading.
US President Donald Trump has designated Brazil a so-called major non-NATO ally of the United States, a move that could potentially facilitate the expansion of Washington’s dominance over the Latin American country.
An Iranian official confirmed reports suggesting that Brazil ships a bulk of its annual corn export, around nine million tons, to Iran, saying sanctions imposed by the United States would effectively fail to hamper a massive amount of trade between the two countries.
Brazil’s highest judicial authority has ordered Petrobras to refuel two Iranian grain ships after the Brazilian state-run oil company refused to assist the vessels citing the United States sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic.
Brazil's lower house of Congress approved a landmark overhaul of the country's pension system on Wednesday (July 10) by a far wider margin than predicted, delivering a resounding victory to the government in its quest to restore public finances to health.
Brazil has lifted the trophy every time it has hosted the Copa America and will look to maintain this perfect record with a first major tournament triumph since 2007 when it takes on Peru in Sunday’s final.