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Iran threatens to let Russian cos develop Farzad B gas field after India plans to cut oil purchase

After India said it planned to order less Iranian crude oil, Iran has threatened to let Russian companies enter the race for developing the Farzad B gas field. The Times of India reported that if Iran does indeed go through with this, the part of the oil field which the consortium of Indian state-run entities get will be much smaller. ...

Iran Extends Voting Deadline in First Presidential Election Since It Agreed to Limit Its Nuclear Program

(TEHRAN) — Iranians continued voting into the evening on Friday in the country’s first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani looked to fend off a staunch challenge from a hard-line opponent. The election is largely viewed as a referendum on the 68-year-old cleric’s more moderate policies, which paved the way for the nuclear ...

Syria and North Korea are bit players. Iran is the bigger threat.

President Trump and his advisers are rightly concerned about Syria and North Korea. These rogue states, guilty of human rights atrocities, pose the risk of wider violence and destabilization. Syria’s civil war has already created millions of refugees, has rekindled diseases (e.g. polio) that were once thought to be extinct and has allowed the country to become a haven for ...

Iran Sticks To Nuclear Deal, But U.S. Says It Will Review Sanctions

As President Trump wages a rhetorical battle with North Korea over its nuclear program, his secretary of state says the nuclear deal with Iran will now be placed under review. In a letter to Congress, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Iran is meeting the terms of the 2015 deal worked out with the Obama administration and five other ...

Iran sentences two Iranians to death for founding cult

The defendants have not been named. But Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, Tehran prosecutor-general, said on Sunday that the man and woman had been sentenced because they established “a new cult.” High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our T&Cs and Copyright Policy for more ...

Among Questions for Trump on Iran: What About American Prisoners?

President Trump and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of Iran have made no secret of their mutual contempt, raising fears of possible armed confrontation and doubts about the nuclear agreement reached under Mr. Trump’s predecessor. Equally uncertain are the fates of at least seven people in Iran, five of them American citizens. Four were imprisoned after the nuclear accord took effect and ...

Why Trump won’t tear up Iran nuclear deal

One of Donald Trump’s most vocal riffs during his campaign was “rip it up.” He was referring, of course, to the Iran agreement that is meant to keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of the ayatollahs for at least a decade. Candidate Trump boasted he would rip up the agreement, then renegotiate a much better document. This sent shivers ...

U.S. Navy, Iran ships have close encounter in Middle East

The frigate came within 150 yards of the USNS Invincible on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, just south of the strategic Strait of Hormuz. The gulf separates Oman from southeastern Iran. The encounter was deemed “unprofessional” but not unsafe because the frigate was on a parallel course with the Invincible at the point of closest approach.  

Stirrings of new trade deal with Iran

The resumption of trade ties with Iran appears closer following the signing of a new deal with the Iranian government. The signing of a meat arrangement means sheep and beef exports to Iran can now resume. Steps are underway to develop Kiwifruit exports as well. The Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy, is calling the agreement, “a crucial step for ...

Iran Reaches Lease Financing Deal For 77 Boeing, Airbus Planes

Tehran has reached a deal with an international aircraft leasing company to finance the acquisition of 77 planes from Boeing and Airbus, according to local media reports. Details of the deal remain opaque at this stage and it is not clear who it has been signed with or when it will come into force. However, it is likely to be ...

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