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Nephew: EU can prevent secondary sanctions against Iran

Nephew: EU can prevent secondary sanctions against Iran

Speaking about the EU role in preventing the impact of US secondary sanctions on Iran, Richard Nephew says: “The EU can potentially do this, but it will have to act fast and aggressively if it is to both dissuade U.S. sanctions pressure on European companies and provide assurance to European companies.”  

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Farhadi airs views on US exit from JCPOA

Farhadi airs views on US exit from JCPOA

Asghar Farhadi’s premiere of “Everybody knows” opening the 2018 Cannes Film Festival has coincided with the news of the US withdrawing from the JCPOA nuclear agreement on 8 May, a step Farhadi regards as placing more pressure on the people of Iran rather than its government.

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Macron tells Saudis France free to trade with Iran

Macron tells Saudis France free to trade with Iran

In its April 9, 2018 issue, The New Yorker writes that a few days after Donald Trump was inaugurated, Jared Kushner sat down to decide how to reshape the Middle East. During the campaign, Trump had promised a sweeping transformation of the region. Steve Bannon, Trump’s senior aide and ideologist at the time, told me recently, “Our plan was to annihilate the physical caliphate of isis in Iraq and Syria—not attrition, annihilation— to roll back the Persians, and force the Gulf states to stop funding radical Islam.”

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Roshandel: JCPOA failure has unanticipated consequences for the world

Roshandel: JCPOA failure has unanticipated consequences for the world

Citing a diplomatic source in Germany, Reuters reported on 28 February that “European and US officials are planning to meet in Berlin in March for talks on Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.” Previously, The New York Times had reported that European countries had agreed to safeguard the JCPOA, not by amending it, but by reaching a separate agreement. The paper wrote that Europe had agreed on three issues: 1) Requiring Iran to negotiate its missile program; 2) Guaranteeing unrestricted access to Iranian military installations; 3) Extending the expiration date for the JCPOA sunset clauses.  

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Is Trump planning bad decision on Iran deal?

Is Trump planning bad decision on Iran deal?

As reported by Washington Post, according to international inspectors and the U.S. intelligence community, Iran has largely abided by the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal, which greatly reduced its stockpile of enriched unranium and placed strict limits on its nuclear

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