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Trump's big Iran oil gamble
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Trump's big Iran oil gamble

The Trump administration’s announcement Monday that it is ending waivers allowing several countries to keep importing Iranian crude is likely to push up oil prices and sour relations with U.S. friends and rivals alike that rely on Iranian energy, all while stoking more tensions in the waters around the Persian Gulf.

What's Trump's endgame for Iran?
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What's Trump's endgame for Iran?

Maximum pressure, meet minimum patience. The Trump administration took another dramatic step toward disrupting the status quo in and on Iran with the abrupt halt of all waivers for U.S. sanctions targeting Iranian oil exports. The decision places Washington on a collision course with China, India, and Turkey—whose continuing crude imports from Iran would be subject to U.S. penalties after May 2—and appears designed to push Iran’s leadership to the brink.

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John Tirman: The US military would oppose an unprovoked attack on Iran

2019/04/17

In an exclusive interview with Persia Digest (PD) MIT Professor, John Tirman, said: “For all his bluster, Trump probably does not want a war with Iran. But if he takes such a decision, he will not seek congressional approval.”

Supporters of continuing the JCPOA in Iran diminishing

2019/04/20

A reformist MP in Iran has expressed doubt on the sustainability of the JCPOA and its benefits for Iran.

IRGC naval presence in Iran-Oman joint drills

2019/04/18

The joint Iran-Oman Search & Rescue Marine Exercises have taken place on the coast of Muscat.

April 21, a commemoration of Master of Speech Saadi

2019/04/21

April 21 in the Iranian calendar is named after Saadi. The famous Iranian poet was born in the city of Shiraz in 600 lunar year.

Iran-Oman new shipping line set to start running in a fortnight

2019/04/17

The Iranian Ambassador in Muscat pointed to an increased number of flights between Iran and Oman from 20 to 48 per week, and said: “Shipping lines are also on the increase and a new one will start operating between the two countries in a fortnight.”

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Pro-IRGC bill mostly ratitfied by Iranian Parliament

2019/04/23

The Iranian Parliament has overwhelmingly ratified Article 1 of a pro-IRGC motion that reciprocally designates the US Central Command (CENTCOM) as a terrorist organization.

Impact of scrapping oil waivers small for Japan

2019/04/23

Japan expects a limited impact from the U.S. decision not to renew waivers previously granted on Iran oil import sanctions, the country’s trade and industry minister said on Tuesday.

US reaction to possible closure of the Strait of Hormuz

2019/04/23

Any move by Iran to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz in response to the United States ending oil waivers for purchases of Iranian oil would be unjustified and unacceptable, a senior administration official said on Monday.

US cuts oil waivers to force Iran out of the JCPOA

2019/04/23

The Donald Trump administration will not renew sanctions waivers next month for eight countries to continue imports of Iranian oil, it announced today, in a move key American allies interpreted as an effort to get Iran to quit the 2015 nuclear deal that the United States withdrew from last year.

Global markets react to Iranian oil sanctions

2019/04/23

The following is an update on Iran sanctoins and exemptions by Reuters: