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


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


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


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


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


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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Impact of scrapping oil waivers small for Japan


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


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


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


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

Tehran’s 32nd International Book Fair opens


The 32nd Tehran International Book Fair opening ceremony was held in Tehran on Tuesday at Imam Khomeini Mosalla by the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance of Iran and the Minister of Culture and Tourism of China and its cultural representatives.