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Iran test-fires short-range anti-ship missiles

Iran test-fires short-range anti-ship missiles

Reuters writes on 11 August 2017 that Iran test-fired a short-range anti-ship missile in the Strait of Hormuz during naval drills last week that Washington believes were aimed at sending a message as the United States reimposes sanctions on Tehran, a U.S. official said on Friday.

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Reactions to Trump’s threats against Iran

Reactions to Trump’s threats against Iran

Donald Trump's implicit threat of a military strike against Iran was met with several different reactions in the world. On Monday, he tweeted a warning to the Iranian President to ‘NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE.’  

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India preparing for cut in oil imports from Iran

India preparing for cut in oil imports from Iran

India’s oil ministry has asked refiners to prepare for a ‘drastic reduction or zero’ imports of Iranian oil from November, two industry sources said, the first sign that New Delhi is responding to a push by the United States to cut trade ties with Iran.

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Renault to remain in Iran, CEO says

Renault to remain in Iran, CEO says

French carmaker Renault will maintain its presence in Iran while taking measures to avoid the risk of penalties for breaching renewed US sanctions, CEO Carlos Ghosn said Friday.

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Iran’s advice to N Korea on talks with the US

Iran’s advice to N Korea on talks with the US

Speaking about the meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un, the spokesperson for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, Bahram Ghassemi, said: “We would like to see peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and welcome any steps taken towards a better life for its people.

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What Trump needs to know about Iranians

What Trump needs to know about Iranians

Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a former Iranian diplomat and researcher at Princeton University, wrote in a note in Al-Monitor media site: Ever since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the implicit goal of US strategy toward Tehran has with rare exception been to subvert the Iranian political system.

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Malaysia returns to purchasing oil from Iran

Malaysia returns to purchasing oil from Iran

On 16 January 2018, Reuters reports from Tokyo that December marked Petronas' scheduled first purchase of Iranian crude since the Malaysian state oil firm halted Iranian oil imports in 2012 after Western sanctions targeting Tehran's nuclear programme made it difficult to pay and ship the oil, according to the person.

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FM-Zarif-pursues-JCPOA-in-Moscow-and-Brussels

FM-Zarif-pursues-JCPOA-in-Moscow-and-Brussels

Talks on the fate of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement with the great powers, officially known as the JCPOA, have reached their highest levels these days. It is time for the US to decide on certification and sanctions relief for Iran in a few days’ time. Trump must decide whether he wants to keep the US in the deal, or to re-impose sanctions and leave the deal. As a result, diplomatic talks between the other signatories to the deal have reached a peak.

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FM Zarif reaction to UNSC meeting

FM Zarif reaction to UNSC meeting

The Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, has reacted to the US’ unsuccessful attempts at the UN regarding the unrests in Iran. He tweeted: “The UNSC rebuffed the US’ naked attempt to hijack its mandate. Majority emphasized the need to fully implement the JCPOA and to refrain from interfering in internal affairs of others. Another FP blunder for the Trump administration. Iran’s statement: goo.gl/CE84yi.”

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