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  Iraq between Iran and a hard place

Iraq between Iran and a hard place

Ishaan Tharoor writes in the Wahington Post as we reported this week, a dispute over Turkey’s continued detention of an American clergyman has spiraled into the worst crisis between the two countries in more than four decades. President Trump has exultantly slapped tariffs on Turkish imports, an act that sent the country’s currency into a tailspin over the weekend. Now Turkey has retaliated, announcing on Wednesday that it would levy its own tariffs on a slate of U.S. products.

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  America not safer for Iran sanctions

America not safer for Iran sanctions

David Andelman writes in CNN don't count on sanctions to drive Iran to Donald Trump's bargaining table. Bill Clinton tried that gambit 20 years go. It led to a decade of grief and misery for the Iranian people and set the world even closer to a nuclear-armed Iran.

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Zarif: Iran oil exports will continue

Zarif: Iran oil exports will continue

Reuters writes that a U.S. plan to reduce Iran’s oil exports to zero will not succeed, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was cited as saying by an Iranian newspaper on Wednesday.

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Which countries send more tourists to Iran?

Which countries send more tourists to Iran?

As compared to a similar period last year, 75 percent more Iraqis have traveled to Iran this spring for trade, medical tourism, and pilgrimage. It seems the volatile foreign exchange market in Iran has not affected its western neighbor’s will to travel here.

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US and Iran - Tipitoeing past Armageddon

US and Iran - Tipitoeing past Armageddon

On Feb. 1, 2017, exactly 12 days after President Trump’s inauguration, then-national security adviser Mike Flynn strode to the White House lectern to deliver a 101-second statement that excoriated Iran for its “destabilizing behavior across the entire Middle East.    

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Iran will continue to be most powerful player in Iraq

Iran will continue to be most powerful player in Iraq

Middle East Eye writes that the aftermath of the Iraqi elections on 12 May confirmed the country's troubled political cycle. Although the polls reflected the Iraqis' desire for political change, the dire realities of Iraqi politics provided the usual set of obstacles to the fulfilment of this choice.

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Iranian minister to visit India, discuss tackling US curbs

Iranian minister to visit India, discuss tackling US curbs

Times of India writes that Iran will send its deputy foreign minister Abbas Araqchi for talks with New Delhi next week, as both countries try to find the best way of steering through the coming sanctions that will be imposed by the US from November 4.  

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 Iran cuts electricity supply to Iraq

Iran cuts electricity supply to Iraq

Middle East Monitor writes that Iran has cut electricity supplies to Iraq due to unpaid bills, the Ministry of Electricity in Baghdad said on Friday. This has exacerbated the country’s electricity crisis, Anadolu has reported.


 

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Iran and Iraq to produce a joint film

Iran and Iraq to produce a joint film

Mohamed Al-Daradji, Iraqi director of the film "The Journey", announced the production of a joint film with Iran in a conversation with IRNA. “Eight years of war between Iraq and Iran caused many devastations.  But after a long time, when Iraq got involved in another war, the Iranians came to support us. This caused misunderstandings for some people, so we plan to answer them in the cinema,” he said.  

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