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Zarif: EU not ready to pay the cost

Zarif: EU not ready to pay the cost

Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, has commented on the latest actions by the EU to safeguard the JCPOA against US sanctions, saying: “Since the President’s talks on EU’s initial package presented to Iran and following what I recently said in Vienna at the ministerial meeting, the Europeans have made new proposals and acted on the two important areas of oil and banking.”

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JCPOA proved US not reliable

JCPOA proved US not reliable

Seyed Hossein Mousavian is a Middle East security and nuclear policy specialist at the Woodrow Wilson Center at Princeton. A former Iranian ambassador to Germany, he was the chief spokesman for Iran during its nuclear negotiations with the international community. Several years ago, he parted ways with the Iranian government. This week he joins Jeff Schechtman for our WhoWhatWhy podcast.

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 Iran will make a deal

Iran will make a deal

Dennis Ross writes in Foreign Policy that even in its afterlife, the Iran nuclear deal continues to polarize. Those who supported the agreement proclaim loudly that Iran will never negotiate any adjustment to it, while its opponents argue U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of it will produce a better deal.

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NIOC: France's Total contract unchanged

NIOC: France's Total contract unchanged

Reuters reports that a gas field development contract with France’s Total (TOTF.PA), and China’s state-owned CNPC remains unchanged, a senior Iranian oil official said according to the oil ministry news agency SHANA on Saturday - hours after state new agency IRNA quoted him as saying CNPC had taken Total’s share in the project.

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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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Why should Iran talk to Trump?

Why should Iran talk to Trump?

Vali Asr writes in the Atlantic that on August 6, Donald Trump’s administration reimposed economic sanctions on Iran that Barack Obama’s administration had lifted when it signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in 2015, the anticipated next step following Trump’s decision to leave the deal in May. Since then, the Trump administration has talked about bringing more economic pressure on Tehran not only to end its nuclear ambitions, but also to curb its regional influence and even weaken the Islamic Republic’s hold on power, which led many to see U.S. policy as one aimed at regime change.

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Iran tells N Korea not to trust the US

Iran tells N Korea not to trust the US

Guy Taylor reports in The Washington Times on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, that Iran’s president warned North Korea’s top diplomat Wednesday to be wary of embracing a denuclearization deal with Washington, arguing the Trump administration’s pullout of the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal shows the U.S. can’t be trusted to keep its word.

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Mogherini: Trade with Iran crucial for JCPOA

Mogherini: Trade with Iran crucial for JCPOA

CNBC writes that the European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the EU is encouraging enterprises to increase their business with Iran, as that country has been compliant with their nuclear-related commitments.

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Talking to Iran would have been a smart move

Talking to Iran would have been a smart move

Jason Rezaian writes in the Washington Post I have no doubt that President Trump was serious Monday when he said he would be willing to meet with Iran’s leaders without precondition. But for the man who is still generally considered the most powerful person in the world, there are plenty of obstacles between him and a summit with the Islamic Republic’s top officials.

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