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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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Rouhani and Putin meet on sidelines of Caspian summit

Rouhani and Putin meet on sidelines of Caspian summit

RT writes that the presidents of Russia and Iran met on the sidelines of the Caspian summit in Aktau, Kazakhstan on Sunday. Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani addressed ways in which world’s most acute crises, particularly in the Middle East, can be settled, the Kremlin said.

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Littoral nations sign landmark Caspian deal

Littoral nations sign landmark Caspian deal

The Guardian writes that Vladimir Putin met the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, on Sunday at the close of a dramatic week in which each had been threatened with punishing economic sanctions by the US.

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Less negativity in American views on Iran

Less negativity in American views on Iran

Maria Caspani writes in Reuters that Americans view Russia as a greater threat than Iran, Reuters/Ipsos opinion polls showed, as the Trump administration this week reintroduced sanctions on Tehran and slapped new ones on Moscow.

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Iranian Petroleum Minister's warning letter to OPEC

Iranian Petroleum Minister's warning letter to OPEC

Reuters UK reports that Iran’s oil minister said OPEC may need to hold an extraordinary meeting should the organisation of oil producers fail to prevent member countries from adjusting their crude production without approval, the Shana news agency reported on Wednesday.

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Iran critical of Russia and Saudi Arabia for oil ramp-up

Iran critical of Russia and Saudi Arabia for oil ramp-up

Benoit Faucon writes in the Morning Star that a senior Iranian energy official criticized Russia and Saudi Arabia for ramping up oil output, saying they were breaking a production agreement between OPEC and Moscow and would strengthen the U.S.'s effort to impose sanctions on Tehran.

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Russia: Iran pulled back from Golan Heights

Russia: Iran pulled back from Golan Heights

Reuters reports that Iranian forces have withdrawn their heavy weapons in Syria to a distance of 85 km (53 miles) from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, TASS quoted a Russian envoy as saying on Wednesday, but Israel deemed the pullback inadequate.

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Ordinary Iranians want to try talks with the US

Ordinary Iranians want to try talks with the US

Thomas Erdbrink writes in the New York Time that Iran’s leaders cannot stand the thought of talking to the United States and say President Trump cannot be trusted. But Jamshid Moniri, a 45-year-old building contractor sweating under the Tehran summer sun, summed up what many ordinary Iranians think.

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Trump's policy towards Iran evokes past failures

Trump's policy towards Iran evokes past failures

Sina Toossi writes in the National Inerest that on May Day 1946, the British consul in the southwestern Iranian city of Khorramshahr noted a troubling development. An Iranian woman had taken to a local podium and proclaimed that the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AIOC) was exploiting the "jewel of Iran" and spending more on dog food than salaries for its Iranian workers. She demanded equal pay for equal work and the nationalization of Iran's oil industry.

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