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Moscow: Iran's decisions do not violate the JCPOA

Moscow: Iran's decisions do not violate the JCPOA

The United States’ unilateral pullout from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) for the Iranian nuclear program has considerably hindered the implementation of the achieved agreements, but it is too early to discard them altogether, Russia’s representative at the international organizations in Vienna, ambassador Mikhail Ulyanov, told TASS.

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Iran to sell oil for a 30% premium

Iran to sell oil for a 30% premium

Given the U.S.’s deployment earlier this month of an aircraft carrier battle group to the Persian Gulf and comments that it may send up to 120,000 troops to the Middle East to deal with any untoward action by Iran, Tehran has been busy trying to build safety buffers through its allies. Simon Watkins writes in Oil Price that having put in place a strategy to try to exploit existing divisions between the U.S. and Europe, Iran has now reached an agreement with the Federal Government of Iraq in Baghdad to expand co-operation between the two countries in the economically vital oil sector, including, critically, the sale of Iranian oil under the guise of Iraqi oil. This trick was first used when the last full-scale international sanctions were ramped up in 2012 but the scope of the new deal far outstrips that arrangement. On the face of it, the most obvious signal of this is the plan announced by National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) director, Ramin Gholampour Dezfouli, last week for the state oil giant to open a representative office in Baghdad. The official line from Iraq’s Oil Ministry is that: “The role of [the representative] office will be limited to technical and engineering services, such as establishing pipelines and engineering equipment, which Iraq favours given their very low prices...It will not involve oil trade.” Oil Ministry spokesman, Hamza Jawahiri, however, did say that the office would also allow for joint organisational work to be done on the 12 fields that Iran shares with Iraq – some of the world’s largest oil reservoirs – and that this type of co-operation is not strictly prohibited under the sanctions that the U.S. re-imposed on Iran late last year.

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Putin's three messages to Iran, EU, and the US

Putin's three messages to Iran, EU, and the US

Russian President Vladimir Putin has put Iran on notice that it will be on its own if Tehran overreacts to the United States’ maximum pressure campaign by lashing out militarily or pulling out of the 2015 nuclear deal.

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Russia will not take Iran’s side as tensions rise

Russia will not take Iran’s side as tensions rise

A Russian affairs analyst in Iran believes: “The main addressees of Putin’s recent speech were Europe and the US. But, Russia will not take Iran’s side as tensions rise and, essentially, it is not in a position to help Iran.”

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Iran's two conditions to stay in the JCPOA

Iran's two conditions to stay in the JCPOA

Iran insists on exporting at least 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) of oil, triple May’s expected levels under U.S. sanctions, as a condition for staying in an international nuclear deal, sources with knowledge of Iran-EU talks said.

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