No EU political will to sidestep US sanctions on Iran
European Union leaders have long called for the bloc to behave more independently and strengthen its international role. Their failure to build a way to bypass U.S. sanctions on Iran has brutally exposed how far they are from that goal.
Trumps maximum pressure on Iran not working
The Trump administration's strategy of maximum pressure on Iran took full effect on Nov. 5. It included the re-imposition of oil sanctions and designation of more than 700 Iranian entities, individuals, aircraft, and vessels. However, so far, the impact has fallen short of what will be required for true maximum pressure, though the administration is on the right path.
Trump closes opening for US business with Iran
When the US, Iran and a group of world powers hashed out the Iran nuclear deal in 2015, Abdolreza Kamyab was one happy man, reports Shirin Jaafari in the PRI.
Failure of Trump's economic war on Iran
The US has declared economic war on Iran: after having pulled out of the UN security council-endorsed nuclear deal in May, the Trump administration is now unilaterally combating the right of the rest of the world to engage in legal trade with the Islamic Republic.
Iran's economic ambitions in Syria limited
At an Iranian government-owned car plant near Homs, the small number of vehicles on the assembly line underscores the obstacles hobbling Tehran’s economic ambitions in Syria, reports Reuters.
Trump's Iran sanctions will have opposite effect
Trump’s Magical Thinking on Iran Sanctions Won’t Advance U.S. Interests.
Foreign Policy reports that far from convincing Tehran to cooperate, new U.S. measures are on track to achieve the exact opposite.
Emiratis sabotage Iranian trade
The UAE has refused to issue permits for certain Iranian goods to leave its ports for Iranian ports, including Qeshm.
What are you denying Mr Pompeo?
After the imposition of new US sanctions, Iranian pharmaceutical companies have been faced with severe obstacles in transferring money for the procurement of some raw materials for specialty drugs.
Rouhani: We made the US understand that we will sell our oil
The Iranian President has said: “The Petroleum Ministry of Iran made the Americans understand that we will sell our oil no matter what they do. There are so many paths open to us that their sanctions will not work.”
British tourists embrace Iran despite US sanctions
On the same day as the US imposed the new round of sanctions on Iran, London was host to a tourism fair, embracing sustainable cooperation with Iran in this sector regardless of US threats.
US failed to create global consensus on anti-Iran sanctions
Iran’s Ambassador to Britain Hamid Baeidinejad said on Tuesday that the waivers that the US granted to avoid Iranian oil sanctions prove that America has failed to create a consensus.
Stick of sanctions effective if the carrot is made sweeter
Since the resumption of U.S. sanctions on Iran two weeks ago, the rhetoric from Washington and Tehran has been predictably belligerent and defiant. Each has claimed it is open to fresh negotiations, but only if the other abandons its intransigence. Each is adamant that it will not be the first to blink.