Iran flows oil to buyers resisting sanctions
Serene Cheong writes in Bloomberg LP that the world’s top oil buyers are discovering that U.S. sanctions on Iran will squeeze their trade flows whether they agree with America or not.
Zarif lobbying in East Asia
Iran’s top diplomat has travelled to Singapore to take part in the ASEAN Summit. He met with the Prime Minister of Singapore Thursday morning and discussed the two countries’ bilateral ties, the JCPOA, and regional and international issues.
Trump's N Korean policy will not work with Iran
Jarrett Blanc writes in Politico that President Donald Trump’s ALL-CAPS Twitter threat against Iran—“CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED”—feels like a cut-and-paste job from his approach to North Korea. Apply sanctions, make irresponsible suggestion of Armageddon, see what happens.
Iranian artists shine at Pacific-Atlantic Photo Circuit
Iranian photographers have been accredited at the Pacific-Atlantic Photography Circuit 2018, which is jointly staged by Greece, Singapore, and the USA.
Trump will make no gains over JCPOA with N Korea
Antony J Blinken, a deputy secretary of state in the Obama administration, writes in the New York times on 11 June 2018 that visitors to a future Donald J. Trump presidential library may find a whole section dedicated to his demolition of the 2015 Iran nuclear accord: “worst deal ever”; “horrible” and “one-sided”; “major embarrassment”; “defective at its core.”