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S Korean Amb: Will support Iran overcome sanctions

S Korean Amb: Will support Iran overcome sanctions

The South Korean Ambassador to Iran has spoken about the close political ties between the two countries, saying: “Tough sanctions have been reimposed on Iran, but South Korea has been exempted from these and we can fight these together to overcome them.”

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German energy giant leaves Iran

German energy giant leaves Iran

The second package of US sanctions, including restrictions targeting the country's oil industry, came into force on November 5, which Washington insists will force all importers of Iranian oil to eventually reduce their imports to zero.

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iran’s oil buyers continue imports

iran’s oil buyers continue imports

Iran’s oil buyers will continue import after the United States exempted several countries from illegal sanctions reimposed on Tehran following its unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear agreement.

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Unveiling Iran-South Korea stamp

Unveiling Iran-South Korea stamp

2017 has been named as the year for closer cultural ties between Iran and South Korea. In order to promote the event, a mutual postage stamp for Iran and South Korea has been unveiled called “Silla and Persia” with the symbol of the lion.

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Two Scenarios for Dealing With Iran, Neither Good

Two Scenarios for Dealing With Iran, Neither Good

Ilan Goldenberg wrote in slate.com that who knows what was going through President Trump’s head when he tweeted out an all-caps threat at Iranian President Hassan Rouhani earlier this week. Perhaps even the president himself doesn’t know. It is possible that Trump has visions of regime change in his mind. Or he may be looking to repeat his North Korea gambit: a self-inflicted crisis followed by a theatrical summit that allows him to assume the mantle of statesman . Either of these scenarios could come to pass. Both would leave the United States worse off than if Trump had instead stayed in the Iran nuclear agreement.

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Iran exports increase by 16 percent

Iran exports increase by 16 percent

The Head of the Iran Export Confederation, Mohammad Lahouti, has announced a 16 percent increase in Iranian exports for the current year, saying: “Exports to the UAE have increased by 43 percent, which is rather significant. Iran’s least exports have been to South Korea and more attention must be given to this area.”  

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Trump's N Korean policy will not work with Iran

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.  

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Iranian bank cleared to open branch in India

Iranian bank cleared to open branch in India

Sunny Verma writes in the Indian Express that in the wake of US sanctions, India may explore the possibility of reviving the rupee-rial arrangement to import oil from Iran that it has used in the past.  

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