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Will US oil sanctions on Iran work?

Will US oil sanctions on Iran work?

With two weeks to go until U.S. sanctions officially take aim at Iran’s oil exports, it’s not at all clear how much crude Iran is still selling—or which countries will keep buying it—raising questions about the effectiveness of the main thrust of Washington’s pressure campaign against Tehran.

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“The look to the East” strategy under review

“The look to the East” strategy under review

“The look to the East” policy has been revived in Iran’s political strategy once again as a necessity. The topic is, in fact, being promoted mainly by the critics of Rouhani’s government who has been trying to improve the country’s position with Western countries over the past five years in office. Rouhani’s most significant initiative during this time has been the 2015 JCPOA nuclear accord signed with world powers to de-escalate and expand political and economic ties between Iran and the EU.

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Mnuchin: Countries will cut Iran oil imports to nil

Mnuchin: Countries will cut Iran oil imports to nil

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday it will be harder for countries to get waivers on Iran oil sanctions than during the Obama administration and dismissed concerns that oil prices could rise, saying the market had already factored in the losses.

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Iran's response to intervention in congressional elections

Iran's response to intervention in congressional elections

The Spokesperson for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, Bahram Ghasemi, has rejected recent claims by the US intelligence, judiciary, and security organs of meddling in US congressional mid-term elections as unfounded, saying: “Iran's principle policy is non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries.”

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Trump going soft on Saudi Arabia

Trump going soft on Saudi Arabia

President Trump is slow-rolling any type of punishment against Saudi Arabia for the apparent murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Here’s one likely reason: his options aren’t good, and some choices could actually backfire on Trump in the final days before the U.S. midterm elections.

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Iranian response to new US sanctions

Iranian response to new US sanctions

The Spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry has said that the sanctions imposed on Iranian companies by the US are part of a psychological warfare, adding: “This is a clear insult to legal and international mechanisms by the US which arises from the blind selfishness and malice of the American administration with the Iranian nation.”

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