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The Complicated Geopolitics of U.S. Oil Sanctions on Iran

It is often said, perhaps with some hyperbole, that Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers was the best hope for conflict resolution in the Middle …

Oil

Iran warns nuclear deal in 'ICU'; exit likely in 'coming weeks'

Iran deputy foreign minister tells remaining JCPOA signatories in Vienna meeting that Tehran's patience is running out.<p>In the "intensive care unit".<p>That's how Abbas Araghchi, the Iranian deputy foreign minister, has described the state of the Iran nuclear deal, while also warning of a potential …

South Asia

Iran: A strategy for pushing back on Tehran | reTHINK TANK

The Middle East is changing – the more Iran is allowed to direct the transformation of the Middle East, the more the region is likely to emerge worse …

Middle East

OPEC+ Will Boost Oil Output After Saudis Secure a Deal With Iran

OPEC and allies including Russia will boost oil production starting next month, offering relief to consumers after Saudi Arabia secured a last-minute …

Oil

Teer Art Fair Puts Spotlight on Iranian Art in Tehran

As Trump’s economic sanctions close off Iran ever further from the rest of the Western world and its culture, a group of art gallery owners in Tehran …

Streetwear

French Sources to Asharq Al-Awsat: Iran in No Position to Issue Warnings

The European signatories of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal have been primarily focusing in the aftermath of last month’s US pullout from the pact on …

South Asia

Iraq’s al-Sadr turns to Iran-backed parties to form coalition

EPA-EFE/ALI ABBAS<p>Click for full view<p>Supporters of Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr at a campaign rally ahead of parliamentary elections in …

Middle East

Gulf states fear being encircled by Iran and abandoned by America - Insecurity complex

Special report<p>Insecurity complexGulf states fear being encircled by Iran and abandoned by America<p>EVERY FEW DAYS fiery rockets and explosions in the …

Middle East

The triumph of Iran’s liberals

WHILE the leader of the free world bopped with sword-waving Arab princes and denounced the ancient Persian enemy, Iranian voters on the other side of …

South Asia

Ships Exporting Iranian Oil Go Dark, Raising Sanctions Red Flags

Analysis reveals type of behavior U.S. officials say could be used to evade sanctions<p>Ships transporting almost a fifth of Iran’s oil exports in the second half of last year either turned off their radio-signal tracking systems or gave misleading information about the origin of their cargo, red …

Oil

Iran braces for economic war with America

TEHRAN’S grand bazaar, a weathervane of politics, is on strike again. Shutdowns there foreshadowed Iran’s 1979 revolution. In 2012 they pushed the …

Middle East

She defends the downtrodden. So Iran put her in jail.

WHEN HASSAN ROUHANI ran for president of Iran in 2013, he campaigned on the promise of promoting human rights and individual freedoms in a country that retained a strong authoritarian bent. Five years after his election, it is becoming clear that Mr. Rouhani has failed to deliver on these promises. …

Human Rights

Iran signals compromise for modest rise in OPEC oil output

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran signaled on Wednesday it could compromise on a small increase in OPEC oil output when the group meets this week, as Saudi Arabia scrambled to convince fellow members of the need for a larger rise in production.<p>The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meets on …

Oil

China has an Iran oil lever over Trump, and it's all playing out at OPEC meeting

The U.S. trade dispute with China, in a roundabout way, could determine how successful the U.S. will be in sanctioning Iran's oil this time around — …

Oil

Israelis cheering Iran, hope to rekindle ties with native land

"I came from Iran to the land of Israel, the land of our dreams, but not even for one moment in over 60 years have we forgotten our (old) …

Israel

Iran Women's Activist Says Blocked From Protesting at Russia World Cup

Dylan Martinez / Reuters<p>An Iranian women's activist said she was stripped of a banner at the World Cup in Russia on Wednesday and blocked from a …

Middle East

Iran's Zarif: Donald Trump's behaviour 'erratic, dangerous'

Iran's top diplomat says Tehran cannot negotiate and entrust security of the Middle East to an 'impulsive' US leader.<p>Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has renewed his call for a dialogue with his country's neighbours, saying the region cannot entrust the security of the Middle East to …

South Asia

Iranian women watched the World Cup in a stadium for the first time in nearly 40 years

But the ban restricting women from attending men’s sporting events is still officially intact.<p>For nearly 40 years, women in Iran have been barred from attending certain men’s sporting events, including soccer.<p>But on Wednesday, female spectators flowed into the Azadi Stadium in Tehran to watch Iran …

Hassan Rouhani

Iranian Women Were Finally Let Into Stadiums And They Celebrated By Taking Selfies

Women have not been allowed into the Azadi Stadium since the 1979 revolution — but it remains unclear if they will be allowed in again.<p>In March, 35 women were detained by authorities after they dressed as men and snuck into the stadium to watch a rival match between two Tehran clubs.<p>Shortly …

Middle East

Germany's Merkel calls for solutions to Iran's 'aggressive tendencies'

AMMAN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday said European countries shared concerns over Iran's ballistic missile program and called for solutions to its "aggressive tendencies" in the Middle East.<p>"Iran's aggressive tendencies must not only be discussed, but rather we need …

Middle East

Iran Rejects Compromise as OPEC Heads for Battle in Vienna

Iran put itself on a collision course with Saudi Arabia at this week’s OPEC meeting, rejecting a potential compromise that would allow a small …

Oil

Iran feels the sting of US sanctions once more | Financial Times

One of Iran’s most popular football television shows had grand plans to lure viewers ahead of the World Cup that began last week — offer a Peugeot …

South Asia

Alleged Iran spy Gonen Segev: How bad is the intelligence fallout?

But at this early stage, a decent estimate is that the damage is neither overly substantial nor so insignificant that it can be easily …

Shin Bet

Iranians Increasingly Buck Regime, Stand With Israel

Conventional wisdom isn't always that smart. Sometimes, it gets things very wrong.<p>Sometimes, it is simply a way of justifying preconceived …

Social Media

Oil Prices Ease As Iranian Oil Minister Said He Supports Modest Supply Hike

© Reuters. Oil prices eased on Thursday<p>Investing.com – Oil prices eased on Thursday as Iranian Oil Minister indicated Iran could accept a modest …

Oil

Oil prices dip as Iran signals support for small OPEC supply increase

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: An Iranian man works on an oil production platform at the Soroush oil fields in the Persian Gulf<p>By Henning Gloystein<p>SINGAPORE …

Oil

This Is Not the Iran Regime Strategy You're Looking For

Trump’s end-game is a negotiated settlement, not the forcible overthrow of the Islamic Republic.Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal has …

Middle East

Iran May Yet Save an OPEC Output Deal

Iran's position points to a compromise everyone should accept.<p>Iran has offered OPEC something that could begin to ease the fraught atmosphere in Vienna. A potential compromise, though, would require the group to abandon individual output targets and see it cede market share to Saudi Arabia.<p>Iran’s …

Oil

Could China turn to Iran oil? Former Exxon president weighs in

President Trump is embroiled in several simmering trade disputes, but perhaps most concerning to investors are the tensions between the U.S. and China: Most recently, in retaliation to a slew of tariffs imposed by the White House last week, Beijing slapped tariffs on American oil.<p>While U.S. oil …

Oil

OPEC Works Toward Oil Deal as Iran Sounds More Conciliatory

The odds of OPEC reaching an oil-production deal increased as Iran edged away from a threat to veto any agreement that would raise output.<p>After …

Oil