Moscow and Tehran to continue “close collaboration” on nuclear deal

Moscow and Tehran to continue “close collaboration” on nuclear deal

Russia and Iran will continue to “closely collaborate” on the nuclear deal after US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from this text, the Russian Foreign Ministry has announced. Russia and Iran will continue to “closely collaborate” on the nuclear deal after US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from this text, the Russian Foreign Ministry has announced. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Riabkov and his Iranian counterpart Abbas Araghchi stressed during a meeting in…

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Total: Patrick Pouyanné skeptical about the chances of obtaining an American exemption in Iran

Total: Patrick Pouyanné skeptical about the chances of obtaining an American exemption in Iran

The CEO of the French group Total, Patrick Pouyanné, judged this Friday June 1 “very low” the probability of obtaining from the American authorities an exemption allowing him to continue his giant gas project in Iran despite the return of sanctions. For Patrick Pouyanné, the game is over. The CEO of the French group Total judged on Friday June 1 “very low” the probability of obtaining an exemption from the American authorities allowing him to…

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The long Stations of the Cross for French companies in Iran

The long Stations of the Cross for French companies in Iran

The official lifting of sanctions against Iran in January 2016 had raised wild hope for French companies, which have nevertheless experienced the worst difficulties in two years in establishing themselves on the Persian market. As he had predicted for several months, Donald Trump drove, on Tuesday, May 8, the last nail in the coffin of the Iran nuclear agreement. This text, signed with a hard fight in Vienna in 2015 between the five permanent members…

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Iran: how Macron wants to protect French groups threatened by Trump’s decision

Iran: how Macron wants to protect French groups threatened by Trump’s decision

A week after the United States’ withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, Jean-Yves Le Drian and Bruno Le Maire announced three avenues to protect French companies from American extraterritorial sanctions. A week after Donald Trump’s thunderous decision to quit the Iran nuclear deal, the European response is taking shape. The Ministers of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian and of the Economy Bruno Le Maire delivered on Tuesday the main points of the reply they intend…

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Iran: economy suffers more from mismanagement than sanctions, says Ali Khamenei

Iran: economy suffers more from mismanagement than sanctions, says Ali Khamenei

The Supreme Leader of the Iranian Revolution Ali Khamenei relativized the impact of the American sanctions on the economy of the country. He attributes the economic difficulties facing Iran to internal “mismanagement”. The country has faced social protest movements and high inflation this year. Iran’s economy is more penalized by mismanagement than by US sanctions, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of the Iranian Revolution said on Monday (August 13th), Iranian television reported. “More than sanctions,…

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Iran: United States reimposes sanctions, Tehran cries out for “psychological warfare”

Iran: United States reimposes sanctions, Tehran cries out for “psychological warfare”

A first round of sanctions reimposed by the United States against Iran came into force on Tuesday, to exert economic pressure on Tehran after Washington’s unilateral withdrawal from the historic 2015 Iran nuclear deal. A first round of sanctions reimposed by the United States against Iran came into force on Tuesday, to exert economic pressure on Tehran after Washington’s unilateral withdrawal from the historic 2015 Iran nuclear deal. In a televised interview hours before the…

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Iran: “no war, no negotiations with the United States”, but a show of force

Iran: “no war, no negotiations with the United States”, but a show of force

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader, said on Monday August 13 that there would be no war or negotiations with the United States. At the same time, Tehran unveiled a new generation ballistic missile on television. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader, said on Monday August 13 that there would be no war or negotiations with the United States. “US officials have been talking about us cynically for some time. Besides the sanctions, they talk…

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Trump announces new ‘immediate’ sanctions against Iran

Trump announces new ‘immediate’ sanctions against Iran

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced new economic sanctions targeting Iran, following Tehran’s strikes on bases housing US troops in Iraq. US President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced new economic sanctions targeting Iran, following Tehran’s strikes on bases housing US troops in Iraq. “In response to Iranian aggression, the United States will immediately impose additional economic sanctions against the Iranian regime,” he said from the White House in a speech in which he also…

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Iran, feverish, awaits return of US sanctions

Iran, feverish, awaits return of US sanctions

Several Iranian cities have been the scene of protests against economic difficulties and corruption in recent days, weakening the government of President Hassan Rouhani. The first wave of US sanctions, following Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, must apply on Tuesday. The Iranians are preparing Monday August 6 for the return of American sanctions, against the backdrop of demonstrations against the economic difficulties and corruption which weaken the government of President Hassan Rouhani….

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Iran: 2-month ultimatum to Total to be exempted from US sanctions

Iran: 2-month ultimatum to Total to be exempted from US sanctions

After the announcement of the return of US sanctions in Iran, Tehran gives the Total group two months to negotiate an exemption. Otherwise, the French group’s major gas project in the Islamic Republic will end. The Iranian Oil Minister gave the oil giant Total two months on Wednesday to obtain an exemption from US sanctions from Washington, failing which the French company would lose its stake in the exploitation of the vast offshore gas field…

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