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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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, 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 rules out meeting with US at UN

Iran rules out meeting with US at UN

Iran ruled out any meeting with the United States on Saturday, four days after the reinstatement of American sanctions, most explicitly rejecting President Donald Trump’s offer of dialogue. Iran ruled out any meeting with the United States on Saturday, four days after the reinstatement of American sanctions, most explicitly rejecting President Donald Trump’s offer of dialogue. On Tuesday, Washington reinstated its economic sanctions against Iran, after its unilateral withdrawal from the historic nuclear agreement concluded…

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Iran: EU launched procedure to block US sanctions

Iran: EU launched procedure to block US sanctions

The European Commission launched on Friday the official procedure aimed at activating the “blocking law”, in order to thwart the extraterritorial effects of American sanctions for European companies wishing to invest in Iran, as announced the day before by its president Jean-Claude Juncker. The European Commission launched on Friday the official procedure aimed at activating the “blocking law”, in order to thwart the extraterritorial effects of American sanctions for European companies wishing to invest in…

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