Reports

July, 2018

  • 18 July

    Mike Pompeo rejects EU appeal for exemptions in sanctions against Iran

    Source: Telegraph  By Rozina Sabur, Washington Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State, has rejected a high-level appeal from the EU for exemptions from sanctions against Iran,throwing into doubt billions of euros worth of trade. Senior officials from …

  • 17 July

    Amid Electricity Cuts, Anti-Government Unrest Grows In Southern Iraq

    Source: NPR By: JANE ARRAF   Iraqi officials flew to Tehran this week to try to cut a deal with Iran for electricity, attempting to defuse potentially destabilizing anti-government demonstrations spreading through the country’s southern provinces. The …

  • 17 July

    In Parched Afghanistan, Drought Sharpens Water Dispute with Iran

    Source: Voice of America (VOA)   KABUL — Rafiqullah Dawoodzai says his fields were too dry to sow crops this year, the first time he has skipped a growing season in more than 40 years. The 60 …

  • 17 July

    If Iran Gets Back to Nukes, Israel Is Better Prepared to Strike

    New weapons and friends make an attack on Tehran’s nuclear facilities a more thinkable proposition. by Ilan Jonas Source: Bloomberg In September 2012, standing at the podium before the United Nations General Assembly, Prime Minister Benjamin …

  • 17 July

    U.S. Open To Limited Exemptions From Sanctions On Iranian Oil Exports

    Source: RFE/RL   Countries that continue to import Iranian oil could avoid penalties by making “significant reductions” by the time Washington reimposes sanctions on Tehran later this year, top U.S. officials have said. “We want people …

  • 17 July

    European Governments Explore Financial Channels for Iran

    The French, British and German governments aim to keep the Iranian nuclear deal alive by providing financial conduits By Laurence Norman Source: Wall Street Journal BRUSSELS—The French, British and German governments have told Iran they are exploring …

  • 16 July

    U.S. refuses French appeal for waivers for its companies operating in Iran

    ISICRC Report In an interview with newspaper Le Figaro, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said that the US government has refused to grant a waiver for French companies doing business in Iran in the aftermath …

  • 16 July

    Houthi Celebration of Iranian Ritual Provokes Yemeni Anger

    Source: Asharq Al-Awsat Sanaa – The Iran-backed Houthi militias have intensified in recent days their sectarian activities in Sanaa and other Yemeni regions ahead of an annual Iranian ritual linked to 1979 revolution leader Khomeini. The militias are …

  • 15 July

    Why Khamenei Can’t Do a Kim Jong-Un?

    By Amir Taheri Source: Asharq Al-Awsat English The other day in Tehran, the arrival at the International Airport of a US-registered passenger plane triggered an avalanche of rumors that, for brief moment, buried the anxieties that …

  • 9 July

    Machnouk: Hezbollah refugee offices ‘just a show’

    Source: The Daily Star BEIRUT: The decision by Hezbollah to open offices for coordinating with Syrian refugees looking to head back to their homeland “is just a show,” caretaker Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said Monday. The …