U.S. implements tough sanctions on Iran, OPEC output deal in jeopardy

14 May, 2018, 04:16 | Author: Terri Saunders
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External affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said India was closely monitoring the situation arising out of Trump's announcement to pull the USA out of the Iran deal.

The 2015 nuclear deal revoking the sanctions was silent about the development of the ballistic missile program, and has a sunset clause permitting Iran to develop nuclear technologies after 2025.

Regarding Iran's missile program, Boroujerdi stressed that the USA decision will not affect Iran's defensive program, adding the Parliament will decide to further support the program when it is necessary. These are the first new planes acquired by Iran in 23 years.

"Trump's decision will not have any impact on our oil export", the minister said on state television.

Credit: Reuters / TPG A gas flare on an oil production platform is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Gulf July 25, 2005. Foreign companies doing business in Iran will have to wind down operations or risk penalties. If Iranian oil exports are going down in the future, why not ramp them up right now and try to offset that future pain?

Perhaps the highest profile American held by Iran is Robert Alan Levinson, a retired Federal Bureau of Investigation agent working for the Central Intelligence Agency, who disappeared while on Kish Island in Iran in 2007.

In the utmost effect, China's concerted effort to remain aloof of the Middle East's multiple conflicts could be severely compromised if it were forced to take sides in a conflict between Iran, a country with which China feels that it has much in common and that it in the past has helped develop its ballistic and nuclear programs, and Saudi Arabia, a more recently found friend that is economically important to the People's Republic.

A swap "is a possibility, certainly from a humanitarian perspective, but, but it requires a change of attitude", Zarif said, "and a change of language".

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The Iran Deal is a bad deal for America and a bad deal for our allies.

ANZ bank said Mr Trump's decision "puts into place a scenario that could see the crude oil market tighten significantly in H2 2018 and into next year".

Boeing said it would consult with the government on what comes next. "The decision demonstrates that the USA has decided that confrontation with Iran is both necessary and inevitable, regardless of what European allies think". The Obama administration trusted Iran to make an agreement in good faith, but that trust was misplaced, and the agreement has turned out to be a sham.

From the United States standpoint, there are no commercial interests to be protected with Iran.

Or in my opinion, perhaps he showed Kim, it's a good deal for the USA or no deal, we'll see.

However, Stephen Innes, head of Asia-Pacific trade at OANDA, said, "We could be on for significant knee-jerk reaction (sending prices down) if the president walks back the more boisterous elements of hawkish Iran rhetoric". "Now that the United States has violated that and pulled out of it, it's hard to see how we're going to get those Americans out". These are very, very strong sanctions; they worked last time.

On the other hand, this may also signal that the United States and South Korea are unified in their resolve to apply maximal pressure in the absence of absolute denuclearization.

"Let me offer that the security and safety of Americans is our top priority", the official said.


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