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Iraq to Exchange Food for Iranian Gas

Iraq to Exchange Food for Iranian Gas

Iraq has agreed with Iran to exchange Iraqi food items for Iranian gas and energy supplies, two Iraqi government officials said on Wednesday. Baghdad is now seeking US approval to allow it to import Iranian gas which is used in its power stations, and needs more time to find an alternative source

Amnesty Calls on Iran to Disclose Fate of Ahwazi Detainees

Amnesty Calls on Iran to Disclose Fate of Ahwazi Detainees

Amnesty International called on Iranian authorities to “immediately” disclose the fate and whereabouts of hundreds of Ahwaz minority detainees, who are being held without access to their families of lawyers. In the last few days, Ahwazi Arab activists outside Iran have told Amnesty International

Iran Executes Two Men Over 'Economic Crimes'

Iran executed two men accused of economic crimes on Wednesday, signaling zero tolerance as it tries to shore up its currency in the face of an economic crisis and new US sanctions targeting its oil sector. State TV reported that Vahid Mazloumin and his accomplice, Mohammad Ismail Ghasemi, were ha

SWIFT to Disconnect Iran Banks Soon

SWIFT to Disconnect Iran Banks Soon

The SWIFT financial messaging service announced that it will disconnect some Iranian banks this weekend, said SWIFT chief executive Gottfried Leibbrandt at an event in Paris on Friday. Earlier this week, SWIFT had already stated that it would be suspending some unspecified Iranian banks’ access t

US Pushing for ‘Calibrated’ Approach on Zero Iran Oil Exports

US Pushing for ‘Calibrated’ Approach on Zero Iran Oil Exports

The United States is determined to push Iranian oil exports to zero, US Special Representative Brian Hook said on Wednesday, through a 'calibrated' approach using maximum economic pressure without lifting oil prices. Hook warned all ports and insurance companies to steer clear of Iranian ships, w

US Clinches Commitment from Iraq after Sanctions Waiver

US Clinches Commitment from Iraq after Sanctions Waiver

The United States has granted Iraq a waiver to allow it to keep importing electricity from neighboring Iran despite renewed American sanctions on Tehran, a US official said Wednesday. The US State Department's representative on Iran, Brian Hook, said that Iraq had been granted a special permissio

Can One Million Barrels in Oil Exports Help Tehran Survive Fierce Sanctions?

Can One Million Barrels in Oil Exports Help Tehran Survive Fierce Sanctions?

Overlooking the nature of oil-dependent Iranian economy, Tehran officials stuck with downplaying US renewed sanctions set out to substantially cut the country’s oil exports, saying it wouldn't cause a major problem.

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