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[4/30/19] Some 20 million barrels of Iranian oil sitting on China’s shores in the northeast port of Dalian for the past six months now appears stranded as the United States hardens its stance on importing crude from Tehran. reuters.com/article/us-chi…
European powers vowed Saturday to uphold the Iran nuclear accord in response to Washington cancelling waivers that had allowed a small group of countries to continue buying Iranian oil despite the reimposition of U.S. sanctions. politico.eu/article/europe…
Europe Vows To Continue Buying Iranian Oil As US Revokes Export Waivers.

Statement on the JCPoA by the High Representative of the European Union and the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany and the United Kingdom

eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/h…
[11/20/14] Iran’s lease of oil storage in China came to light in August when Indian customs questioned state oil company National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) about a cargo of crude for delivery to Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd, reuters.com/article/us-ira…
Germany, France & the UK have set up a payment channel with Iran called #INSTEX, to help continue trade and circumvent US sanctions. Washington has cautioned EU nations against such actions. dw.com/en/instex-euro…
Don't think US is going to approve of this...
What is the EU-Iran payment vehicle INSTEX? The special purpose vehicle INSTEX aims to facilitate trade btwn EU & Iran to get around US sanctions. DW examines how it will work, the players & its possible impact dw.com/en/what-is-the…
Existing sanctions on Iran's financial sector will also be tightened; from Monday onward, all financial transactions with Iran's central bank and a number of other banks will be banned. dw.com/en/iran-sancti…
[1/31/19] Iran said a new European mechanism to facilitate non-dollar trade with the country was a first step for the EU to fulfill its commitments under a nuclear deal between Tehran & major powers reuters.com/article/us-ira…
A big source of contention for both DC & Tehran is Instex, a special-purpose vehicle unveiled by Paris, Berlin & London in Jan. Its ultimate ambitions are bold: to keep trade btwn Iran & Europe going w/o relying on cross-border financial transactions bloomberg.com/opinion/articl…
[1/13/19] Iran advances technology to produce nuclear fuel. Ali Akbar Salehi says Iranian scientists 'on the threshold' of modernising production of 20% #uranium. Hey isn't that the amount of our #uranium #crookedhillary gave away?
#UraniumOne #IranDeal
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/n…
#gtfofhere

[11/25/18] As tensions rise between Iran and US, some Iranians say 'death to America' chant should not be taken so seriously.

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[4/30/19] “America’s decision that Iran’s oil exports must reach zero is a wrong and mistaken decision, and we won’t let this decision be executed and operational” Rouhani said. reuters.com/article/usa-ir…
..".so we’re taking all the appropriate actions, both from a security perspective as well as our ability to make sure the president has a wide range of options in the event something should actually take place" - Pompeo reuters.com/article/us-usa…
"Trump admin is deploying a carrier strike group & bombers to the Middle East in response to troubling “indications & warnings” from Iran & to show the US will retaliate with “unrelenting force” to any attack" - Bolton (5/5/19) reuters.com/article/us-usa…
Still, questions remain on what specific intelligence- gathering method was used, how relevant the intelligence was, and how those threats differ from the usual concern about Iranian military activity in the region. reuters.com/article/us-usa…
Iran suggested Monday that it will restart part of its nuclear program in response to tightening US sanctions — as well as reduce its compliance with a landmark 2015 nuclear deal that President Trump abandoned. nypost.com/2019/05/06/ira…
Under the 2015 deal, Iran restricted the capacity of its #uranium enrichment program in exchange for a lifting of most international sanctions.

#UraniumOne

express.co.uk/news/world/112…
WW3 THREAT: US bombers LAUNCHED after secret Iran plot to attack American troops REVEALED. A US STRIKE group has moved into the Persian Gulf - after shock reports suggested that Iran was set to launch attacks on US troops. express.co.uk/news/world/112…
#nothingtoseehere

Iranian lawmaker Alaeddin Boroujerdi expressed his confidence in the country’s military capabilities in response to the US as tensions reach breaking point.

express.co.uk/news/world/112…
Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges holds out the possibility that Europe can yet salvage the nuclear agreement’s core bargain: Iran was to limit its nuclear activities in return for normalization of economic relations foreignaffairs.com/articles/iran/…
Tensions with Iran escalate beyond war of words - thehill.com/policy/interna…
U.S. sanctions have prevented the Iranian Red Crescent from obtaining any foreign financial aid to assist victims of flooding that has killed at least 70 people and inundated some 1,900 communities, the group said on Sunday. usnews.com/news/world/art…
[8/15/18] When NSA discovered that Iran may have been buying computer chips from the US, routing them through a US ally, & potentially supplying them to detonate bombs against US forces in Iraq & Afghanistan, it credited so-called economic intel w the find theintercept.com/2018/08/15/nsa…
Unusually specific intelligence reports about fresh Iranian threats to American forces in the Middle East triggered a U.S. military request in the Middle East wsj.com/articles/u-s-d…
Bolton said the movement of additional military firepower to the Middle East was meant to send a “clear & unmistakable message to the Iranian regime that any attack on the US interests or on those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force.” apnews.com/52d3772d7f124d…
[7/15/15] News Conference on Iran Nuclear Deal: why the deal is in the national security interest of the US & addressed some of the criticisms of the agmt, such as why the release of US hostages being held in Iran was not part of the deal #sellout c-span.org/video/?327122-…
Iran announced Wed it was scaling back curbs to its nuclear program, announcing steps that stop short of violating 2015 deal w world powers for now, but threatening more action if countries did not shield it from US sanctions. reuters.com/article/us-usa…
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