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Geopolitics / Middle East

Dollars

Iranians Are Turning To U.S. Dollars To Offset Sanctions

Aug 29, 2018 at 16:53 | Tim Daiss

In a development that must be hard to stomach for the political elite in Tehran, many Iranians are turning to U.S. dollars to offset the impact of sanctions and a…

Iran marines

Iran Claims It Has Full Control Over The World’s Most Important Oil Chokepoint

Aug 29, 2018 at 11:23 | Tsvetana Paraskova

As the first round of U.S. sanctions on Iran kicked in earlier this month and the second round of sanctions—including on Iranian oil exports—is set to snap back in early…

War ships

Warship Or Oil Tanker – What Did The Houthis Hit?

Aug 06, 2018 at 12:33 | Irina Slav

Late last month, reports emerged from Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies that the Yemen Houthi rebels had attacked two Saudi oil tankers in the strait of Bab el-Mandeb,…

Trump Iran

Trump vs Iran: A War Of Words

Aug 02, 2018 at 16:12 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The war of words between the United States and Iran has been heating up as the return of U.S. sanctions threatens to take more than 1 million bpd of Iranian…

Israel

Israel Threatens Military Response Against Houthi Forces

Aug 02, 2018 at 13:05 | ZeroHedge

Will the war in Yemen become the next battleground in the ongoing Iran-Israel proxy war for the Middle East? The past year has witnessed a more out in the open proxy war between the…

Khamenei

Can Iran Circumvent U.S. Sanctions?

Jul 26, 2018 at 11:29 | Vanand Meliksetian

On August 6th, the first batch of sanctions against the Islamic Republic will go into effect. This includes sanctions on the acquisition of US dollar banknotes by Iran's government, sanctions…

South Pars Iran

Iran Vows ‘Equal Countermeasures’ If U.S. Tries To Block Oil Exports

Jul 24, 2018 at 08:31 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Iran’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday that Tehran would respond with “equal countermeasures” if the United States tries to block Iranian crude oil exports. “If America wants to take…

Iran Rouhani

Iranian President Threatens U.S. With “Mother Of All Wars”

Jul 23, 2018 at 10:56 | Irina Slav

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has threatened the United States with “the mother of all wars” if Washington continues pressuring it with sanctions and attempts to foment unrest among the already…

Strait of Hormuz

Iran Files Complaint Against U.S. For “Unlawful” Sanctions

Jul 19, 2018 at 12:26 | Tim Daiss

On Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Twitter that Iran had filed a complaint against the U.S. with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to "hold…

Refinery

The Broader Implications Of U.S. Sanctions On Iran

Jul 10, 2018 at 10:31 | Vanand Meliksetian

President Donald Trump’s aversion towards Iran’s rulers has been obvious since his announcement for running for the office of US president. His confrontational policy has culminated in the unilateral withdrawal…

  
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