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EU-Iran Trade in Decline as US Sanctions Bite

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 4:00pm 1/12/2019 at 4:00pm

Trade between Iran and the European Union is in sharp decline, official Iranian figures show. The drop comes despite EU’s ongoing efforts to bypass the U.S. sanctions. In November, President Donald Trump imposed a new round of sanctions on Iran’s oil, shipping and banking sectors.

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Blogger Jailed for ‘Insulting Islam’ Dies in Iranian Prison

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 7:00am 12/19/2018 at 7:00am
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An Iranian activist jailed for ‘insulting Islam’ on social media has died after a prolonged hunger strike, media reports say.

Vahid Sayadi Nasiri, a 37-year-old Iranian blogger, was arrested in 2015 and received an eight year jail sentence for “insulting Islamic sanctities” and criticizing Iran’s Shi’a Islamist regime, the U.S.-based watchdog Iran...

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Merkel Reportedly Lobbied EU Countries Not to Move Embassies to Jerusalem

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 11:00am 12/4/2018 at 11:00am
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been working behind the scenes to prevent European Union member countries from recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the newspaper Jerusalem Post reported.

The revelation was made by Tomas Sandell, the director of the European Coalition for Israel in Brussels. Chancellor Merkel made a series of calls to...

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US Accuses Iran Of Concealing Chemical Weapons Program

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 2:00pm 11/24/2018 at 2:00pm
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The United States has accused Iran of hiding its chemical weapon-related activities. Tehran was failing to report military facilities designed to manufacture chemical-filled aerial bombs, and maintained stockpiles of toxic munitions, in violation of the 1997 international chemicals weapons convention.

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EU, Iran Push for Non-Dollar Trade, Defy US Sanctions

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 16, 2018 at 7:00am 11/16/2018 at 7:00am
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The European Union may switch to non-dollar transactions to protect its trade with Iran in the wake of the latest U.S. sanctions, Reuters news agency reports. The news comes as Iran’s European trading partners are working to set up a Special Purpose Vehicle, which is a payment clearance house where Iran’s proceeds from...

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SWIFT Suspends Some of Iran’s Access as Trump Admin Restores Sanctions

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 5, 2018 at 5:00pm 11/5/2018 at 5:00pm
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President Donald Trump’s administration has officially restored sanctions on Iran that went away with the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal.

At the same time, SWIFT, a financial messaging service based in Belgium, announced it will suspend “some unspecified Iranian banks’ access to its messaging system in the interest...

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Trump Administration to Reimpose Sanctions on Iran With a Few Exceptions

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 2, 2018 at 12:00pm 11/2/2018 at 12:00pm
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President Donald Trump’s administration has announced that it will reimpose sanctions on Iran that were terminated under the 2015 nuclear deal. A few countries received exemptions. From Fox News:

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced the sanctions on Iran’s shipping, financial and energy sectors. Particularly, the sanctions...

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Top Chinese Bank to Halt Iranian Payments Ahead of US Deadline

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 9:00am 10/24/2018 at 9:00am
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A leading Chinese bank, which acted as the main conduit for payments to Iran, is halting financial transactions with the Islamic Republic, Reuters news agency reports. The state-owned Bank of Kunlun’s decision was made “under pressure” of impending U.S. sanctions due to take effect early November, news reports disclose.

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Germany to Extradite Iranian Diplomat over Terror Plot

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 1:00pm 10/2/2018 at 1:00pm
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A German court has ordered the extradition of an Iranian diplomat suspected of involvement in a bomb plot over to Belgium, German media reported. Assadollah Assadi, a diplomat posted to Vienna, was arrested by German police in early July for planning an attack on an Iranian opposition rally in France.

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India Cuts Iranian Oil Imports Ahead of November Deadline

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 12:00pm 9/16/2018 at 12:00pm
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India, the second biggest oil customer for Iran, has begun cutting Iranian crude oil imports ahead of the November deadline set by the Trump administration, Indian newspapers report. The United States is expected to impose a fresh round of crippling sanction on Tehran in early November, targeting the country’s oil industry...

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John Kerry Should be Made to Answer for His Meetings With Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 10:00am 9/15/2018 at 10:00am

Former Secretary of State John Kerry recently admitted that he has had meetings with officials from Iran since leaving office. One of the points Kerry relayed to them was that they should wait out the Trump presidency. It’s nearly impossible to imagine the firestorm this would set off among Democrats and...

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Iran’s Ayatollah Says Europe Can’t Save Nuclear Deal

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 1:00pm 8/30/2018 at 1:00pm
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With US sanctions biting deep into Iran’s economy, country’s theocratic leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has admitted that European countries cannot to save the 2015 nuclear deal, Reuters news agency reported.

“There is no problem with negotiations and keeping contact with the Europeans, but you should give up hope on them over economic...

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Trump Imposes ‘Biting Sanctions’ on Iran as Regime Faces More Protests

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 11:00am 8/7/2018 at 11:00am

President Donald Trump tweeted this morning that his administration has imposed “biting sanctions” against Iran as the regime continues to face protests from fed-up citizens.

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German Central Bank Set to Bar $400 Million Cash Delivery to Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 11:00am 8/2/2018 at 11:00am
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Germany’s central bank, the Bundesbank, has revised its regulations to stop Iran from withdrawing €320 million ($400 million) in cash from the country’s bank accounts. Under the new conditions, the Bundesbank can stop cash transfers that violate US Treasury sanctions, the German newspaper BILD disclosed.

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How Israel’s Mossad pulled off the Iran Nuclear Archives heist

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 8:00pm 7/15/2018 at 8:00pm

In late April 2018, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed that Israel’s Mossad had captured and removed from Iran a massive volume of secret Iranian nuclear files.

We covered Netanyahu’s public presentation, Netanyahu Reveals Newly Discovered and Damning Intel on Iran Nuclear Program:

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EU Wants US to Exempt European Firms from Sanctions on Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 3:00pm 6/7/2018 at 3:00pm
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The European Union has called on the U.S. not to punish European firms that trade with Iran, German daily Die Welt reported Thursday. In a letter to the U.S. officials, the EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini “appealed to the...

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Obama Deceived Congress, Tried to Give Iran Access to Our Banks

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 11:00am 6/6/2018 at 11:00am

Holy cow. The Associated Press has reported that former President Barack Obama’s administration attempted to give Iran access to U.S. banks despite sanctions in place and lied to Congress about said plans.

In 2016, a license issued by the Treasury Department gave Iran permission “to convert $5.7 billion it held at a...

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