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Iran to stop respecting limits on its nuclear activities

Iran has recently announced to stop respecting limits on its nuclear activities agreed under a 2015 nuclear deal with major powers until they find a way to bypass renewed US sanctions. The Iran nuclear deal was formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has given an ultimatum of ..

US General McKenzie to ensure resources for tackling Iran

The Chief of US Central Command General Kenneth McKenzie has stated that the US will deploy the needed resources for tackling all the actions taken by Iran. In an official quote to the Sky News Arabia, McKenzie stated, “We’re going continue to reach out to our partners and friends in the region to ensure that ..

US: No waiver for China on stopping purchase of Iranian Oil

The Trump administration has stated that there will be no short-term waiver or any wind-down period over China’s oil purchases from the Republic of Iran in the wake of the recent announcement made by Washington that the customers of Iran should halt their purchases by May 1 or have to face US sanctions. The administration ..

Oil Prices hiked in Turkey over US sanctions on Iran

US decision to re-impose economic sanctions on the Iranian Republic will hit Turkey hard next week as the waiver to continue to buy oil from Iran expires. Turkey which is an energy-hungry nation will have to suffer the aftermath of the unilateral decision taken by the US administration. Turkey was among the eight nations which ..

Iran: Rouhani asks regional powers to unite against US

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has asked all the countries of the region to get together against the United States of America during his address on the occasion of Army Day parade in Tehran. Rouhani also told that they should get together to push back Zionism from the region stating that it is the nexus of ..

Germany, France and UK officially set up a payment channel with Iran called INSTEX

Germany, France and the UK have officially set up a payment channel with Iran called INSTEX, to help continue trade and circumvent US sanctions. The long-awaited special payment system will help save the Iran nuclear deal by allowing Tehran to keep trading with EU companies despite Washington re-imposing sanctions after US President Donald Trump abruptly ..

India decides to place four more reactors under International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards

India has decided to place four more reactors under the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards. Accordingly, two Russian-designed Pressurised Light Water Reactors and two Pressurised Heavy Reactors being built with Indian technology will be covered. With this, a total of 26 Indian nuclear facilities will be under the international nuclear energy watchdog IAEA. This ..

Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA is an agreement of China, France, Germany, Russia, the UK, the US and the European Union (EU) with Iran signed in 2015. Features of the pact: As per the agreement, Iran agreed to make certain changes to its nuclear programme to ensure it does not threaten the regional stability. In ..