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US Sanctions against Iran

New sanctions were imposed on Iran by the United States over Iran’s Ballistic Missile Test. This has affected ties between the two countries which saw gradual improvement over a couple of years. The sanctions target thirteen people and twelve companies including groups in China, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates. These sanctions were enforced in ..

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 ..

More US sanctions on Iran

US imposed more sanctions on Iran to weaken its oil export dependent economy. It imposed Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 (CISADA) and put penalizing action against those who continued to maintain ties with Iran. Due to sanctions, Bank of Kunlun in China and Elaf Islamic Bank in Iraq were punished for ..

India imposes ban on US-sanctioned Iranian ships

India has banned entry of US-sanctioned Iranian ships into its water. The move will adversely impact crude oil imports from the country’s 4th largest crude oil exporter. Background: In July 2012, after EU imposed sanctions against Iran, India had permitted state oil refiners including Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) to import oil from Iran ..

Fresh sanctions imposed on Iran

The US imposed fresh sanctions against Iran increasing pressure on Tehran to take seriously concerns about its suspected nuclear weapons programme. The Treasury and State Department actions target more than 50 entities linked to Iran’s procurement, petroleum, and shipping networks. According to US Treasury and State Department the move is directed towards disrupting Iran’s nuclear ..

Australia agrees to provide uranium to India

Australia has agreed to supply uranium to India. It is making internal arrangements to ensure the supply. It is known that earlier Australia had denied supply of uranium to India as it was not a signatory to Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) although India signed treaties with more than 8 countries including the US for nuclear trade.

Iran, world powers unable to overcome impasse over Teheran’s nuclear programme

No breakthrough could be achieved in the Moscow round of talks between Iran and the 6 major world powers – the USA, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany, over Teheran’s nuclear programme. The negotiations concluded with a decision to organize a technical follow-up meeting in Istanbul on July 3, 2012. What is the stand of ..

News Today : International : August 2009

August 2, 2009: Corazon Aquino heroine of the 1986 Phillipines “people power” diedAugust 2, 2009: Kyrgyzstan allows the second army base of RussiaAugust 6, 2009: Ahmadinejad sworn in as Iran presidentAugust 8, 2009: Typhoon Morakot August 12, 2009: Islamic militant Noordin Top DiedAugust 2, 2009: Corazon Aquino heroine of the 1986 Philippines “people power” diedCorazon ..