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Jawad Zarif- Iran Iranian foreign minister meets European diplomats at the G7 meeting

The meeting between Javad Zarif and the European diplomats was the result of French president, Emmanuel Macron’s attempts to salvage the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or the ‘Iran nuclear deal’.

Defying US pressure, Gibraltar court orders release of the seized Iranian tanker

The order is a setback to the US, which tried to prevent the release of the tanker until the last moment

uk iran tanker wars Iranian tanker set free: What next?

UK recently announced its decision to set free Grace1, the Iranian supertanker which was seized about a month ago.

Tensions to rise further in West Asia as UK joins US task force to 'protect' tankers Tensions to rise further in West Asia as UK joins US task force to ‘protect’ tankers

The UK’s decision to join the US in patrolling the Strait of Hormuz is ironic considering that the latest round of seizure of tankers began with its marines taking over Iran’s Grace I in the first week of July

US sanctions target Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif US sanctions target Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif

Following the latest sanctions, Zarif cannot travel to the US or any other country outside Iran without inviting secondary sanctions against the host countries.  

Iran hits back, seizes UK-flagged tanker Iran hits back, seizes a UK-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp seized the UK-flagged ship, Stena Impero, accusing it of being in violation of international maritime rules. The vessel allegedly hit a fishing boat and ignored the distress signal

Arrest of Iranian tanker's captain in Gibraltar Captain and chief officer of the seized Iranian tanker arrested in Gibraltar

The seizure and the arrests came despite the fact that EU sanctions, which were a pretext for the seizure, do not have extraterritoriality

Aijaz Ahmad US Iran nuclear deal US policy vacuum is worsening the West Asia situation

Political analyst Aijaz Ahmad talks about the gaps in the US approach towards Iran — both in terms of policy and personnel — that have led to a war-like situation in the region.

Vienna meeting on iran nuclear deal European diplomats fail to take concrete steps to reassure Iran against US sanctions

The joint committee meeting in Vienna held on June 28 saw European diplomats launching INSTEX, a payment mechanism to continue trade with Iran

New US sanctions may not hurt Iran much but will jeopardize diplomacy

The sanctions on Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei and the leadership of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp may be largely symbolic in nature but upcoming measures against foreign minister Javad Zarif could hit attempts at talks

US war on Iran What will be the impact of a US war on Iran?

A potential war by the US on Iran will have a disastrous impact on the global economy.

Iran shoots down drone Iran shooting down spy drone in its airspace is resistance to US aggression

This was immediately followed by US president Trump ordering an attack on several military targets in Iranian territory, only to be abruptly called off at the last minute.

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