The US withdrew from the JCPOA or the Iran nuclear deal in 2018. However, it is now trying to get sanctions imposed on Iran claiming violations of a deal it is not even part of
The worst hit country in West Asia, Iran has had a tough time coping with the pandemic amid US sanctions. It has resorted to strengthening links with countries such as Russia and China towards this end
Iran had requested a USD 5 billion emergency loan from the IMF last month to help its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The US claims the money will be used to fund terrorism in the region
In this explainer, we look at the recent events in West Asia, beginning with the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal in 2018 to the assassination of Qassim Soleimani, and now the decision by the EU countries to trigger a conflict resolution mechanism which could end the deal.
Workers of the Heavy Equipment Production Company were protesting in Arak, Iran, when security forces unleashed brutal force on them. The main demand of workers was the release of their pending wages, along with ending the privatization of state-owned companies.
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.
A potential war by the US on Iran will have a disastrous impact on the global economy.
Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the situation in West Asia in the aftermath of reports of the US preparing to bomb Iran.
Global oil prices have spiked after two tankers were allegedly attacked in the Gulf of Oman.
Mike Pompeo, in a press conference, accused Iran of engineering the attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman. However, he cited unnamed intelligence reports and other vague references in support of his claim
Faced with ruthless US sanctions, Iran has decided to resume storage of enriched uranium and heavy water. US sanctions ban the export of these materials, which was originally allowed under the JCPOA
NewsClick Editor-in-chief Prabir Purkayastha talks about the effects of the Iran sanctions on the global economy and forecasts how the countries like China and India will react to the Trump administration’s refusal to extend waivers on oil purchases.