Iran

Rouhani backpedals on idea of Iran nuclear deal meeting with Trump

bne IntelliNews August 27, 2019

Implies that US president is interested in a photo opportunity, but that Tehran is not. Quips that White House can use Photoshop.

G7 BREAKTHROUGH? Iran’s Rouhani encourages idea of nuclear deal meeting with Trump

bne IntelliNews August 26, 2019

US president hints he might support oil-backed letter of credit to get Iranians “over very rough patch” caused by American sanctions. Says his “gut” tells him his counterpart will want to meet “to get this situation straightened out”.

Unpredictable Trump may encounter an unpredictable Iran warns Tehran’s top diplomat

bne IntelliNews August 21, 2019

Zarif’s remarks come as Australia and Bahrain agree to back US-led maritime security mission off Iranian coast already supported by UK.

Landlocked Tajikistan pursues trade shipment access to Iran’s only oceanic port

bne IntelliNews August 8, 2019

Tehran open to negotiations to give poorest Central Asian nation and Persian-speaking ‘cousin’ route for commerce through facility shielded from US sanctions given its importance to Afghanistan.

P&O cancels Persian Gulf cruises over Iran tensions

bne IntelliNews August 8, 2019

Tense situation heightened by UK decision to join US in escroting vessels through region.

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