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Expectations Grow for Iran’s International Cooperation, but Behavior Suggests Otherwise

By INU Staff
INU - On Tuesday, Reuters issued another report on the prospects for cooperation among Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Russia over plans to freeze oil production and stabilize global prices. The report indicates that Russia and Saudi Arabia had signed an agreement describing such cooperation on Monday, but that little specific information had been released as to what the two countries would do to facilitate compromise with Iran.

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$1-billion credit line for Iran from Norway

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INU - Iran said on Wednesday that Norway had offered the Islamic republic a $1-billion credit line following a meeting between their foreign ministers in Tehran, according to the Local.

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Iran Teases International Cooperation despite Continuing Aggression toward the West

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INU -On Tuesday, new reports emerged regarding global oil prices and Iran’s potential near-term impact on them. In previous months, it became clear that those prices were not about to fully recover, since conflicts between Iran and Saudi Arabia were preventing multilateral agreement upon an output freeze arrangement. Oil prices recovered somewhat as a result of diminished output from the US and other non-OPEC oil producers. However, Reuters pointed out on Tuesday that current prices are still less than half of what they were in mid-2014.

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Cash Payment to Iran Leads to Controversy within U.S. Government

By INU Staff
INU - A report in the August 12 edition of the Nasdaq states that, “The head of the national security division at the Justice Department was among the agency's senior officials who objected to paying Iran hundreds of millions of dollars in cash at the same time that Tehran was releasing American prisoners, according to people familiar with the discussions.”

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Renewed Charges of Appeasement Following New Evidence of January Ransom

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INU - On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal issued a report which appeared to immediately reinvigorate the longstanding criticisms of the 400 million dollar payment that the Obama administration issued to Iran at the same time as the Iranian regime released four American hostages. There has never been any doubt about the close coincidence of these two events, but the Obama administration has maintained that that coincidence does not indicate that the two issues were connected. The new information is the latest in a series of revelations that critics believe to clearly contradict the White House account.

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Widespread Criticism Follows Details of Obama’s “Ransom Payment” to Iran

By INU Staff
INU- Media coverage of Iran policy was dominated by a single story on Wednesday. CNN explained that American officials had confirmed new details about simultaneous agreements between the US and Iran, which coincided with January’s implementation of the Iran nuclear deal, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Those details re-invigorated long-standing accusations that a 1.7 billion payment of outstanding debts, which preceded the 1979 Iranian revolution, was actually a sort of ransom payment for four American hostages who were released from Iran in January as part of a prisoner swap that also involved the release or the dropping of charges against 21 Iranians, most of whom had been charged with sanctions violations.

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