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Outstanding Nuclear Concerns Contribute to Calls for More Pressure on Iran’s Economy (2)

Outstanding Nuclear Concerns Contribute to Calls for More Pressure on Iran’s Economy

By Edward Carney

The US government kept up its progress this week toward exerting “maximum pressure” on the Islamic Republic over its nuclear ambitions, regional imperialism, and other “malign activities.” The broader focus of US policy toward Iran was underscored by Monday’s announcement of new sanctions on more than two dozen individuals and groups with ties to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Iran regime leader at impasse

Iran regime leader at impasse

By INU Staff

INU- In both Nowruz (Iranian New Year) message and his speech in Mashhad, with numerous contradictions about the crises surrounding his regime, Khamenei displayed a new level of confusion and incapability.

Significant Admissions about Economy in Khamenei’s Speech for the Iranian New Year

Significant Admissions about Economy in Khamenei’s Speech for the Iranian New Year

By INU Staff

INU- Nowruz, the Iranian calendar New Year, was ushered in by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, with a message that acknowledged the escalating problems his regime has faced over the last year. Although he attempted to blame the government of President Hassan Rouhani for the country’s crises, the Supreme Leader has the final say on anything that occurs in Iran’s government.

Tehran Feigns Shock at Limited Economic Ties, but Actively Pushes Europe Away

Tehran Feigns Shock at Limited Economic Ties, but Actively Pushes Europe Away

By Edward Carney

On Wednesday, Al Monitor published an article that described a series of steps that the nations of Europe might take as part of a “road map” for expanding trade with and investment in the Islamic Republic of Iran. These recommendations were offered as follow-ups to the establishment of the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges, or INSTEX, by Britain, France, and Germany.

Iran looking for solutions to keep oil flowing

Iran looking for solutions to keep oil flowing

By INU Staff

INU- Sources in Iran and across the West have said that Iran is trying to obtain second-hand oil tankers. The purpose of this is to replace old and delipidated tankers that are becoming less reliable and a liability.

Iran Regime and FATF impasse

Iran Regime and FATF impasse

By Edward Carney

Last month, the Islamic Republic of Iran was granted an extension to its deadline for compliance with the anti-money laundering standards laid out by the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force. The expectation of that compliance was expressed in negotiations that led to the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers. And more recently, the European signatories of that deal – the United Kingdom, France, and Germany – indicated that FATF compliance would be a prerequisite for full implementation of a plan to circumvent US sanctions, which came back into force last year after President Donald Trump announced withdrawal from the nuclear agreement.

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