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Uncertainty Surrounds End of Waivers for Sanctions on Iranian Oil

By Edward Carney

Thursday marked the end of the 180-day waivers that were granted to the eight largest importers of Iranian oil at the time that the US State Department re-imposed sanctions in line with President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Pompeo confident that Iran sanctions will not affect China talks

By INU Staff

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo remained confident on Monday that the end of sanctions waivers for countries importing Iranian oil would not affect trade talks between the United States and China.

New Economic Pressures on Iran Take Hold, Reinvigorating Talk of Regime Change

By Mahmoud Hakamian

Following the Trump administration’s recent addition of new economic sanctions on the Iranian regime, reports are beginning to emerge to suggest that the strategy of “maximum pressure” is having a significant effect.

Iran Regime Seems to Court Conflict with the US, but Threats are Not Credible

By Edward Carney

In the wake of a major upsurge in American economic pressure on the Islamic Republic, Iranian officials appear to be struggling with the issue of which policies and countermeasures to adopt in response.

Trump administration’s action against Iran regime are effective

By INU Staff

INU - Of all the belligerent states in the world, it could quite legitimately be argued that the Iranian regime is the worst. It has pursued a nuclear weapon, lied about it, accepted sanctions relief and continued to work underground on its program.

US May Be Able to Sabotage the Iran Nuclear Deal to Achieve “Maximum Pressure”

By Edward Carney

Since the beginning of April, the White House has taken highly significant, incremental steps toward the realization of its goal for “maximum pressure” on the Iranian regime. In the first place, the Trump administration announced that it was designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization and imposing sanctions on most individuals and entities that provide it with material support. And about two weeks later, the administration announced that waivers for eight foreign importers of Iranian oil would not be renewed after their expiration on May 2nd.

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