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Iran’s Threats to Close the Most Trafficked Oil Route May Drive up Prices

Iran’s Threats to Close the Most Trafficked Oil Route May Drive up Prices

By INU Staff

INU - In response to the U.S. sanctions that came into effect last week, Iran has threatened to block access to the world’s busiest oil shipping route. There has been no indication that Iran is prepared to go through with its threats, but if it did, it would likely be catastrophic for the region, and for global energy prices.

As Sanctions Begin to Pinch, Iran Falls Back on Belligerence

As Sanctions Begin to Pinch, Iran Falls Back on Belligerence

By Edward Carney

Nearly a week after the first of two groups of sanctions were re-imposed on Iran by the United States, the dividing lines between the two countries were apparently growing sharper on Monday, signifying greater pressure on each country’s allies and partners to commit to a policy that either supports or undermines the sanctions.

Iran Regime Struggling Under Sanctions

Iran Regime Struggling Under Sanctions

By INU Staff

INU - The Iranian Regime is struggling under the recently renewed US sanctions, with giant protests in the streets over the failing economy and other complaints, but the US is already preparing to get even tougher on the mullahs.

What Are the Consequences of U.S. Sanctions on Iran?

What Are the Consequences of U.S. Sanctions on Iran?

By Poorang Novak

In May, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the United States will be exiting the nuclear deal, meaning that crippling economic sanctions will be restored. On top of that, the U.S. State Department announced that it expects foreign countries to reduce their imports of Iranian oil to zero by November this year.

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