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American and European Strategies for Iran Seem Divided Before G-7 Summit

In advance of this weekend’s G-7 summit, multiple outlets reported that the United Kingdom and France were signaling greater alignment in their approach to dealing with emerging issues and rising tensions involving the Islamic Republic of Iran. More specifically, these two European signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal have seemingly moved to present a unified challenge to the US president’s strategy of “maximum pressure.” This would presumably also entail participation from the third European signatory, Germany, which has previously collaborated with the UK and France to establish a special payment mechanism, INSTEX, for the purpose of coordinating transactions with Iranian entities while avoiding American sanctions enforcement.

Europe must cancel Zarif’s visit

The Iranian Regime’s state-run news agencies are reporting that Mohammad Javad Zarif, the mullahs’ Minister of State for Foreign Affairs is scheduled to begin a visit to Finland, Sweden and Norway on August 19.

Iran Regime Officials Scared of US Sanctions

Iran Regime Officials Scared of US Sanctions

By INU Staff

INU - After the US imposed sanctions on Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, regime officials began to voice their fear about the current situation.

During an August 5 news conference, Zarif started shouting that he wasn’t angry and asking why, if the US wants to negotiate, they would put him and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on the sanctions list.

Iran May Be Using Lebanon to Skirt Sanctions

Iran May Be Using Lebanon to Skirt Sanctions

By INU Staff

INU - There are concerns that Lebanese companies have been assisting the Islamic Republic of Iran ship oil to Syria in spite of sanctions that are in place.

Business records and tracking data are pointing to some Lebanese companies involved in the illicit transactions. The companies based in Lebanon own and operate the tankers that have been transporting Iranian oil in the eastern part of the Mediterranean.

US Imposes Sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister

US Imposes Sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister

By INU Staff

INU - The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced earlier this week that the Foreign Minister of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has been designated for acting on behalf of the country’s Supreme Leader.

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