While the 60-year-old’s ascension could complicate efforts to revive the JCPOA, it’s not expected to derail them because they have the blessing of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.
Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) sought to restrict Iran's nuclear programme, in lieu of relief sanctions. Trump exited the deal, but Biden is now looking to bring it back.
In its most recent move, Iran has resumed uranium enrichment at Fordow despite a ban on nuclear materials.
In the pre- JCPOA period, there was a carve out for our involvement in Chabahar, on account of its contribution to facilitating trade and development effort in Afghanistan, also a declared US objective.
The US President is dragging his heels on certifying Iran’s compliance to the JCPOA, which could put the landmark plan in a tinder box.
India and Italy can easily support each other in gaining access to areas where they have limited presence, and should also relaunch the discussion of the trilateral partnership with Japan.
Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.
Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind
The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.
I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.