Thursday, 19 May, 2022

Topic: JCPOA

Conservative hardliner Ebrahim Raisi records landslide win in Iran’s Presidential election

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.

Why Iran’s nuclear programme is back in focus & what’s the 2015 deal US wants to revive

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.

Does Iran’s gradual withdrawal from 2015 deal indicate a path towards nuclear weapons?

In its most recent move, Iran has resumed uranium enrichment at Fordow despite a ban on nuclear materials.

Trump sanctions will force Indian entities to use Euro, Yen or Turkish lira for payments to Iran

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.

Trump’s reluctance to certify Iran: A threat to collective diplomatic responsibility

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.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image|

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.


Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.