Tuesday, 29 November, 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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Italian PM vows cooperation during India's G20 presidency

India can open a new chapter in ties with Italy. Rome knows real intent of China’s outreach

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.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

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.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

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.