Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicUS-Iran relations

Topic: US-Iran relations

US Seizes 36 Iranian websites including state-run media ahead of nuclear talks in Vienna

The Justice Department said Tuesday night that the seizures were in response to the Iranian regime targeting the US electoral process by spreading disinformation online.

4 years of crisis — charting Iran’s economy under Trump’s administration

Iran’s economy contracted sharply during the Trump years. Unable to export most of its oil due to the new sanctions, its government turned to other exports instead.

What America has learnt from Iranian social media

Following what Iranian activists say on social media is a useful way to gauge the regime’s legitimacy and may help the US communicate directly with its people.

How Biden can safely help Iran’s economy

Iran desperately needs access to money to shore up an economy devastated by the combined effect of Trump’s sanctions and the pandemic.

How Biden should deal with Iran

One of the most difficult manoeuvers facing the Biden foreign-policy team will be easing sanctions just enough, and quickly enough, to facilitate serious new discussions with Iran.

Iran’s foreign minister strikes conciliatory tone on US

Mohammad Javad Zarif Wednesday said his country is willing to return to full compliance if President-elect Joe Biden lifts the crushing sanctions ordered by Donald Trump.

Why Biden’s path back to the Iran nuclear deal won’t be easy

Analysts say Iran’s mid-2021 presidential election, as well as likely continued Republican control of the US Senate, will put the brakes on Joe Biden's Iran policy.

US sanctions Iran oil minister as Trump ramps up pressure ahead of polls

US announced sanctions against Bijan Namdar Zanganeh Monday, saying Iran uses its oil industry to fund activities of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its elite Quds Force.

US to impose sanctions to choke off Iran’s financial sector

The move would leave Iran isolated from the global financial system. Earlier rounds of US sanctions have crushed its economy by curbing oil sales and most other trade.

US seizes 92 websites used by Iran to spread disinformation

All websites were owned & operated by companies in the US. While four were disguised as genuine news outlets based in the US, the rest targeted Europe, the Middle East & SE Asia.

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
File photo of chief economic advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran | Photo: Twitter | @FinMinIndia

Stock market turmoil, crypto craze proof of human ‘fear, greed’ says chief economic advisor

Speaking at India Ideas Conclave, organised by think tank India Foundation in Bengaluru, V. Anantha Nageswaran, also said India was now in position to deliver domestically-driven growth'.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.