Friday, 12 August, 2022
TopicUS-Iran ties

Topic: US-Iran ties

Iran says its economy grew 1.3% during pandemic on manufacturing and agriculture

Abdolnaser Hemmati, head of the Central Bank of Iran, also attributed the recovery to improved cash flow at the country’s banks.

US weighs new sanctions on Iran to isolate it from global financial system

US plans to designate the Iranian financial sector under Executive Order 13902, which Trump signed in January to clamp down on mining, construction and other industries.

Why Trump’s troop reduction in Iraq is good for Iran, Russia and Syria

Trump's move to cut troop levels in Iraq to 3,000 will embolden the Islamic State and give Iranian leaders a strong talking point. But it won't save blood or treasure.

Rajnath Singh discusses bilateral ties, regional security with Iran in ‘fruitful meeting’

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to Iran comes a day after he voiced India's deep concern about the situation in the Persian Gulf.

Why the US Democratic Party just doesn’t get Iran’s ruling regime

Democrats have a child-like faith in Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who they think will mend his ways if he can be persuaded that the US is not out to get him.

Russian Imperial Movement, white supremacist group Trump just designated as terror outfit

The move, a first for the US, could help President Trump counter criticism that he is too soft on Russia.

Why coronavirus is not a reason to lift sanctions on Iran

The US has already tried to make it easier for Iran to purchase or trade for medicine and hospital equipment since the pandemic started.

Every day EU dithers, Iran’s uranium enrichment program expands

In their attempts to keep the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action alive, the Europeans seem to have lost sight of the deal's purpose: to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear threat.

Proxies in Syria, Iraq, Yemen to missiles and drones — tools Iran can use against US

Iran has the largest stockpile of missiles, mainly short & medium-range, in the Gulf region. It currently does not possess nuclear weapons.

Potential by-product of Soleimani’s death — Islamic State’s revival

Qassem Soleimani’s killing challenges Iraqi sovereignty and risks embroiling the country, and the region, in the kind of instability that Islamic State has shown it can thrive from.

On Camera

YourTurn

The new Hyundai Tucson. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Hyundai’s new Tucson comes loaded to the gills. Its style and power match the price

First-generation Tucson was not only quite an ugly vehicle but also drove pretty badly. But the new edition shows how Hyundai has turned the corner.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

How EPFO made Rs 68,000 crore off your retirement money by investing in exchange traded funds

Retirement fund body has seen rise in earnings from capital gains from equity. Its earnings are distributed among its subscribers, with EPFO retaining a small surplus.

Defence

Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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