Wednesday, 26 January, 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

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Badhaai Do poster | Zee Studios

Badhaai Do shows a lavender marriage. It hurts LGBT+ fight in post-377 India

‘Badhaai Do’ starring Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar shows a gay man marrying a lesbian woman to get their families off their backs.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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