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S.Korea’s Feb Iran oil imports down 12.5 pct on-year

A gas flare on an oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Gulf July 25, 2005. (Reuters) By Jane Chung March 16, 2019 South Korea’s oil imports from Iran fell 12.5 percent year-on-year in February, customs data showed on Friday, as it resumed buying [...]

By |March 16th, 2019|East Asia|

India to buy 12 percent less Iran oil in April vs March

Oil and Natural Gas Corp's (ONGC) wells are pictured in an oil field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, March 16, 2016. (REUTERS) March 16, 2019 Indian state refiners will lift 8 million barrels of Iranian oil in April, a decline of about 12 percent from the previous month, industry sources said, as [...]

By |March 16th, 2019|East Asia, India|

Lawyers for Huawei due in US court in Iran sanctions case

Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arrives at a parole office with a security guard in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (AP) March 14, 2019 Lawyers for the Chinese electronics giant Huawei are due in court in a US case charging the company with violating Iran trade sanctions. The company is [...]

By |March 14th, 2019|East Asia, North America, USA|

N. Korea summit shows need to stop Iran from getting nukes

President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Singapore. (AP) March 14, 2019 The absence of a deal and the dynamics of the February North Korea-US summit in Vietnam showed the importance of stopping Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, INSS Arms Control [...]

By |March 14th, 2019|East Asia, Middle East, North America, USA|

Iran’s oil tanker fleet being squeezed as sanctions bite

A crude oil tanker sails through the Persian Gulf towards Kharq Island to transport crude oil to export markets in the Persian Gulf, Iran. (Bloomberg) March 14, 2019 Iran is running short of options to replace its aging fleet of tankers and keep oil exports flowing because renewed U.S. sanctions are making potential [...]

By |March 14th, 2019|East Asia, North America, USA|

U.N. investigating suspected North Korean arms dealers in Iran

The presidents of top North Korean regime arms firms, KOMID, recently traveled to Iran, according to air passenger documents cited by the report by the U.N. panel.. (Getty) By Dan De Luce March 13, 2019 The United Nations is investigating two North Korean missile and arms companies suspected of operating in Iran in possible violation [...]

By |March 13th, 2019|East Asia|

India wants to extend U.S. waivers for buying Iranian oil

A Cairn India employee works at a storage facility for crude oil at Mangala oil field at Barmer in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan in this August 29, 2009 file photo. (REUTERS) March 8, 2019 India wants to keep buying Iranian oil at its current level of about 300,000 barrels per day [...]

By |March 8th, 2019|East Asia, India|

Iranian hackers caused losses in hundreds of millions

In recent months, cybersecurity firms and tech companies have exposed attacks linked to faceless enemies in Iran. (Supplied) March 7, 2019 Iranian hackers working to penetrate systems, businesses and governments around the world have caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, a report said Wednesday. Researchers for tech giant Microsoft said the [...]

By |March 7th, 2019|East Asia, Europe, Middle East, North America, USA|

Iran was watching

President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Singapore. (AP) By Joel Rosenberg March 6, 2019 Though he was sharply criticized by the media and many foreign policy analysts for a “failed” summit in Hanoi, President Donald J. Trump was absolutely right to [...]

By |March 6th, 2019|East Asia, Middle East, North America, USA|

Iranian crude oil exports to Asia fall to two-month low

An oil tanker is seen at a crude oil terminal in Ningbo Zhoushan port, Zhejiang province, China May 16, 2017. Picture taken May 16, 2017. (Reuters) March 1, 2019 Asia’s crude oil imports from Iran dipped in January to the lowest in two months after top buyers China and India slowed down purchases [...]

By |March 1st, 2019|East Asia|