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Iran warned new law is putting Asian Cup place at risk

Iran National football team. (MEHR) November 14, 2018 Iran has been told it could face suspension from the Asian Cup in January over a law interfering in the national soccer federation’s independence. The Asian Football Confederation says it is “closely monitoring the current issues” with its top-ranked team, and will not tolerate “third-party [...]

By |November 14th, 2018|East Asia|

Iranian oil exports already down before sanctions came back online

An oil tanker is seen off the port of Bandar Abbas, southern Iran. (AFP) By Andrew Gabel and David Adesnik November 12, 2018 Even before the reinstatement of sanctions earlier this week, Iran’s oil exports had already fallen by as much as 40 percent from their previous high, or one million barrels per day (bpd). [...]

By |November 12th, 2018|East Asia, Europe, Middle East, North America, USA|

US hopes to work with China on zero Iran oil exports

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) November 10, 2018 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday his country hopes to work with China on sanctions imposed on Iran, telling a press [...]

By |November 10th, 2018|East Asia, North America, USA|

China will not sell passenger planes to Iran

A man takes a photograph of the model of a Chinese astronaut during the 12th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, November 7, 2018. (AP) November 8, 2018 China will not sell passenger planes to Iran to help the Islamic Republic revive fleet renewal plans, announced the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac) [...]

By |November 8th, 2018|East Asia|

U.S. warns Iranian oil tankers may be courting ‘environmental disaster’

A firefighting boat works to put on a blaze on the oil tanker Sanchi in the East China Sea off the eastern coast of China, Jan. 10, 2018. (AP) November 8, 2018 The United States is warning other countries not to allow Iranian oil tankers into their ports, saying the tankers not only could [...]

By |November 8th, 2018|East Asia, North America, USA|

Which countries received US exemptions on Iran oil imports?

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) November 5, 2018 South Korea has been granted a waiver from the United States on Iranian oil imports just as US sanctions against Tehran come into force, a [...]

By |November 5th, 2018|East Asia, Middle East, North America, USA|

Iran tankers go dark to keep selling oil

The Iran Delvar, an Iranian Oil Tanker. (MEHR) November 3, 2018 Working from their small offices in Stockholm, analysts at a new watchdog that monitors global oil shipments have been run ragged by Iran’s efforts to skirt US sanctions this month. In late October, every single one of Iran’s vessels “went dark,” switching [...]

By |November 3rd, 2018|East Asia, Middle East|

An Iranian influence campaign has been targeting Indians on Twitter

People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo in this illustration picture taken September 27, 2013. (REUTERS) By Aria Thaker November 3, 2018 For nearly two years, Indians have been targeted by a digital influence campaign that has likely been orchestrated by the Iranian state, or by [...]

By |November 3rd, 2018|East Asia, India|

Japan still has no Iran sanctions waiver after talks with U.S. officials

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga shake hands at Prime Minister's office in Tokyo Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP) November 2, 2018 Japan has not yet been granted a waiver from Washington's plan to reimpose sanctions to cut Iran out of international markets, even after [...]

By |November 2nd, 2018|East Asia|

Iran sanctions seen keeping oil above $75

A Panamanian tanker docks at the platform of the oil facility in the Khark Island, on the shore of the Gulf, March 12, 2017. (AFP) November 1, 2018 Oil is likely to stay above $75 a barrel, fueled by supply disruptions exacerbated by US sanctions on Iran, but further gains could be limited [...]

By |November 1st, 2018|East Asia, Middle East, North America, USA|