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Will China become a major arms supplier to Iran?

Cars of the Iranian delegation are seen parked outside a building of the Diaoyutai state guesthouse as Iranian FM Javad Zarif meets Chinese FM Wang Yi in Beijing, May 13, 2018. (REUTERS) By Jonathan Fulton June 11, 2020 With the UN arms embargo on Iran set to end in October, US attempts to extend it have [...]

By |June 11th, 2020|East Asia, Middle East, North America, USA|

Iran escalating pressure on South Korea to release billions in oil money

Abdolnaser Hemmati-Governor of Central Bank of Iran. (MIZAN) June 11, 2020 Iran's Central Bank Governor has said that Iran reserves the right to launch legal action against South Korea if the country's banks refuse to unlock billions of dollars owed to Iran for oil exports, frozen in Korean banks for nearly two years. [...]

By |June 11th, 2020|East Asia|

Iran urges Russia, China to resist U.S. push to extend arms embargo

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a news conference on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. (Reuters) June 10, 2020 Iran on Wednesday called on Russia and China to resist a push by Washington to extend a U.N.-imposed arms embargo due to expire in October under Tehran’s 2015 nuclear [...]

By |June 10th, 2020|East Asia, North America, Russia, USA|

Chinese and Iranian hackers targeted Biden and Trump campaigns, Google says

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with supporters as he arrives at West Palm Beach international airport, Florida, U.S., Dec 22, 2017. (REUTERS) June 5, 2020 State-backed hackers from China have targeted staffers working on the U.S. presidential campaign of Joe Biden, a senior Google security official said Thursday. The same official said [...]

By |June 5th, 2020|East Asia, North America, USA|

Iran oil exports face a tough future even after the coronavirus

A gas flare on an oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Gulf, Iran July 25, 2015. (REUTERS) June 5, 2020 Even before the coronavirus pandemic erupted, Iran’s oil exports were declining as a result of secondary US sanctions. Global oversupply amid a drastic [...]

By |June 5th, 2020|East Asia, Middle East, North America, Russia, USA|

Huawei hid business operation in Iran after Reuters reported links to CFO

Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arrives at a parole office with a security guard in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (AP) By Steve Stecklow and Babak Dehghanpisheh June 3, 2020 China’s Huawei Technologies acted to cover up its relationship with a firm that had tried to sell prohibited U.S. computer gear [...]

By |June 3rd, 2020|East Asia, North America, USA|

What does the end of sanction waivers mean for Russian and Chinese investments in Iran

Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in an official arrival ceremony, at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, on Jan. 23, 2016. (AP) By Faramarz Davar May 30, 2020 On Wednesday, May 27, the US State Department set a deadline for foreign companies and entities involved in Iran’s nuclear program, [...]

By |May 30th, 2020|East Asia, Russia|

South Korea to ship $500,000 worth of medicine to Iran as humanitarian export

The shipment of medicine to treat Gaucher's disease will be sent by air. (ISNA) May 29, 2020 The South Korean Foreign Ministry on Thursday said its first shipment of medicine worth $500,000 will be sent to Iran on Friday. The shipment of medicine to treat Gaucher's disease will be sent by air, the [...]

By |May 29th, 2020|East Asia|

Iran’s exports to India fall over 94 percent in first quarter of 2020

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani release a postal stamp commemorating growing economic and trade ties between the two nations in New Delhi, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP) May 29, 2020 Iran’s exports to India fell by more than 94 percent in the first quarter of 2020, according to [...]

By |May 29th, 2020|East Asia, India|

Iranian investigation blames airlines for virus outbreak

A plane from the Iranian private airline, Mahan Air. (AP) May 20, 2020 Ninety days after the announcement of the first two deaths and the outbreak of the coronavirus, Iranian sites have once again raised questions about the first epicenter of the pandemic in the country, while the total number of infections rose [...]

By |May 20th, 2020|East Asia, Middle East|