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‘WFP aims to ensure food security by innovative means’

“A: The World Food Program is the food assistance arm of the United Nations” reports tehrantimes.com. We are providing food assistance, so we are helping with that and we are doing it through the government.We aim to ensure the food security of the people and we do it by innovative means.Q: How much money do WFP spend on the projects delivering food assistance to the refugees in Iran?.  Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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Trump might not be able to hit Iran’s oil industry as hard as Obama did, analysts say

“The assessments come after Trump announced plans to toughen the terms of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which saw Tehran limit its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief” writes Raheb Homavandi for cnbc.com. President Donald Trump may find it difficult to prevent Iran from selling its oil, a proven way to pressure the U.S. adversary, if he decides to renew sanctions on Tehran, analysts warn.While close U.S. allies in Europe, South Korea and Japan would likely curtail oil purchases from Iran if Trump restores U.S. sanctions, Asian buyers like…

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Nuclear deal cannot be renegotiated or altered, Iran tells UN

“While supporting the overall objective the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, we stress that it needs to be complemented by urgent conclusion of a comprehensive convention on nuclear weapons” reports tehrantimes.com. Likewise, concrete practical measures on the total elimination of nuclear weapons need to be adopted in the 2020 NPT Review Conference.Gholamali Khoshroo, Iran’s ambassador to the UN, has said that the 2015 nuclear deal is an international agreement and cannot be renegotiated or altered. “As stressed in Iran’s recent statement, the JCPOA (the official name for the…

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Trump should let U.S. oil companies do business in Iran: Zanganeh

“TEHRAN- Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said that U.S. President Donald Trump should allow American oil companies to do business in Iran, IRNA reported” reports tehrantimes.com. “If they want to, we are ready to negotiate American companies about development of oil and gas resources”, the minister said.Zanganeh’s comments on Tuesday come as Americans and U.S. companies are still barred from directly doing business with Iran.That’s even with the 2015 nuclear deal being in place.French oil giant Total SA has entered the Iranian market following the deal. Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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Goldman sees US-Iran tensions presenting long-term threat to global oil supply

“Goldman Sachs said Tuesday that while clashes in the Kurdistan region of Iraq posed a risk to oil output, intensifying geopolitical tensions between the U.S. and Iran remained a more formidable and longer-term threat to global oil supply” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. After several weeks of fairly flat trade, a risk premium has returned to oil markets and boosted global prices.If they are, we expect that several hundred thousand barrels of Iranian exports would be immediately at risk,” analysts at Goldman Sachs said in a research note published Tuesday.On…

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Rising tensions in oil-rich northern Iraq keep crude prices elevated

“That potential reduction to global supply has boosted crude prices in recent days” writes Christopher Alessi for marketwatch.com. With Iraqi forces now in control of some Kurdish oil fields, much of these exports could be blocked, experts say.Iraqi forces on Monday clashed with fighters from Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk, in a continuing standoff over Kurdish independence. ICE gasoil, a benchmark for diesel fuel, changed hands at $543.25 a metric ton, up 0.46% from the previous settlement. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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EU urges US Congress to preserve Iran nuclear deal

“The Iran deal was brokered by her predecessor, Catherine Ashton, and signed by the UK, France, Germany, the US, Russia and China” writes Jennifer Rankin for theguardian.com. But the Iran deal was something that I felt had to be done.” Trump wants the US Congress to toughen the conditions on Iran, but any amendments would require 60 votes to pass.Boris Johnson, the UK foreign secretary, said: “We are obviously working as Europeans to keep the Iran nuclear going.It came as the EU’s 28 foreign ministers unanimously called for full and…

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Rogue Iran Is a Global Threat

“Despite the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran remains the most serious threat today to peace and security in the Middle East, if not the world” writes Sajad Jiyad for foreignpolicy.com. Failure to hold Iran in check will not only lead to more terrorism but to the near certainty that the day will come when Iran will openly defy the nuclear agreement.According to some estimates, since July 2015 — when the nuclear agreement was reached — Iran has conducted more than a dozen ballistic missile tests.More…

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Trump sets the stage for new policy toward Iran

“A firm policy is long overdue,” Maryam Rajavi, president of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, said following Trump’s remarks” writes Amir Basiri for washingtonexaminer.com. Elsewhere, according to three reports by German intelligence, Iran has made dozens of attempts to procure illicit technology that could be used for military nuclear and ballistic missile programs.For years, a policy of appeasement has acted as the main impediment to change in Iran.Iran has also clearly taken advantage of the incentives provided by the deal to pursue its other evil agendas. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share…

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