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Iran calls for EU help as shipping giant pulls out for fear of US sanctions

Reuters  AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France/LON­DON: One of the world’s biggest cargo shippers announced on Saturday it was pulling out of Iran for fear of becoming entangled in US sanctions, and President Hassan Rouhani demanded that European countries to do more to offset the US measures. The announcement by France’s CMA CGM that …

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Strengthening poll monitoring

I.A. Rehman THE caretaker government’s expression of resolve to ensure the holding of free and fair elections can only be welcomed and one hopes the requisites of a genuine and democratic election are not being taken for granted. The need for elections to be democratic is generally not fully appreciated. …

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US pullout from Iran deal: Who will pay the economic price?

We examine Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and the implications for the global economy. This week, US President Donald Trump announced that he has withdrawn from the Iran nuclear deal and is set to renew sanctions on Iran. It’s a decision which has implications for the …

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What Iran Really Wants

 Paul R. Pillar THE ADVENT of the Trump administration has put U.S.-Iranian relations into a deep freeze. President Trump has repeatedly indicated his displeasure with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the agreement that restricts Iran’s nuclear program. His appointment of Mike Pompeo to become secretary of state, and …

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Trump exit from Iran nuclear deal enters uncharted territory

Josh Lederman | Mathew Lee WASHINGTON: It’s not as simple as just saying “we’re out” of the Iran nuclear deal. If President Donald Trump follows through on his threat to pull the US out of the Iran nuclear deal on May 12, the rest of the world will be thrust into uncharted …

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Europe backs Iran deal as ‘best way’ to counter nuclear threat

AFP LONDON: The leaders of Britain, France and Germ­any have reiterated their commitment to the Iran nuc­lear deal “as the best way of neutralising the thr­e­at of a nuclear-armed Iran”, Down­ing Street said on Sunday. Prime Minister Theresa May talked by phone with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chanc­ellor …

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No new EU sanctions on Iran – for now

  AFP LUXEMBOURG: EU foreign ministers on Monday discussed how they could persuade the US not to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, but stopped short of imposing new sanctions on Tehran. Britain, France and Germany used a meeting of the EU’s 28 foreign ministers to try to build …

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