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Iran seems confident as EU prepares gas import ban

October 9, 2012

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Up until now, Iran has mostly been worried about its oil exports, thanks to numerous sanctions imposed on the country from the U.S., and Europe. Now, it seems like EU is considering imposing a ban on Iran’s gas exports, as part of a set of new measures to ratchet up pressure on the Islamic Republic […]

“Further sanctions on Iran unlikely to impact world gas market”

October 7, 2012

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It is unlikely that further sanctions on Iran would have a major impact on the world gas market, Senior fellow at Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, James M. Dorsey believes. The European Union is poised to ban imports of Iranian gas into Europe as part of its efforts to ratchet up […]

“If nothing changes over Iran’s nuclear program dispute, the risks will remain”

July 4, 2012

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Unless there is a breakthrough in negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program little is likely to change in the coming months, Senior fellow at Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, James M. Dorsey believes. Iran prepares to continue nuclear negotiations, a few days after the oil embargo was officially launched. Iran and 5+1 […]

The least you need to know about Iran and imposed sanctions

June 30, 2012

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The U.S. and Europe want to deprive Iran of the oil income it needs to run its government and, most importantly, fund what they believe is an effort to build a nuclear weapon. Their efforts are entering a new phase this week. The U.S. will penalize banks that do oil deals with Iran, while European […]

“Both Iran, P5+1 want to reach agreement to pre-empt possible Israeli strike”

June 20, 2012

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Both Iran and P5+1 group want to reach an agreement in a bid to halt the military aspects of Islamic Republic’s nuclear program and to pre-empt a possible Israeli strike, Senior fellow at Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, James M. Dorsey said.

Trust and flexibility – key points in upcoming “Iran-Six powers” talks

April 26, 2012

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Baghdad is getting ready to host the next round of “Iran-Six powers” nuclear negotiations on May 23. Both sides are weighting their advantages at the upcoming talks, yet most experts believe that no real breakthrough should be expected from the Baghdad meeting. While Iran tries to prove itself among the regional neighbors, it needs to […]

“Israel’s pressure to have little impact on the Iran-Six powers negotiations”

April 17, 2012

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Israel clearly wants to maintain pressure on Iran as well as on the U.S., it’s a position that makes perfect sense from Israel’s point of view, Senior fellow at Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, James M. Dorsey said, commenting on Israel’s position regarding the recent “Iran-Six powers” talks in Istanbul. Two […]

Iran doesn’t want to be seen as intransigent – expert

April 17, 2012

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Iran has agreed to play along because it certainly does not want to be seen as intransigent, expert on South Asian and Middle East Studies, Saif Shahin said, speaking about the outcome of the recent “Iran-Six powers” talks in Istanbul. Two rounds of talks between Iran and the P5+1 countries have been held in Istanbul […]

“Saudi Arabia compensates for Iran’s shortfalls, but it has its Achilles heel”

March 29, 2012

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Saudi Arabia can compensate for Iran’s shortfalls, but it does have its Achilles heel, which is rising domestic demand, Senior fellow at Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, James M. Dorsey said.

War on Iran: options, strategies and outcomes

February 29, 2012

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This is something I discovered online, a brief analysis of possible war on Iran, and how it could possibly go forward. Military specialists on Middle East analyzed the various options for a military operation against Iran, and according to them, there are two scenarios.

Russian experts: Iran does have nuclear weapon, expect the worst

February 29, 2012

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Weekly “Military-Industrial Courier” publishes a number of statements made at the “round table” of the Club World Economics and International Affairs, Department of World Economy and International Affairs HSE and the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy. This particular topic was “Possible new war in the Persian Gulf”. Russian experts expressed various of their own […]

Expert on Iran: There is a way for Iran to resolve the impasse

February 25, 2012

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There is a way for Iran to resolve the impasse, Fellow for Science and Technology at the Federation of American Scientists, Ali Vaez believes. “If Iran is provided with guarantees that it will not be penalized for admitting to its past transgressions, it might be more willing to open up to greater IAEA scrutiny,” Vaez […]