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    Iran sanctions end

    Iran nuclear deal: 'New chapter' for Tehran as sanctions end


    Iran "has opened a new chapter" in its ties with the world, President Hassan Rouhani said, hours after international nuclear sanctions were lifted.

    The move came after the international nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, said Iran had complied with a deal designed to prevent it developing nuclear weapons.

    UN, US and EU sanctions have hit Iran hard for years.

    Most Western governments hailed the move but Israel accused Tehran of still seeking to build a nuclear bomb.

    Sanctions on Iran
    Nuclear sanctions have been in place since 2006, on top of other sanctions stretching back decades:

    The economic sanctions being lifted now were imposed progressively by the US, EU and UN in response to Iran's nuclear programme

    The EU is lifting in full restrictions on trade, shipping and insurance

    The US is suspending, not terminating, its nuclear-related sanctions; crucially, Iran can now reconnect to the global banking system

    The UN is lifting sanctions related to defence and nuclear technology sales, as well as an asset freeze on key individuals and companies

    Non-nuclear US economic sanctions remain in place, notably the ban on US citizens and companies trading with Iran, and US and EU sanctions on Iranians accused of sponsoring terrorism remain in place

    A flurry of Iranian economic activity is anticipated:
    Nearly $100bn (70bn) of Iranian assets are being unlocked

    Iran is expected to increase its daily export of 1.1m barrels of crude oil by 500,000 shortly, and a further 500,000 thereafter

    Iran is reportedly poised to buy 114 new passenger planes from the Airbus consortium

    What it means for Iran's economy and world markets
    The prospect of Iran doubling its crude oil exports has contributed to the continuing fall in the oil price. Benchmark Brent crude closed below $29 (20.3) on Friday.

    Share prices in Saudi Arabia, the Arab world's largest stock market, fell more than 6% following the lifting of sanctions. Markets Qatar and Dubai also opened down 6% on Sunday.

    EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Iran's compliance and the lifting of sanctions would contribute to improved regional and international peace and security.

    Yukiya Amano, the head of the IAEA, will visit Tehran on Sunday for talks on how to continue monitoring Iran's nuclear programme.

    The IAEA said it had installed a device at the Natanz plant to monitor Iran's uranium enrichment activities in real time, in order to verify that uranium enrichment levels were kept at up to 3.67% as agreed in the deal with world powers.

    As part of the deal, Iran had to drastically reduce its number of centrifuges and dismantle a heavy-water reactor near the town of Arak, both of which could be used in creating nuclear weapons.

    Iran nuclear deal: 'New chapter' for Tehran as sanctions end - BBC News
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    Most Western governments hailed the move but Israel accused Tehran of still seeking to build a nuclear bomb.
    Oh shut up Benny, no-one gives a fuck what you think you big-nosed tosser.

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    There have been murmurings about the time it would take for Ameristan to attack Iran after the sanctions had been lifteed, 1 day is a bit rich even for Ameristans track record. Why would any country agree anything with Ameristan in these circumstances. Gaddafi certainly agreed and look where that got him and his country.

    Let's wait and see which "sanctions" are ended. Iran is wanting a large sum of money "held" in western banks. When will Iran gain access to it's own money.

    "US Treasury imposes new ballistic missile sanctions on Iran"

    https://www.rt.com/usa/329240-us-san...ran-ballistic/

    It appears that the No. 1 bully boy Ameristan, wants to impose new sanctions on Iran due to :

    Iran’s ballistic missile program poses a significant threat to regional and global security, and it will continue to be subject to international sanctions,” Adam J. Szubin, acting Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, said in a press release.

    We have consistently made clear that the United States will vigorously press sanctions against Iranian activities outside of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – including those related to Iran’s support for terrorism, regional destabilization, human rights abuses, and ballistic missile program.


    Iran is the only country in the world who is sanctioned on these issues, I wonder why?

    Shall we start a list of countries who, "support terrorism, destabililise regions, conduct human rights abuses, and have ballistic missile programmes. Do we even need too?
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    Iran and China agree closer ties after sanctions ease



    Iran and China have pledged closer economic and political ties after talks in Tehran between the two presidents.

    China's Xi Jinping is the first leader to visit Iran since international sanctions were lifted last week.

    The two leaders signed 17 agreements on a range of issues from energy to boosting trade to $600bn (420bn).

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said he and Mr Xi had signed a "comprehensive 25-year document" on strategic relations.

    They also discussed terrorism, instability in the Middle East, as well as "science, modern technology, culture, tourism... security and defence issues," President Rouhani said on Iranian TV.

    President Xi is also due to meet Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei during his 24-hour visit.

    He is the first Chinese president to visit Tehran in over a decade.

    International sanctions on Iran were lifted last week after it agreed to roll back the scope of its nuclear activities.

    China is Iran's biggest trading partner and both countries are hoping the strong relationship will continue in Iran's new post-sanction era, the BBC's Farhana Dawood reports.

    Iran and China agree closer ties after sanctions ease - BBC News

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    It's the political backing of Iran by Russia and China that has forced the EU/UN to ease sanctions, though of course our media prefer to cast it as the good will and patronage of the West.

    Russia, China, Iran.

    US, UK, KSA.

    Is this the new cold war? A line in the sand? Better that than a hot one at least.
    Of course Germany knows which way the wind is blowing, the Russian and Chinese markets are massive for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post
    It's the political backing of Iran by Russia and China that has forced the EU/UN to ease sanctions, though of course our media prefer to cast it as the good will and patronage of the West.
    What are you blathering on about now?

    Russia were part of the negotiations.

    They don't want nukes in the Middle East because they are more prone to psychopathic muslims than the West.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Russia were part of the negotiations.
    Who's the daddy huh.?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post
    Of course Germany knows which way the wind is blowing, the Russian and Chinese markets are massive for them.
    Urm, there are trade restrictions with Russia now re. Ukraine.

    What's more to the point is that Germany has been and remains one of Iran's preferred suppliers for industrial technology and equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post
    Of course Germany knows which way the wind is blowing, the Russian and Chinese markets are massive for them.
    Urm, there are trade restrictions with Russia now re. Ukraine.
    For now

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    Iran can now flood the market with its oil, bringing the price of oil even lower, this is Americas plot to buckle the Russian bear.

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    The continuous search for invented enemies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo
    Is this the new cold war?
    New! it's been going on for years. The west covets the Russian land mass. Why should Russia have all those resources, land, water, small population, energy........., and not give them to the crusader coalition? It's one of the last unexploited countries in the world.

    Quote Originally Posted by stroller
    Urm, there are trade restrictions with Russia now re. Ukraine.
    Of course there is. Who exactly is imposing 100% sanctions?

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    Iran can now flood the market with its oil, bringing the price of oil even lower, this is Americas plot to buckle the Russian bear.
    $GRC is what this is about. Some countries are, actually and looking to, to bypass using the $. Without that the US will capitulate and will be unable to be so "exceptional". The Ameristans and their vassal states, cannot allow this to happen hence the ongoing financial war.

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    Good news. This is how Islamic fundamentalism will end.

    Once you can get a productive trading dynamic going with more of the ME Muslim countries the benefits of economic inclusion will put jihad in the shade and it will wither and die quicker than we realise. The green-back is mightier than the 1000 pound drone smart-bomb.

    The western countries are climbing over themselves to get a foothold in this newly opened market.

    Iran capitalises on sanctions removal with slew of deals with western businesses | World news | The Guardian

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Neo
    Is this the new cold war?
    New! it's been going on for years. The west covets the Russian land mass. Why should Russia have all those resources, land, water, small population, energy........., and not give them to the crusader coalition? It's one of the last unexploited countries in the world.

    Quote Originally Posted by stroller
    Urm, there are trade restrictions with Russia now re. Ukraine.
    Of course there is. Who exactly is imposing 100% sanctions?

    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi
    Iran can now flood the market with its oil, bringing the price of oil even lower, this is Americas plot to buckle the Russian bear.
    $GRC is what this is about. Some countries are, actually and looking to, to bypass using the $. Without that the US will capitulate and will be unable to be so "exceptional". The Ameristans and their vassal states, cannot allow this to happen hence the ongoing financial war.
    Hahaha that old bollocks eh?

    Russia is bleeding money.

    That is not part of Vlad's master plan to reunite the USSR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    That is not part of Vlad's master plan to reunite the USSR.
    It's item 1 of the expected moves, Financial warfare - decades of it, whats new? Unfortunately when the POTUSE made that initial move it exposed his king. The LORD has been capilising on not just the POTUSE's initial move, but all subsequent ones.

    The POTUSE has been shitting himself all over the board and declaring he's the winner. The rest of the world ignores the sanctions, The Fed prints more dollars and doesn't that just help the sheeple?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    That is not part of Vlad's master plan to reunite the USSR.
    It's item 1 of the expected moves, Financial warfare - decades of it, whats new? Unfortunately when the POTUSE made that initial move it exposed his king. The LORD has been capilising on not just the POTUSE's initial move, but all subsequent ones.

    The POTUSE has been shitting himself all over the board and declaring he's the winner. The rest of the world ignores the sanctions, The Fed prints more dollars and doesn't that just help the sheeple?
    Good god man, you are really starting to ramble.

    Wipe away the drool and take your meds like the doctor told you.

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    Iran to purchase 118 Airbus planes & set up joint venture with PSA Peugeot Citroen

    https://www.rt.com/business/330513-i...irbus-peugeot/

    France has said it will engage with Iran on a number o deals.

    1. Airbus planes, radars and services- subject to Ameristans nod
    2. Peugot car plant and services- subject tu EU nod
    3. Airport construction and services- subject to Israeli nod
    4. Oil purchase - subject to currency approval. EUs, US$'s, RMB, gold .........

    Whatever happened to nation states?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    Good god man
    I've told you before, the term "LORD" refers to the Leader Of the Russian Democracy. Not some fairy story to keep the sheep scared.

    Keep up with the sanctions news harry, or insist on ridiculing posters. It' up to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper
    This is how Islamic fundamentalism will end.
    The problem is with Sunni fundamentalism, largely emanating from the Wahahbi sect in Saudi Arabia. Iran isn't the problem. Neither is Assad, and his secular ways (eg Sunni wife, ex Morgan Stanley, London). Know thine enemy.

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    Now that the UN sanctions have been lifted the rest of the world announces progress on a number of things.

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    TEHRAN, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- China supports Iran's application for full membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), according to a joint statement signed during Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to Iran.
    Iran is now one of six observers of the SCO, which was founded in 2001 and now has China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan as its full members."


    China supports Iran's application for full membership of SCO - Xinhua | English.news.cn


    Xi arrives in Iran for state visit - Xinhua | English.news.cn


    Spotlight: Belt and Road initiative to promote China-Iran cooperation - Xinhua | English.news.cn

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    Reuters is reporting that Iran will want paying in Euros for it's oil.



    "Iran wants to recover tens of billions of dollars it is owed by India and other buyers of its oil in euros and is billing new crude sales in euros, too, looking to reduce its dependence on the U.S. dollar following last month's sanctions relief.

    A source at state-owned National Iranian Oil Co (NIOC) told Reuters that Iran will charge in euros for its recently signed oil contracts with firms including French oil and gas major Total, Spanish refiner Cepsa and Litasco, the trading arm of Russia's Lukoil.

    "In our invoices we mention a clause that buyers of our oil will have to pay in euros, considering the exchange rate versus the dollar around the time of delivery," the NIOC source said"


    Ameristan will not like that attitude at all.

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    Some more words, will they be backed up with actions?

    "NEW YORK (Sputnik) — The United States and the European Union will not stand in the way of business activity in Iran in the wake of the Iran nuclear deal, according to a joint statement by France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy released by the US Department of State. "We will not stand in the way of permitted business activity with Iran, and we will not stand in the way of international firms or financial institutions’ engaging with Iran, as long as they follow all applicable laws," the statement said on Thursday."


    I suppose the weasel phrase is "follow all applicable words".

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    Permitted by who?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus
    Permitted by who?
    One assumes it's the UN. The signatories of the recent agreement, as they were acting on behalf of the UN. Were there not permitted and not permitted items/actions in the agreement.

    My understanding is that many countries companies are unwilling to trade with Iran due to "pressure"; politically, financially or threats of "consequences" if they do.

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    So just another variant of sanctions then but excusing the industries that the US want to earn money in

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