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Extending arms embargo against Iran means death of nuclear deal
The US considers it necessary to extend the arms embargo agains Iran; Tehran has already made it clear that this means the death of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), RISS expert Marianna Bakonina says. "In an attempt to push through the resolution, Washington have converted this situation into a kind of circus performance. But the resolution is opposed not only by America's opponents, but even by its allies," she added.
Iran begins lifting lockdown restrictions
Being under heavy US sanctions, Iran overcomes the pandemic
US can tighten pressure on Iran after November election, says expert
Washington and Tehran are not interested in escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf amid the coronavirus pandemic, however, the United States can ramp up pressure on Iran following the November presidential election, head of the Center for the Near and Middle East at the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies Vladimir Fitin told TASS on Monday.
US sanctions impede Iran’s fight against coronavirus
US sanctions against Iran during the coronavirus epidemic displayed Washington's deceitful stance
Washington backed itself into a corner in Iran
Developments concerning Iran’s nuclear program
Russia, Turkey, Iran compared stances on Syria
Ankara hosted trilateral summit on Syria with Russian, Iranian, and Turkish leaders. The summit paid heavy attention to the future state structure of Syria, its territorial integrity, assistance to refugees, and restoration of housing. The presidents agreed to take measures on finally eliminating the terrorist threat in Idlib. "The parties have taken steps forward to resolve all urgent issues. USA failed to quarrel Moscow, Ankara, and Tehran," RISS expert Georgy Sosnov said.
US will continue exerting pressure on Iran
Tensions over Iran’s nuclear program exacerbated after Washington unilaterally withdrew from the deal on May 8, 2018 and slapped US economic sanctions on Iran’s oil exports
USA unlikely to go it alone on Iran
Increasing economic and military US pressure on Iran threatens to escalate tensions in the Middle East, RISS expert Vladimir Evseev considers. Any provocation may result in a devastating military confrontation. In addition, Israel and Saudi Arabia are interested in aggravating the conflict. "The White House believes that it can control the situation, but we should not forget that many countries continued to fight, even though both sides knew the war was pointless," he said.
Russia has no plans of tightening security in Strait of Hormuz
Moscow is not planning to beef up its military presence in the Strait of Hormuz in the wake of the recent oil tanker attacks, Russian State Duma (lower house of parliament) Defense Committee Chairman Vladimir Shamanov told Izvestia. According to him, Russian vessels are not in jeopardy and therefore there are no grounds for tightening security. Meanwhile, the United States, the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia have deployed additional forces to the Gulf of Oman, supposedly to protect their vessels from the Iranian threat.
Forcing Iran into a corner, US risks igniting the Middle East
It’s starting to look like the Persian Gulf has a small tanker war in the making, RISS expert Elena Suponina pointed out. "Of course, it is not the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s. But the current situation is very dangerous. Washington immediately blamed Tehran for attack on oil tankers. But such a tanker war is absolutely unconvenient for Iran," she said.