UANI Targets Legal Humanitarian Trade With Iran

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by Eli Clifton and Ali Gharib The anti-Iran pressure group United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) claims as its mission to stop the Iranian nuclear program. A big part of its effort revolves around what it calls “private sanctions campaigns”—attempts to get consumers… Continue Reading  

Iran Sanctions Hit the Aloha State (via Bank of Hawai’i)

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by Farideh Farhi Let me begin by saying that I have been a long-standing critic of US sanctions against Iran. Irrespective of my distaste for Iran’s structure of governance, I have not been shy in calling out the sanctions regime… Continue Reading  

Iran Talks Will Resume Amid Guarded Optimism, High Stakes

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by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News Geneva – Almost exactly four months after the election of Iran’s new President, Hassan Rouhani, talks over the Islamic Republic’s controversial nuclear program will resume here on Tuesday. Negotiations between Iran and the P5+1… Continue Reading  

OFAC’s Summer of Surprises

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via LobeLog by Samuel Cutler The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is primarily known for its role as the agency charged with enforcing Iran sanctions. This summer, however, the agency came out with a series of actions… Continue Reading  

Cultural Engagement Key to Improving US-Iran Relations – Report

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by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News Increasing U.S.-Iran cultural exchanges could lay the groundwork for better relations between the two countries, believes a prominent think tank here, despite the prevalence of stereotypical memes of the United States as the “Great… Continue Reading