Hormuz Strait

By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 3rd, 2012
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Dmitri TYMCHUK Russia returned a $167 million advance payment to Iran for S-300 air defense systems it didn’t deliver to this country and the story evoked serious response in the world. Was penalty paid – that’s what somehow interested media first of all, though quite a different question appears to ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 31st, 2012
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The EU oil embargo recently slapped on Iran and the threats voiced by the US and other Western countries to come up with further sanctions against the country led watchers to conclude that an armed conflict between Iran and the West finally became imminent. Leonid SAVIN The first potential scenario i...
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Jan 31st, 2012
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Mahdi Darius NAZEMROAYA Who is the European Union’s so-called “oil embargo on Iran” really aimed at? This is an important geo-strategic question. Aside from rejecting the new E.U. measures against Iran as counter-productive, Tehran has warned the member states of the European Union that the E.U. oil ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 24th, 2012
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The European Union has agreed to an “unprecedented” set of sanctions against Iran, banning the importation of Iranian oil to its member states while also imposing currency and commodity sanctions on Iran’s central bank. But far from forcing Iran into a corner, the latest sanctions leave a backdoor op...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 11th, 2012
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Iran’s 30-year war against the United States may be reaching its decisive moment. Signs of the worsening crisis abound. Iran just announced it has begun enriching uranium at the Fordo underground nuclear site, a key step to producing more quickly fissile material for a nuclear warhead. As Europe move...
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In Andrei AKULOV
Jan 10th, 2012
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By Andrei AKULOV Iran’s nuclear program is a burning issue in the world’s most volatile region. It’s widely believed in the West Tehran is planning to go nuclear, Iran’s leadership says its goal is nuclear energy for purely peaceful purposes. In November, 2011, United Nations weapons inspectors relea...