giftedviz.com
giftedviz.com July 16, 2018


Iranian General Soleimani Praises Rouhani for Threats Against World Oil Supply

09 July 2018, 07:29 | Darnell Patrick

Getty Images

Getty Images

"SWIFT is the key but Iran has to stay in at least until the end of the year to maintain divisions between the European Union and U.S., keep some credibility and try and survive amidst forthcoming sanctions", said Sanam Vakil, Associate Fellow at Chatham House, a London-based global think tank.

"If the process of the European foreign ministers' meeting in Vienna, which is aimed at encouraging Iran to cooperate, is promising, we will continue our cooperation", he said.

"The package proposed by Europe. does not meet all our demands", Rouhani was quoted as saying.

He added that "if the other signatories, apart from the United States, can guarantee Iran s interests then Iran will stay in the JCPOA", or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the accord s formal name.

However, hopes of success were clouded after Iran's President Hassan Rouhani told French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday that the European economic measures on the table did not go far enough.

Rouhani had said to a group of Iranians now living in Switzerland on Tuesday that if the United States tried to prevent Iran from exporting its oil, "they do not understand what it means, because it would be totally nonsense that Iran's oil is not exported while at the same time the region's oil is exported".

WRAPUP 1-US job growth seen strong in June, wages picking up
The job growth wasn't enough to keep the unemployment rate from rising from 3.8 percent to 4 percent , the government said July 6. Average hourly earnings increased 5 cents to $26.98, keeping the annual increase unchanged at 2.7 percent.


Syrian troops liberate town in Dara'a province
A ceasefire agreement has been reached with leaders of armed groups in Syria's Deraa province, Russia's Defense Ministry has said. Russian military police would deploy instead with local forces overseen by Russia also deployed, they said.


Dana White: Brock Lesnar will fight Daniel Cormier
Cageside at UFC 226 in Paradise, NV was a lesser-spotted suited-and-booted Brock, ostensibly in town to enjoy the action. Cormier, 39, defeated Stipe Miocic by knockout 4:33 into the first round on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.


"We advise businesses that want to keep investing (in Iran), we want to keep payment systems open, and we want to build security through widening the mandate of the European Investment Bank", he said.

On Friday, Zarif told reporters in Vienna that Europe must translate its commitment into action before the re-imposition of the USA sanctions on Tehran.

He stressed hat world powers would struggle to compensate Tehran for companies leaving Iran. With the United States out, the remaining signatories to the Iran nuclear deal on Friday vowed here to preserve the agreement by securing Tehran's interests under it.

"What I noticed during this meeting is that all the members, even the three allies, have committed and have the political will to take action and resist the United States", Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told a press conference, broadcast by Iran's Fars news agency, after talks in Vienna.

Rouhani, who signed the nuclear deal, has been attacked at home by ultra-conservatives, who have denounced his willingness to talk to the West and accused him of hurting the economy.

In the joint statement, Zarif and other top diplomats reconfirmed their commitment to the deal and its "economic dividends" for Iran, which has suffered worsening financial turbulence since Trump abandoned the accord.



Other News

Trending Now

Are the stars aligning for another Federer-Nadal final?
Golovin's post-match press conference featured 15 questions, 10 of which concerned her flame-red under-garments. I know that Phil Brook, the chairman right now, he believes in strict tradition, going back to the '50s, '60s.

Trump’s tweets have added $10 to oil prices, Iran’s OPEC boss says
OPEC-member Iran , however, has warned it would not accept other producers reaping the benefits by taking its market share. Trump on Wednesday accused the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries of driving up fuel prices .

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort files request to hire 61 foreign workers
Since late 2015, Mar-a-Lago has filed 10 separate requests for multiple temporary work visas for foreign employees. Another was the Salvation Army , which in the past, held charitable events at both The Breakers and Mar-a-Lago.

Tropical Storm Chris forms off the Carolinas, generating unsafe surf
Tropical Storm Beryl , downgraded from a category one hurricane, remains on a slow course towards the Lesser Antilles. The Carolinas could see their first hurricane of the season on Monday, as Tropical Storm Chris strengthens.

SpaceX, Boring Co engineers offer help in Thailand cave rescue
However, the dive is complex - with one Navy SEAL dying during the rescue efforts - and numerous boys do not know how to swim. "He may provide services for location tracking, water pumping or battery power", the government said in a statement.

MA businesses fearing impact of U.S.-China trade war
Last month, the European Union imposed tariffs on American goods worth Dollars 3 billion such as yachts, bourbon and motorcycles. He added the United States is ready to target an additional $200 billion, and then $300 billion more should Beijing retaliate.

Belgium beat Brazil 2-1, will play France in World Cup semifinal
Whatever the reason, the aura of Brazil's famous yellow shirt was nowhere to be found at Kazan Arena. We wanted to stay until the end.

Changes on US Supreme Court Heighten Importance of Ballot Initiative
Collins said Sunday during a television interview that she won't support a nominee who has "demonstrated hostility" to Roe v. In addition, she is the youngest of the leading candidates, and Trump has said he wants his nominee to serve for decades.

Sarin cult leader and six followers hanged in largest peacetime execution
A Japanese doomsday cult leader who masterminded the worst terror attack in the country's history has been executed by hanging. Other members from bottom left to right, Yoshihiro Inoue, Tomomitsu Nimi, and Kiyohide Hayakawa. 13 were sentenced to death.

Orrin Hatch may have given a clue about Trump's Supreme Court pick
The list was by and large the intellectual brainchild of the Federalist Society, the association of conservative lawyers. The book argues that good leadership requires a measure of solitude, a rare commodity in these hyper-connected times.