Iranian Oil

The U.S. Puts Pressure on Iranian Oil Customers to Bring Exports to Zero

Editor 30 August 2018

by Armin Baldwin

Since last May, Iran’s customers have been pressured to cut their purchases of Iranian oil and freeze out OPEC’s third largest producer from the world oil market. In a recent statement, National Security Advisor John Bolton said that the U.S. wants Iran’s oil exports to drop to zero.

Following the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal, the U.S. is re-imposing sanctions on Iran, and has threatened secondary sanctions on any country that continues to buy oil from Iran. So far, the campaign seems to have been effective. In the first half of August, Iran’s oil exports fell by 600,000 bpd, plunging from 2.32 million bpd to 1.68 million bpd. Iran’s exports have been falling all year, and reached their lowest level in four months by July, before taking a real plunge in August.

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International Conference Across 20 Cities Commemorates 30th Anniversary of 1988 Iran Massacre

Editor 28 August 2018

by Staff writer, SF

In an online conference held across 20 major cities and capitals of Europe and North America, Iranians commemorated the 30,000 political prisoners massacred in 1988 in Iran. Participants of the conference declared support for the Iranian people’s uprising to overthrow the regime, and for the National Council of Resistance of Iran as the regime’s democratic alternative.

The President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, and former U.S. Congressman Patrick Kennedy were joined by European elected representatives, as well as a number of political and religious dignitaries and jurists to speak at the conference.

Iran Regime’s threats show just how weak it is

Iran Regime’s Threats Show Just How Weak It Is

Editor 27 August 2018

by Staff writer, SF

The international community should take the increased threats and malign behaviour coming from the Iranian Regime seriously, but they should also be aware that this aggression is not a sign of strength from the mullahs, instead it’s a sign of weakness.

Over the course of this summer, the Iranian Regime has lost all hope of maintaining the 2015 nuclear accord and the benefits that it reaped from that, so it’s now increasing its attacks on Iranian dissidents in the West.

On August 20, the US Justice Department released a statement about two Iranian men, Ahmadreza Mohammadi-Doostdar and Majid Ghorbani, who were caught spying on Iranian opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

Iran Lobby

Iran Lobby Silent on Regime’s Crimes

Editor 24 August 2018

by Staff writer, SF

When the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal was being negotiated, the Iran lobby claimed that its passage would embolden the so-called moderates within the Iranian Regime and help deliver a stable Iran that could be brought back into the global fold.

However, since the deal was signed, it appears that the opposite was true. The deal actually caused the Regime to move further away from a moderate government and towards a right-wing dictatorship, that attacks its dissenters at home and abroad.

The biggest dissenter group is the Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK), the oldest and largest Iranian dissident groups working to promote democracy and freedom within Iran. Over the years, this group has worked tirelessly to expose the malign activities of the Iranian Regime that are hidden from the world’s view, like its then-clandestine nuclear programme in 2003.

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As U.S. Sanctions Near, China’s Ship-Owners Quit Hauling Iranian Crude

Editor 23 August 2018

by Atousa Pilger

According to ship-tracking data compiled by Bloomberg, the state-run National Iranian Tanker Company owns the 17 ships used to carry oil from the Islamic Republic to China in July and August. The data shows the contrast between this and the prior three months, when almost half the vessels that made the journey in were owned by companies in China. It appears that China’s shipowners are shunning Iran’s oil before U.S. sanctions targeting Iran’s crude exports snap back into effect in early November, even though it is reported that China has rejected a U.S. request to halt purchases from Iran.

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