EU has not yet offered package to save JCPOA: Iran – Tehran Times

TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Saturday he cannot confirm a report that claims the European Union has presented a package to Iran convince it to remain in the nuclear deal following the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 accord.

According to the official website of Iran’s Foreign Ministry, Qassemi said so far no economic package has been offered by the EU to the Iranian side, adding the European states are still engaged in the final rounds of their talks on the package.

“Definitely, we will announce and begin examining the package’s content as soon as we receive it,” he remarked.
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India prepping for loss of Iranian oil

There’s lots of talk about global non-cooperation with the Trump embargo, but, where the proverbial rubber meets the road, American sanctions will have effect.

Indeed, finding replacement for Iranian oil isn’t a problem. Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait can fill the gap. There will be some incremental increase in costs as they may not give the kind of economic sweeteners on freight and insurance that Iran offers. Iran is India’s third-largest oil supplier.

For India, the real challenge is balancing its age-old relations with Tehran and the financial/strategic stake in the Chabahar port project with the imperative of avoiding US clampdown.

Unlike sanctions under Barack Obama’s presidency, when India had secured a waiver, Trump’s Washington is totally unforgiving. This time even China – the single-largest buyer of Iranian crude – too may not keep India company as it is trumped by $150-200 billion tariffs war.

Tehran Hit By Power Shortages, Amid Protests

The Iranian capital was hit by power outages amid protests in Tehran over worsening economic conditions in the country.

The semiofficial Fars news agency reported that Tehran was hit by a blackout for several hours on June 27 due to the “overheating” of the nation’s power grid.

The Iran Power Network Management Company, a power supplier, said consumption reached a peak at 4 p.m. local time on June 26, prompting the blackouts.
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The Democrats Go Full Venezuela!!!!

Caracas is now the world’s most violent city. The people are starving and without medicine as inflation goes through the proverbial roof.  The rich flee to Miami and the poor to Colombia.  Venezuela is the shell of itself, a disaster area, currently close to the saddest story on Earth, given where it started.

Meanwhile, with exquisite timing, our Democratic Party has found the solution to its woes — socialism! Er, excuse me, democratic socialism.  We’re going to do it differently.
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Iran must be losing in Yemen. Iran urges international bodies to stop Saudi ‘war crimes’ in Yemen – Tehran Times

TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Tuesday condemned an intensified bombardments of Yemeni people by the Saudi-led coalition and urged international bodies to stop the Saudi-UAE “war crimes” in Yemen.
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