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    1. The World

      December 18, 2014

      Live blog: Vladimir Putin's annual press conference

      ...haven’t reached this aim, sanctions will remain unavoidable.” The chancellor...impact of low oil price and sanctions, which he slammed as...shore up the Rouble He said sanctions were responsible for 25 to 30...conspiring to hurt Russia and Iran He said that if interest...John Aglionby

    2. December 18, 2014

      Border town in Iranian Kurdistan booms through trade with Iraq

      ...to pay for imports. Sanctions have caused the national...It is helpful if sanctions can be skipped [through...benefiting from being part of Iran. Tehran is mindful that...effect of international sanctions. “Tehran scores a total of 127 on [Iran’s] development index...Najmeh Bozorgmehr in Baneh

    3. The World

      December 18, 2014

      Obama - when a lame duck quacks

      ...achieve is a nuclear deal with Iran. There are some parallels...decision. American relations with Iran, as with Cuba, are heavily...president can start to ease sanctions on his own – although a full...Congressional approval. That said, Iran is, without doubt, a more difficult...Gideon Rachman

    1. December 17, 2014

      Rouhani’s fate is not bound as closely to the nuclear talks as his enemies hope

      ...would ease the punitive sanctions on Iran. “The overwhelming majority...favour of getting the sanctions removed,” he said...s weakened finances. Iran had already seen its sales of oil fall due to the sanctions from 2.3m barrels a day...Farideh Farhi

    2. December 16, 2014

      Little advantage for Saudis to hold the oil price down

      ...lower oil price would hurt Iran more than it would hurt their own interests. Iran has had a stagnant economy...to austerity, imposed by sanctions. While the battle over influence...would dramatically impact on Iran’s stance in these spheres...

    3. December 16, 2014

      US risks EU rift on new Russia sanctions

      ...impose a much tougher set of Iran-style sanctions on Russia next year if the...This would be like the sanctions the US has imposed on Iran. Congress is beginning to...out at the prospect of new sanctions, which it has blamed for some of the...Geoff Dyer in Washington

    4. FT Alphaville

      December 16, 2014

      Markets Live: Tuesday, 16th December, 2014

      ...prices. It could also be argued that due to the introduction of sanctions this summer, trade with Russia has likely already slowed...online (circa $80 excluding value-added tax). The Shah of Iran would have been horrified. He often employed the oil and water...Paul Murphy

    5. December 15, 2014

      Winners and losers of oil price plunge

      ...for Turkey from oil’s slide. Iran Tehran was already struggling with the impact of western sanctions imposed over its nuclear programme...deadline. US banking sanctions have cost Iran half its oil revenues. But an agreement...Chris Giles

    6. December 15, 2014

      Democracy is at issue in Israel’s election

      ...controversial Arab member of the Israeli knesset, who has called for sanctions against Israel and who questioned whether those who kidnapped...in Israel, mainly in high-tech. And Israel’s fear of Iran has led the country increasingly to look to form a security...Gideon Rachman

    7. December 14, 2014

      Opec can ride out cheap oil, says head

      ...incorrect. Some also say it was directed at Iran and Russia. This also is incorrect...Opec minister. Badri said Opec members Iran and Iraq, their oil sectors restricted respectively by sanctions and insecurity, both had the potential...

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