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US Sanctions Against Iran and the Future of the JCPOA: A View From Tehran and Moscow

... revision of the American approach to the Iranian nuclear deal. Washington unilaterally withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in 2018, renewing massive economic sanctions against Iran. The subsequent extraterritorial application of US sanctions forced a significant number of foreign companies to leave Iran. Ivan Timofeev: USA vs. JCPOA: How Can Russia and China Respond? Companies from the EU have suffered the most. Moreover, during the presidency of Donald Trump, the volume of restrictive measures against Iran was increased by Presidential Executive Orders No. 13846, 13871, 13876, 13902 and ...


EAEU–Iran Trade and Its Prospects

... This is why the EAEU cannot offer Iran anything comparable to what China offers. Then, there is the special position that Russia occupies on the EAEU energy markets. Tehran can hardly expect to significantly increase its gas supplies to Armenia, as Russia continues to have a hold on this market. Finally, U.S. sanctions play a huge role in limiting development opportunities, and the EAEU and Iran can only partially neutralize their negative effects. At the same time, the parties are in a position to work on removing other equally important obstacles, for example, developing a transport and logistics infrastructure and automating and digitalizing ...


What to Do with Extraterritorial Sanctions? EU Responses

... the pipeline, although the Obama administration was also against the pipeline. Congress has passed two sanctions laws targeting Russian pipeline projects. The US Congress and the State Department directly warned European business about the threat of sanctions for participating in the project. In addition to Iran and Russia, concern in the EU was also caused by the aggravation of US-Chinese tensions. Brussels distanced itself from Trump’s cavalry attack on China. So far, US restrictions against “Chinese communist military companies”, telecoms and officials have ...


A State or a Person? Who Are the ‘Smart Sanctions’ Against?

... remains a key player in the international arena, even targeted sanctions will affect state interests When experts and media publications discuss the issue of sanctions, they often say that they are against a particular country. We often hear about sanctions against Russia, Iran, China, or retaliatory measures against the US, EU and other countries. At the same time, given the specifics of modern sanctions, there is an increasingly widespread use of so-called “pin-point”, “targeted” or “smart” sanctions. If in ...


Biden's Sanctions Policy. The First Steps

... list includes the pipe-laying ship Fortuna, as well as its owner, KVT-RUS. Ivan Timofeev: Strategic Rivalry: Prospects for Russian-American Relations in the New US Political Cycle Such targeted measures are routine, quite expected and likely. The Treasury will routinely expand “black lists” in other key areas of the sanctions policy—Iran, North Korea, Cuba, China, as well as functional topics—terrorism, the fight against drug trafficking, human rights, etc....


The Biden Administration and Iran Nuclear Deal: More Constraints than Possibilities

... impact on the future potential agreement between the US and Iran. New deal, new terms? Ivan Timofeev: USA vs. JCPOA: How Can Russia and China Respond? It is presumed that many decisions in the administration of J. Biden will be made and implemented by ... ... year” which “then sets the stage for negotiation over a follow-on agreement.“ He also suggested that the US could ease sanctions in 2021 in exchange for Iran’s return to compliance with its obligations. After the Trump administration withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan ...


Pandemic Amid an Economic Crisis: Challenges for Syria

... debating the prospects for Russia and Iran attaining a “balance of influence” in light of the results of the upcoming presidential elections in the United States. It is predicted that, if Donald Trump prevails, Iranian potential will remain hampered by sanctions, while a Joe Biden victory might cause Washington to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (nuclear deal) and, as a consequence, strengthen Iranian economic presence in Syria. Is it any surprise then that the active exchange of delegations between Russia and Syria in September and October 2020 (the visit to Damascus by Co-Chair of the Permanent Russian-Syrian Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation (IGC) Yuri Borisov and Minister of Foreign Affairs ...


USA vs. JCPOA: How Can Russia and China Respond?

... current situation gives rise to uncertainty about the further development of the situation, including the supply of weapons to Iran. In theory, any state can sell such supplies. In practice, there will be few people or companies willing to sell weapons to Iran due to fears of secondary US sanctions. An exception can be made by two countries: China and Russia. China may raise the issue of military deals with Iran, given the growing pressure from Washington on Beijing. The very fact of raising such a question, which is quite legitimate from the point of view of international law, will be an argument ...


The Caesar Act: A New Challenge for Syria?

... government” and the Syrian Democratic Forces. Possible Responses of Damascus to the Caesar Act Complicated Relations with Iran and Russia It is no secret that Damascus has to manoeuvre between Moscow and Tehran, as they pursue different interests. Iran banks on proxy militias as it advances its influence “beyond the Syrian state” as part of its anti-Israel “Shia Crescent” project. These actions open up the Syrians to U.S. sanctions and make them a target of Israel’s surgical strikes. They also allow Tehran to claim a special role in the reconstruction ...


The Importance of Ending the Arms Embargo: What Is Iran's Plan?

... and China will be cautious about arms sales, as well as quite reluctant to confront the US. Moscow and Beijing know that the US is sensitive to this issue, and even if the arms embargo is lifted, the US will apply unilateral sanctions. Violating these sanctions, thus, would be highly costly for Russia and China. Therefore, they will not jeopardize their interests by engaging with Iran and confronting the US. Simultaneously, some interests, including strengthening of balance, increasing chips' bargaining against the US, and taking advantage of Iran's arms market, are likely to keep their motivation alive to sell arms to Tehran....


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