Iran Sanctions

Sorry, Mr Cameron - A Financial Bandaid Will Not Fix North Sea Oil

Nash Riggins | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Politics
Nash Riggins

Politicians should know better than to presume that flogging a dead horse will get the UK's oil industry back up-and-running. If anything, by attempting to jumpstart production with public funds, we'll simply perpetuate industrial recession. That's not good business and it's not good politics. Then again, it does make for a half-decent soundbite.

Russia and Iran Are Not Allies Against ISIS

Dr Andrew Foxall | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Andrew Foxall

Co-authored with Mr. Tom Wilson. Dr Andrew Foxall is Director of the Russia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society, a London-based international...

Iran Deal: Now We Must Change Direction

Paul Ingram | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

For those Americans, diplomats and wonks following the Comprehensive Joint Plan of Action (CJPoA) over Iran's nuclear program agreed on July 14, atten...

How Will the Iran Nuclear Deal Impact Oil Prices?

Nash Riggins | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Politics
Nash Riggins

From the outside looking in, you would never guess that Iran is a rich country. It's got sky-high unemployment, an atrocious poverty rate and no real economic growth to speak of. But in a matter of months, this cantankerous theocracy is going to turn the global energy market on its head.

Iran's Rouhani Tells West To Take A History Lesson

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Iran's president Hassan Rouhani has hit out at his Western critics "under the influence of propaganda", asking them to take a history lesson to see wh...

Iran: So Did the Sanctions Work After All?

Robin Lustig | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

This is probably not something that I should mention in polite company, but do you think the presidential election results in Iran last weekend just might have proved that international sanctions do work after all?

Jessica Elgot

'There Is An Old Wound, But Now It Needs To Be Healed' | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK

Iran's newly-elected president Hassan Rouhani has signalled he is ready to talk to both Britain and the US to "remove the problems between us," and re...

Stronger Sanctions Are Needed for Diplomacy to Succeed

Pauline Neville-Jones | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Politics
Pauline Neville-Jones

Economic sanctions incur significant economic losses for all parties. Provided they are successful, they nevertheless represent the least bad way forward in relation to Iran. And to give diplomacy a real chance of success, they have to be efficient and effective.

Iran Poll: US More Supportive of Overt/Covert Action Than Both Europe and the Middle East

Joel Faulkner Rogers | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Politics
Joel Faulkner Rogers

Forget Greece; what would you do about Iran? Behind the 'Eurosis' that currently churns the news-cycle, foreign policy experts are divided and fearful about a lurking problem that could arguably displace the Euro as the most pressing Western headache of 2012.

Could We Still Stop A Strike On Iran?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.10.2012 | UK

World leaders will launch an eleventh hour push to defuse a potential deadly Middle East conflict over the threat from a nuclear Iran, prioritising di...

Iranian-American Denied Permission To Buy iPad By Apple Store After She Spoke Farsi (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK

An Apple store worker in Georgia refused to sell an iPad to a teenager after overhearing her speaking in the Iranian language Farsi. Sahar Sabet w...

Iran Sanctions Could Backfire

Jasdev Singh Rai | Posted 12.04.2012 | UK
Jasdev Singh Rai

The Chinese Minister Ma Zhaoxu visited Iran to persuade it to engage in talks. It affirms that United States diplomacy under Obama has been far more s...

Sanctions on Iran Risk Widening the Gap With China and India

Johnny West | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK
Johnny West

In the maelstrom of debate around Western oil sanctions on Iran, the impact on the two Asian giants, India and China, has inevitably figured. Commentators have pointed out that Asian markets are likely, in fact, to be the biggest beneficiaries of the EU's decision this week to impose oil sanctions.

Why Is Britain Ramping Up Sanctions Against Iran?

Simon Jenkins | Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Politics
Simon Jenkins

Rattling a sabre whenever Washington says so is the most humiliating idiocy. Do any of Britain's leaders really think further economic sanctions will stop Iran's nuclear programme? I cannot believe it.

UK Warns Iran Not To Block Shipping Lanes After Nuclear Sanctions

PA | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Politics

Philip Hammond is to warn Iran that any attempt to block the Strait of Hormuz, a vital shipping lane, would be "illegal and unsuccessful" and would be...

PICTURES: British Embassy In Iran Stormed By Hardline Students

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK

The British embassy in Tehran has been stormed by dozens Iranian students chanting "death to England" and calling for the building to be taken over. ...

'Death To Britain' Chanted In Iranian Parliament

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK

Britain's diplomatic relations with Iran are set to grow increasingly frosty after the Iranian parliament voted to downgrade relations, which could se...