Singapore’s media and political circles were set abuzz by the decision of the Obama Administration not to include U.S.-friendly Singapore on the “clean list” of countries exempt from Iran oil sanctions by the White House on Monday, June 11th. Here’s the deal: On June 11th, the Obama Administration exempted seven…Full Article SINGAPORE: Shock, Horror! Why Were We Not Exempted from U.S. Sanctions?
According to various media accounts, Iran’s government is going to new heights to silence the political opposition that could undermine upcoming parliamentary elections in early March. This further tightening is make the Islamic Republic’s regional neighbors increasingly nervous.Full Article IRAN: Neighbor Worry about Further Repression
It comes as no surprise that many countries are unwilling to aid the United States in their attempt to stop Iran’s nuclear program if such efforts hurt their pockets. But even when their intentions are apparently sincere, methods can prove ineffective. That was the point of a recent article in…Full Article CHINA: Scoffing at U.S. Stumbles Over Efforts to Stop Iran’s Nuclearization
Reliable media outlets of the region, including the Jerusalem Post, Israel’s most-read English website and the Khaleej Times Online, a leading English daily out of Dubai, report growing tension, in particular, between Iran and Gulf States. A key issue of contention is the decision of the EU to punish Iran for proceeding with development of its nuclear capability. Many countries find this alarming, especially Israel, but Iran describes its work as a harmless “nuclear technology program” to generate domestic electricity.Full Article THE GULF STATES: Oil, Boil … and a Whole Lot of Trouble!