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10 years of war in Syria: what changed

As Syria's deadly civil war marks a grim 10-year milestone, Russia is opening the door for potential cooperation with a new U.S. administration struggling to reorient after a series of mission shifts has left Washington outpaced by other foreign powers active in the country, Newsweek writes. "There is an urgent need for the international community to put aside politically motivated aspirations and join efforts to help the Syrians rebuild their country heavily damaged by the war," the Russian embassy in Washington told Newsweek

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Europe struggles to defend itself against dollar

Despite warm words from Biden, U.S. secondary sanctions against Iran, Russia and others punish European companies and prompt new calls for strategic autonomy, The New York Times writes. The new Biden administration is making nice with the European Union, talking of renewed cooperation and suspending retaliatory tariffs stemming from an old dispute between Airbus and Boeing

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U.S. State Dept blacklists two Iranian officials

The U.S. State Department blacklisted two Iranian government interrogators, accusing them of torture and other human rights violations, in what appeared to be the first such action against Tehran under the Biden administration. …

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Iran is nowhere near as isolated as US thinks

Iran is geostrategically positioned to play an integral role in Russian-South Asian connectivity. President Putin told the Valdai Club during its annual meeting in October 2019 that “there is one more prospective route, the Arctic …

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Erdogan calls for lifting unilateral sanctions on Iran

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the lifting of unilateral sanctions against Iran and return to the JCPOA will contribute to regional stability. In February, in a phone call, Erdogan told Iranian President …

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U.S. reverses Trump claim on UN sanctions on Iran

The Biden administration rescinded former president Donald Trump’s restoration of U.N. sanctions on Iran, an announcement that could help Washington move toward rejoining the 2015 nuclear agreement aimed at reining in the Islamic …

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Iran is determined to develop its missile programme

Since the election of Joe Biden as US president, there has been much discussion over whether and how his administration may rejoin the Iran nuclear deal, Middle East Eye informs. According to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, “if Iran comes back into full compliance with its obligations under the [deal], the United States would do the same thing and then we would use that as a platform to build, with our allies and partners … a longer and stronger agreement and to deal with a number of other issues that are deeply problematic in the relationship with Iran”

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Rouhani: U.S. to return to nuclear deal commitments

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said he was certain the incoming U.S. administration will return to its nuclear deal commitments and lift crippling sanctions on his country. "I have no doubt that the three-year resistance of the …

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Does Iran plan to double oil output in 2021?

ran said it planned to roughly double oil production in the next year, as the country anticipates a loosening of U.S. sanctions after Joe Biden becomes president, World Oil writes in the article Iran plans to double oil output in 2021 under weaker U.S. sanctions

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Iran prepares to raise oil output if US sanctions eased

Iran has instructed its oil ministry to prepare installations for production and sale of crude oil at full capacity within three months, state media said on Sunday, ahead of a possible easing of US sanctions after President-elect Joe Biden takes …

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Russia Ready to join efforts with US against COVID-19, share vaccine

Russia is open for cooperation with the United States in fighting the coronavirus pandemic and will be ready to share a vaccine against the disease, Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov said at an event hosted by a Washington think tank, Sputnik News writes in the article Russia Ready to Join Efforts With US Against COVID-19, Share Vaccine - Ambassador

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What prevents Iran from entering SCO?

The 20th summit of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was held virtually, on November 10, under the rotating chairmanship of the Russian Federation. The leaders of the regional organization’s member states—Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan—discussed, in particular, measures to strengthen cooperation in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

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