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India’s Hindustan Petroleum Corp (HPCL)

Iran Focus

London, 27 July - Earlier this month, after its insurance company refused to provide coverage for purchase of an Iranian oil cargo, due to U.S. sanctions, India’s Hindustan Petroleum Corp (HPCL), India’s third largest state-owned refiner, cancelled the purchase, according to three sources with knowledge of the matter.

Although HPCL renewed its installation insurance, which protects against any accidents at its refinery or storage sites, in early July, the sources say that its new policy will not protect against any incidents involving Iranian oil processed or stored at its refineries.

Iran could see a tide of emigration as economic situation shows no signs of improvin

Iran Focus

London, 25 July - Even though the U.S. sanctions against Iran have not yet taken effect, the country’s economy is displaying huge fluctuations on the foreign exchange market. The fluctuations have never been so dramatic and it is evident in the price of food and gold that has shot up. The country’s official currency, the rial, is also significantly losing value against the dollar.

The people of Iran are not only concerned about the economy, but they are feeling the impacts in a dramatic way. The state’s corruption is only adding to their discontent. It was recently revealed that of the dozens of credit institutes that stole money left by depositors, only one of them is going to be legally prosecuted.

Iran: Will EU shield against U.S. sanctions hold up?

Iran Focus

London, 18 July - The European Union has been trying to take a number of steps to ensure that European companies stop pulling out of business deals with Iran.

When U.S. President Donald Trump announced that sanctions on Iran would effect all those that do business with Iran, many companies started to wind down business and pull out of trading with the country altogether. Many EU companies have decided that remaining in Iran is not worth the risk of getting entangled in sanctions and potentially losing access to the U.S. financial system.

Iran Protests

Iran Focus

London, 17 July - Ever since U.S. President Donald Trump announced that Iran would once again face the sanctions that were lifted when the 2015 nuclear deal was signed, officials in the country have tried to downplay the impact that they will have. Several officials have publicly said that sanctions are nothing more than a minor inconvenience and other officials have said that Iran is perfectly capable of adapting to sanctions and finding ways around them, as it has done in the past.

However, the Health Minister of Iran, Hassan Ghazizadeh, said at the weekend that the impact will not be quite as easy to deal with as some officials are making out. The Health Minister is a very outspoken official that is not a fan of President Hassan Rouhani. He said that the upcoming sanctions are a “storm” that will “rattle our lives” and said that there is no point in pretending that it is not the case.

Asian oil refiners seeking alternatives to Iranian oil

Iran Focus

London, 12 July - Oil refineries in Asia are now seeking alternatives to Iranian oil from the other Middle Eastern oil-producing countries following the US’s announcement that they would be renewing sanctions on Iran and not issuing waivers, according to Kuwait Petroleum Corp (KPC) Chief Executive Officer Nizar al-Adsani.

Al-Adsani, who spoke to Reuters at an event in Beijing on Monday, said that KPC has increased its output by 85,000 barrels per day (bpd) in order to meet its commitment in an agreement by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which also includes Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Iraq, but that output may rise again if OPEC agrees.

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Iran. July 24, 2018. New Round of Truck Drivers’ Nationwide Strike

Yasuj, Iran. July 23, 2018. New Round of Truck Drivers’ Nationwide Strike

Torbat-E Jam, Iran. July 23, 2018. New Round of Truck Drivers’ Nationwide Strike

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Iran, Tehran – Clashes Between People and Security Forces, June 25

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Bandar Abbas, Iran. May 22, 2018, the Nationwide Strike of Heavy Truck Drivers

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