Talks in June give hope for US-Iraq ties

Top officials from the United States and Iraq meet mid June for strategic talks. Photo: Leon McCarron. The US-Iraq talks next month may be the last opportunity to save the dysfunctional partnership between Washington and Baghdad. John Hannah | Senior CounsellorMaseh Zarif | FDD ActionMay 12, 2020The United States and Iraq next month engage in a ‘strategic dialogue’ that will discuss their bilateral relationship including … Continue reading Talks in June give hope for US-Iraq ties

US could look at natural gas sanctions as Iran oil exports dip

Brenda ShafferSenior Advisor for EnergyFoundation for Defense of DemocraciesWashington, May 11, 2020The Trump administration’s maximum pressure campaign is having a significant impact on Iran’s macroeconomic stability and draining the government’s export earnings and reserves. As Iranian oil exports plunge, Iran’s regional and non-oil trade remains an important sanctions target. Iran is the world’s third-largest producer of natural gas, and it holds the world’s second-largest gas … Continue reading US could look at natural gas sanctions as Iran oil exports dip