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17th October 2018 – FDD's CSIF Policy Brief

Tehran’s Oil Exports Rose Slightly in September, Halting Sharp Decline

Bloomberg has reversed its prior assessment that Iranian oil exports continued to plunge in September, halting – but not reversing – the sharp decline that began after the U.S. announced in May it would reinstate sanctions. Overall, Iranian exports have fallen by 800,000 barrels per day (bpd), or approximately 30 percent, since the U.S. decision. more...

Analysis & Commentary

17th October 2018 – FDD's CSIF Policy Brief

Tehran’s Oil Exports Rose Slightly in September, Halting Sharp Decline

Bloomberg has reversed its prior assessment that Iranian oil exports continued to plunge in September, halting – but not reversing – the sharp decline that began after the U.S. announced in May it would reinstate sanctions. Overall, Iranian exports have fallen by 800,000 barrels per day (bpd), or approximately 30 percent, since the U.S. decision. more...

12th October 2018 – FDD's CSIF Policy Brief

IMF and World Bank Predict Economic Slowdown in Iran

Saeed Ghasseminejad

The IMF and World Bank this month released data predicting Iran’s economy will shrink over the next two years. This data follows U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement in May to leave the Iran nuclear deal and to re-impose U.S. sanctions. The first round of renewed sanctions took effect in August, with another round coming in early November. more...

10th October 2018 – Axios

U.S. and India headed toward clash over Iranian oil sanctions

Behnam Ben Taleblu

India, a country the Trump administration has called “a key security and economic partner,” will soon test U.S. resolve on Iran. Two Indian firms are reportedly seeking to purchase Iranian oil in November. Should the imports go through, they would contravene the stated U.S. aim of bringing Iran’s petroleum exports “as close to zero as possible” by Nov. 4. more...

8th October 2018 – FDD's CSIF Policy Brief

Iranian Parliament Approves Terror Finance Bill with Loopholes for Hamas and Hezbollah

Saeed Ghasseminejad, Toby Dershowitz

The Iranian parliament passed a bill this week that authorizes the country to join the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism (CFT), one of several prerequisites for Iran’s removal from the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) blacklist of states that engage in systemic money laundering and terror finance. FATF will be reviewing Iran's case next week. more...