A leader in the Houthis group has offered a prisoner swap with both the Yemeni government and Saudi Arabia, while Yemeni government said that the group rejected previous offers of prisoners swap.
As US sanctions kick-in, European companies cease their contracts in Iran fearing from penalties. This week Dutch Maersk, German Allianz, and French Total pulled out of Iran. Yet, yesterday British oil company Pergas signed a 10-years deal with Tehran.
A senior official at #Iran's state-owned oil supplier met Chinese buyers this week to ask them to maintain imports after U.S. #sanctions kick in. Chinese executives did not make firm commitments but said they will fall in line with Beijing's wishes.
First implication of the US withdrawal from #JCPOA on Iran's economy. While Iran's FM is meeting his European counterparts to guarantee Iran's economic benefits from the deal, European companies are leaving Iranian market fearing from secondary sanctions by the US.
"The goal is twofold, one is to get the Islamic Republic into such difficulty and to surrender, which is not going to happen, and the second is to overturn the legacy of Obama", Ambassador John Limbert said to #GIF during an interview about the #JCPOA
"We returned to policy of confrontation, threat and trading insults... this policy created nothing except danger of war", Ambassador John Limbert said during an interview with #GIF to talk about implications of US withdrawal from the #JCPOA
The parliamentary bloc backed by religious leader Muqtada Alsadr is surprisingly a front-runner in #Iraq elections. Alsadr is known to be anti-American and strong critic for Iran's influence in Iraq. This could be a set back for both #Iran and #US in Iraq.