Indian rice exporters raise concerns after Iran starts placing orders for basmati from Pakistan
A Crisil study has stated that Iran, which imports around 1.3 million tonne of basmati rice annually, is expected to register 20 per cent lower volume from India as payment-related issues continue from last fiscal because of US sanctions.
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Indian basmati rice and tea exporters to Iran facing uncertainty
Indian basmati rice exporters said they are not entering into new contract with Iranian importers so as to avoid any payment-related problems. Meanwhile, tea traders said export to Iran may stop within a month if the payment issue is not resolved. This would impact the trade in orthodox teas as Iran is India’s biggest buyer in this category.
Iran's Chabahar port exports cargo to India and Southeast Asia, notwithstanding slowdown
In 2016, Iran, India, and Afghanistan decided to jointly establish a trade route for land-locked Afghanistan and Central Asian countries. India had also sent a consignment of wheat to Afghanistan through Chabahar Port in the past.
Iran's Khamenei rejects talks with United States over missile, nuclear programmes
"America's brutal sanctions on Iran are aimed at collapsing our economy ... Their aim is to limit our influence in the region and to halt our missile and nuclear capabilities," Khamenei said in a speech broadcast live on television.
Iran retrieves data, cockpit talk from Ukraine plane it accidentally shot down in January
The development comes months after the Jan. 8 crash near Tehran. Iranian authorities had initially denied responsibility, only changing course days later after Western nations presented extensive evidence that Iran had shot down the plane.
Donald Trump’s Iran move at UN amplifies ‘America First’ policy, snubs allies
They see a conflict between President Donald Trump’s decision to walk away from the nuclear accord crafted during the Obama administration, only to rely on the architecture of that 2015 deal to demand stringent new punishments on Iran. And in response to their rebuke, the U.S. ridiculed its allies for “siding with the ayatollahs.”
Chahbahar-Zahedan rail link: Iran's insistence on roping in a specific entity put deal off track
India does have a waiver from the US to go ahead with the development of the port as well as the railway line. But in doing so, India cannot involve sanctioned entities in the project. So, India asked Iran in December 2019 that must nominate another entity, one which is not proscribed. Iran, according to the South Block, gave no replacement.
Iran says it has arrested head of US-based 'terrorist group' accused of 2008 bombing incident
"Jamshid Sharmahd, who was leading armed and sabotage operations inside Iran, is now in the powerful hands" of Iran's security forces, state television said, citing an intelligence ministry statement. It did not elaborate on where or when the alleged leader of the opposition royalist group known as the Kingdom Assembly of Iran, or Tondar (Farsi for Thunder), was detained.
India shunted out of key Iran railway project, plot set to thicken as China's shadow looms in the background
As the reason for the cancellation of the project, Iran said that India was delaying funding and other associated aspects. The unexpected development comes four years after the two sides had reached an agreement to construct the 628 km rail line along the Iran-Afghan border.
United Nations Security Council rejects US proposal to extend arms embargo on Iran
The US only received support for the proposal from the Dominican Republic in the 15-member Council on Friday.Russia and China were opposed while Germany, France, the UK and eight others abstained.
Iran's stock market surges to record high, analysts warn of bubble
Iran’s clerical rulers have been encouraging ordinary Iranians to invest in local stocks to boost the country’s economy.
Iran fires missile at mock aircraft carrier during military exercise amid US tensions
Iranian commandos also fast-roped down from a helicopter onto the replica in the footage from an exercise called ``Great Prophet 14.`` Other footage showed a helicopter firing a missile at the replica, complete with 16 fake fighter jets on board, while fast boats encircled the vessel, kicking up white wave in their wake.
Kamala Harris pledges to rejoin the Paris Climate agreement and re-enter Iran nuke deal if voted to power
In 2017, Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the Paris deal, saying the accord would have cost America trillions of dollars, killed jobs, and hindered the oil, gas, coal and manufacturing industries. In 2018, Trump pulled out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.