Authored by Darius Shahtahmasebi, op-ed via RT.com,
In an effort to circumvent US-imposed sanctions, India and Iran have reportedly ditched the US dollar and are trading oil in rupees. The reason becomes clear after considering the dynamics at play in the region.
In mid-February last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visited India, and the two countries signed nine agreements signalling a strengthening of ties. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeared to celebrate the growing...
As a bitter wind scours the desert outside Herat, minibus after minibus drops its passengers at a camp for Afghans returning from Iran.
US sanctions against Iran are harsh, but nobody really knows what will happen if they sink Tehran's regime
Even as the US raises tensions with Iran to an unprecedented level, there appears to be no readily available plan for what to do in case its scheme actually succeeds, says Borzou Daragahi