Iran News Links 17-18 May 2018

18 May 2018 — williambowles.info

European Commission nixes US sanctions against Iran on EU soil
http://tass.com/world/1004957

Donald Trump is a hero to Jewish Israelis
http://mondoweiss.net/2018/05/donald-jewish-israelis/

Iran eyes Israel: the fire next time
https://www.opendemocracy.net/paul-rogers/iran-eyes-israel-fire-next-time

Playing the Long Game in Iraq
https://warontherocks.com/2018/05/playing-the-long-game-in-iraq/

Merkel To Meet Putin In Sochi For Talks On Iran, Ukraine, Nord Stream 2
https://www.rferl.org/a/merkel-to-meet-putin-in-sochi-for-talks-on-iran-ukraine-nord-stream-2/29234885.html

Iran’s Soleimani playing role in Iraq government formation
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180518-irans-soleimani-playing-role-in-iraq-government-formation/

17 May 2018 

 
EU to Switch from US Dollar to Euro on Oil Trades from Iran
https://www.globalresearch.ca/eu-to-switch-from-us-dollar-to-euro-on-oil-trades-from-iran/5640805

Iraq’s election result is a backlash against foreign influence — and a curveball for the US and Iran
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/17/iraq-election-result-challenges-foreign-influence-from-us-to-iran.html

 
EU to Buy Iranian Oil in Euros? Weakening Dollar Dominance?
https://www.globalresearch.ca/eu-to-buy-iranian-oil-in-euros-weakening-dollar-dominance/5640808

Trump’s War Against Iran
https://orientalreview.org/2018/05/17/trumps-war-against-iran/

Iran will not compromise on self-defence capability
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/05/iran-compromise-self-defence-capability-180517125651911.html

Oil price surges past $80 a barrel to highest level in three and a half years
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/oil-price-latest-updates-highest-level-80-dollars-barrel-crude-iran-us-a8355896.html

Iran Was the Big Winner in Iraq’s Elections—And Trump Helped
https://www.thedailybeast.com/iran-was-the-big-winner-in-iraqs-electionsand-trump-helped

Expert comments on EAEU-Iran free trade zone agreement
http://tass.com/economy/1004730

EU needs dialogue with Russia on Iran deal — Belgian PM
http://tass.com/world/1004727

Trump the Schlump: Iran Nuclear Deal Is Bad; North Korean Nuclear Deal Is Good
https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/05/17/trump-schlump-iran-nuclear-deal-bad-north-korean-nuclear-deal-good.html

Merkel: Everyone in EU agrees it is essential to stick to the Iran deal
http://tass.com/world/1004717

Macron: EU summit decides to back Iran deal, protect European businesses
http://tass.com/world/1004719

Why Iran itself is likely to exit the nuclear deal
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/iran-exit-nuclear-deal-180516151315787.html

European Union tries to salvage Iran nuclear accord from US unilateralism
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/05/17/iran-m17.html

EAEU, Iran sign provisional free trade zone agreement
http://tass.com/economy/1004698

Sadr’s victory in Iraq signals hope for some, wariness for Iran
https://www.trtworld.com/mea/sadr-s-victory-in-iraq-signals-hope-for-some-wariness-for-iran-17528

US and Iran vie for spoils of Iraq poll
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/us-and-iran-vie-for-spoils-of-iraq-poll-k6xs8mwg7

North Korea, and Iran, and Iraq! Oh, My!
https://www.wsj.com/articles/north-korea-and-iran-and-iraq-oh-my-1526511738