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Monthly Archives: March 2018

How Trump is prompting Iran to improve ties with its neighbors

Al-Monitor – Successive Iranian governments have underlined for decades that Iran’s top foreign policy priority is to have close relations with all immediate neighbors. However, in the past few years, deteriorating relations with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have been a major impediment to a more constructive set of regional relations. From a trade and investment point of …

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Are Iranians ready to ‘Buy Iranian’?

Al-Monitor – In keeping with the tradition of declaring an annual motto at the beginning of each Iranian year, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has named the current year that began March 21 “Support for Iranian Products.” Many observers say the motto is a continuation of last year’s, “Economy of Resistance: Action and Deeds,” and is a clear sign that Iran is continuing to focus on the …

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