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US sanctions againt Iran to harm Greece’s shipping sector

Although Greece is one of the eight countries currently exempted from the US sanctions against Iran, the shipping sector will soon see the negative effects. Of the 217 oil tankers that ferried Iranian crude oil in the first six months of this year, 81, or 37%, were Greek-owned. Thanks to …

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Greece among 8 countries exempted from US sanctions against Iran

Greece is among the countries to be exempted from the US sanctions against oil imports from Iran. Besides Greece, also China, India, Italy, Turkey, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan get US sanctions waivers for Iran oil imports. The exemption is limited to six months. The Trump administration’s tough new sanctions on …

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Minister for Public Order to send bill to Rouvikonas anarchists for …

Alternate Minister for Public Order Katerina Papakosta plans to send the bill for material damages caused by Rouvikonas to the anarchists themselves. Attacks conducted by Rouvikonas largely harm the image of the country but what they do are misdemeanor crimes, she added. In an interview with Skai TV on Wednesday, …

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One more European airlines suspends flights to Tehran as of Oct 11/2018

Greek airlines Aegean has announced the suspension of flight to and from Tehran effective as of October 11th 2018. The suspension is temporary, the airlines said and added “The company is forced to temporarily discontinue this route due to foreign exchange bank restrictions that affect its viability.” In the statement …

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Greece, Cyprus, Israel leaders hail East Med pipeline, geo-strategic cooperation

The leaders of Cyprus, Greece and Israel meet in Nicosia on Tuesday, in the 4th trilateral meeting to discuss regional issues, energy cooperation between the countries and the East Med gas pipeline. President Nikos Amastasiades, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the geo-strategic cooperation. However, despite …

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Greek police arrests attacker at Iranian embassy incident

Greek police arrested an Iranian national who stabbed an embassy staff member  in Psychiko suburb of North Athens last week.  Police arrested the 47-year-old man in Keratsini suburb of Piraeus on April 1st, five days after the attack. The man claimed towards police that he was hearing “God’s voice telling …

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One employee injured in knife attack at Iran Embassy in Athens

An incident with one injured took place at the Iranian embassy in Psychiko suburb of North Athens at Wednesday noon. According to preliminary information by state broadcaster ERT TV, an unknown perpetrator injured one embassy employee with a knife. Two embassy employees reportedly went out to check a suspiciously behaving …

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Iran Cuts Oil Sales to Greece

Iran’s oil minister says the country has halted oil sales to Greece. It’s the latest European country hit with Iran’s pre-emptive retaliation over an EU embargo that is to go into effect in July and that was imposed over Tehran’s controversial nuclear program. The West suspects Tehran of pursuing nuclear …

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Iran’s Oil Ministry Denies Oil Cuts to Six EU States

A panic broke up earlier on Wednesday, when several international media reported that Iran has stopped its crude oil exports to six European countries, namely Greece, France, Portugal, Spain and the Netherlands.  Iran’s decision is a retaliation for the sanctions imposed by the European Union last month. Iran’s parliament had taken …

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Iran Finalized Oil-Sanctions Against EU Member States

Iran’s parliament finalized a draft bill on cutting the country’s oil exports to European states as retaliation for the EU’s oil ban against Tehran. Fars news Agency reports that Iran will cut all oil exports to European states until they end their oil sanctions” Vice Chairman of Iran’s Parliamentary Energy …

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EU’s Embargo on Iran’s Oil To Hit Greece

Just as I was wondering what is missing to make Greek austerity worse, the answer came from the European Union. The 27  member states decided to impose an embargo on Iran’s oil in order to put pressure on Tehran’s nuclear programme. The embargo includes the ban on import, purchase and …

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