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Middle East (Iran)

MIDDLE EAST:

  • United States formally notified the United Nations of its demand for all UN sanctions on Iran to be restored, setting off an immediate confrontation with Russia and other Security Council members, including America’s European allies, who called the US move illegal.

SOURCE: ISRAEL HAYOM

 

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Europe

EUROPE:

NORD STREAM 2:
  • The US House of Representatives approved an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, meant to expand US sanctions on companies involved in installing Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

SOURCE: GEOPOLITICS NEWS https://geopolitics.news/euroasia/very-serious-threats-us-reportedly-ramps-up-pressure-on-nord-stream-2-contractors/

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EUROPE:

  • Under pressure from the United States, Georgia reversed its decision to break its contract with a US oil and gas company (Texas-based Frontera Resources). According to defenders of the company, the lawsuit against them in Georgia was a result of Russian influence.

SOURCE: EURASIA NET             https://eurasianet.org/following-pressure-from-washington-georgia-reverses-course-on-us-energy-company

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA REGION:

  • Israel ratified the agreement – with Greece and Cyprus– of the EastMed pipeline, set to export gas to the EU. However, the Jewish state will need to overcome a number of challenges, including Turkey’s opposition to the project and a legal battle with Lebanon over the maritime borders. Ankara has long objected to the EastMed deal.

 SOURCE: SPUTNIK https://sputniknews.com/analysis/202007221079953455-israel-eyes-profit-potential-of-gas-deal-but-still-needs-to-overcome-hurdles-expert-claims/

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  • EUROPE: Through a letter organized and released by American Jewish Committee’s Transatlantic Institute in Brussels, 230 lawmakers have urged the European Union to designate the Lebanon-based Hezbollah organization as a terrorist group. The EU already recognizes Hezbollah’s military wing as a terrorist group.

SOURCE: THE JERUSALEM POST https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/eu-must-designate-hezbollah-as-terror-organization-230-lawmakers-say-635378