Iran will consider joining production freeze talks once output increases
Analysis

Iran will consider joining production freeze talks once output increases

Iran has said that they will consider joining talks and participating in an oil production freeze once their output reaches 4 million barrels per day. This may lead the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia to freeze oil production, with the aim to raise and sustain the global price per barrel of oil. Continue reading

Capture of Islamic State engineer likely to delay group’s WMD capability
Analysis

Capture of Islamic State engineer likely to delay group’s WMD capability

By Grant Barratt, CIB Middle East Desk* United States Special Operations forces captured the Islamic State’s (IS) chemical engineer in Iraq last month. It is stated with moderate confidence that the detainment of this individual will delay and heavily impact IS’s ability to pursue the deployment of a large-scale chemical attack. According to both Iraqi … Continue reading