President Obama Speaks On Iran Nuclear Deal

The big news over the weekend was the temporary deal the US and its allies struck with Iran over the country’s nuclear program. The deal – recently predicted in an exclusive Breaking Defense interview with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif – has been called the biggest diplomatic breakthrough with Tehran since the 1979 hostage crisis. The… Keep reading →

Crude Oil Carrier Hijacked By Somali Pirates

Iran has a new oil minister – Bijan Namdar-Zanganeh – and he has an ambitious plan to bring oil output back to 2005 levels of 4.2 million barrels per day, up from 2.56 MM bbl/d now. If he can actually make it happen – a big “if” – additional supply on the market could impact prices.… Keep reading →