In an interview with TRT World, energy security analyst Omid Shokri Kalehsar touched upon several aspects of competing foreign policies in the Eastern Mediterranean, saying Moscow would like to play a dominant role in the overall energy equation.
Instead of threatening to go to war for a tyrannical regime, Washington should reclaim control of US Middle Eastern policy from Riyadh.
As Japan looks to ensure security in the region, it could play a vital role in negotiating between Iran and the US.
Beijing said Washington's decision to impose sanctions on buyers of Iranian oil will "intensify turmoil" in the Middle East. The US said on Monday it will penalise any imports of Iranian oil from May 2.
From increased trade connectivity with Europe to construction of energy pipelines and some room for political optimism - this is some of the progress in Afghanistan that hasn't been making headlines.
If the Eurogroup approves the deal, it will pave the way for debt relief talks and the possibility of more loans for Greece's battered economy. Unions have slammed the deal.
Subscribe to our Youtube channel for all latest in-depth, on the ground reporting from around the world.
Copyright © 2020 TRT World.