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China to US: Ties with Iran Transparent, Lawful

China’s business ties with Iran are open, transparent and lawful, its foreign ministry said on Wednesday, after US President Donald Trump said companies doing business with Iran would be barred from the United States. China has consistently opposed unilateral sanctions and “long-armed jurisdiction”, the ministry said in a statement faxed to Reuters. The United States […]

Oman, Switzerland Offer to Mediate between Iran, US

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif confirmed that the country has received messages from Switzerland and Oman offering mediation between Tehran and Washington, but that no talks are currently underway between Iran and the US. “Of course, there are some messages from other countries to mediate (between Iran and the US),” Zarif said in an […]

OMV Calls for More EU Defense against Sanctions

The CEO of Austrian energy company OMV called on Europe’s politicians to do more to protect EU companies from the returning US sanctions against Tehran. “We are defending ourselves from these political threats whose only purpose is to distort the market in favor of more expensive products,” Rainer Seele told Bloomberg on Thursday. He added, […]

Sanctions Can Lead to Boost in Iran’s Economy: Larijani

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani described Washington’s new sanctions against the Islamic Republic as an opportunity for “the internal renovation of the country’s economy”. In a speech on Monday night, Larijani pointed to the re-introduction of US economic sanctions on Iran and said in the difficult situation, the country needs investment in order to boost […]

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Scania ‘Working to Deliver Parts to Iran after Sanctions’

Scania’s entire sales into Iran could be lost if the United States reinstates sanctions against the country, the Swedish truckmaker’s head warned on Friday. CEO Henrik Henriksson said Scania, which was one of the first truck companies to return to Iran after anti-Tehran sanctions were lifted in early 2016, had canceled all orders that it […]

Video: Why one French Company won’t Leave Iran

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The US sanctions on Iran are forcing many European companies to rethink their investment plans. But some small businesses are choosing to deal with Iranians, rather than Americans. Al Jazeera‘s David Chater went […]

EU: Encouraging Trade with Iran Crucial to JCPOA

The European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini said the EU is encouraging enterprises to increase their business with Iran, as that country has been compliant with their nuclear-related commitments. Mogherini told reporters Tuesday during her trip to Wellington, New Zealand, that it is up to Europeans to decide whom they want to trade with. […]

Video: Trump warns Iran’s Trade Partners

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Despite the threats from the United States, the European Union is encouraging member countries to do business with Iran. But the White House is counting on the power of its dollar to keep […]

EU “Struggles to Counter US Sanctions on Iran”

European efforts to protect businesses investing in Iran from US sanctions risk leaving executives with the tough choice of whether to obey EU or American rules. The EU is finalizing its plans to mitigate the punitive measures as the Trump administration prepares to impose a new wave of sanctions next month and in November, the […]

Iran Lodges Complaint against Sanctions on Carpets

The head of Iran National Carpet Center (INCC) deplored the US sanctions on hand-woven Persian carpets as a breach of international protocols and said the Islamic Republic has filed complaints against the embargoes. “Hand-woven Persian carpet belongs to the Iranian nation and is part of the national, cultural and intellectual identity of the Iranian people,” […]

Iranian, Turkish Banks to use National Currencies in Trade

Iran’s Deputy Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Sadeq Najafi announced that the two countries have reached an agreement on the exchange of Turkish lira with Iranian rial in banking transactions. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the 24th round of Electronic, Computer and E-Commerce Exhibition (Elecomp 2018) in Tehran on Monday, Najafi said […]

Scottish-based Engineering Firm to Exit Iran

Scottish-based engineering company Weir Group has reported that performance in its international businesses was weaker in the first half of the year, reflecting market conditions and the exit from recently won contracts in Iran following the recent re-imposition of US sanctions. (Source: Weir)

Renault Likely to Leave Iran Because of US Sanctions

Renault SA is shaping up to be the latest European company to fall victim to US President Donald Trump’s renewed sanctions on Iran, as the automaker has raised the possibility of pulling out of Iran for fear of US sanctions. Iran operations are likely to be put on hold to comply with US sanctions, Renault […]

Video: Iran Currency Halves in less than a Year

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The value of the Iranian Rial has halved in less than a year. There have been further threats to the economy posed by the imposition of US sanctions and the loss of oil […]

Iran Joins Club of Gas Odorant Producers

Iran has joined France and Russia as the third producer of gas odorant, mercaptan, an official said. Mercaptan is used in the natural gas industry as an odorant, due to its ideal compatibility with methane. Its characteristic “rotten eggs” smell is widely known by natural gas customers as an indicator of a possible gas leak, […]

Beijing to Continue Trade with Tehran

China’s Commerce Ministry declared on Thursday that Beijing is consistently opposed to the United States’ unilateral sanctions against Iran and intends to continue its trade cooperation with the country under its international commitments. The Chinese ministry spokesperson Gao Feng, during a briefing commented on Iran’s complaint against the United States to the International Court of […]