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The real footprint of the IRGC in Iran’s economy

By Bijan Khajehpour for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The Iranian economy consists of three distinct sectors: public, private and semi-state — which includes religious, revolutionary, military foundations and cooperatives, as well as social security and pension funds. Experts agree that as a […]

Japanese FM Calls for Closer Tehran-Tokyo Economic Ties

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono underscored the importance of enhanced bilateral relations between Tehran and Tokyo in various fields, economy in particular, following the removal of anti-Tehran sanctions. Japan’s policy towards the Islamic Republic continues to be based on the development of all-out ties with Tehran, Kono said in a meeting with Iran’s Deputy Foreign […]

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Iran Eyes Petchem Deals with Int’l Majors Soon

A senior Iranian petroleum official says the country is about to sign several deals with international companies for developing petrochemical projects. Following a meeting with executives from Germany’s industrial gases company Linde, Amir Hossein Zamaninia, deputy petroleum minister in international affairs and trading, underlined the “very favorable” progress made in talks with leading international companies […]

Video: Rouhani vows to End Isolation

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani vows to continue his efforts to end the country’s isolation as he is sworn in for a second term by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei:

Trump’s Options on the Nuclear Deal with Iran

By Seyed Hossein Mousavian for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. While President Donald Trump’s State Department has twice now certified Iranian compliance with the July 2015 nuclear deal, there are indications that Trump is intent on scuttling his predecessor’s signature foreign policy achievement. However, […]

Malaysia to sign FTA with Iran by Year-End

By John Lee. Malaysia is expected to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with Iran by year-end, according to a report from Bernama. Second Minister for International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan told reporters that to-date Malaysia has signed 13 FTAs with its Asean and dialogue partners. “We need to speed up […]

Iranians Support Restarting Nuclear Program if US backs out of Deal

By Barbara Slavin for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iranians Support Restarting Nuclear Program if US backs out of Deal Iranians’ approval of the 2015 nuclear deal is growing, but so is their appetite for restarting the country’s suspended program if the Donald Trump […]

JCPOA Meeting Kicks Off in Vienna

The eighth session of the JCPOA joint commission, a group tasked with monitoring commitments to a nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers, started work in the Austrian capital, Vienna on Friday. Representatives from Iran, the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) and the European Union gathered in Vienna to […]

New Trump Sanctions Against Iran – FULL LIST

The United States announced new sanctions against 18 Iranian individuals, groups and networks on Tuesday, over the Islamic Republic’s missile program. The move comes just one day after the Trump administration certified the Iranian government’s compliance with the nuclear deal. Iran’s Foreign Ministry condemned the new measures and said it will respond to the US […]