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Polish MEP: “No Good Time to Invest in Iran”

By John Lee. A vice president of the European Parliament has said that European companies should not rush to pour money into Iran’s industries. Writing in The Diplomat, Poland’s Ryszard Czarnecki argues that the whole world should be alarmed at the likelihood of some Western policymakers and businessmen taking President Hassan Rouhani’s reelection as a […]

Parts of Trump Travel Ban to take Effect

The US Supreme Court decided on Monday to allow parts of President Trump’s travel ban to go into effect. The ban, which prohibits people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the US for 90 days, is expected to take effect within days, but it will not apply to people who have […]

As Extremists Lose Power in Iraq, Militias Loyal to Iran Gain it

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The Iraqi government’s next big problem is coming into view: The group of powerful Shiite Muslim militias loyal to Iran seem to want to keep the country enmeshed in regional […]

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Second-term Rouhani likely to move closer to Russia

By Hamidreza Azizi, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. After weeks of heated campaigning and controversial televised debates, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani managed to secure a second term in the May 19 presidential elections. Now, with electoral passions considerably eased, the question of […]

Iran Capitalises on Qatar crisis

By Hassan Ahmadian, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. On June 5, Saudi Arabia along with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic and trade relations with Qatar, effectively imposing a siege on Doha. Besides the many discussions surrounding its causes, […]

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Qatar Says in Talks with Iran on Food Supplies

A Qatari official said Doha is in negotiations with Tehran and Ankara to secure its food and water supplies after Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirate (UAE) cut trade and diplomatic ties with the Persian Gulf Arab state. “We are in talks with Turkey and Iran and other countries,” said the official, speaking on […]

Re-elected Rouhani now stuck in ‘Middle-Class Trap’

By Saeid Jafari, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. While President Hassan Rouhani focused on Iran’s educated middle class ahead of the May 19 vote, his conservative rivals targeted the poor. Having achieved an impressive victory, Rouhani now faces the challenge of maintaining […]

Road ahead Unclear in Aftermath of Tehran Attacks

By Ali Hashem for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. To ordinary Iranians, the threat of the Islamic State was never close enough to be thought of as a real concern — until June 7, when the group hit two monumental locations in the […]

Iran’s Larijani Raps US for Imposing Sanctions

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani slammed Washington for its recent move to impose new sanctions against Tehran following twin terrorist attacks in Tehran claimed by Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) terror group, saying the US government is supporting terrorists. “At a time when the Iranian nation was facing the terrorist incidents, the US Senate shamelessly approved […]

How Rouhani’s Re-Election can affect Global Politics

By Danielle Rowe. How President Hassan Rouhani’s Re-Election Can Affect Global Politics and Economy The re-installation of President Hassan Rouhani as the president of Iran seems to indicate the citizens’ continued choice of building ties with the international community. Despite his reputation for international relations, many skeptics are wondering how Iran will affect global politics […]