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Iraq offers to Mediate between Trump, Iran

By Laura Rozen for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Concerned that tensions between Iran and the United States could blow back onto Iraq, a senior Iraqi diplomat said today that Iraq would be willing to facilitate dialogue between […]

Iran Drops bid to transfer Millions out of Germany

By John Lee. Iran has reportedly dropped its request to transfer 300 million euros ($347 million) in cash out of Germany. The cash is understood to be held in accounts at the Iranian-owned trade bank Europäisch-Iranische Handelsbank (EIH). According to AP, the US had been pressuring German authorities to reject the request due to concerns about […]

Closer Cooperation between Iraq and Iran

Iran Eyes Closer Cooperation with Iraq after Formation of New Gov’t Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi hailed the growing relations with Iraq and said Tehran plans to boost its cooperation with Baghdad after a new government is formed in the Arab country. “Our relationship with Iraq as a neighboring country is good and there […]

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Turkey “Not to Comply” with US Sanctions against Iran

Turkish Ambassador to Tehran Hakan Tekin deplored the US renewed sanctions against the Islamic Republic as illegal, saying his country will not comply with the move. “We will do our best to prevent Tehran-Ankara relations from being affected by the US sanctions against Iran,” Tekin who was in Ankara to attend at the 10th annual […]

Pompeo announces Creation of Iran Action Group

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced the creation of the Iran Action Group. In a briefing Mr Pompeo said: The Iran Action Group will be responsible for directing, reviewing, and coordinating all aspects of the State Department’s Iran-related activity, and it will report directly to me. For nearly 40 years, the regime in […]

Tehran scores 4th Biggest Improvement in ‘Liveability’

By John Lee. Iranian capital Tehran has ranked as the city with the fourth biggest improvement in its ‘Liveability’, according to a report from the The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU). In the latest Global Liveability Index Vienna topped the list, with Syrian capital Damascus coming last. Published by The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU), the […]

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 […]

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Iran’s Labor Minister Loses Confidence Vote

Iranian lawmakers on Wednesday gave a vote of no confidence to Minister of Cooperative, Labor and Welfare Ali Rabiee, terminating the much-criticized minister’s term after five years in office. The labor minister was impeached for the second time in less than five months. He had survived a vote of no confidence on March 13. The […]

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, Russia Discuss Energy Cooperation

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zangeneh and Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak held a meeting in Moscow on Monday and discussed energy cooperation between the two countries and through OPEC, Russia’s Energy Ministry said. The two ministers also discussed the possibility of Russian oil companies taking part in projects in Iran, the ministry said in a […]

US Sanctions to assist China to buy more Iran Oil

The US government is expecting Iran’s oil clients to sharply cut imports from the country under the threat of sanctions but senior American officials believe China is likely to buy even more Iranian crude, the Wall Street Journal reported. China is Iran’s top crude oil buyer, which imported around 655,000 barrels a day on average […]

Iran Files Complaint against US at ICJ

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the country has lodged a complaint against the US government at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over new American sanctions against the Islamic Republic. In a message in his Twitter account, Zarif said Iran has on Monday filed a complaint at the ICJ “to hold US accountable […]