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Will this Woman become Iran’s First Female President?

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. Iran may see its first female presidential candidate in the May 19 elections. After a period of silence, Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi, the Islamic Republic’s first and only female minister, has in recent days and […]

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe requires Urgent Hospital Treatment

British-Iranian mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been detained by Iranian authorities since April, has finally seen a specialist for her back and neck; the neurologist has warned that without urgent treatment she could run the risk of permanent impairment. Her husband Richard, who spoke to her for the first time in a month on Saturday, […]

How Trump is already shifting Domestic Politics in Iran

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. Following a period of silence on Iran, US President Donald Trump has in past weeks once again addressed the topic in tweets and statements. He has issued stern warnings to Tehran about its behavior […]

Iran’s Roads Minister Wins Vote of Confidence

Iranian lawmakers on Sunday gave a vote of confidence to Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi, who had been impeached for a tragic train crash that killed dozens of people in November 2016. Akhoundi took the podium at the parliament on Sunday to respond to the questions of the MPs attending the impeachment […]

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Will Trump turn Rouhani into Hawk?

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. Being Iran’s president while Tehran is “officially on notice” by Washington is not an easy task for a moderate such as Hassan Rouhani. From now on, whether he likes it or not, the harsh […]

Could Flynn have been good for Iran-US Relations?

By Arash Karami, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The Donald Trump administration has no shortage of virulent anti-Iran hawks bent on taking a more confrontational approach toward Tehran. Few in the administration were more outspoken about their anti-Iran views than former national […]

Iran chooses Quds Force stalwart as Ambassador to Iraq

By Omar al-Jaffal for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran has reportedly appointed Brig. Gen. Iraj Masjedi as its new ambassador to Baghdad, replacing Hassan Dana’i Fer, according to Iranian media reports on Jan. 15. Masjedi is a prominent leader of the Islamic Revolutionary […]

Do MPs want to send Working Women back Home?

By Alireza Ramezani for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. On Jan. 15, Iranian lawmakers approved a new law that would oblige state-run and public organizations to accept early retirement requests of female employees who have worked at least 20 years, without pushing any age […]

Video: What’s behind Trump’s tough talk on Iran?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. As Iran celebrates the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution, its supreme leader has urged people to come out in great numbers in defiance of the US. Tens of thousands of Iranians have […]

Could Iran’s next President be former TV Boss?

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. With the Iranian presidential elections in May, rivals of incumbent Hassan Rouhani continue to assess possible candidates. In recent weeks and months, one new name has repeatedly surfaced in the Iranian media: Ezzatollah Zarghami […]