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Zangeneh: Minimum Risk of New Sanctions

International companies should seize new opportunities for investment in Iran’s economic and energy sectors despite the talks about new sanctions in the wake of increasing political tensions between Tehran and Washington, a top oil official says. “If there are new restrictions, it will not affect the deals that are concluded after the easing of restrictions […]

Video: Ahmadinejad talks to Al Jazeera

In a move that shocked Iranians and many in the international community, Iran’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, registered to run in next month’s presidential election. He left office in August 2013, after two four-year terms marked by his anti-Western rhetoric. And his decision to run this year went against the advice of the country’s Supreme […]

Video: How does the President get Elected in Iran?

From PressTV. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Do you know how the president is elected in Iran? What are his prerogatives? And what qualifications are needed in order to be a presidential nominee? The following video gives you all the details:

How Iran’s Military Strategy against IS may Backfire

By Fazel Hawramy for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. “Today Iran stands at the forefront of the battle and confrontation with the project of the Islamic caliphate, in a way that it funds more than 90 … armed militia groups in Islamic cities,” the […]

Video: Iran’s 2017 Election

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani registered to run for a second presidential term, vowing to continue his work towards “more freedom and peace” and improving the economy. Iranians have mixed feelings about his first […]

New Iranian Ambassador calls for Strong Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq‘s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Ibrahim Al-Jaafari, has received a copy of the credentials of the new Iranian Ambassador to Baghdad, Iraj Masjedi. The new Ambassador described the two countries as “friends and brothers“, adding, “we should do our best to improve ties between the two countries.” “Iran wants an advanced, […]

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Trump Orders Review of Iran Nuclear Deal

By John Lee. US President Donald Trump has directed a National Security Council-led interagency review of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The US Department of State confirmed that, while Iran is compliant with its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Secretary Rex Tillerson has raised concerns about Iran’s role as […]

Ahmadinejad is running for President in Iran … Again

By Rohollah Faghihi, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad surprised everyone April 12 by registering to run in the May 19 presidential election, a move that could be interpreted as directly defying Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who […]

How US strikes could bring Tehran, Moscow closer

By Saeid Jafari for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran’s relationship with Russia has always been characterized by a mix of hope and dread. While one faction in Tehran wants to expand ties, another faction has been traditionally concerned […]

EU Extends Sanctions on Iran over Human Rights Violations

On 11 April 2017, the European Union extended until 13 April 2018 its restrictive measures responding to serious human rights violations in Iran. These measures consist of: a travel ban and an asset freeze against 82 people and one entity a ban on exports to Iran of equipment which might be used for internal repression […]