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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 […]

Video: Is Trump on Relentless Quest to Corner Iran?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Oil production, prices and politics require a delicate balance. Donald Trump is urging oil producing countries except Iran to boost output. He hopes that will keep prices low – and motorists happy with […]

Trump says No Sanctions Exemption for EU Firms

US President Donald Trump warned European companies that they would face secondary sanctions if they violated US restrictions on doing business with Tehran following Washington’s move to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. The US president said on Sunday that he would not exempt European companies from Iran-related sanctions, suggesting that EU demands for […]

Video: Anti-Govt Protesters Injured in Khuzestan

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iranian state media says a number of people have been wounded during two days of clashes between police and protesters across the southeastern region of Khuzestan. Eleven people were hurt after unknown gunmen […]

Will Iran’s Economy Collapse?

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. Turbulent developments in the past few months on the foreign exchange and gold markets in Iran and the government’s failure to manage runaway prices has compelled some economists to start using the term “bubble […]

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Second Day of Protests in Iran

From Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Rouhani under fire amid second day of protests in Iran As the unofficial exchange rate in Iran hit a record 90,000 rials to the dollar June 24, a second day of protests erupted in Iran. On […]

Most French Firms ‘Unable to Stay’ in Iran

Most French Firms ‘Unable to Stay’ in Iran due to US Sanctions: Minister French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said that after the US imposes new sanctions on Iran most French companies would be unable to continue business in Iran because of problems over payment, also saying that the US cannot be the “planet’s economic […]

Protecting EU companies in Iran

Following up on the informal Leaders’ Meeting in Sofia, as well as the Commission’s announcements of 18 May, the European Commission has adopted an update of the Blocking Statute and of the European Investment Bank (EIB)‘s External Lending Mandate. These measures are meant to help protecting the interests of EU companies investing in Iran and to demonstrate the EU’s […]

Meet Iran’s Likely Next Hardliner-in-Chief

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. It sounds like the days of Ayatollah Mohammad-Taghi Mesbah Yazdi leading Iran’s hard-liners are coming to a close. At 83, he appears ready to step aside for a new ayatollah. It has recently been reported by local news […]

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Truckers display new face of Popular Protest in Iran

From Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. On the first day of what quickly became Iran’s largest trucker strike in recent years, a driver told his audience on film, “Today, May 22, on the ring road of Kavar, we are making sure that […]

Iran to Boost Uranium Enrichment Capacity

Iran to Boost Uranium Enrichment Capacity Following Leader’s Order: AEOI Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said the organization is starting a process to boost the country’s capacity to enrich uranium following an order by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei. Kamalvandi told ISNA news agency on […]

Peugeot-Citroën to Pull Out of Iran

French car maker PSA Group has said it will pull out of two joint in Iran following Washington’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. In a statement, the maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars said: “After signature of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on July 14th, 2015 and the lifting of international sanctions […]

S Korea’s Daelim Cancels $2bn Deal with Iran

South Korea’s Daelim Industrial said on Friday that a contract worth 2.23 trillion Korean won ($2.08 billion) for a refinery project in Iran was canceled. The order was canceled as the Isfahan Refinery Upgrading Project failed to procure financing because of economic sanctions imposed on Iran, Daelim said in a regulatory filing, Reuters reported. The […]

German Credit Unions Stand by Iran

Six credit unions in southern Germany are still processing payments to Iran despite Washington’s withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers and its impending new sanctions on Iran, a report said. While Germany’s big banks are avoiding Iran-related deals for fear of US reprisals, six credit unions, or Volksbanken, from southern […]

Video: Nuclear Deal ‘in intensive care’

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Signatories of the Iran nuclear deal meet in Vienna in a bid to save the agreement, as Iran warns the deal has been put “in intensive care” by Washington’s dramatic withdrawal earlier this month. […]