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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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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 […]

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 […]

Shooting Erupts in Iran’s Parliament

Unknown gunmen attacked the Iranian Parliament on Wednesday as security forces trying to restore security. Earlier reports said exchange of gunfire in a corridor of the parlaiment has injured a security guard in the parliament. Reports suggest that a number of gunmen (possibly three) are involved in the attack. Witnesses say shooting is still being […]

Chinese Envoy: Iran as ‘One of Safest’ Countries in Region

China’s ambassador to Iran Pang Sen praised the security situation in the Islamic Republic, describing it as one of the most secure countries in the insecure Middle East. “Iran is one of the safest countries in the region and that is an honor for me as the Chinese ambassador (to the country),” Pang Sen told […]

Iran Opens Airspace to Qatari Flights

An Iranian civil aviation official said Qatari aircraft bound for Europe or Africa can fly over Iran’s territory as of Tuesday, after four regional Arab states decided to suspend diplomatic ties with the Doha government and suspend air transport with Qatar. An official at Iran’s Airports Company said on Tuesday morning that Qatari airlines, including […]

JCPOA Could Hold without US: Kerry

Former US Secretary of State John Kerry said the Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), could hold even if Donald Trump repeals it. Kerry, however, warned that imposing new economic sanctions against Tehran could be dangerous. “It doesn’t make sense, folks, to risk a step that gets us nothing,” […]

UN confirms Iran’s Compliance with Nuclear Deal

By John Lee. A report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says that Iran is still sticking to the 2015 nuclear accord. UN atomic watchdog said Iran’s nuclear activities remain much reduced, making any push to make an atomic bomb much harder than before the agreement, according to AFP. The quarterly assessment added that […]

CIA Names New Iran Chief

By John Lee. The New York Times reports that experienced CIA official Michael D’Andrea is to run the agency’s Iran operations. The newspaper says this is the first major sign that the Trump administration is invoking the hard line that he took against Iran during his electoral campaign. D’Andrea, a convert to Islam, is said […]