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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 […]

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 […]

Minister Urges Development of Nuclear Marine Propulsion

Minister Urges Development of Nuclear Marine Propulsion Systems in Iran Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan called for plans to boost the country’s naval industry by taking advantage of nuclear technology. “We should begin to use nuclear energy in manufacturing naval propulsion systems, and should also pay attention to reducing environmental problems in this […]

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 […]

Total says Iran Investment Depends on Renewal of US Waivers

By John Lee. French oil major Total plans to make a final investment decision on its $2-billion Iranian gas project by the summer, according to reports from Reuters and PressTV. But Chief Executive Patrick Pouyanne (pictured) told journalists that the decision hinges on the renewal of U.S. sanctions waivers, which are due to be renewed […]

Japan Donates $6.9m to Iranian Projects

The Government of Japan has allocated $6.9 million to five projects in Iran. The assistance, aimed at building a “tolerant and stable society” in the region, will go to the following projects over the next five years: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): $1 million towards the restoration of Lake Urmia “via local community participation in […]

Iran, Luxembourg to Remove Visa Hurdles for Travelers

A senior official with the Iran-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Iralux) said Tehran and Luxembourg City plan to take measures to facilitate the issuance of visas for the two countries’ travelers. Iralux is seeking to pave the way for travelers from the two countries to easily obtain travel visas in Luxembourg and Iran, Mahmoud […]