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NSC Opens Office to Oversee Iran Deal Implementation

By Laura Rozen, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The US National Security Council is joining the State Department in establishing a new office to oversee implementation of the Iran nuclear deal, to be headed by NSC Director for Nonproliferation Paul Irwin, a […]

Video: Iran Nuclear Deal Enters New Phase

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers reached in July has come into effect. Tehran will begin what’s being called the biggest nuclear dismantlement in history. Its compliance with the deal will […]

UN Concerned by Rising Number of Executions in Iran

Expressing his “deep sadness” at the recent execution by Iran of two juvenile offenders, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today noted with concern the alarming increase in executions in the country over the last decade. “Over 700 executions are reported to have taken place so far this year, including at least 40 public, marking the […]

Petroleum Minister Underlines Anti-Corruption Drive

The Minister of Petroleum, Bijan Zangeneh, has called for the fight against financial corruption across the country urging the ministry’s staff to be careful to provide an honest service. “Due to large amounts of monetary transactions in the oil industry, there is the possibility of corruption. The money in the oil belongs to the public […]

Does Iran even want Russia in Syria?

By Abbas Qaidaari, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The already complex situations in Iraq and Syria have become more complicated following the announcement that an intelligence sharing command base has been formed by Iran, Russia, Syria and Iraq. The base, which is slated […]

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Canadians Accused of Exporting Rail Equipment to Iran

By John Lee. Two Canadians accused of illegally selling railway equipment to Iran appeared in court in Montreal on Wednesday. Michael Allen (67) and Hugo Dreckmann (75) were ordered to return to court on 19th February, 2016. The two, directors of Romic Marc Rail, are accused of illegally exporting nearly $10 million worth of American-made railway equipment to Iran, […]

Video: Iran Reveals Underground Missile Bunkers

From PressTV. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. This is the first time Iranian media are allowed there. Military officials say the tunnels are dug some 500 meters into high mountains. The Commander of Aerospace Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps […]

Video: Iran ‘deploys troops’ to help Syria

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Thousands of Iranian troops are reported to have arrived in Syria to help the government carry out a ground offensive in northern Syria:

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Video: Washington Post’s Jason Rezaian Convicted

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Judicial spokesman says the Iranian-American journalist accused of spying, can appeal undisclosed verdict. The Washington Post’s Tehran bureau chief has been held for more than 400 days, on accusations of spying. Al Jazeera’s […]

Video: Iran Successfully Test-Fires New Missile

From Iran’s PressTV. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iranian armed forces have successfully test-fired a new domestically built ballistic missile. The projectile dubbed “Emad” is a new generation surface-to-surface missile manufactured by Iran’s Defense Ministry. Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan says Emad […]

Iran ‘Key Player’ in Global War on Drugs

By Amir-Pasha Tabrizian, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Shortly after the announcement of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in July, thousands of Iranians took to the streets to celebrate the historic nuclear deal. “[Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad] Zarif, thank you,” […]

IGRC-Linked Companies may Partner with IOCs

The man responsible for Iran’s new oil contracts has said that domestic companies linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) may be approved to partner international oil companies (IOCs) in joint ventures. Seyed Mehdi Hosseini, head of the Oil Contracts Restructuring Committee, said: “The point of these Revolutionary Guards is that they are engineering companies, […]

Supreme Leader bans Negotiations with US

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has banned any further negotiations between Iran and the United States, putting the brakes on moderates hoping to end Iran’s isolation after reaching a nuclear deal with world powers in July. According to a report from Reuters, his statements directly contradict those of moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who […]

Major Diplomatic Spat between Iran and Bahrain

Bahrain has recalled its ambassador from Iran on Thursday, and ordered Tehran’s envoy to leave within 72 hours. In a strongly-worded statement, the Bahraini Foreign Ministry said the decision was made “in view of [Iran’s] evil attempts and practices through which it aims to fuel sectarian sedition and impose its hegemony on the entire region”. […]

What Rouhani’s done to Fight Corruption

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. There has been a lot of talk in Iran about fighting administrative and financial corruption over the past decade. Yet, corruption has not diminished. Rather, the phenomenon has continued to plague the Iranian economy. […]

UK FM Hopes to Lead Trade Delegation to Iran

Britain’s Finance Minister George Osborne will lead a trade delegation to Iran next year if the Islamic Republic honours a nuclear deal with world powers, the Financial Times reported. “Assuming that Iran honors the nuclear deal, and it’s properly verified, I think there will be growing potential to do business with Iran,” the FT quoted […]

Iran, Iraq Foreign Ministers Meet

On the sideline of the UN General Assembly meetings, Iraqi foreign affairs minister Dr. Al-Jaafari met his Iranian counterpart, Mr. Mohammed Javad Zarif. During the meeting, they discussed the bilateral relations and horizons to promote them in the interest of the two neighbouring countries; in addition to, discussing the political and security situations in the […]

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Iran to Spend $21bn on Russian Equipment

Iran has reportedly signed contracts worth $21 billion to buy satellite equipment and aircraft from Russia. According to a report from Reuters, Manouchehr Manteghi, the managing director of Iran Aviation Industries Organization, said in an interview with Russian agency Sputnik that the contracts had been signed at the MAKS-2015 air show in Russia last month. […]

Iran-Iraq Joint Summit on Border Patrols

By John Lee. According to a report from Mehr News Agency, the fifth joint summit on border patrolling of Iran’s west provinces and Iraqi border cities has begun in Mehran, Iran, with the presence of the Commander of the Iranian Border Guard Units General, Ghasem Rezaei [Qasem Rezaee] (pictured). The summit will review the security […]

Video: Anti-Daesh Coordination with Iraq

From Iran’s PressTV. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s spokesman says Baghdad will step up coordination with Russia, Iran and Syria in the field of military intelligence to share and analyze information. Sa’ad al-Hadithi says the coordination committee […]