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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 […]

Beyond Glass Ceiling, Iranian Women Face Iron Fence

By Farahmand Alipour for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Beyond glass ceiling, Iranian women face iron fence Iranian authorities have moved to introduce gender quotas that shut out women in its exams for those seeking government and public sector jobs. Coupled with reports […]

Video: What is the Future of US-Iran Relations?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. After decades of being demonised by the US, Iran may be emerging from international isolation thanks to the nuclear deal. Is the thaw a sign of a new rapprochement between two foes? Or […]

Russia, Iran to Sign S-300 Contract Soon

By John Lee. Russia and Iran will sign an agreement for the delivery of advanced Russian-built S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems “soon,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov reportedly said on Wednesday at the Russian Arms Expo 2015. He added that all political questions involved in the Iran S-300 deal have been solved, a possible reference […]

4 More US Senators Back Iran Deal

By John Lee. Four US Democratic senators announced on Tuesday that they would back President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. This would give Obama enough votes to ensure that he would not be forced to veto a Republican resolution disapproving the accord. The four senators are Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Maria Cantwell of Washington, Gary […]

Obama Secures Iran Nuclear Deal

By John Lee. US Democratic Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland has announced her support for the Iran nuclear deal, giving President Barack Obama the 34 Senate votes he needs to prevent Republicans from defeating the agreement. The number allows the President to veto a Republican resolution to disapprove of the deal, known as the Joint […]

UK Re-Opens Embassy in Iran

By John Lee. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has been in Iran this weekend to meet with President Hassan Rouhani, and to re-open the British embassy in Tehran. Mr Hammond told the BBC: “In all of the meetings we’ve been to we’ve heard a consistent message that Iran wants to do business with Britain, that […]

Video: Iran Unveils New Missile

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani unveiled the country’s latest domestically produced ballistic missile on Saturday, the Fateh 313, saying such weapons are necessary for defence in the Middle East: