US, Iran “Face Off” in Former Extremist-Held Iraqi Town

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. Locals in Al Qaim, Anbar, worry that the current stable security situation can’t last. It’s being upheld by US troops and Iran-allied militias, whose antipathy toward one another is […]

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 […]

Iraq’s Pro-Iran Factions shrug off US Sanctions Push

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Two pro-Iranian militias active in Iraq and Syria declared that possible US sanctions targeting them would be ineffective and claimed that such sanctions would actually strengthen their presence and expansion in […]

Iran Protests to Turkmenistan over Truck Transit Fees

Iran’s Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abdolhashem Hassannia voiced the country’s protest over a recent move by neighboring Turkmenistan to increase transit fees for Iranian trucks traveling to the Central Asian country by 50 percent. Speaking at a meeting with Turkmenistan’s ambassador to Tehran, Ahmed Gurbanov, Hassannia warned that following the unilateral move […]

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 […]

Qatar Blockade – Surge in Food Imports from Iran

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran was one of the countries which quickly stepped in to ensure Qatari supermarket shelves remained well stocked. Iranian exporters say helping Qatar is not just about making money. But deepening ties could […]

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 […]

Iran Starts Oil Swap with Iraq’s Kirkuk

Iran started swapping oil with Iraq‘s Kirkuk on Sunday, after the two neighbours sorted out the logistic issues that were preventing the swap’s startup. According to the CIF-based swap deal, Iran receives 30,000 to 60,000 bpd of oil from the Kirkuk oil fields in northern Iraq to an Iranian refinery across the border via tanker […]

New Career Opportunities in Iran

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new jobs in Iran: Grants Manager, Relief International Communication Officer, UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund (Source: UN) (Picture: Success, growth, career, development signpost from 3D_Creation/Shutterstock)

Pakistan to Launch Ferry Service to Iran

Pakistan is planning to launch ferry services from its Karachi port to Iran, the United Arab Emirates and Oman with an aim to enhance connectivity and provide more services to the people. According to the South Asian country’s Federal Minister for shipping Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo, the draft Ferry Service Policy would be present at […]

How US Sanctions will impact Iranian Startups

By Alireza Ramezani for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. On May 8, US President Donald Trump finally carried out his threat to pull out of the nuclear deal with Iran. Agreed on by Iran and six world powers back in 2015, the Joint Comprehensive […]

Petchem Development can Ensure GDP Growth: MP

A member of the Iranian parliament said the petrochemical industry can lead to the growth of GDP given its massive applications. Speaking to Shana, Mohammad Mahdi Mofatteh, spokesperson of the parliament’s energy committee, said fresh and timely investments are required for maximizing the effectiveness of the sector in the country’s economy. He said the petrochemical […]

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 […]

Swiss Bank starts Wind-Down of Iran Business

By John Lee. Swiss-based Banque de Commerce et de Placements (BCP) has reportedly stopped all new transactions with Iran, following the US pullout from the nuclear deal. Reuters reports that the bank has started a ‘wind down period‘ within the framework of OFAC announcement. (Source: Jerusalem Post)

BP Delays Work on Gas Field over New US Sanctions

BP has announced it is deferring new work on a gas field it co-owns with a subsidiary of Iran’s government-owned oil company because of impending US sanctions on Tehran after Washington pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal. The oil and gas company said its ongoing work at the Rhum gas field northeast of the […]

6000 IKCO Cars to Be Dispatched to Iraq

Iraq‘s car market is one of IKCO‘s best export targets and the company is planning on shipping 6000 sets of cars as Samand, Soren, Peugeot Pars and Dena to this market. Hassan Golchubian, IKCO’s Exports Director for Middle East and Africa asserted, “Considering the export markets’ demand for cars with automatic gearboxes, IKCO has set […]

NISOC Plans Tenders for 11 Investment Packages

The CEO of the National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC) said the company had received the permits for holding listening rounds for 11 investment packages aimed at developing 28 oil reserves in southern Iran. Speaking on Monday, Bijan Alipour said his company, which contributed to over 80% of Iran’s crude oil output, had defined 29 […]

Austria’s OMV Not Halting Energy Projects in Iran

Austrian oil and gas group OMV said it had not halted its planned Iranian energy projects despite the US withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. The group was monitoring political developments in the United States and the European Union very closely, said upstream chief Johann Pleininger at the annual shareholders’ […]

Iran Gas Exports “Unsanctionable”: Official

The CEO of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) said export and consumption of natural gas would benefit humanity, adding Iran’s gas export deals were still effective and “no one has the right to impose sanctions on them.” “Export of gas does not necessarily concern national interests, rather, human interests are hinged upon export and […]