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Zangeneh: Minimum Risk of New Sanctions

International companies should seize new opportunities for investment in Iran’s economic and energy sectors despite the talks about new sanctions in the wake of increasing political tensions between Tehran and Washington, a top oil official says. “If there are new restrictions, it will not affect the deals that are concluded after the easing of restrictions […]

Taiwan Shipping Line Yang Ming Halts Services to Iran

Taiwan’s Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp is halting its container service to Iran due to fears of being punished by the US government. An executive with Keelung-headquartered Yang Ming said the firm had “ceased direct services to Iran on concerns of rising tensions there”. “We took into consideration the recent sanctions against Iran as well […]

Trump Orders Review of Iran Nuclear Deal

By John Lee. US President Donald Trump has directed a National Security Council-led interagency review of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The US Department of State confirmed that, while Iran is compliant with its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Secretary Rex Tillerson has raised concerns about Iran’s role as […]

How US strikes could bring Tehran, Moscow closer

By Saeid Jafari for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran’s relationship with Russia has always been characterized by a mix of hope and dread. While one faction in Tehran wants to expand ties, another faction has been traditionally concerned […]

Washington sees Iraq as front for Iran Pushback

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. After the chemical attack in Khan Shaykhun on April 4, followed by the US airstrike on a Syrian air base April 7, tension between Iraq and the United States […]

US charges Turkish Banker in Iran Sanctions Probe

By John Lee. Reuters reports that US prosecutors have charged an executive at the Turkish state-owned Halkbank in relation to alleged violations of US sanctions against Iran. Mehmet Hakan Atilla (47) is accused of conspiring with Turkish gold trader Reza Zarrab to use front companies and fake invoices to move hundreds of millions of dollars of […]

US Issues New Travel Ban

By John Lee. United States President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order banning people from six mainly Muslim countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Unlike the order signed in January, which was blocked by the courts, this new order removes Iraq from the list, but imposes additional vetting for Iraqis. Importantly, […]

US Unlikely to take on Iranian Forces in Iraq

By Hamdi Malik for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Despite tough talk, US unlikely to take on Iranian forces in Iraq US President Donald Trump and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi have spoken over the phone about the […]

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 […]