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EU Project for Nuclear Safety for Iran

The European Commission has signed the first ever project for nuclear safety co-operation with Iran, under the framework of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The € 2.5 million project aims to enhance the capabilities of the Iranian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (INRA).  It will do so by preparing a feasibility study for the Nuclear Safety Centre foreseen in the JCPOA. It will […]

Pratt & Whitney to supply Engines for Iran Plane Deal

By John Lee. US-based Pratt & Whitney, a subsidiary of United Technologies (UTC), is to supply engines for the passenger planes sold by ATR to Iran Air, according to report from Hartford Business. An ATR spokesman said the deal is for the 20 ATR 72-600s, a twin-propeller aircraft, and said Iran Air had an option to […]

Iran, ATR Sign Major Aircraft Deal

European aviation giant ATR said it has signed a deal with Iran’s national flag-carrier airline Iran Air to sell 20 aircraft to Tehran. ATR Spokesman David Vargas confirmed the deal for the sale of 20 ATR-600s, a twin-propeller aircraft, was signed on Thursday. “They will definitely help Iran Air to modernize and develop regional connectivity […]

EU Extends Sanctions on Iran over Human Rights Violations

On 11 April 2017, the European Union extended until 13 April 2018 its restrictive measures responding to serious human rights violations in Iran. These measures consist of: a travel ban and an asset freeze against 82 people and one entity a ban on exports to Iran of equipment which might be used for internal repression […]

Despite nuclear deal, EU firms still cautious on Iran

By Dr. David Ramin Jalilvand for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Since the signing and implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), European businesses have shown great interest in re-entering Iran. Trade between Iran and the EU has already notably picked […]

Plant Eyes Europe as Future Market for MEG Output

Morvarid Petrochemical Plant, a supplier of monoethylene glycol (MEG) in Iran, is planning to expand its export markets to Europe and India. The plant’s managing director, Gholamreza Jokar, said the previous calendar year which ended on March 20 was a favorable year for his company as it bolstered activities at its MEG unit and could […]

IAEA Has 5 Times Confirmed Iran’s Compliance with JCPOA

European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini (pictured) said that the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers cannot be “partially renegotiated”, noting that the IAEA has five times confirmed Iran’s compliance with its commitments under the agreement. “I fully share the need to fully implement, in all its parts, the JCPOA. Let me […]

Surge in Iran’s Oil Exports to Europe Post-JCPOA

Iran’s crude oil exports to Europe have increased since a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers came into effect early last year and terminated all nuclear-related sanctions against the country, reports said. Platts energy news service reported that Iran had sent a total of 63 major crude cargoes to France, Italy, Greece and Spain […]

Iran to rent 35 Oil Tankers to Europeans

By John Lee. Iran has signed deals with a dozen European companies to rent its 35 oil tankers to them. Sirous Kian-Ersi, managing director of the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) told Mehr that all of the 35 deals are voyage charter. Companies involved are said to include Spain’s Cepsa and Italy’s Eni, according to […]

UK Banks rebuff Govt push to Boost Iran Trade

By John Lee. According to a report from Reuters, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has rebuffed efforts by the British government, a major shareholder, to coax the lender into facilitating trade with Iran. Following the lifting of sanctions, and in anticipation of the UK leaving the European Union (EU), British officials have sought to […]