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US Disrupts IRGC Front Company Network

United States Disrupts Large Scale Front Company Network Transferring Hundreds of Millions of Dollars and Euros to the IRGC and Iran’s Ministry of Defense Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action against 25 individuals and entities, including a network of Iran, UAE, and Turkey-based front companies, that have transferred over a billion dollars and euros to the Islamic […]

New Sanctions on Entities linked to Iran Nuclear Weapons Effort

U.S. Government Sanctions Organizations and Individuals in Connection with an Iranian Defense Entity Linked to Iran’s Previous Nuclear Weapons Effort The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), together with the U.S. Department of State, designated 14 individuals and 17 entities today in connection with Iran’s Organization of Defensive Innovation and […]

PEDEC Outlines Priorities

The CEO of Petroleum Engineering and Development Company (PEDEC) outlined the company’s priorities in the new Iranian calendar year which starts on March 21. According to PEDEC, Touraj Dehghani said accelerating the development of joint oil fields was top on PEDEC’s agenda in the new Iranian year. He said: “This year, given the special conditions […]

South Pars Gas Output to Hit 750 mcm by Late 2019

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said the country’s gas production capacity from the supergiant South Pars gas field would cross 750 million cubic meters per day by late 2019. Addressing a ceremony to officially launch phases 13 and 22-24 of the major joint gas field, that was held in the presence of the Iranian […]

Iran Launches New Phases of South Pars Gas Field

Iran’s president inaugurated four new phases of the large South Pars gas field in the southern province of Bushehr on Sunday. Accompanied by the minister of oil and other top officials, President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated the phases 13, 22, 23 and 24 of the South Pars gas field. Each of the new phases has a […]

Iran sitting on 200 Undeveloped Oil/Gas Reservoirs

There are currently over 200 undeveloped oil and gas reservoirs in Iran, an official has said. According to the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), Director of NIOC’s Integrated Planning Karim Zobeidi said that a total of 42.4% of Iran’s oil reservoirs and 10% of the gas reservoirs have been depleted so far. Speaking on Monday […]

Iran’s Non-Oil Exports Hit $40bn in 11 Mths

The head of Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) announced that the country’s non-oil exports over the first 11 months of the current Iranian year (March 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019) have reached 40 billion dollars. Speaking to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) on Thursday night, Mohammad Reza Moudoudi said the non-oil exports […]

Tehran’s Quality of Living Ranking …

By John Lee. Tehran has been ranked in 199th place in the Mercer 2019 Quality of Living Survey. This puts it just ahead of Karachi in Pakistan and Caracas in Venezuela, and just behind Luanda in Angola and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Vienna again retains the top spot; Zurich and Vancouver follow in second […]

Turkish-Iranian Trade Disappoints Big Time

By Mehmet Cetingulec for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Turkey and Iran have maintained cooperation in regional affairs in recent years, including most notably joint efforts for a settlement in Syria but also solidarity against US and Israeli policies in […]

CEO of IOTC Appointed

Masoud Karbasian, the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) CEO, has appointed Abbas Asadrouz as the new CEO of the Iranian Oil Terminals Company (IOTC). The official issued separate decrees appointed Asadrouz as the vice-chairman of the company’s board of directors as well. Karbasian also issued a decree based on which he appointed Soltan Kamali as […]

Renault to Return to Iran: Deputy Minister

An Iranian deputy minister said French carmaker Renault SA will return to Iran after it halted cooperation with Iranian companies under the US sanctions. In comments on Thursday, Deputy Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade Farshad Moqimi said Renault has made an investment of $1 billion in Iran. “Following the negotiations and consultations that have […]

Mechanism Commensurate with INSTEX “to be Established Soon”

Iran’s Mechanism Commensurate with INSTEX to Be Established Soon: CBI Chief Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Abdonnaser Hemmati said a mechanism commensurate with the European Union’s mechanism for trade with Iran, known as the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX), will be established in the country soon. “In the talks that […]

New Career Opportunities in Iran

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new jobs in Iran: Staff Assistant, ESCAP – Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Programme Officer, ESCAP – Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Administrative Assistant, ESCAP – Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific International Consultancy Services as a […]

Iran, Iraq “to Meet $20bn Trade Target in 2 Yrs”

Iran’s Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Reza Rahmani said Tehran and Baghdad have agreed to reach the target of raising the value of annual trade exchange to $20 billion within the next two years. Speaking at a TV program on Wednesday, Rahmani stressed the need to exploit the potential of Iran and Iraq for […]

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Iran, Iraq Ink 5 Agreements

Iran and Iraq signed five deals to promote cooperation in various fields on the first day of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s trip to Baghdad. In a meeting co-chaired by Rouhani and Prime Minister of Iraq Adil Abdul-Mahdi in Baghdad on Monday evening, top officials from the two countries signed five memoranda of understanding. The documents […]

Iran-Iraq Banking Problems “Settled”

The Secretary of Iran-Iraq Chamber of Commerce said the obstacles to banking interaction between the two neighbors have been settled and the bilateral trade exchange is fairly normal. In comments at a televised program on Sunday night, Hamid Hosseini said the problems with banking relations between Iran and Iraq have been resolved and the process […]

33-yrs Prison, 148 lashes, for Women’s Rights Defender

Iran: Shocking 33-year prison term and 148 lashes for women’s rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh The sentencing of prominent Iranian human rights lawyer and women’s rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh to 33 years in prison and 148 lashes in a new case against her is an outrageous injustice, said Amnesty International. The sentence, reported on her husband […]

UK affords Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe Diplomatic Protection

The Foreign Secretary has today (7 March) decided that the UK will exercise diplomatic protection in the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe as part of the Government’s continuing efforts to secure her release. Affording diplomatic protection in Nazanin’s case represents formal recognition by the British Government that her treatment fails to meet Iran’s obligations under International […]

Iraq Rebuffs US on Cutting Off Energy Purchases from Iran

The US is pressuring Iraq to stop buying energy from its neighbor Iran, in what has become a major point of conflict between Washington and Baghdad. Iraqi leaders are pushing back on the demand, which is rooted in US President Donald Trump’s sanctions against Iran, according to a report by the New York Times on […]

Iran, Turkey Complementary in Many Areas: Minister

Turkish Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Mehmet Cahit Turhan highlighted the importance of his country’s relations with Iran and said the two nations can complement each other in various political, cultural and economic areas. Speaking at a ceremony in Ankara on Monday to mark the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution’s victory, Turhan hailed the […]