Tag Archives | Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC)

Could Flynn have been good for Iran-US Relations?

By Arash Karami, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The Donald Trump administration has no shortage of virulent anti-Iran hawks bent on taking a more confrontational approach toward Tehran. Few in the administration were more outspoken about their anti-Iran views than former national […]

Resumption of Iranian Oil Exports off to slow start

By Dr. David Ramin, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. In mid-January, an Iranian oil tanker leased to a Spanish oil company reached Europe. It called at the Port of Algeciras in Spain two days after the one-year anniversary of the implementation of […]

Iran chooses Quds Force stalwart as Ambassador to Iraq

By Omar al-Jaffal for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran has reportedly appointed Brig. Gen. Iraj Masjedi as its new ambassador to Baghdad, replacing Hassan Dana’i Fer, according to Iranian media reports on Jan. 15. Masjedi is a prominent leader of the Islamic Revolutionary […]

Could Iran’s next President be former TV Boss?

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. With the Iranian presidential elections in May, rivals of incumbent Hassan Rouhani continue to assess possible candidates. In recent weeks and months, one new name has repeatedly surfaced in the Iranian media: Ezzatollah Zarghami […]

US puts Sanctions on Iran after Missile Test

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned multiple entities and individuals involved in procuring technology and/or materials to support Iran’s ballistic missile program, as well as for acting for or on behalf of, or providing support to, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF). This action reflects the […]

Iran brushes off being ‘Put on Notice’

Iran has been restrained in its response to the US warning that it is “officially on notice” over its regional policies and ballistic missile tests, with one high-ranking official describing them on Feb. 2 as “hollow threats.” The harsh reactions out of Washington were prompted by an Iranian missile test conducted Jan. 29. At the […]

US Senators introduce Iran Non-Nuclear Sanctions Act

U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (pictured) (R-FL), Todd Young (R-IN) and John Cornyn (R-TX) have reintroduced the Iran Non-nuclear Sanctions Act, legislation that would impose harsh financial and economic sanctions countering Iran’s non-nuclear provocations, including its ballistic missile violations, human rights abuses and support for international terrorism. “After years of unilateral concessions and flexibility by the […]

Iran reaping Economic Rewards in Syria?

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) have signed major economic contracts with Syria, reaping what appear to be lucrative rewards for helping President Bashar al-Assad regain control of parts of his country. Five memorandums of understanding were reportedly signed during a visit by Syrian Prime Minister Emad Khamis […]

Oil Chopper crashes in Caspian Sea – 5 Dead

A helicopter that crashed in the Caspian Sea early Sunday was a Mil Mi-17 chopper in possession of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force, and four of the five victims were servicemen, IRGC spokesman announced. According to Head of the IRGC Public Relations Department General Ramezan Sharif, the IRGC helicopter was at disposal […]

Saudi Arabia losing ground to Iran

By Bruce Riedel, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Saudi Arabia is losing influence throughout the Fertile Crescent to its rival Iran. While Riyadh’s position versus Tehran has been in decline for some time, the trend is accelerating. Saudi setbacks are partly due to […]