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Iran Nuclear Deal: Reaction from World Leaders

By John Lee. Following the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, world leaders have been giving their opinions. Former US President Barack Obama said: “Walking away from the JCPOA turns our back on America’s closest allies, and an agreement that our country’s leading diplomats, scientists, and intelligence professionals negotiated. “At a time when we […]

Why Protests won’t Change Iran’s Foreign Policy

By Hamidreza Azizi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. While the recent unrest in Iran has eased, discussion on its various aspects — including its causes and implications — is still heated and ongoing among domestic as well as foreign analysts and observers. One important part of […]

Israeli Tech puts Iranian Startups in Bind

By Bijan Khajehpour, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Israeli tech puts Iranian ride-hailing startups in bind Iran’s recent decision to once again block Waze, a mobile navigation app developed in Israel, has created a great deal of controversy in the country. The […]

Iran to Block Israeli App?

By John Lee. Iran is reportedly prepared to block the traffic and navigation app Waze because it was created in Israel. According to Mobile World Live, the app was briefly blocked in the country in March, because it “raised concerns”, but the ban was soon revoked. Now the secretary of the ‎Committee for Determining Criminal […]

Iran’s Economy a ‘Masterpiece of Structural Ambiguity’

By Ali Dadpay for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The economy dominated Iran’s recent presidential election. Hassan Rouhani, the incumbent, argued that integration into the global economy is the only path to prosperity and job creation, while his rivals accused his administration of […]

Iran Imposes Sanctions on 15 US Companies

Iran has imposed sanctions on 15 American companies for what it describes as “propping up the Zionist regime, terrorists and suppressing civilians in the region.” The Iranian Foreign Ministry said the move comes in response to Washington’s imposition of new sanctions against Tehran. The sanctioned US corporations, and the reasons given for their inclusion, are: Beni […]

Iran’s Mega Deal with Airbus inches closer to Finalization

By Changiz M. Varzi, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. After the United States issued a second license to Airbus to sell 106 planes to Iran on Nov. 21, the French aircraft manufacturer once again made headlines in Iranian media on Nov. 23. […]

Iranian FM’s Meeting with German Vice-Chancellor Cancelled

After a controversy about comments on Iran by Germany’s vice-chancellor and minister of economy, who is now in Tehran, his planned meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was cancelled on Tuesday. Sigmar Gabriel had been also scheduled to hold talks with Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani earlier in the day, but that meeting […]

Malware in Petrochemical Plants “Not Linked to Recent Fires”

By John Lee. Iran has detected and removed malicious software from two of its petrochemical complexes, according to a report from Reuters. Gholamreza Jalali, head of Iran’s civilian defense, told IRNA that the malware was inactive and had not played a role in recent fires at petrochemical plants. It has been reported that the National […]

Israel Ordered to pay Iran $1.1bn

Israel has reporedly been ordered to pay Iran around $1.1 billion plus interest in a dispute that pre-dates the 1979 Islamic revolution. Switzerland’s highest court made the ruling in a case regarding the Eilat-Ashkelon Pipeline Co (EAPC), a joint venture set up in 1968, when the two nations were on friendly terms, to transport Iranian […]

Long road ahead for Iran’s bid to join WTO

By Maysam Bizær, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. “Now that years of intensive negotiations have finally cleared all the misunderstandings around Iran’s nuclear activities, we are taking the next step toward integrating more deeply into the global economy. … Finalizing WTO membership […]

Israeli NGO may sue Boeing over Iran Deal

Jerusalem Post reports that Shurat Hadin (Israel Law Center) has told Boeing that it will place liens on any of its airplanes slated for Iran if it goes through with an announced sale. The NGO represents hundreds of families of victims of Iranian-sponsored terrorism who hold billions of dollars in unsatisfied US court judgments, and […]

Iran-Boeing deal would Reverse Decision to sell to Saudis

By Barbara Slavin, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Boeing deal would reverse 1993 decision to sell to Saudis, not Iran A multibillion-dollar deal by Boeing to sell civilian airliners to Iran would be a major financial, diplomatic and psychological breakthrough between the United […]

Iran-EU Disagreements Still in Place: Mogherini

European Union (EU) Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini said differences and disagreements still remain between Tehran and the EU despite a lasting nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers. “The deal does not imply that all our disagreements with Iran have disappeared overnight. Or that they will disappear anytime soon,” Mogherini said, addressing a […]

Video: Iran Nuclear Deal Enters New Phase

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers reached in July has come into effect. Tehran will begin what’s being called the biggest nuclear dismantlement in history. Its compliance with the deal will […]