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Iranian Universities enter Iraq

By Zep Kalb for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. In the aftermath of the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, the country’s educational system all but collapsed. Illiteracy rates have exploded. Universities have turned into sectarian battlegrounds. Systemic violence — including beatings, rape and […]

Iranian University to Open Branches in Iraq, Lebanon

Iran’s Islamic Azad University (IAU) seeks to boost cooperation with the neighboring countries and allies, a senior official at the 35-year-old organization said, unveiling plans for opening new branches in Iraq and Lebanon. Head of the Founding Council and Board of Trustees of the Islamic Azad University Ali Akbar Velayati said on Tuesday that his […]

Iran Eyes Becoming Regional Hub of Nuclear Medicine

A target at the top of the agenda of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) is to turn the country into the region’s hub for production of nuclear medicine, Iran’s top nuclear official announced. Addressing a ceremony to mark the National Nuclear Technology Day in Tehran on Sunday, Head of AEOI Ali Akbar Salehi […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lebanon Keen to Buy Iranian Oil, Gas

Iranian Deputy Oil Minister for International Affairs Amir Hossein Zamaninia said Lebanon has expressed willingness to import oil and gas from Iran. Beirut seeks to import oil and gas from Iran following the removal of anti-Tehran sanctions, Zamaninia said on Tuesday after a meeting with Lebanese Minister of Industry Hussein al-Haj Hassan in Tehran. He […]

US “to Be Held Accountable for Iran’s Frozen Assets”

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday shrugged off a recent US court ruling to seize Iran’s frozen assets, stressing that Tehran will hold Washington accountable if it refuses to unfreeze the money. The US Supreme Court upheld the Congress and president’s actions to hold Iran financially responsible for the 1983 bombing that killed […]

Is Iran becoming a Major Regional Arms Producer?

By Abbas Qaidaari, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The Iraqi capital, Baghdad, has been host to a special military and defense industry exhibition since March 5. Among the various countries displaying their goods, China has been particularly active. However, the perhaps most noteworthy […]

Over 200 Foreign Investors Active in Iran Capital Market

The number of foreign shareholders in the capital market of Iran is now more than 200, the Managing Director of the Central Securities Depository of Iran (CSDI) has said. Last month 9 natural shareholders from Romania, Russia, South Africa, Italy, Britain (2 people), Kuwait, Pakistan, and Afghanistan received their codes to be active in the […]

Deputy FM meets with Lebanese Trade Minister

Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs, Amir Abdollahian, has met with Lebanese Minister of Economy and Trade Alain Hakim. Alain Hakim, who is in Tehran to attend the 7th joint economic commission between Iran and Lebanon, felicitated striking nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers as well as the removal of all sanctions. He […]

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Int’l Banks Exploring Prospects in Iran

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Dubai’s largest lender, Emirates NBD (ENDB), is just one of the many banks that are already meeting prospective clients and taking legal advice about entering Iran. According to the report, non-U.S. banks may trade with Iran without fear of punishment in the United States, but U.S. banks may not, […]

Iranian Olive Branch Offers Diplomatic Paradigm Shift

By Hassan Ahmadian, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. It has been five years since the Arab Spring began roiling the Middle East and North Africa. During this time, conflict pitting Saudi Arabia and Qatar against Iran and its regional allies in Syria, […]

Iran gives 30-day visas at airports

By John Lee. Iran is to start issuing 30-day visas for tourists from 58 countries upon arrival at its airports. The Persian-language newspaper Donya-ye Eqtesad says the visas can be extended by 15 more days. Foreign tourists could previously get 14-day visas at Iran’s airports and their visas could not be extended. Eligible countries are: […]