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New Trump Sanctions Against Iran – FULL LIST

The United States announced new sanctions against 18 Iranian individuals, groups and networks on Tuesday, over the Islamic Republic’s missile program. The move comes just one day after the Trump administration certified the Iranian government’s compliance with the nuclear deal. Iran’s Foreign Ministry condemned the new measures and said it will respond to the US […]

UK: Iran Nuclear Deal “Best Option for the Int’l Community”

By John Lee. The United Kingdom’s Minister for Foreign Affairs has argued that the Iran nuclear deal — officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — is working, and represents “the best option for the international community.” Writing in The Washington Post, Boris Johnson says: “In the troubled landscape of the Middle […]

UN confirms Iran’s Compliance with Nuclear Deal

By John Lee. A report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says that Iran is still sticking to the 2015 nuclear accord. UN atomic watchdog said Iran’s nuclear activities remain much reduced, making any push to make an atomic bomb much harder than before the agreement, according to AFP. The quarterly assessment added that […]

Iran to buy Uranium Ore from Kazakhstan

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Iran plans to buy 950 tons of uranium ore from Kazakhstan over three years. The Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) says Iran expects to get Russian help in producing nuclear fuel. The 2015 nuclear deal did not set limits on Iran’s supplies of uranium ore. (Source: Reuters)

Iranians believe Trump will Violate Nuclear Deal

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. If Donald Trump preserves the Iran nuclear deal, that will surprise many Iranians. That’s one finding of a new poll by the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) & IranPoll.com, which have […]

Implementing the Iran Nuclear Deal: A Status Report

From International Crisis Group. Re-published with permission by Iran Business News. Implementing the Iran Nuclear Deal: A Status Report  One year since its “implementation day”, 16 January 2016, the July 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (the P5+1) – the Joint Comprehensive Plan of […]

Video: Iran Nuclear Deal at Trump’s Mercy

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The future of the nuclear deal between Iran and six powers, including the United States, which came into effect a year ago, now depends on the policies of America’s president-elect Donald Trump, who has […]

Kerry Praises Nuclear Agreement with Iran in Departure Memo

The US Secretary of State said the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran cut off all pathways for the country to develop a nuclear weapon. In his departure memo on Thursday, John Kerry said: “In 2009, Iran was marching forward on the path toward being able to acquire enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon, and […]

Leading Scientists Urge Trump to Honour Iran Nuclear Deal

By John Lee. Thirty-seven leading scientists, including Nobel laureates, have urged US President-elect Donald Trump not to dismantle the Iran nuclear deal, calling it a strong bulwark against any Iranian bid to make nuclear arms. In an open letter sent to Trump on Monday, they said the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has resulted in […]

CIA chief warns Trump against Scrapping Iran Deal

By John Lee. BBC News reports that the outgoing director of the CIA has warned US President-elect Donald Trump that ending the Iran nuclear deal would be “the height of folly“. John Brennan, who will step down in January after four years leading the CIA, told BBC News: “I think it would be disastrous … […]

Will Trump “Rip Up” Iran Nuclear Deal

A report from Reuters suggests that Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States raises the prospect that the US will pull out of the nuclear pact it signed last year with Iran. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) had been opposed by Republicans in Congress. Trump has called the deal a “disaster” […]

John Kerry, Mohammad Zarif win Chatham House Prize

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif have been voted as the winners of this year’s Chatham House Prize. The Chatham House Prize is presented annually to the person, persons or organization deemed by members of the Royal Institute of International Affairs to have made the […]

Iran considers Purchase of Japanese Nuclear Reactors

The Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi voiced the country’s willingness to buy nuclear reactors from Japan provided that the sales include “lucrative commercial support.” “Of course if we receive any suggestion or any proposal from Japan that would sound very interesting to us, we would certainly be ready […]

AEOI Chief Rejects Slowdown in Iran’s Nuclear Industry

The Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi, rejected the notion of any deceleration in the country’s nuclear progress, giving an assurance that nuclear activities are vigorously in progress in all areas. “With all my scientific, technological and administrative experience in the nuclear field for some 50 years, I insist […]

Video: Nuclear Scientist Hanged for Treason

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran has confirmed the execution of a scientist who provided information about the country’s nuclear programme to the United States. Shahram Amiri’s death is part of a long-running espionage saga between the US […]

How to Kick-Start Iran-US Regional Cooperation

By Seyed Hossein Mousavian, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei recently accused the United States of “obstructing and damaging Iran’s economic relations with other countries” — in spite of the nuclear deal. This was proof, he said, of […]

US Sent £400m to Iran as Americans Were Freed

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million in cash to Iran that coincided with the release of four Americans detained in Tehran. Congressional staff and other American and European officials are said to have confirmed that wooden pallets stacked with euros, Swiss francs […]

Rouhani’s bet on Nuke Deal may cost him at the Polls

By Ali Hashem for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Halfway between the signing of the historic Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and their country’s next presidential election, Iranians are waiting to see how the former will influence the latter — and whether […]

Iran takes page from US Treasury’s Playbook

By Rohollah Faghihi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (pictured) traveled to France and the Netherlands on June 20-24 as part of his increasingly intense engagement with Europe, which will probably continue in the year remaining of President […]