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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 […]

UN calls for Implementation of JCPOA

On anniversary of Iran deal, UN calls for implementation of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action The top United Nations political official today called for implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) under which Iran reaffirmed that it would not seek, develop or acquire nuclear weapons. “Fully implemented, the JCPOA will reinforce global non-proliferation […]

Video: Nuclear Deal one year on: Expectations vs reality

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. It’s been a year since Iran signed its nuclear deal with major world powers – a reduction in its atomic capabilities in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. President Hassan Rouhani promised […]

US to Discuss Iran Nuclear Deal in Austria

US Under Secretary Thomas Shannon will travel to Vienna, Austria, on July 18-19 to lead the U.S. delegation to a Joint Commission meeting under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) regarding Iran’s nuclear program. Under Secretary Shannon will be accompanied by Lead Coordinator for Iran Nuclear Implementation Ambassador Steve Mull and experts from relevant […]

Video: Has the Iran Nuclear Deal Changed Anything?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. It’s a year since the signing of a wide-ranging deal designed to stop Iran developing nuclear weapons. Since then, the Iranian government has largely lived up to its side of the bargain. The […]

Report: Economic, Trade Implications of Iran Nuclear Deal

The UK’s Conservative Middle East Council (CMEC) has published a collection of interviews and essays on the economic and trade implications of the Iran Nuclear Deal. The Nuclear Deal remains one of the most significant diplomatic achievements of this decade. It aims to check Iran’s nuclear ambitions while also providing a path for the country’s reintegration into […]

More than 100 Iran MPs Oppose Nuclear Deal

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. More than 100 Iran MPs ask Rouhani to stop nuclear deal implementation With the newly elected Iranian parliamentarians set to take their seats by the end of May, more than 100 members of the […]

Iran to Export Heavy Water to US

Tehran signed a deal with an American company to export its excess heavy water supplies to US, Head of Irans Foreign Ministry Headquarters to Monitor Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Abbas Araqchi said on Friday. Araqchi, who was in Vienna to attend talks with the EU on formula for the third Iran-G5+1 joint commission […]

Trump: Iran Deal “one of the Worst Things I’ve ever seen”

US Presidential candidate Donald Trump has told The Washington Post that he believes John Kerry’s deal with Iran “is one of the worst things that I’ve ever seen negotiated of any kind. It’s just a horrible giveaway.” Refering to Iraq, and Iran’s influence on the country, Trump said: “Yeah, I would defend the areas [of Iraq] […]

EU to Visit Iran to Develop Energy Ties

By John Lee. The European Commission will undertake a first “technical assessment mission” to Iran in February, according to a report from Reuters. European Climate and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete (pictured) said potential areas for cooperation included all areas of energy — nuclear, oil, gas, renewable energy and energy efficiency. He mentioned in particular the […]