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Rouhani Calls Trump’s Withdrawal “Psychological War”

President Rouhani Calls Trump’s Iran Nuclear Deal Withdrawal “Psychological War” Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that Tehran has adopted necessary measures to confront new anti-Iran pressures, saying that his US counterpart is launching psychological war and economic pressure on Tehran by announcing withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal. “The Iranian nation will be […]

83 Iranian Nuclear Achievements Unveiled

83 Nuclear Achievements Unveiled on National Nuclear Technology Day Eighty-three achievements of nuclear technology were unveiled on Monday in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani on the National Day of Nuclear Technology. Dr Rouhani also visited the nuclear technology achievements fair, in which 83 domestic achievements were displayed. Transfer of the first yellow cake shipment […]

Rouhani “pushes back against” Telegram blocking

From Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Amid fresh reports that the Iranian authorities are planning to block the popular messaging app Telegram, moderate President Hassan Rouhani has declared his opposition to such a move. In a controversial interview on March 31, member […]

Iran Eyes Closer Ties with Tunisia

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said he sees a promising prospect for bilateral relations with Tunisia in various fields. In a letter to his Tunisian counterpart on Tuesday, President Rouhani congratulated the Arab government and nation on the anniversary of its Independence Day. In his message, the Iranian president has expressed confidence that strong will of […]

Iran to Open Car Plant in Azerbaijan

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will inaugurate a car factory in the Republic of Azerbaijan in an upcoming visit, Iran’s economy minister said. Speaking to reporters at the conclusion of a Tuesday session of a joint commission on Iran-Azerbaijan cooperation, Massoud Karbasian said an Iranian automobile factory will open in the Republic of Azerbaijan during President […]

Rouhani “Promises” Women will be allowed to attend Football

By John Lee. President Hassan Rouhani will reportedly allow women in Iran to attend football matches. The move follows the arrest of 35 women who tried to attend the Esteqlal vs Persepolis match on 1st March, causing international outrage. According to a report from The Independent, FIFA President Gianni Infantino told reporters following a meeting with Mr Rouhani: “I […]

15 Projects with over $880m Credit in Hormozgan

President’s arrived at Hormozgan Airport minutes ago to meet with people and open a number of industrial and construction projects in the southern province. Upon arrival at Bandar Abbas International Airport, Dr Hassan Rouhani was welcomed by the Supreme Leader’s Representative to Hormozgan province Ayatollah Gholamali Naeim Abadi, Governor General of Hormozgan province Fereydoun Hemmati, […]

Controversy in Iran over Rouhani’s call for Referendum

From Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s proposal to hold a referendum to resolve the issues and differences between conservatives and Reformists have led many to harshly attack him. On Feb. 11, the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, moderate […]

Rouhani orders Armed Forces to Sell all Business Assets

By John Lee. Bloomberg quotes President Rouhani as saying that Iran’s armed forces, the largest state pension fund, and other branches of the government, must withdraw from all their commercial holdings to help save the economy. Rouhani said: “Not only the Social Security Organization but all government sectors, including banks, have to divest their business holdings, […]

Projects worth over $2.2bn open in Kerman

Projects in Golgohar Mining and Industrial Complex and other economic and infrastructural projects in Kerman province worth over 100 trillion rials ($2.2bn) have been opened in the presence of President Rouhani. Dr Hassan Rouhani also opened line 7 of ironstone concentrate production with a production capacity of 2 million a year. To construct the complex, […]

Rouhani moves to Loosen IRGC Grip on Economy

By Mohammad Ali Shabani, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Rouhani moves to leverage unrest to loosen IRGC grip on economy In the aftermath of the recent protests in Iran, public announcements about a concerted effort to get the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) […]

Foreign Exchange Revenue Well Above Costs: President

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani assured the nation that the country’s foreign exchange revenue far outstrips the spending, stressing that foreign exchange reserves will even grow in future. In comments at a live televised speech on Monday night, President Rouhani gave an assurance that Iran’s foreign exchange revenue greatly exceeds the total foreign exchange costs, saying […]

Iran to Expand Ties with Cuba

By John Lee. President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that Iran is ready to boost ties with Cuba in various economic fields, particularly in the science and energy sectors. Iran and Cuba are two revolutionary countries that enjoy very good relations, Rouhani said, adding that the Islamic Republic “was determined to deepen ties with the […]

Rouhani doubles down with ‘Digital Economy’ Plan

From Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Rouhani doubles down on Iran’s conservatives with ‘digital economy’ plan After receiving criticism for unblocking the popular social media app Telegram, which was closed over the recent protests that rocked Iran, President Hassan Rouhani is not […]

How Rouhani can Combat Corruption in Iran’s Budget

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. A full appreciation of the root causes of the recent protests in Iran requires deep and concise analysis of the socio-economic and socio-political realities in the country. Notwithstanding, even prior to these protests, there […]

Rouhani’s Bad News Budget

By Navid Kalhor, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. With the recent wave of protests in Iran igniting debate over the government’s budget bill for the next Iranian year (beginning March 20), it is important to understand how President Hassan Rouhani’s administration has been approaching the matter. In the bill […]

IRGC Media Producers open New Front against Rouhani

By Dr. Narges Bajoghli for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. In a style typical of state television, a young interviewer stands on a sidewalk in a busy area and asks passersby their opinions about the recent outpouring of protests across Iran. A man […]

Iran Cracks Down on IRGC Business Network

The Financial Times reports that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) is being forced to shrink its sprawling business empire, and some of its senior members have been arrested as part of President Hassan Rouhani’s attempts to curb the elite force’s role in the economy. A regime insider and a government official told the newspaper that […]

Calls for Iran-Venezuela Joint Economic Commission

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said formation of a joint economic commission would greatly help expand Tehran-Caracas relations. “The establishment of a joint economic commission between the two countries is an important step to further strengthen mutual cooperation (between Iran and Venezuela),” Rouhani said in a meeting with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro in Kazakhstan’s capital […]