Tag Archives | Rouhani

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 […]

Losing Faith in Rouhani, Iranian Women Ever Defiant

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. “Women get absolutely zero for supporting [Hassan] Rouhani! If we hadn’t voted in this election, does Rouhani think he would have gotten re-elected with the numbers he did?” Leila, a 34-year-old women’s rights […]

Education key Battleground as Rouhani’s second term begins

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. Iran’s parliament opened negotiations on President Hassan Rouhani’s proposed second-term Cabinet on Aug. 15. That day, the re-elected moderate president said he had been “under no pressure from any faction, party or group” in picking his 17 […]

Video: Iran to quit Nuclear Deal if US keeps Adding Sanctions

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. President Hassan Rouhani warns that Iran could abandon its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers within hours if the United States keeps on imposing new sanctions as he outlines plans for his new term.

Full List of Rouhani’s New Cabinet

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday submitted the list of his proposed ministerial picks to the Parliament for a vote of confidence, four days after his swearing-in ceremony. Iranian Vice President for parliamentary affairs, Hossein Ali Amiri, submitted the list of the proposed ministers to the Parliament’s presiding board on Tuesday. President Rouhani took the […]

Video: Rouhani vows to End Isolation

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani vows to continue his efforts to end the country’s isolation as he is sworn in for a second term by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei:

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 […]

Inflation likely to rise in Rouhani’s Second Term

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. In terms of economic management, containing inflation has been one of the most significant achievements of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s first term in office. The Rouhani administration managed to reduce inflation from close to […]