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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 […]

Iran Eyes 10 Energy Deals with Majors by March 2018

The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) says the Rouhani administration has tasked the company to ink 10 major deals for developing oi land gas fields by the end of the current Iranian calendar year to March 20 2018. Gholamreza Manouchehri, deputy for development and engineering at the NIOC, said on Saturday that the company is […]

President’s Brother Detained; Financial Impropriety Alleged

By John Lee. The brother of President Hassan Rouhani has been detained over allegations of financial impropriety. Hossein Fereidoun [Fereydoun] (pictured), described as a close confidante of the President, failed to secure bail on Saturday. He is also said to have played a senior role in the negotiations that lead to the nuclear agreement. President […]

Rouhani leads Iran’s Return to Wheat Exports

By Maysam Bizaer for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran is among the top wheat consumers in the world. Consumption per capita in the country is estimated at 167.6 kilograms (369 pounds) per year, almost three times the global average of some 67 kilograms […]

Second-term Rouhani likely to move closer to Russia

By Hamidreza Azizi, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. After weeks of heated campaigning and controversial televised debates, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani managed to secure a second term in the May 19 presidential elections. Now, with electoral passions considerably eased, the question of […]

Re-elected Rouhani now stuck in ‘Middle-Class Trap’

By Saeid Jafari, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. While President Hassan Rouhani focused on Iran’s educated middle class ahead of the May 19 vote, his conservative rivals targeted the poor. Having achieved an impressive victory, Rouhani now faces the challenge of maintaining […]

How Rouhani’s Re-Election can affect Global Politics

By Danielle Rowe. How President Hassan Rouhani’s Re-Election Can Affect Global Politics and Economy The re-installation of President Hassan Rouhani as the president of Iran seems to indicate the citizens’ continued choice of building ties with the international community. Despite his reputation for international relations, many skeptics are wondering how Iran will affect global politics […]

Iran faced with return of Double-Digit Inflation

By Alireza Ramezani for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) is stepping up its efforts to reform the country’s ailing banking system amid fears that inflation may pick up again. The monetary regulator is “serious” about the reforms, CBI […]

Iran, Turkey ready to boost Economic Cooperation

Iran, Turkey ready to open new chapter in relations, boost economic cooperation The Presidents of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Turkey talked on phone and stated that they were ready to open a new chapter in relations between the two countries and promote Tehran-Ankara economic ties. During the phone call between […]

What’s on Rouhani’s second-term Economic Agenda?

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. Hassan Rouhani’s re-election on May 19 is welcome wind in the sail of the moderate political forces in Iran. The sharp rise in the index of the Tehran Stock Exchange can also be seen […]

Rouhani hints at Talks with US to lift Non-Nuclear Sanctions

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. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held his first press conference May 22 following his re-election. Answering a question regarding the recent gathering of 55 countries in Saudi Arabia to coincide with the visit of US […]

Video: President Rouhani dismisses Trump’s Comments

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran’s newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani dismisses his US counterpart Donald Trump’s harsh comments on Iran during the summit with Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia: