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Iran Lodges Complaint against Sanctions on Carpets

The head of Iran National Carpet Center (INCC) deplored the US sanctions on hand-woven Persian carpets as a breach of international protocols and said the Islamic Republic has filed complaints against the embargoes. “Hand-woven Persian carpet belongs to the Iranian nation and is part of the national, cultural and intellectual identity of the Iranian people,” […]

Ingenico withdraws from Iran Market

Ingenico Group a French-based company providing the technology involved in secure electronic transactions, has said that it is withdrawing from the Iranian market. In its half-year results the company said that following the US withdrawal from the JCPOA the Group has anticipated the phasing out of its distribution partnership in Iran, in line with the […]

Scottish-based Engineering Firm to Exit Iran

Scottish-based engineering company Weir Group has reported that performance in its international businesses was weaker in the first half of the year, reflecting market conditions and the exit from recently won contracts in Iran following the recent re-imposition of US sanctions. (Source: Weir)

Renault Likely to Leave Iran Because of US Sanctions

Renault SA is shaping up to be the latest European company to fall victim to US President Donald Trump’s renewed sanctions on Iran, as the automaker has raised the possibility of pulling out of Iran for fear of US sanctions. Iran operations are likely to be put on hold to comply with US sanctions, Renault […]

US Sanctions to assist China to buy more Iran Oil

The US government is expecting Iran’s oil clients to sharply cut imports from the country under the threat of sanctions but senior American officials believe China is likely to buy even more Iranian crude, the Wall Street Journal reported. China is Iran’s top crude oil buyer, which imported around 655,000 barrels a day on average […]

Japanese Banks to Stop Iranian Transactions

Japanese Banks MUFG, Mizuho to Stop Iranian Transactions Japanese banks are moving to stop handling all Iran-related transactions to meet a November deadline set by the United States, after President Donald Trump in May pulled out of a nuclear program agreement with Tehran. Japan’s biggest bank, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG), will halt all […]

EU Firms to get Legal Cover to Operate in Iran

EU Vows to Give its Firms Legal Cover to Operate in Iran EU countries gave European firms legal cover to operate in Iran despite the US pullout from the nuclear deal, after a report that the Trump administration has rejected calls by Brussels for an exemption from sanctions. The bloc’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini […]

Iran Files Complaint against US at ICJ

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the country has lodged a complaint against the US government at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over new American sanctions against the Islamic Republic. In a message in his Twitter account, Zarif said Iran has on Monday filed a complaint at the ICJ “to hold US accountable […]

US Sanctions Mahan Air Service Provider

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has designated Mahan Travel and Tourism Sdn Bhd, a Malaysia-based General Sales Agent (GSA), for acting for or on behalf of Mahan Air, an Iranian airline previously designated in connection with Iran’s support for international terrorism. GSAs such as Mahan Travel and Tourism […]

Trump says No Sanctions Exemption for EU Firms

US President Donald Trump warned European companies that they would face secondary sanctions if they violated US restrictions on doing business with Tehran following Washington’s move to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. The US president said on Sunday that he would not exempt European companies from Iran-related sanctions, suggesting that EU demands for […]

Afghanistan wants Chabahar Port Exempted from Sanctions

Afghanistan Wants Iran’s Chabahar Port Exempted from US Sanctions An Afghan Foreign Ministry spokesperson called on the US administration to exempt Iran’s southeastern port city of Chabahar from a new wave of economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic. In comments on Saturday, Sebghatullah Ahmadi, head of the press department at Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, […]

Renault to Remain in Iran despite US Sanctions

French carmaker Renault will maintain its presence in Iran despite the threat of renewed US sanctions, CEO Carlos Ghosn said. “We will not abandon it, even if we have to downsize very strongly,” Ghosn said at the annual shareholders’ meeting in Paris on Friday, AFP reported. “When the market reopens, the fact of having stayed […]

Most French Firms ‘Unable to Stay’ in Iran

Most French Firms ‘Unable to Stay’ in Iran due to US Sanctions: Minister French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said that after the US imposes new sanctions on Iran most French companies would be unable to continue business in Iran because of problems over payment, also saying that the US cannot be the “planet’s economic […]

Protecting EU companies in Iran

Following up on the informal Leaders’ Meeting in Sofia, as well as the Commission’s announcements of 18 May, the European Commission has adopted an update of the Blocking Statute and of the European Investment Bank (EIB)‘s External Lending Mandate. These measures are meant to help protecting the interests of EU companies investing in Iran and to demonstrate the EU’s […]

US Sanctions Threaten Iran’s Hopes for Tourism

By Maziar Motamedi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran’s numerous tourist attractions, many of which stem from its rich history and civilization going back thousands of years, have the potential to transform into revenue streams far more sustainable than the country’s vast […]

Iraq’s Pro-Iran Factions shrug off US Sanctions Push

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Two pro-Iranian militias active in Iraq and Syria declared that possible US sanctions targeting them would be ineffective and claimed that such sanctions would actually strengthen their presence and expansion in […]

Peugeot-Citroën to Pull Out of Iran

French car maker PSA Group has said it will pull out of two joint in Iran following Washington’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. In a statement, the maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars said: “After signature of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on July 14th, 2015 and the lifting of international sanctions […]

How US Sanctions will impact Iranian Startups

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. On May 8, US President Donald Trump finally carried out his threat to pull out of the nuclear deal with Iran. Agreed on by Iran and six world powers back in 2015, the Joint Comprehensive […]

BP Delays Work on Gas Field over New US Sanctions

BP has announced it is deferring new work on a gas field it co-owns with a subsidiary of Iran’s government-owned oil company because of impending US sanctions on Tehran after Washington pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal. The oil and gas company said its ongoing work at the Rhum gas field northeast of the […]

Iran Gas Exports “Unsanctionable”: Official

The CEO of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) said export and consumption of natural gas would benefit humanity, adding Iran’s gas export deals were still effective and “no one has the right to impose sanctions on them.” “Export of gas does not necessarily concern national interests, rather, human interests are hinged upon export and […]