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Rising Efforts for Joint Fields’ Development

Tehran needs to step up efforts to raise production from joint oil and gas fields and attract foreign investment in the key petroleum industry, said the spokesperson for the Majlis Energy Commission. We need to shift our focus to speeding up the development of shared oil and gas fields. Delays in attracting foreign technology and […]

Road ahead Unclear in Aftermath of Tehran Attacks

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. To ordinary Iranians, the threat of the Islamic State was never close enough to be thought of as a real concern — until June 7, when the group hit two monumental locations in the […]

Iran’s Larijani Raps US for Imposing Sanctions

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani slammed Washington for its recent move to impose new sanctions against Tehran following twin terrorist attacks in Tehran claimed by Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) terror group, saying the US government is supporting terrorists. “At a time when the Iranian nation was facing the terrorist incidents, the US Senate shamelessly approved […]

JCPOA Could Hold without US: Kerry

Former US Secretary of State John Kerry said the Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), could hold even if Donald Trump repeals it. Kerry, however, warned that imposing new economic sanctions against Tehran could be dangerous. “It doesn’t make sense, folks, to risk a step that gets us nothing,” […]

CIA Names New Iran Chief

By John Lee. The New York Times reports that experienced CIA official Michael D’Andrea is to run the agency’s Iran operations. The newspaper says this is the first major sign that the Trump administration is invoking the hard line that he took against Iran during his electoral campaign. D’Andrea, a convert to Islam, is said […]

US tries to Control pro-Iran Factions in Mideast

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News.  US mulls how best to Control pro-Iran Factions in Mideast As the administration of US President Donald Trump looks ahead to a post-Islamic State (IS) status in the […]

Can US-Sunni Alliance lure Baghdad away from Tehran?

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News.  There are strong indications that Gulf states want to keep Iraq away from Iran’s influence by including Iraq under the banner of a US-backed Sunni Arab alliance. The […]

US Reviewing Iran Aircraft Licenses

By John Lee. The United States is reviewing licenses for Boeing and Airbus to sell aircraft to Iran. Reuters quotes Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (pictured) as telling the House Ways and Means Committee: “We will use everything within our power to put additional sanctions on Iran, Syria and North Korea to protect American lives … […]

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: