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Iran to Withdraw from JCPOA If Benefits Remain Elusive

Iran will withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), if there is no economic benefit and major banks continue to avoid cooperation with the Islamic Republic, the deputy foreign minister said on Thursday. Under the deal with Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States, Iran […]

US Moves Against “Illicit Iran Aircraft Network”

The U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has acted against Turkish national Gulnihal Yegane and three affiliated Turkish companies who are involved in illicitly procuring and supplying Iranian airlines with U.S.-origin aircraft engines and spare parts. The action, called a “temporary denial order” (TDO), suspends the export privileges of Gulnihal Yegane (“Yegane”), […]

What Trump needs to know about Iranians

By Seyed Hossein Mousavian for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Ever since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the implicit goal of US strategy toward Tehran has with rare exception been to subvert the Iranian political system. Under President Donald Trump, regime change has been adopted […]

Total CEO Urges Trump to Honor JCPOA

The head of French oil major Total has urged US President Donald Trump to stick with the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, a report said. Total’s CEO Patrick Pouyanne said he had raised the topic of Iran with Trump at a dinner in Davos in January, and asked the president to keep […]

“No US License Needed” to Buy Sukhoi Jet

The modifications that Sukhoi has made to its Superjet-100 passenger plane would allow the Russian aircraft manufacturer to sell the plane to Iran without the need for a license from the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), an Iranian official announced. Speaking to Tasnim on Monday, Secretary of Association of Iranian Airlines Maqsoud […]

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, […]

Total Considers Measures to Protect Business in Iran

By John Lee. Total’s CEO Patrick Pouyanné (pictured) has said that the South Pars project was “progressing well, without delay, and [Total] continues to work, even if the situation with the American Congress is rather vague.” He added that he does not consider any future snapback of US sanctions to be automatic game-over for the […]

France to Finance Exports to Iran, Sidestepping Sanctions

France will start offering euro-denominated credits to Iranian buyers of its goods later this year, a move to bolster trade while keeping it outside the reach of US sanctions, the head of state-owned investment bank Bpifrance said. “We put a lot of preparation into this in 2017 and we keep on working, every single day, […]

Pardis Petchem Plant signs deal with KBR

Iran’s Pardis Petrochemical Company has signed a cooperation agreement with UK’s KBR, a provider or technical licenses for ammonia units. The deal is signed in the field of technical engineering services with the aim of promoting production technology at the Iranian facility, Pardis Petrochemical Plant’s public relations said. The agreement was signed on Saturday by […]

US Uncertainty over Nuclear Deal Complicates Economy

By Esfandyar Batmanghelidj, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. US uncertainty over nuclear deal complicates Iran’s economy As the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) enters its third year of implementation, an atmosphere of uncertainty has slowed the pace of post-sanctions trade and […]

Iran Files $4.9bn Complaint against Deutsche Boerse

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI), also known as Bank Markazi, has filed a suit in Luxembourg against Deutsche Boerse’s Clearstream unit seeking to recover $4.9 billion in assets plus interest, the German stock exchange operator said on Thursday. The assets, frozen on suspicion of terror financing and in part paid to victims, include $1.9 […]

Why Protests won’t Change Iran’s Foreign Policy

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. While the recent unrest in Iran has eased, discussion on its various aspects — including its causes and implications — is still heated and ongoing among domestic as well as foreign analysts and observers. One important part of […]

Trump Extends Nuclear Deal “for Last Time”

By John Lee. The United States is to extend sanctions relief for Iran for another 120 days. In a statement, President Donald Trump said: “Despite my strong inclination, I have not yet withdrawn the United States from the Iran nuclear deal. Instead, I have outlined two possible paths forward: either fix the deal’s disastrous flaws, […]

New US Sanctions on Iran: Full Details

The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated 14 individuals and entities in connection with serious human rights abuses and censorship in Iran, and support to designated Iranian weapons proliferators. “The United States will not stand by while the Iranian regime continues to engage in human rights abuses and injustice.  […]

Zarif Hails Strong Consensus on JCPOA in Brussels

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said there was solid consensus on the need for preserving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in a meeting he had with the European Union’s diplomatic chief and the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany on Thursday. “Strong consensus in Brussels today,” Zarif said in a Twitter […]

Video: Iran Warns if US Reneges on Nuclear Deal

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran is warning it may reconsider its cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), unless the US honours the agreement it signed with Tehran and international powers in 2015. President Donald Trump […]

US Treasury Sanctions more Iranian Entities

The United States’ Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned five Iran-based entities subordinate to a key element of Iran’s ballistic missile program. Shahid Kharrazi Industries, Shahid Sanikhani Industries, Shahid Moghaddam Industries, Shahid Eslami Research Center, and Shahid Shustari Industries are being designated pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13382 for being owned or […]

Iran Threatens ‘Iron Fist’ if Unrest Continues

By John Lee. BBC News reports that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has warned anti-government protesters they will face the nation’s “iron fist” if political unrest continues. Iranian police have confirmed that two men were killed in Doroud, in Lorestan province, during clashes on Saturday, but denied that police shot at protesters. In some […]

Airbus “Ready to Finance Plane Purchases”

European aviation giant Airbus has voiced readiness to fund the country’s purchases of passenger planes, Head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) Ali Abedzadeh said. Airbus, the French-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR, and American aviation giant Boeing have already approached Iran to fund the purchases, Abedzadeh said on Sunday. He added that talks to choose the […]

Video: Does the US have a ‘Smoking Gun’ on Iran?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The US Ambassador to the UN displays ‘undeniable’ evidence of an Iranian missile fired at Saudi Arabia by fighters in Yemen. Nikki Haley says the missile parts point to Iran’s violation of an […]