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Iraq offers to Mediate between Trump, Iran

By Laura Rozen for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Concerned that tensions between Iran and the United States could blow back onto Iraq, a senior Iraqi diplomat said today that Iraq would be willing to facilitate dialogue between […]

Volvo Halts Iran Truck Assembly under US Pressure

Swedish truckmaker AB Volvo has stopped assembling trucks in Iran because US sanctions are preventing it from being paid, a spokesman for the company said on Monday. Volvo spokesman Fredrik Ivarsson said the trucks group could no longer get paid for any parts it shipped and had therefore decided not to operate in Iran. “With […]

Iraq seeks Sanctions Waiver on Iran Energy Trade

Iraq is negotiating with the U.S. for exemptions from the impending snap-back of sanctions against Iran, arguing that it could not cut consumption of Iranian electricity and natural gas immediately without suffering serious economic harm and social instability. An Iraqi delegation was in Washington last week seeking a waiver for its cross-border trade, meeting with […]

US Targets Thai Company Supporting Iranian Airline

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Thailand-based My Aviation Company Limited for acting for or on behalf of Mahan Air, an Iranian airline previously designated for supporting Iran’s terrorism activities.  The action today was taken pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support […]

Iran Drops bid to transfer Millions out of Germany

By John Lee. Iran has reportedly dropped its request to transfer 300 million euros ($347 million) in cash out of Germany. The cash is understood to be held in accounts at the Iranian-owned trade bank Europäisch-Iranische Handelsbank (EIH). According to AP, the US had been pressuring German authorities to reject the request due to concerns about […]

US Dollar Ditched in Iran-Iraq Trade

Chairman of Iran-Iraq Chamber of Commerce Yahya Ale-Ishaq said that the US dollar is no longer used in the bilateral transactions between the two countries. Dollar-based transactions between Iran and Iraq have been discarded, Ale-Ishaq said on Saturday, adding that euro, the Iranian rial, and the Iraqi dinar are mostly used in the bilateral trade […]

US Sanctions cause Big Losses for Iraqi Investors in Iran

By Salam Zidane for Al Monitor. Any views expressed here are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News.  The Iranian economy has spiraled out of control since a new set of US-enforced sanctions against trade with Iran went into force Aug. 7, as its currency value has been plummeting ever since while inflation rates are […]

UK Replaces US in Redesigning Arak Reactor

By John Lee. The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has said that the US has been replaced by the UK on the working group tasked with redesigning the Arak heavy water reactor in central Iran. Ali Akbar Salehi (pictured) told IRIB that the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal has not impacted […]

Turkey “Not to Comply” with US Sanctions against Iran

Turkish Ambassador to Tehran Hakan Tekin deplored the US renewed sanctions against the Islamic Republic as illegal, saying his country will not comply with the move. “We will do our best to prevent Tehran-Ankara relations from being affected by the US sanctions against Iran,” Tekin who was in Ankara to attend at the 10th annual […]

Pompeo announces Creation of Iran Action Group

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced the creation of the Iran Action Group. In a briefing Mr Pompeo said: The Iran Action Group will be responsible for directing, reviewing, and coordinating all aspects of the State Department’s Iran-related activity, and it will report directly to me. For nearly 40 years, the regime in […]

German Rail, Telecom Operators End Iran Projects

German rail operator Deutsche Bahn and Deutsche Telekom are ending projects in Iran after Washington imposed new sanctions against Tehran and said firms doing business with Iran would be barred from doing business with the United States. New US sanctions against Iran took effect last week and several European companies have suspended plans to invest […]

Iran, Sanctions and Iraq: The Bigger Picture

By Ahmed Tabaqchali. Originally published by Iraq in Context; re-published by Iraq Business News with permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Current analysis of renewed Iran sanctions often overlooks the wider context of Iraq’s regional trading relations.  The extent of Iraq’s compliance with […]

Total Pulls Out of Iran Gas Deal: Zanganeh

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zanganeh said France’s energy major Total had official pulled out of the development project of phase 11 of the supergiant South Pars Gas Field. According to ICANA, Iranian parliament’s official news website, Mr. Zanganeh said that the French company had announced its plans to withdrawn from the project two months […]

Scania ‘Working to Deliver Parts to Iran after Sanctions’

Scania’s entire sales into Iran could be lost if the United States reinstates sanctions against the country, the Swedish truckmaker’s head warned on Friday. CEO Henrik Henriksson said Scania, which was one of the first truck companies to return to Iran after anti-Tehran sanctions were lifted in early 2016, had canceled all orders that it […]

Video: Trump warns Iran’s Trade Partners

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Despite the threats from the United States, the European Union is encouraging member countries to do business with Iran. But the White House is counting on the power of its dollar to keep […]

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,” […]