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UN calls on Iran to Stop Intimidating Journalists

UN experts call on Iran to stop intimidating journalists ahead of parliamentary elections The authorities in Iran should stop arresting, prosecuting and harassing journalists and online activists, and provide a safe space for freedom of expression as the country prepares for parliamentary elections early next year, UN human rights experts said today. “Increasing intimidation of […]

How Internet Censorship Protects Iranian Businesses

By Mahmoud Pargoo, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran continues to restrict access to US-based social media networks such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter as well as many other websites considered immoral or against its national security. Late last month, even Telegram, […]

Iranian Olive Branch Offers Diplomatic Paradigm Shift

By Hassan Ahmadian, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. It has been five years since the Arab Spring began roiling the Middle East and North Africa. During this time, conflict pitting Saudi Arabia and Qatar against Iran and its regional allies in Syria, […]

Russia to Fulfill Contract for S-300 Missiles

Russia and Iran are reported to be proceeding with a contract for Moscow to supply Tehran with S-300 surface-to-air missile systems. Tehran signed an $800-million contract with Moscow in 2007, but Russia postponed delivery in 2010 after the U.N. imposed strict sanctions on Iran. Russia’s RIA Novosti quoted Rostec chief Sergei Chemezov as saying: “The […]

South Africans Conclude Successful Visit to Iran

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa concluded a successful three-day working visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran on Monday, 9 November 2015 where he led a high level government and trade delegation to consolidate bilateral political, economic and trade relations between the two countries. Deputy President Ramaphosa’s visit took place following the signing of the Joint […]

Actresses Flee for not Wearing Hijab

Iran’s Ministry of Culture and lslamic Guidance has questioned the mental balance of a leading actress who released photographs of herself without a veil. Sadaf Taherian (pictured) was forced to flee to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last week after being criticised for publishing pictures on social media showing her without a traditional Muslim head […]

Iran Begins Deactivating Centrifuges

By John Lee. The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi (pictured), has said that Iran has started decommissioning the first of thousands of centrifuges used for enriching uranium. He told the Kyodo News agency that the whole process will “take some time.” Under the nuclear agreement reached in July, Iran […]

IRGC Head Warns of ‘Sedition’ Post-Nuclear Deal

By Arash Karami, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. As Iran began the preliminary implementation of the nuclear deal with the six world powers on Nov. 2, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Mohammad Ali Jafari (pictured), warned of a […]

World Leaders Condemn Attack on Refugee Camp

By John Lee. The United Nations Secretary-General has condemned the attack last week on Camp Hurriya (Camp Liberty), near the Baghdad International Airport, which left at least 26 residents dead and many more wounded. The attack reportedly also caused casualties among the Iraqi Security Forces in the vicinity of the Camp. The Secretary-General called on […]

NSC Opens Office to Oversee Iran Deal Implementation

By Laura Rozen, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The US National Security Council is joining the State Department in establishing a new office to oversee implementation of the Iran nuclear deal, to be headed by NSC Director for Nonproliferation Paul Irwin, a […]

Video: Iran Nuclear Deal Enters New Phase

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers reached in July has come into effect. Tehran will begin what’s being called the biggest nuclear dismantlement in history. Its compliance with the deal will […]

UN Concerned by Rising Number of Executions in Iran

Expressing his “deep sadness” at the recent execution by Iran of two juvenile offenders, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today noted with concern the alarming increase in executions in the country over the last decade. “Over 700 executions are reported to have taken place so far this year, including at least 40 public, marking the […]

Petroleum Minister Underlines Anti-Corruption Drive

The Minister of Petroleum, Bijan Zangeneh, has called for the fight against financial corruption across the country urging the ministry’s staff to be careful to provide an honest service. “Due to large amounts of monetary transactions in the oil industry, there is the possibility of corruption. The money in the oil belongs to the public […]

Does Iran even want Russia in Syria?

By Abbas Qaidaari, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The already complex situations in Iraq and Syria have become more complicated following the announcement that an intelligence sharing command base has been formed by Iran, Russia, Syria and Iraq. The base, which is slated […]

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Canadians Accused of Exporting Rail Equipment to Iran

By John Lee. Two Canadians accused of illegally selling railway equipment to Iran appeared in court in Montreal on Wednesday. Michael Allen (67) and Hugo Dreckmann (75) were ordered to return to court on 19th February, 2016. The two, directors of Romic Marc Rail, are accused of illegally exporting nearly $10 million worth of American-made railway equipment to Iran, […]

Video: Iran Reveals Underground Missile Bunkers

From PressTV. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. This is the first time Iranian media are allowed there. Military officials say the tunnels are dug some 500 meters into high mountains. The Commander of Aerospace Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps […]

Video: Iran ‘deploys troops’ to help Syria

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Thousands of Iranian troops are reported to have arrived in Syria to help the government carry out a ground offensive in northern Syria:

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Video: Washington Post’s Jason Rezaian Convicted

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Judicial spokesman says the Iranian-American journalist accused of spying, can appeal undisclosed verdict. The Washington Post’s Tehran bureau chief has been held for more than 400 days, on accusations of spying. Al Jazeera’s […]

Video: Iran Successfully Test-Fires New Missile

From Iran’s PressTV. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iranian armed forces have successfully test-fired a new domestically built ballistic missile. The projectile dubbed “Emad” is a new generation surface-to-surface missile manufactured by Iran’s Defense Ministry. Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan says Emad […]

Iran ‘Key Player’ in Global War on Drugs

By Amir-Pasha Tabrizian, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Shortly after the announcement of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in July, thousands of Iranians took to the streets to celebrate the historic nuclear deal. “[Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad] Zarif, thank you,” […]