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Among Reformists, Hope goes Hand in Hand with Pragmatism

By Jean Aziz, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Among Iranian Reformists, Hope goes Hand in Hand with Pragmatism From the look on his face, the security officer at Imam Khomeini International Airport seemed surprised that most arrivals weren’t Iranian. A long queue […]

Video: Conservatives Rally Supporters Ahead of Elections

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran is preparing for two crucial elections later this week. One is for a new parliament and the other for a body that will elect the next supreme leader. Hardliners and conservatives face […]

How the Arab Spring impacted Iran

By Jean Aziz, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Some 190 kilometers (120 miles) south of Tehran lies the city of Kashan. There, a group of Iranian university lecturers who are also pro-reform activists gather around a dinner table in a traditional cafe […]

Video: Reformists hold Rally on First Campaign Day

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iranian reformists and moderate candidates held a rally on Thursday in Tehran on the first official day of campaigning for next week’s elections:

Grandson of Ayatollah Khomeini Loses Election Appeal

By John Lee. The grandson of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of Iran’s Islamic Republic, has lost an appeal to be allowed to stand in this month’s election in Iran. Hassan Khomeini (43), a reformist and an ally of President Hassan Rouhani, had hoped to stand as a candidate for the Assembly of Experts, but was banned […]

“Prospects for 2016/17 are Brighter”, IMF

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team has reported that comprehensive economic reforms will be needed in Iran if it is to benefit from the nuclear deal it struck with six world powers in July. It said real GDP growth is projected to decline from 3 percent in 2014/15 to somewhere between 0.5 to -0.5 percent in […]