Iran

Big solar power investments emerging from shadows in Iran

bne IntelliNews October 18, 2017

Deal worth €2.5bn announced by Norway’s Saga Energy group with Iranian company Amin Energy Developers shows Islamic Republic is making a late but substantial entry into renewables industry.

Minister: US corporations welcome to negotiate oil and gas deals with Iran despite Trump

bne IntelliNews October 17, 2017

American president's continued hostility to Iran and nuclear deal does not rule out hyrdocarbon development opportunities for US companies, says Bijan Namdar Zanganeh.

Across town from White House, Iran confirms big financing deals with European, Asian nations

bne IntelliNews October 15, 2017

In another rebuff to Trump’s hostility towards Tehran, Iranian shape agreements with several countries on sidelines of World Bank and IMF annual meetings.

Trump goes for fixing not nixing Iran nuclear deal

Will Conroy in Prague October 14, 2017

US president, facing the opposition of almost the entire world and even resistance from his top diplomatic and military advisers, stops short of attempting to scrap the accord, asks Congress to come up with a workable solution.

Iranian rial depreciates over possible 'Trump' run on currency

bne IntelliNews October 12, 2017

Free market rate against dollar falls 6% to breach IRR40,000 threshold as nervousness over future of nuclear deal builds. Ministers forced to deny reports of IRR50,000 trades.

Designate our Revolutionary Guards Corp “terrorist” and US forces will get the same tag, Tehran warns Trump

bne IntelliNews October 10, 2017

With tensions rising over the American president's impending announcement on the nuclear deal, Iran responds forcefully to reports of possible US move against its elite troops.

Can the Iran accord survive Trump’s nuclear no?

bne IntelliNews October 10, 2017

An announcement from the US president on what he has called "the worst deal ever" is imminent... but will the Europeans ride to the rescue of an agreement that has opened up Iran's 80mn strong market to their investors?

Turkey and Iran target tripling of trade amid intensifying of relations

bne IntelliNews October 8, 2017

Ankara and Tehran, brought closer together by their similar stances on the Kurdish and Qatar questions, set out to boost import/export flows to $30bn, but trades will be arranged in their national currencies.

Iranian, Turkish presidents pledge to jointly prevent Iraq and Syria disintegrating

bne IntelliNews October 4, 2017

Rouhani and Erdogan promise more decisive steps to deal with the Iraqi Kurds' push for independence and pledge to work together on bringing stability to Syria, but their press briefing is short on specifics.

Erdogan, Putin refer to Kurds, Syria and trade at press call - but not missile defence

bne IntelliNews September 29, 2017

Two leaders take distinctly different line on Iraqi Kurds’ vote for independence, agree de-escalation for Syria but don’t mention military deal that could breach US sanctions against Moscow.

Turkey weighs its options as Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly vote for independence

bne IntelliNews September 28, 2017

Anxious that the nation state ‘bug’ will intensify within their own borders, Turks assess economic sanctions including turning off the oil export tap.

Iranian prosecutor moves against popular encrypted messaging app Telegram

bne IntelliNews September 27, 2017

Service accused of providing platform for child pornography and extremist content but founder Pavel Durov tweets “real reasons” for charges are different.

Tehran perturbed as Iranian Kurds revel in Iraqi brethren’s bold referendum

bne IntelliNews September 26, 2017

Iranian Kurds marched and exuberantly danced in the streets in celebration of the Iraqi Kurds’ defiant vote on creating an independent state, slightly unnerving Tehran which is carefully guarding against any push for autonomy within Iran.

ALACO DISPATCHES: Turkey risks blowback with Kurdistan sanctions

Yigal Chazan of Alaco September 26, 2017

Ankara's rigid position on the Kurdish referendum risks harming its own financial and security interests in the region, and could undermine relations with Russia.

Rouhani slams Trump UN speech as “ignorant, absurd and hateful”

bne IntelliNews September 21, 2017

Don’t let this “rogue newcomer to politics” destroy nuclear deal praised by all other major powers, says Iranian president.

Trump gives no quarter on Iran nuclear deal in bellicose UN address

bne IntelliNews September 20, 2017

Efforts led by France to convince US president of success of agreement with Tehran to no avail, Iranians condemn Trump for “ignorant hate speech that belongs in medieval times”.

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