EU set for clash with US over law blocking Iran sanctions

bne IntelliNews May 17, 2018

Dealing with Donald Trump’s unpredictability is “not a joke now”, says European Council President Donald Tusk.

Turkish banker Atilla gets lenient 32-months prison for Iran sanctions-busting

bne IntelliNews May 17, 2018

Focus now turns to whether US regulators will heavily fine state-owned Halkbank.

Total set to abandon Iran deal unless US waiver is granted

bne IntelliNews May 16, 2018

First Western energy major to return to Islamic Republic since signing of nuclear deal nakedly exposed to Trump sanctions snapback.

US sanctions Iran’s central bank governor as "specially designated global terrorist"

bne IntelliNews May 15, 2018

US imposes sanctions on governor of Iran's central bank after accusing him of supporting terrorist activities with scheme that funnelled millions of dollars to Lebanon’s Hezbollah.

China’s CNPC ‘ready to step in’ if Iran nuclear deal blow knocks out Total

bne IntelliNews May 13, 2018

If French energy major opts to give up its 50.1% South Pars gas stake, the Chinese giant reportedly stands ready.

France squares up to US over Iran nuclear deal

Will Conroy in Prague May 11, 2018

French foreign minister says European companies should not have to pay for Washington unilaterally walking out on a multilateral accord.

Europe vows to salvage nuclear deal, Iran will take a lot of convincing

Will Conroy in Prague May 9, 2018

It’s difficult to imagine, but if the EU is truly determined to save the accord it may have to dare to defuse Donald Trump’s sanctions.

Iran's supreme leader to Trump: “Like hell, you will!”

bne IntelliNews May 9, 2018

Scornful reaction to nuclear deal exit includes questioning of US president’s mental capacity in Iranian parliament.

US, Europe on collision course as Trump 'hard exits' from Iran nuclear deal

Will Conroy in Prague May 8, 2018

American president took the ‘nuclear option’ in pulling out and reimposing heaviest sanctions.

As clock ticks down on Iran nuclear deal decision, Rouhani warns Trump he faces “historic regret”

bne IntelliNews May 6, 2018

UK foreign secretary latest European leader visiting Washington in effort to save accord.

Gold demand in Iran soars to 3-year high amid nuclear deal anxieties

bne IntelliNews May 3, 2018

Iranians correctly anticipated far costlier dollar and currency controls ahead of intensifying war of words between Tehran and US over multilateral accord.

Netanyahu accused of “rehashing” old Iran claims to wreck nuclear deal

bne IntelliNews May 1, 2018

Key documentation ‘unveiled’ in political theatre was seen 13 years ago says former UN nuclear watchdog official.

Iranian judiciary issues blanket ban on Telegram

bne IntelliNews April 30, 2018

Move, justified by authorities on national security grounds, will hit tens of millions of subscribers to encrypted messaging app.

Iran’s Boeing deal hanging by a thread

Will Conroy in Prague April 27, 2018

Collapse of nuclear accord at hands of Donald Trump would also endanger multi-billion-dollar orders placed with Airbus.

Political hostility to journalists intensifies from Central Europe to Eurasia

bne IntelliNews April 25, 2018

RSF Index 2018 takes aim at populist leaders from Donald Trump to Czech President Milos Zeman, warning that hostility towards the media is no longer limited to authoritarian regimes.

Trump calls nuclear deal “insane” but refrains from usual pullout comments

bne IntelliNews April 24, 2018

White House press call with France’s Macron leaves room for optimism that Europe will get more time to negotiate with Tehran.