Iran Should Go For Gold, Not A Currency Reform Illusion
Last December, the Iranian government of Hassan Rouhani passed a bill to change the name of Iran's national currency from the rial to the toman. This would require a redenomination in which one zero was lopped off Iran's unit of account, as 1 toman is ...
The US and Iranian battle over the pistachio nut trade
There are lots of casualties in international conflicts but this one is nuts, you might say - although strictly speaking the pistachio is a seed. The international pistachio trade has faced unexpected headwinds due to the tensions between Iran and the US.
US House passes sanctions on Iran-backed Hezbollah
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday backed new sanctions on Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah militia, part of an effort to take a tough line against Tehran without immediately moving to undermine an international ...
Iran Sanctions Over Support for Hezbollah Pass US House
House set to OK Iran sanctions, block Hezbollah funds
US House Votes to Place Sanctions on Hezbollah, in Strike at Iran
BBC appeals to UN over Iran's crackdown on journalists
The BBC's director general has accused Iran of “unprecedented collective punishment” as the corporation appealed to the UN over crackdowns on Iranian employees of its London-based Persian service. Iranian authorities have imposed an asset freeze on at ...
BBC accuses Iran of 'sustained harassment' of staff in complaint to United Nations
Iran BBC complaint: UN urges Tehran to stop harassing staff - BBC ...
BBC complains to UN about Iran targeting its Persian service
Iran's—and Russia's—Influence Is Growing in Iraqi Kurdistan
The Iraqi Army's October 16 takeover of the disputed, oil-rich city of Kirkuk—supplemented by Iran-backed Shiite militias known collectively as the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF)—has prompted a significant shakeup within the semi-autonomous ...
Abadi: Iraq is not the place for US and Iran to fight out their rivalry
Iran re-opens border crossing with Iraqi Kurdistan region: state media
Tillerson Visits Iraq to Chilly Reception Over His Remarks on Iran-Backed Militias
Corker in talks with Cardin on Iran nuclear deal - POLITICO
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said Wednesday he is working with his Democratic counterpart in the hopes of crafting a ...
UN Nuclear Inspection Chief To Visit Iran This Weekend
Draft Senate Iran legislation sets tough new US terms for deal
Experts Warn Congress Against Exiting Iran Nuclear Deal
Why It's Tough to Get Tough on Iran
It's hard to get tough on Iran. U.S. President Donald Trump's recent announcements that he would decertify the Iranian nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA) and expand sanctions against Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps ...
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I Prosecuted Terrorists for President Bush. Now My Family in Iran May Be Banned From Visiting.
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LOUIS — In 1977, when I was 2 years old, my family and I moved from Iran to America so that my father could pursue his doctorate in chemistry at Michigan State University. Two years later, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini seized power and Iran was no ...
Renewed Saudi-Iraq ties 'to rival Iran's influence'
A recent warming of ties between Saudi Arabia and Iraq could signal a move away from Iran's influence over Baghdad, analysts say, but with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arriving on Wednesday in Tehran, that remains to be seen. On Sunday, Saudi Arabia ...
Switzerland takes on consular services for Iran and Saudi Arabia
Swiss to represent Iran, Saudi interests after rivals broke ties
Swiss formalize intermediary role between Saudi Arabia, Iran
US Security Adviser Slams Iran's 'Malign, 'Destructive' Regional Influence
U.S. President Donald Trump's top security adviser has told a television interview that the “malign, destructive” influence of Iran and its "proxies" must be removed from Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere in the Middle East. "It's very difficult to see how ...
Interview: McMaster on Iran, Iraq, Syria and the Kurdish Issue