TEHRAN BLOG: Mealy-mouthed UK had it coming

bne IntelliNews July 20, 2019

Britain seized an Iranian tanker as part of a policy of keeping Donald Trump sweet. London has done next to nothing to uphold the nuclear deal and protect Iran from biting US sanctions. Why act so surprised that Tehran grabbed the Stena Impero?

ANALYSIS: Iran drags UK further into showdown with US as it captures oil tanker

Will Conroy in Prague July 19, 2019

Latest move from Tehran against Trump’s “economic war” sparks calls for international coalition to escort all commercial vessels through the Persian Gulf.

Europe’s Iran nuclear deal policy “insolent” says Khamenei

bne IntelliNews July 16, 2019

Jibe follows meeting of EU foreign ministers at which delicate question of accepting Iranian oil in barter trades arose.

Iranian oil tanker detained by Royal Marines in Gibraltar

bne IntelliNews July 4, 2019

Marines surrounded and detained the Panamanian-flagged supertanker The Grace 1 on suspicion of carrying oil to Syria’s Banyas port.

BRICKS AND MORTAR: Tehran emigrants price locals out of the market in satellite cities

bne IntelliNews July 2, 2019

Residents of cities and towns around Tehran are reporting sharp increases in rents due to the influx of people from the big city.

Iranian Guardian Council clears EEU temporary free trade agreement

bne IntelliNews June 30, 2019

Iran’s top legal vetting committee, the Guardian Council, has confirmed the bill of temporary agreement for launching a free trade agreement between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), according to Mehr News Agency on June 27.

Iranian president says White House “afflicted by mental retardation”

bne IntelliNews June 25, 2019

Hits out at Trump administration’s “outrageous and idiotic” decision to impose sanctions on supreme leader and foreign minister. US president bristles, tweets threats of "obliteration".