IMF sees inflation in Iran breaching 40% by year’s end

bne IntelliNews November 14, 2018

Repeating its warning that the country’s sanctions-triggered recession will worsen, the Fund also urges Tehran to align official currency-exchange rates with black market rates.

Austria opposed to hosting EU’s Iran SPV

bne IntelliNews November 14, 2018

Mechanism to enable sanctions-shielded trade with Islamic Republic can’t find a home. US scoffing at “paper tiger”.

Russia’s Sukhoi poised to scrap Iran’s Superjet order due to US components

bne IntelliNews November 13, 2018

Use of American parts means company would require Washington waiver to go through with delivery. Iranians searching high and low for planes they can acquire.

US opts not to sanction Iran’s Chabahar port after Indian, Afghan pressure

bne IntelliNews November 8, 2018

New Delhi is developing facility to open up trade corridor that bypasses Pakistan. Project will open gateways into Central Asia via Afghanistan and Turkmenistan.

Erdogan: Turkey will “absolutely not” abide by US sanctions imposed on Iran

bne IntelliNews November 6, 2018

Russia calls measures illegitimate, while EU makes frustratingly slow progress in creating SPV to shield trade with the Iranians.

Turkish markets rally after US confirms sanctions waiver on Iranian oil imports

bne IntelliNews November 5, 2018

Stock market, Turkish lira, bonds and Halkbank all have a good day.

SWIFT suspends Iranian banks’ use of interbank transfer network

bne IntelliNews November 5, 2018

Move intensifies fears that hardline US sanctions regime could lead to food and medicine shortages in Iran.

Iran in “war situation” says Rouhani as heavy US sanctions kick in

bne IntelliNews November 5, 2018

As state TV airs pictures of military manoeuvres, president vows to confront “bullying enemy” and overcome economic attack.

IRAN BLOG: Bully boy Trump mocks Iranians with ‘GoT’ economic winter meme

Will Conroy in Prague November 3, 2018

No exceptions made for shipments of basic foods and medicines in big sanctions announcement. LOL?

US reportedly agrees outline waivers on Iranian oil embargo

bne IntelliNews November 1, 2018

White House National Security Advisor John Bolton adds to speculation that policy will be softened by saying: "We want… maximum pressure, but we don't want to harm friends."

Iran’s Zarif attacks “law-breaking country” US

bne IntelliNews October 30, 2018

After meeting with Turkish, Azerbaijani counterparts ahead of upcoming oil sanctions, foreign minister warns of “severe consequences for the world order”.

US uber-hawk Bolton presses Armenia on Iran sanctions

bne IntelliNews October 25, 2018

During Yerevan visit, White House national security advisor also addresses Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and potential for selling Armenians American arms.

Queue lengthens for US waivers on sanctions applied to Iran's oil exports

bne IntelliNews October 22, 2018

Top Turkish refiner requests exemption with around two weeks remaining until Trump’s attempted worldwide embargo on Iranian energy exports activates.