Outrage in Armenia as Azerbaijan’s Aliyev threatens force to secure land corridor

bne IntelIiNews April 21, 2021

Analyst says comments meant for domestic audience as well and that there are no credible military threats to “back up rhetoric” reminiscent of “Saddam Hussein”.

Iran makes defiant “60%” uranium move in wake of suspected attack by Israel

bne IntelIiNews April 13, 2021

Day also sees apparent missile strike on Israeli-owned vessel in Gulf. Tensions mount with Vienna nuclear deal talks set to resume.

Iran weighs options after ‘Israeli cyber-attack sets back nuclear programme’

bne IntelIiNews April 12, 2021

Tehran talks of revenge but Iranians will be wary of derailing nuclear deal revival attempts that could relieve Islamic Republic’s strangled economy.

Nakhchivan rail plans promise to rewire Caucasus connections

David O'Byrne for Eurasianet April 9, 2021

Iran stands to be one of the winners of the new regional transportation map.

Persian-speaking Iran and Tajikistan boost defence relations

bne IntelIiNews April 8, 2021

Tajik Rahmon administration has long been wary of Tehran exporting Islamic Revolution to inhabitants opposed to Soviet-legacy rule.

Coronavirus explosions in Turkey and Iran intensify

bne IntelIiNews April 7, 2021

Latter bans tourist flights to the former. Iranian deputy minister angered by relaxation of restrictions over Nowruz holidays.

CEE reels as third wave of COVID-19 breaks

bne IntelliNews April 3, 2021

A third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is sweeping through Emerging Europe. While Russia is expecting to reach herd immunity in the next two months, most other countries of the region have only just started their mass immunisation programmes.

Iran inks 25 year strategic deal with China as US softens nuclear deal stance

bne IntelIiNews March 29, 2021

Deal with Beijing could bring in hundreds of billions of investment dollars. Americans, meanwhile, talk up their flexibility on reviving accord.

Rising inflation in Emerging Europe poses dilemma for central banks

bne IntelliNews March 17, 2021

With economies primed to rebound as pandemic restrictions are loosened, consumer prices could rise even further, reawakening an issue that has long been ignored.

Iran’s moved out of its three year recession says central bank chief

bne IntelIiNews March 16, 2021

“I can confidently say that today Iran’s economy has weathered tough sanctions,” adds Abdolnasser Hemmati.

Iranians become top foreign buyers of Turkish homes

Daniel Rad in London March 16, 2021

Attraction of a passport for those who spend a minimum $250,000 is the driver.

US top diplomat dismisses as “incorrect” reports Korea is sending Iran funds blocked by sanctions

bne IntelIiNews March 11, 2021

Iranian president, meanwhile, under fire from conservatives for suggesting step by step revival of nuclear deal is acceptable to Tehran.

Iran ‘quietly’ resumes oil trade with China, India

bne IntelIiNews March 8, 2021

Market moves detected as hopes grow Tehran and Washington can fix their nuclear deal differences.

COMMENT: OPEC+ puts off production cut decision for a month

Guy Burton of Lancaster University March 7, 2021

A decision over oil production levels and prices looks to have been delayed for a month following the OPEC+ meeting, between OPEC’s 13 members and 10 other non-OPEC countries, on March 4.

Did sanctions evading Iran put together fake Armenian airline to buy planes?

bne IntelIiNews March 4, 2021

Islamic Republic’s Caspian Airlines purchases Boeing 737 said to have arrived in Tehran in an emergency landing. Observers smell a rat.

US accepts invitation to nuclear deal talks with Iran hosted by EU

bne IntelIiNews February 19, 2021

Biden administration has, meanwhile, made gestures such as dropping special restrictions on Iranian diplomats in New York imposed by Donald Trump officials.

Turkey’s Q2 natural gas import prices set to rise, talks launched on Iran contract

Akin Nazli in Belgrade February 17, 2021

Oil-indexed prices on track to rise substantially. Pipeline operator Botas is front-loading its 2021 take.

Petrostates to lose trillions of dollars in revenues amid clean energy push: report

Newsbase February 14, 2021

New “wake-up call” analysis from Carbon Tracker looks at impact of shift towards lower-carbon energy.

Israeli agritech unveils “indoor growing” plans to challenge Iran’s global saffron dominance

bne IntelIiNews February 9, 2021

'Red gold' prized by famous chefs, Michelin starred restaurants, the natural cosmetics industry and the natural medicine industry. Also used as a dye in the textile industry.