EghtesadOnline: The government’s plan to divest its shares in state-run companies via exchange-traded funds can neither be called privatization nor a realistic move toward a market economy, says Davoud Soori, an economist.
EghtesadOnline: Democratic US Senator Chris Murphy warned on Monday that the Trump administration could be partially responsible for “the death of innocent people” if it continues its current policies toward Iran.
EghtesadOnline: Given the highly contentious policy of subsidizing fossil fuels, clean energy will not get the voice and space it deserves, a board member of Iran Renewable Energy Association (IrREA) said.
EghtesadOnline: Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani reiterated Iran’s policy to support war-stricken Syria and said the close cooperation between the two countries is deep-rooted and not “a tactical matter”.
EghtesadOnline: European diplomats drew a line in the sand last month, telling American officials their bullying tactics would not help marshal support for US President Donald Trump’s Iran policy.
EghtesadOnline: Iran is still ready to engage in negotiations with the United States despite the recent escalation, if Washington changes its approach and lifts the sanctions, the Iranian top diplomat said.
EghtesadOnline: Governor of the Central Bank of Iran says the bank has had at its disposal few policy options to address problems that have plagued the economy for years and came to the surface after the US imposed new sanctions in late 2018.
EghtesadOnline: The Russian premier reaffirmed support for the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, saying Moscow's policy regarding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is "consistent" and "unchanging".