Iran’s officials thought that the change of government in the United States promised to change Iran’s economic outlook. Most analysts speculated that Joe Biden would return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known commonly as the 2015 Iran nuclear deal when he entered the White House, but this did not happen.
According to Tanhaei, South Korea had reached an agreement with Iran on releasing $1 billion of the mentioned frozen funds but so far only a small portion of this agreement has been realized.
South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-Kyun plans to visit Teheran “soon” to discuss billions of dollars of Iranian funds that are frozen in his country as a result of US sanctions, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said.
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah said on Tuesday that a UN-sponsored political settlement was the only solution to the crisis in Syria.
On the first day of Persian New Year of 1400 (March 21st), the Supreme Leader of the Iranian regime, Ali Khamenei, devoted the most important part of his Nowruz speech to Iran’s presidential elections scheduled to be held in June.
Iran’s forests are at full risk while environmental crises in Iran, especially the crisis of destruction of forests and pastures, are incomparable with other countries in the Middle East.
After Trump’s “maximum pressure” policy, Washington and Tehran struggle to reconnect. The economy lost almost 5 percentage points in 2020. Billions of oil dollars are stuck in Chinese, Iraqi and South Korean banks. Unemployment is at 12.4 per cent while the fiscal deficit is rising.
The increase in the number of Houthi operations in Yemen and across the border in Saudi Arabia are proof the militia is a proxy for Iran’s ‘expansive agenda’, a senior Yemeni official said.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Washington wants a new agreement with Tehran and wants to talk about issues other than what has been agreed in the JCPOA, stressing that in Iran’s view there is nothing to talk about with the United States.
The Iranian government is in crisis after the 2021 budget, which recently passed the parliament following months of resistance, was rejected by the Guardian Council.
The governor of the Central Bank of Iran criticized South Korea for bowing to pressures from the US which have restrained Seoul from releasing the Iranian funds.