OUTLOOK 2020/2021 Iran

bne IntelIiNews April 1, 2020

Economically besieged Islamic Republic’s year looks set to hinge on whether tormentor-in-chief is re-elected.

UK ‘pressing US to ease Iran sanctions to help fight coronavirus’

bne IntelIiNews March 18, 2020

No sign as yet of Trump administration relenting. Reports say it may veto Iranian application to IMF for $5bn of emergency funding.

China calls on US to drop sanctions to help Iran fight coronavirus

bne IntelIiNews March 16, 2020

Beijing says Washington’s measures are “against humanitarianism and hampers Iran's epidemic response & delivery of humanitarian aid”.

Iran goes to IMF for first time since 1960s and scraps new year events in face of pandemic

bne IntelIiNews March 12, 2020

Central bank requests $5bn in emergency funding. Islamic Republic has world's third worst outbreak of coronavirus. Its economy, already hobbled by US sanctions, faces another body blow.

Questions grow over Turkey’s “coronavirus free” status

bne IntelliNews March 7, 2020

Iranian minister complains “some countries don’t say anything about their situation” amid the outbreak.