• Iran-Syria ties 2020-12-27 00:07

    Iran, Syria to establish joint bank, SWIFT to facilitate trade

    TEHRAN - Gol Mohammadi, a member of Iran’s headquarters of economic development with Iraq and Syria, said on Saturday that Iran is going to launch a joint bank and internal SWIFT system with Syria to facilitate bilateral trade.

  • Iran-Russia 2019-09-17 19:05

    SEPAM replaces SWIFT in banking transactions with Russia

    TEHRAN – Central Bank of Iran (CBI)’s financial telecommunications system, known as SEPAM, has replaced the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) in the country’s financial transactions with Russia, the governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) said on Monday.

  • Zarif NBC 2019-06-23 18:30

    Iran in talks with several countries for monetary agreements: Zarif

    TEHRAN – Negotiations for monetary agreements are underway with several countries, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday.

  • Daryl Kimball 2018-11-18 09:40

    By Hamid Bayati

    New sanctions against Iran showed U.S. irresponsibility: Daryl Kimball

    TEHRAN - Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association in Washington believes the new sanctions against Iran showed U.S. irresponsibility. He adds the re-imposition on Nov. 5 of oil-related sanctions on Iran by the Trump administration’s compounds President Trump's reckless and irresponsible decision in May to violate the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, despite acknowledging Iran’s compliance with the accord, and reimpose sanctions.

  • Peter Jenkins 2018-11-17 10:57

    By Javad Heirannia

    Re-imposition of sanctions on Iran is violation of UN Security Council resolution: Jenkins

    TEHRAN - Peter Jenkins, former UK Ambassador to the IAEA and UN says that the re-imposition of sanctions by the U.S. against Iran puts at risk the July 2015 nuclear agreement known as the JCPOA.

  • James M. Dorsey 2018-11-14 10:41

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. new sanctions will impact Iranians: Dorsey

    TEHRAN - James M. Dorsey, a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, says the new U.S. sanctions will affect the lives of the Iranian people. 

  • SWIFT 2018-11-13 20:29

    SWIFT’s Iran ban not to harm foreign trade: CBI

    TEHRAN- The blacklisting of Iran from the Belgium-based international financial messaging system (SWIFT) will cause the country’s foreign financial transactions and trade no harm, the public relations department of the Central bank of Iran (CBI) announced.

  • Paul Pillar 2018-11-10 09:50

    By Javad Heirannia

    Reimposing sanctions on Iran is not in U.S. national interests: ex-senior CIA official

    TEHRAN – Professor Paul Pillar, who was CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, tells the Tehran Times that obviously with the U.S. administration reneging on the JCPOA, Iran is not getting much of the economic benefit it expected when it negotiated the agreement.  

  • Kelsey Davenport, Director for Nonproliferation Policy at the Arms Control Association 2018-11-10 09:00

    By Javad Heirannia

    Trump’s decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran only isolates Washington: Davenport

    TEHRAN - Kelsey Davenport, Director for Nonproliferation Policy at the Arms Control Association says that “Trump’s decision to violate the nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions only isolates Washington, undermines U.S. credibility, and risks damaging the utility of sanctions down the road.”

  • Richard Nephew 2018-11-05 11:07

    By Javad Heirannia

    New sanctions on Iran will not fulfill U.S. national interest: Nephew

    TEHRAN – Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, is of the opinion that U.S. new sanctions on Iran will not fulfill U.S. national interest in long term

  • Trump 2018-10-13 16:13

    U.S. can’t challenge Iran without allies: Bloomberg

    The Trump administration seems determined to cut Iran off from the global financial system. As it reimposes sanctions on the country next month, it may take aim at the SWIFT messaging network that enables cross-border payments worldwide. This is a bad idea.

  • سوئیفت 2018-10-09 19:55

    Europe steps up drive to exempt Swift from Iran sanctions

    European finance ministers will try to persuade the Trump administration not to cut off Iran’s access to Swift, the global financial messaging service, in meetings with Steven Mnuchin, the U.S. Treasury secretary, at the IMF gathering in Bali this week.