Andrea Rutherford

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Recent Iran research

* Iran Weekly: Stocks down 1 per cent on US foreign policy jitters, Andrea Rutherford, 9 Feb 2017
* Iran Weekly: Stocks unchanged as US$9 billion bank recap gets under way, Andrea Rutherford, 2 Feb 2017
* Iran and Russia consider new gas pipeline to Europe, Andrea Rutherford, 26 Jan 2017
* Iran Weekly: Stocks fall 3.1 percent on banking woes, Andrea Rutherford, 26 Jan 2017
* Turkmenistan cuts off gas supplies to Iran, Stephen O'Sullivan, Andrea Rutherford, 24 Jan 2017

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Political reform – the Iranian way


In April Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei criticized US-manufactured cars in a speech marking Labour Day in Iran. American cars, he said, are shoddily made, energy inefficient and unpopular even with US consumers. The customs authorities got the message. They quickly issued a regulation banning US car imports and turned back a shipment of 200 Chevrolets en route from South Korea.

While this episode provoked wry amusement in Iran, it illustrates the kind of risk that worries foreign...

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