As Iran looks forward to seeing sanctions against the country lifted by the West, tourism is bound to gain in importance. This goes in particular for the nation's capital, Tehran.
The US Treasury has sanctioned two German companies involved in an elaborate counterfeit currency scheme. "Hundreds of millions of dollars" in Yemeni bank notes were likely made with the help of Iran's elite Quds Force.
After a nine-year absence, the US plans to redesignate North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. The move comes amid ongoing tension over Kim Jong Un's nuclear ambitions.
Arab foreign ministers have slammed Iranian interference in the Middle East. Arab states sought to present a united front as regional rivalries in Yemen, Syria and Lebanon heat up.
The Russian president has strongly backed Iran and its nuclear deal with world powers during a visit to Tehran. After meeting with Iranian leaders, Putin said he opposed any unilateral change to the multilateral accord.
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