The demand for modern machines is high in Iran, but it remains difficult for German companies to attract business. CEO Mohammadreza Farsi has invested three million euros in new packaging machines made by German manufacturer Multivac.
Iran has summoned Germany's ambassador to Tehran after a German court agreed to transfer an Iranian diplomat to Belgium. The diplomat has been charged with orchestrating a failed bomb plot at a Paris rally in June.
The US has targeted an Iranian network of businesses that allegedly funded a paramilitary group affiliated with the Revolutionary Guard. The so-called Basij group reportedly trained and deployed child soldiers in Syria.
A deadly attack on an Iranian military parade demonstrates the country is internally vulnerable. Analysts say the regime is likely to respond with a tougher line at home and in the wider region.
The International Court of Justice has ruled that US sanctions on "humanitarian" goods must be dropped immediately. The US has contested the right of the court to intervene in matters between Washington and Tehran.
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