As Tehran and world powers clinch a nuclear deal in exchange for lifting sanctions against Iran, AMEinfo, sister magazine of TRENDS, interviews international sanctions lawyer Sarosh Zaiwalla, who has a number of high-profile Iranian clients including Bank Mellat, Bank Tejarat and Petropars. Q. How do you view the deal? Any kind of settlement agreement is…

Tehran’s hotels are full of trade delegations and foreign businessmen. “I’ve met visitors from Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, Korea and Japan,” a tourism professional tells TRENDS. “They’re also finding time to travel to the historic cities of Isfahan and Shiraz, since they say the deals are slow because everyone’s waiting to see what happens with…

According to Paul von Maltzahn, Secretary-General of the German Council on Foreign Relations, the détente between Iran and the United States began last February, with an exchange between US Vice-President Joe Biden and Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei. “Biden sent out feelers and the Iranians responded, and that was still in the time when [Mahmoud]…