Maziar Motamedi

Maziar Motamedi

Maziar Motamedi is a Tehran-based journalist who covers Iran. 

Iran

Could US sanctions on Iran create new migrant crisis for Europe?

Critics question Iran's claim that it can’t afford to keep hosting Afghan refugees. Iran says it's a warning to Europe.

Could US sanctions on Iran create new migrant crisis for Europe?

Business & Economy

Celebrating Bitcoin Pizza Day in Iran

Iranian crypto enthusiasts celebrate Bitcoin Pizza Day. But pending regulations could bring their party to an end.

Celebrating Bitcoin Pizza Day in Iran

Business & Economy

'Billions' are stuffed under mattresses in Iran

Iran's banks need foreign currency deposits but the public does not trust them. Parliament hopes to change that.

'Billions' are stuffed under mattresses in Iran

Iran

Iran: Deadly floods highlight need for 'natural disasters' fund

Despite flooding that has killed 70, Iran's efforts to establish an insurance fund are hampered by a lack of resources.

Iran: Deadly floods highlight need for 'natural disasters' fund

Iran

Iranians celebrate Nowruz under harsh sanctions

Due to high inflation and an uncertain future under US sanctions, Iranians are celebrating Persian New Year differently.

Iranians celebrate Nowruz under harsh sanctions

Iran

Iran's central bank issues draft rules on cryptocurrency

Government regulators recognise global cryptocurrencies and licensed trading but prohibit it as payment inside Iran.

Iran's central bank issues draft rules on cryptocurrency

Iran

Iran inches closer to unveiling state-backed cryptocurrency

Islamic Republic's embrace of virtual currency could provide workaround as its economy takes a hit from US sanctions.

Iran inches closer to unveiling state-backed cryptocurrency