Bridging the Gulf
Published: Monday, 18 July 2016
As the US Geological Survey prepares to issue a special publication on the mineral resources of Iran, the international business community is kicking its heels in frustration about the snail’s pace of progress towards establishing trade links with the Islamic Republic, Rose Pengelly, IM Correspondent, writes.
Iran is better known for its oil reserves and
internationally-reproved uranium enrichment programme than its
mining industry. But having watched many of its OPEC neighbours
learn the hard way about the perils of depending too heavily on
hydrocarbons revenue and having been forced to relinquish its
nuclear ambitions in order...