Iran’s coverage: Turkey’s Unit International, Russia’s Zarubezhneft and Iran’s Ghadir sign drilling deal

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:


Iran, Russia, Turkey sign drilling deal

Turkey’s Unit International announced it has signed a $7 billion agreement with Iran’s Ghadir Investment Holding and Russia’s state-owned Zarubezhneft to drill for oil and natural gas in Iran.


Second day of debate on President Rouhani’s proposed ministers start

Second day of Iran’s Majlis (Parliament) open session to discuss plans of President Hassan Rouhani’s proposed ministers kicked off here on Wednesday.


Trump administration continues full Iran policy revision

US Department of State spokesperson Heather Nauert said that the Trump administration is conducting a comprehensive Iran policy review in order to address the country’s compliance with its obligations under the 2015 nuclear agreement.


Turkish Pres. Erdoğan to visit Iran

Deputy foreign ministers of Iran and Turkey mulled over bilateral and regional issues in the wake of a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to Iran.

Deputy FM: Iran never accepts Riyadh’s hegemonic policies against neighbors

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari underlined the necessity for the settlement of differences between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, but meantime, said that Tehran doesn’t accept Riyadh’s hegemonic policies against Doha.


FM Zarif: Iran’s security, economic power from within

Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif emphasized that Iran’s security and economic power come from within.


Iran raps US for double-standard approach to terrorism

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani blasted the US for its double-standard policies on terrorism, describing Washington as the number one supporter of terrorist groups in the region.


Iran’s top general, Turkish defense minister discuss ties

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri and Turkey’s Minister of National Defense Nurettin Canikli on Wednesday held talks on a range of issues, including fighting terrorism.

IRGC denies report of ground operation in Syria

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) denied a report on Wednesday that its troops have been involved in a direct ground operation against Takfiri militants in Syria, saying, however, that taking severe revenge against terrorists for the killing of its forces is on the agenda.

Tehran welcomes cementing ties with Belgrade in all fields

President Rouhani met with the new Ambassador of Serbia to Tehran and stated that there is no obstacle on the way of developing Tehran-Belgrade ties.