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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 Iran’s Majlis (Parliament) open session to discuss plans of President Hassan Rouhani’s proposed ministers kicked off here on Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif emphasized that Iran’s security and economic power come from within.
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.
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.
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.
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.