OPEC’s pact compliance ‘acceptable’, some changes needed: Zanganeh
OPEC’s compliance with an agreement among oil producers to reduce output has been acceptable, said Iran’s oil minister on Monday, adding that some changes were needed if participants seek to balance the market.
Trump imposes new travel restrictions
US President Donald Trump on Sunday slapped new travel restrictions on citizens from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, expanding to eight the list of countries covered by his original travel bans that have been derided by critics and challenged in court.
Iraqi Kurds in independence vote despite Baghdad, neighbors’ warnings
Iraqi Kurds voted in an independence referendum Monday, defying warnings from Baghdad and their neighbors.
Pakistan seeks greater share in Iranian rice market
Pakistan produces favorable-quality rice and looks to boost export to the Iranian market, said president of Quetta Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Merkel tries to build coalition after vote
Germany’s Angela Merkel began the tough task of trying to build a government on Monday after securing a fourth term as chancellor, urging the center-left Social Democrats not the shut the door on a rerun of their “grand coalition.”
Rouhani: Iran welcomes development of ties between Tehran, Moscow
In a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani welcomed the development of Tehran-Moscow relations in all fields.
Iran: Trump claims of North Korea links ‘nonsense’
Iran said Monday that suggestions by US President Donald Trump that it was working with North Korea on missile development were “nonsense”.
Iranian MP hails French push to save JCPOA
An Iranian lawmaker commended French President Emmanuel Macron for stressing the need to protect the nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), signed between Iran and the 5+1 Group (US, UK, France, Russia, China, plus Germany).
Zarif warns Iran could walk away from nuclear deal
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that his country has a number of options if the U.S. quits the 2015 nuclear deal including walking away from the agreement.
French bank to grant €500m annually to projects in Iran
Bpifrance, the country’s state investment bank, will finance investment projects of French companies in Iran from 2018, granting up to 500 million euros ($598 million) in annual credits, its CEO said in a newspaper interview on Sunday.
Another extremely dangerous crisis will emerge if Trump kills nuclear deal: Princeton researcher
Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a research scholar at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School and a former spokesman for Iran’s nuclear negotiators, has said “another very extremely dangerous crisis would grow up again in the Middle East” if the Donald Trump administration violates the nuclear deal by punishing countries doing business with Iran.
We have a generational opportunity to trounce the traffickers and smugglers of human misery
“When I refused to sell my body they sold me to another brothel”. This is the heart rending testimony of a 13 year-old Nepalese girl named Skye trafficked by relatives to India.
In symbolic move, people go to war fronts to counter invading Saddam army
On Sunday, in a symbolic move, groups of people wearing combat uniforms that bear camouflage pattern, started going to the war fronts to defend the country against the invading Saddam army.
Trump living in the past, Larijani says
Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump is not aware of the developments in the world, noting that it seems that Trump is lagging behind the time for “half a century”.
Iran closes airspace to Iraqi Kurdistan
Keyvan Khosravi, the spokesman of Iran’s Supreme national Security Council, announced on Sunday that Iran has closed its airspace to the Iraqi Kurdistan region upon a request by the Iraqi government.
After Trump speech, 134 countries voice support for Iran nuclear deal
One hundred and thirty four countries, under the banner of the Group of 77 at the United Nations, have voiced support for a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six other countries following a tirade
by U.S. President Donald Trump against Iran and the deal at the UN.
Susan Rice: Quitting nuclear deal will be ‘incredibly self-destructive’
Susan Rice, the former national security advisor to President Barack Obama, firmly defended the 2015 nuclear deal on Saturday, saying the U.S. will isolate itself if it pulls out of the deal.