Iran says it has enough oil for 150 years

Iranian-Oil-Minister-Rostam-QasemiIran news headlines on Monday include Iran’s oil minister announcement over country oil reservation for 150 years; Iran’s industries, mines and trade minister remarks over sanctions adventitious on it; Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman warning Iranian citizens to avoid traveling to US; returning Ahmadinejad’s top aid to prison; Iranian foreign ministry speech on Canada’s delisting of opposition group ‘dangerous’ and Iran hosting 12th International Environment Exhibition.


Iran has oil reserves for next 150 years

Oil Minister Rostam Ghasemi announced yesterday that with current output, Iran will have oil reserves over the next 150 years. Addressing the Fourth National Conference on Promoting Domestic Manufacturing here yesterday, Ghasemi said Iran holds huge oil and gas reserves, adding the country’s oil production will remain stable for the next 150 years.

Tehran says country is benefiting from sanctions against it

Iran’s industries, mines and trade minister belittled Western sanctions on his country, asserting that instead of causing damage they have in fact managed to strengthen the economy. Mehdi Qazanfari said embargoes on Iranian products and blockades on selling to the Islamic Republic forced its domestic production to step up, the state-run Fars news agency reported on Monday.

Iran tells citizens to avoid ‘high-risk’ US travel

Iran has issued a travel warning to its citizens against visiting arch-foe the United States, an official said, after the death of an Iranian national reportedly following a grilling by US customs officials. “Iranian citizens are advised to avoid non-essential travels to the US and, in case of visit, to exercise maximum caution,” foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said in remarks reported by the ISNA news agency.


Ahmadinejad aide returns to jail after short parole

Ali Akbar Javanfekr, a senior aide to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, returned to jail on Monday after a four-day parole during which he underwent medical treatment, the ISNA news agency reported. “He went back to prison this morning,” the agency quoted Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, Tehran’s prosecutor, as saying.


Canada’s delisting of opposition group ‘dangerous’: Iran

Iran on Monday slammed Canada for removing an exiled Iranian opposition group from its blacklist of terror groups, accusing it of violating its global commitments and adopting a “dangerous” move. By delisting the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) group, Canada is “using the issue of terrorism as a tool (and) violating its international commitments,” the Iranian foreign ministry said on the website of state broadcaster IRIB.

Iran hosts environment expo

According to the State-run Press TV website, the three-day expo was held under the banner of “Promoting environment protection, basis for sustainable development.” Some 500 companies from Iran, the Persian Gulf and several European countries attended the conference, which took place in Tehran.


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