Iran news headlines on Friday include Iran increase of oil exports; Iran Navy releasing new destroyer, minesweeping system in near future; South Africa criticizing US, EU over Iran oil sanctions and Iran rejection of reaching agreement with IAEA for new talks.
Iran’s Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi says the country has significantly developed its capacity to ship oil overseas despite illegal US-led sanctions. Speaking to Press TV on Thursday, the Iranian oil minister said, “I can tell you today that today we have to keep ability to transport the oil shipments more than the capacity we had even prior to the sanctions.”
Iran Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says the country’s naval forces plan to unveil a new destroyer and a naval minesweeping system in the near future. Speaking on the sidelines of the country’s Army Day parade in the capital city of Tehran on Thursday, Sayyari said the Bayandor destroyer will be launched with optimized and advanced systems during the next Iranian calendar month (April 21-May 21).
South Africa has lashed out at the United States and European Union for imposing oil sanctions on Iran over its nuclear energy program without first consulting major importers of the Iranian energy supplies.
Iran has rejected reports about an agreement reached by Tehran and the the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for a new round of talks, Press TV has learned. An official source close to the Iranian negotiating team told Press TV on Friday that no agreement had been reached between Iran and the UN nuclear agency over the date of a new round of talks.
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