Iran’s new president says country elected him to bring change in foreign policy

Iran news headlines on Saturday include Iran president stressing over change in Foreign policy; country new oil minister expressing over country’s ability in overcoming west’s sanctions; Iranian and Turkish FMs calling for expansion of relations; county unveiling of new air defense systems and equipment; Iran and India talks over detained tanker; Iran readiness for gas export to Ukraine and Moldova; South Korea increasing of oil import from Iran and increase of country Aluminum production.


Iran president: Nation wants foreign policy change

Iran’s new president says his countrymen elected him to bring about a change in foreign policy and shift away from the bombastic style pursued under his predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.


Oil minister: Iran able to overcome west’s sanctions

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh underlined the strong will and eye-catching abilities of the Iranian oil and gas industries’ experts, and said that the US and its western allies are unable to create lasting obstacles on the way of Iran’s progress by imposing sanctions.

Iranian, Turkish FMs reiterate call for expansion of relations

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu stressed the need for broadening bilateral ties between Tehran and Ankara in all fields.


Commander: Iran to unveil new air defense systems, equipment soon

Iran plans to unveil new air defense systems and electronic equipment soon, a senior Iranian air defense commander announced on Saturday.


India in talks with Iran over detained ship

India on Friday said it is in discussions through diplomatic channels with Iran over the detention of an Indian oil tanker in the Persian Gulf even as Tehran termed the detention as a “technical and non-political issue”.


Iran ready to export natural gas to Ukraine, Moldova: Envoy

The Iranian ambassador to Ukraine and Moldova says the Islamic Republic holds huge gas reserves and is ready to supply the two European countries with natural gas.


South Korea’s Iran oil imports up 38% in July

A recent report shows that South Korea’s crude oil imports from Iran increased in July 2013 compared to a year earlier despite the US-led sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic’s oil and financial sectors.


Iran produces over 119,000 tons of aluminum ingots in four months

The Islamic Republic of Iran has produced more than 119,000 tons of aluminum ingots in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year, which began on March 21, 2013.