Iran news headlines on Wednesday include Rouhani meeting with Putin in SCO summit; Iran unveiling of domestically submarine; country FM stressing over expansion of ties with Africa; Azeri DM congratulation of Iran’s Dehqan endorsement; Zarif rejection of leading role in N. negotiations; FIVB president praising of Iran’s performance in World League; country’s new oil Min visiting south Pars energy zone and increase of Gasoline consumption.
FM: Rouhani to meet Putin in SCO summit
Iran’s foreign minister confirmed Wednesday that President Hassan Rouhani will meet several foreign officials, including his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during the upcoming Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Iran to unveil domestically made Fateh submarine soon
Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan says the Islamic Republic will be unveiling the domestically designed and built Fateh (Conqueror) submarine in the next few months.
Zarif: expansion of ties with Africa “Iran’s top priority”
Expansion of ties and cooperation with the African countries, including Mali, sets a high priority for Iran’s foreign policy, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced.
Azeri defense min. congratulates Dehqan on endorsement
Azerbaijan’s Defense Minister Safar Abiyev has congratulated Hossein Dehqan on his endorsement as Iran’s defense minister.
Zarif denies media reports about shift of leading role in N. negotiations to FM
Iran’s new Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denied media reports alleging that President Rouhani has tasked his ministry with leading the nuclear talks with the six world powers, and meantime, said the standoff between Iran and the West can be resolved rather easily.
FIVB president praises Iran’s performance in World League
International Volleyball Federation President Ary Graca has praised Iran’s performance in the FIVB 2013 World League.
Iran’s new oil minister to visit south Pars energy zone this week
Iran’s new Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh plans to visit Assalouyeh, the onshore facilities of the South Pars Energy Zone, later this week in a move to check the latest developments in the South Pars gas field projects.
Gasoline consumption up by 14.5 percent
The second wave of summer travels has raised gasoline consumption by 14.5 percent, the oil ministry said, adding that daily gasoline consumption in Iran now stands at 71.7 million liters.
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