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Russian energy minister said his country’s state and private sectors are looking to open a new chapter in ties with Iran which will lead to the endorsement of trade cooperation agreements worth 70bln euros.
Iranian Government Spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht criticized the US for its refusal to issue visa for Iran’s new Ambassador to the UN Hamid Aboutalebi, and underlined that Tehran’s caretaker for the post has taken the country’s seat at the UN for now.
Iranian Petroleum Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said that Iran is holding back on gas exports to Iraq due to the instability caused by terrorist groups in that country, like the ISIL.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani while they are in Tajikistan for a security summit on Friday to discuss trade and economic ties, a Kremlin official said.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon in a meeting in Tajikistan signed 10 cooperation pacts and a joint statement.
Iran’s Envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency Reza Najafi in a letter to IAEA Chief Yukiya Amano strongly deplored the recent violation of Iran’s airspace by an Israeli drone which sought to spy on an Iranian nuclear enrichment site, and called on the UN nuclear watchdog to condemn the act.
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