Iran’s coverage: Sanctions unable to make Iran bow to unreasonable demands: Rouhani

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President Rouhani: Sanctions unable to make Iran bow to unreasonable demands

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blasted the unfair sanctions imposed against the country, but meantime, underlined that they cannot force Tehran to accept the world powers’ unreasonable demands.


Iran launches Caspian shipping line

Iran said on Saturday that it had launched a shipping line in the Caspian Sea to ferry goods to Russia and Kazakhstan.


Washington Post reporter Rezaian to attend 2nd trial session in Iran Monday

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian will appear in the court for the second trial session in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on Monday for espionage charges, his lawyer announced.

Russia is ready to import Iranian oil under barter deal

Starting next week, Iran might start exporting oil to Russia under a barter deal between the two countries. In exchange for oil, Russia promises to deliver grain, certain types of equipment and construction materials.


2nd Iranian humanitarian aid ship sets sail for Yemen

A second Iranian ship carrying humanitarian aid for the Yemeni people has set sail for the war-torn Arab country, which has been the target of Saudi airstrikes for over two months.


No further rise in price of gasoline in coming months: Zanganeh

Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh says rumors about further hike in gasoline price in coming months are not true and fuel price will remain at its current level.


Iran condoles with Ghana over deadly blast amid flooding

Iran has extended its condolences to Ghana’s government and nation over the death of nearly 200 people in the West African country due to a recent explosion and heavy torrential rains in the African country’s capital, Accra.


Iran rejects oil-for-food barter with Russia

Western media reported over the weekend that Russia and Iran will soon start what has been described for long as an “oil-for-food” barter scheme.  They quoted a report by Bloomberg in which Iran’s Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh had said the scheme will be launched within the next days.


Gov’t attaches great importance to environment: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani said here on Sunday that removal of unjust anti-Iran sanctions would lure the investment in all areas, the environment in particular.

Iran’s speaker urges meticulousness in drafting final nuclear deal

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani called on the country’s negotiating team involved in the talks with six world powers to act patiently and carefully in the process of drafting a final deal over Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program.