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Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said conclusion of talks with world powers over the country’s nuclear program has given Tehran the option to take its pick from the many parties seeking economic cooperation with Iran, including impatient Western countries.
Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh says Iran welcomes French energy giant Total’s return to the resource-rich country amid Tehran’s drive to step up oil and gas development projects after the removal of sanctions.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Thursday that in a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, they agreed to hold regular talks and meet at least once a year.
An Iranian deputy petroleum minister says French companies have indicated their readiness to work with Iran’s energy sector as Tehran and Paris are seeking new ways to expand energy ties.
A top Iranian diplomat dismissed the allegations made by Bahrain’s foreign minister that Iran supports extremist militants, following a deadly bombing killed several people in the Persian Gulf state’s village of Sitra on Tuesday.
Spokesman of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Keyvan Khosravi said here on Thursday that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is under survey in regular and extraordinary session of the SNSC.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that the U.S. armed forces stand ready to confront Iran, but told lawmakers that a successful implementation of the nuclear agreement with Tehran is preferable to a military strike.
President Hassan Rouhani is to give televised speech on the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting live on Sunday.
Ankara-Tehran train was subjected to a terrorist attack on Thursday, but fortunately the attack left no casualties.
Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh and visiting French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius discussed mutually-interested issues here on Wednesday.