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Iran’s coverage: Gas-rich nations gather in Tehran for GECF summit

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:


GECF extraordinary ministerial meeting kicks off in Tehran

The 17th extraordinary ministerial meeting of Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) started its work in the Iranian capital on Saturday morning.


AEOI publishes final document on modernization project of Arak reactor

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) published the final document for collaboration in furtherance of the project for modernization of the reactor at Arak on Saturday.


Zarif: UNGA resolutions on human rights ironic

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that the two resolutions, issued by the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on the status of human rights should be regarded as ironic.


Negotiator: GECF reception shows new global approach to Iran

Top Iranian nuclear negotiator Abbas Araghchi said the participation of such a large number of heads of state and government of GECF member countries is an indication of a renewed approach by the global community towards Iran.


Iran designs drone capable of flying 1 hour

Iranian researchers have designed a drone capable of flying continuously for 53 minutes every time charged with battery.


High-speed rail to link China to Iran

Chinese authorities have proposed a high-speed railway connecting its western city of Urumqi to Tehran, the country’s biggest English-language newspaper, China Daily, says.


Constructive cooperation between GECF members: Russia’s Novak

 Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak says the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) member countries are exercising constructive cooperation towards each other.


Iran plans to boost crude output by 1Mln barrels a day next year

Tehran would coordinate its steps with OPEC, the country’s deputy petroleum minister said.


US conglomerate sees opportunities in Iran

GE Oil and Gas, the US conglomerate General Electric’s oil division, says it sees opportunities in Iran as foreign firms are holding their breath for a lifting of sanctions to return to the country.


Minister: Iran not to wait for Turkey to export gas to Europe

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said the country is not going to wait for Turkey to export its gas to Europe, adding that Tehran is considering another route for that purpose.