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Iran bracing for giant leap in petchem industry

 Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said Iran is planning a giant leap in its petrochemical industry following the removal of sanctions in order to secure the targets set by the country’s Twenty-Year Outlook plan, SHANA reported.


12th Iran Petrochemical Forum kicks off in Tehran

 The 12th Iran Petrochemical Forum (IPF) started work here in Tehran on Sunday as the country is seeking to attract more investments in its petrochemical sector after the termination of anti-Iran sanctions.

Iran to boost petchem output to 70 mt/y by March 2017

 Managing Director of National Petrochemical Company (NPC) Abbas Shari-Moqaddam said Iran plans to increase its petrochemical production to 70 million t/y by March 2017.


Iran ready to help resolve Turkey-Russia tensions: First VP

Iran’s First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri says the recent escalation of tensions between Moscow and Ankara over Turkey’s downing of a Russian jet is worrisome, expressing Tehran’s readiness to help settle the dispute.


Iran voices concerns of climate, war-hit countries

 Vice president and head of the Department of Environment said Tehran expects that condition of the countries seriously inflicted by climate change such as Iran and those hit by war and unrest in the region is considered in the UN climate summit in Paris.


Iran reiterates diplomacy as only solution to Syria crisis

A senior Iranian official has reiterated Tehran’s stance on the necessity for resolving the crisis in Syria through a political approach that respects the will of the Syrian nation.


Petchem industry contributing to enhanced employment: Veep

 Iranian First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri said that development of petrochemical industry can lead to increased job opportunities in the country.


Iranian, French firms finalize FLNG talks

Iranian companies and a French firm have reached a final agreement on floating production of LNG from associated gas at an oilfield in the Persian Gulf, Deputy Petroleum Minister Roknoddin Javadi says.


Araqchi calls for ECO interregional co-op

 Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi on Sunday underlined the importance of expansion of interregional trade exchange between the member countries of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).

Zarif: Iran to enter fresh post-sanctions era

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran is on the verge of entering the era of post-sanctions opportunities.