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Iran’s coverage: Iran’s OPEC envoy predicts oil could reach $50 in 2016

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


Oil prices up to $60pb only after 2020—Iran

 A senior Iranian oil market expert says the price of oil will gradually rise in 2016 but will not cross $60 per barrel before 2020.


Iranian Revolutionary Guards fired rockets near U.S. warships in Gulf, U.S. claims

Iranian Revolutionary Guards launched rockets near the U.S. aircraft-carrier Harry S. Truman and other warships as they were entering the Gulf on Saturday, giving only brief notice in a “highly provocative” act, a U.S. military spokesman said on Tuesday.


Kerry aid: Iran has no enriched uranium to make bomb

Implementation of the nuclear agreement between Iran and P+1 group of major powers, leaves Iran with not enough enriched uranium to militarized its nuclear program, says Marie Harf, Secretary of State John Kerry’s senior communications adviser.


Iraqis will flush Takfiri terrorists out soon: Iran FM

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has expressed confidence that the Iraqi army and volunteer fighters will recapture all areas in the country from Takfiri terrorists soon.


Iran, Russia discuss major Middle East developments

 Iran Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei and Russian president’s representative for Middle Easter affairs Michael Bogdanov on Tuesday reviewed the latest developments in the region, Syrian crisis in particular.


Iran, Canada launch into 1st oil coop.

An IOOC official said a Canadian company has been put in charge of studying the economic justifiability and feasibility to implement the development project of Binaloud oilfield.


OPEC emergency meeting not beneficial: Iranian oil minister

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh underlined that asking for an emergency meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) over low oil prices before the members’ consensus will have an adverse effect.


Iran tells India to pay for oil ‘only in euros’

Iran says it wants India to pay outstanding oil dues in euros, stressing that it needs the euros to pay the installments for the loans it has received for its infrastructure projects.


Parliament speaker: Iran to develop new generation of centrifuges soon

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani announced that the country will gain access to modern nuclear technology to upgrade its centrifuges.


Commander: Basij fully ready to confront enemies’ possible threats

Lieutenant Commander of Basij (Volunteer) Forces Brigadier General Ali Fazli underlined his forces’ deterrent power, and said the enemies don’t dare to threaten the country.