Iran sends first load of petrochemical products to Egypt
Iran’s first cargo of petrochemical products in recent years has left for Egypt, marking the resumption of trade ties between the two major Muslim countries, Mehr News Agency said.
Iran, biggest emerging market since collapse of Soviet Union
Iran is the world’s biggest emerging market since the collapse of the Soviet Union 25 years ago, according to the politician given the job of opening up trade relations – but Britain is languishing behind rivals in its share of business.
Iran ready for Italian investment, technology
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Italy on Monday on the first leg of his trip to three European destinations following the implementation of a nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries.
Saudi airstrike kills Yemen judge, seven family members
A Saudi airstrike killed a senior Yemeni judge and seven members of his family at their home in the capital Sana’a, one of his relatives said Monday.
WHO: Zika virus expected to spread throughout Americas
The Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease suspected of causing serious birth defects, is expected to spread to all countries in the Americas except Canada and Chile, the World Health Organization said.
Swiss banks unfreeze Iranian funds
Switzerland released millions of dollars of Iran’s frozen funds in the wake of the removal of anti-Iran sanctions, a Swiss official confirmed.
Iran: Terrorists can’t have role in Syria with a ‘new mask
An Iranian deputy foreign minister took a swipe at Saudi Arabia for its attempts to make room for the notorious groups in Syria peace talks, stressing that the criminal terrorists will not be allowed to enter Syria’s political structure in disguise.
Rouhani pens letters to leaders of P5+1, neighboring states
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sent separate letters to the heads of neighboring countries as well as the leaders of the P5+1 group – Russia, China, the US, Britain, France, and Germany), with whom Iran finalized a nuclear deal in July 2015.
Larijani: IIPU member states should deliver aid to Gaza
Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani called on member states of the Islamic Inter-Parliamentary Union (IIPU) to deliver relief aid to the blockaded Gaza Strip.
Spokesman: Iran-Saudi row to ease if Riyadh shifts policy
Iran said efforts to mediate between Tehran and Riyadh will yield result if Saudi Arabia alters its policy of creating tension in the region.
Iranian, Italian presidents discuss strong post-sanctions ties
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella set the stage for strong economic and political ties in a high-pro- file meeting in Rome on Monday.
Tension may ease only if Saudis change policy, Iran says
The Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Monday that success of any mediation to ease tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia is contingent upon a change of policy by the Riyadh government.
Frozen Iranian funds freed up from Swiss banks
Switzerland has freed up money from Iran that was frozen in Swiss bank accounts. It’s come after sanctions against the state were lifted.
Bank of Industry and Mine boosts SMEs budget by 41%
The Bank of Industry and Mine has allocated 46 trillion rials (about $1.3 billion) to small and medium-sized enterprises in the first 10 months of the current Iranian calendar year, which began on March 21, 2015, an increase of 41 percent compared to the same period last year, the bank’s managing director said on Monday.
British Airways considers reinstating Iran flights
Willie Walsh, the chief executive of British Airways (BA), has suggested that the airline would like to reinstate direct flights to Tehran, the Iranian capital.
Iran says not to prevent Saudi suicide
The Majlis speaker has said Iran “will not prevent Saudi Arabia from committing suicide if the kingdom so wishes”.
Russia, Spain, Italy sign contracts to help exploration of Iranian oilfields
Iran signed three oil contracts with Russia, Spain and Italy to further explore and study its oilfields based on their geological and geophysical features, the Shana news agency reported.
World is aware of the real nature of terror supporters, Iran tells Iraq
ranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijai told his Iraqi counterpart Salim al-Jabouri on Monday that the world powers are aware of “real nature” of the supporters of terrorism in the world.
‘Close ties with Europe is one of Iran’s policy priorities’
Prior to his departure to Italy and France on Monday President Hassan Rouhani said expanding ties with European Union states is a priority of his administration as he highlighted the need to seize the opportunity created with the implementation of the nuclear deal.
Iran urges religious scholars to counter Takfiri ideology
Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior advisor to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, has said that the religious scholars should counter against the ideology of Takfiri in the world of Islam.
Iran to launch new satellite next month: defense minister
Iran is due to launch a new satellite, named Simorgh, in February during ceremonies marking the 37th victory anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, Defense Minister of Hossein Dehqan was quoted as saying by MP Mohammad Asafari.