South Korean President arrives in Tehran

Iran’s coverage: South Korean President visits Iran to boost ties

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South Korean President arrives in Tehran

South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrived in Tehran on Sunday and was welcomed at Mehrabad Interantional Airport by Minister of Industries, Mines and Trade Mohammad-Reza Nematzadeh.

 

Iran’s oil exports hit 2.3mln bpd: President

Iran’s exports of oil and gas condensates have reached 2.3 million barrels per day (bpd), almost twice as much as before the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, came into force, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said.

 

Iran sees economic woes, terrorism as Iraq’s main problems

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif described economic predicaments and presence of terrorists in Iraq as the major issues the Arab country is facing, stressing the need for regional assistance for resolving the problems.

 

US court ruling on Iran frozen assets threat to intl. law: Official

A senior Iranian lawmaker says the baseless ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States authorizing the seizure of about USD 2 billion of Iran’s frozen assets in the US is a serious threat to international law.

 

Tehran, Seoul to ink 4 energy MoUs

A senior Iranian energy official said Iran and South Korea will sign 4 memoranda of understanding during President Park Geun-hye’s visit to Tehran.

 

Amazon to suspend Iranian accounts

US electronic commerce company Amazon says it will suspend the accounts of several Iranians who shopped on its website.

Iran oil exports to South Korea rise to 400,000 bpd after sanctions lifted

May 1 Iran’s oil exports to South Korea have more than quadrupled to 400,000 barrels a day since international sanctions were lifted in January, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh was quoted as saying on Sunday by the Shana news agency.

 

Iran cancels flights to Baghdad over turmoil

Iran cancels all flights to the Iraqi capital after demonstrators broke into the heavily-fortified government complex in the Green Zone in Baghdad, Head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Saeed Ohadi says.

 

Iran and Russia plan private meeting ahead of OPEC oil summit

Iranian Petroleum Minister may hold a meeting with his Russia counterpart before the OPEC member states forthcoming summit.

 

Iran parliament passes legislation to boost defense power

Iranian Parliament approved a legislation to boost the country’s defense capability with the aim of providing national security and interests.