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Iran’s coverage: Iran to hold first oil tender in mid-Oct.

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


NIOC to run 1st tender of oil contracts shortly

Managing Director of National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) Ali Kardor says the first tender of new oil contracts will be held in Iranian month of Mehr (September 21-October 21).


Saudi, Israel have even alienated allies: Iran’s Zarif

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says atrocities by Saudi Arabia and Israel have worked to even alienate their own allies.


Russian deputy FM due in Tehran Wednesday: Envoy

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov is scheduled to pay an official visit to Tehran on Wednesday to hold talks with senior Iranian officials, Russia’s ambassador to Tehran said.


Iran, Afghanistan ‘on same boat’

Iran’s Zarif, while pointing to widespread scourge of terrorism and extremism, said development, stability and security issues are positively correlated between Iran and Afghanistan.


Iran, TRACECA explore expansion of transport co-op

Iranian Transport and Urban Development Minister Abbas Akhoundi and Mircea Ciopraga, the secretary general of the Intergovernmental Commission TRACECA, explored the ways for the expansion of transportation cooperation between Iran and TRACECA members in a Sunday meeting in Tehran.


French minister visits Iran’s Lake Urmia

French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy Ségolène Royal, as part of her 3-day visit to Iran, had an aerial visit of Iran’s largest saltwater lake, Lake Urmia, which has lost 90% of its surface water in the past two decades as a result of climate changes, among other reasons.


Majlis commission holds extraordinary meeting with IRGC commanders

Members of parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission held an extraordinary meeting with a number of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corpse (IRGC) Intelligence commanders Tuesday morning.


Iran stands first in Islamic banking assets

Iran stands in the first place in terms of Islamic banking assets, said Central Bank of Iran Governor Valiollah Seif.


US ‘terrorizing’ Europe into avoiding Iran

A senior Iranian official says the US is terrorizing the Europeans into shunning business with Iran despite the lifting of sanctions under a landmark nuclear deal.


Iranian lawmakers support Bahrainis’ anti-oppressive struggle

The majority of Iranian lawmakers have expressed their support for the struggle of the Bahraini people against oppressive moves taken by the Al Khalifah regime.