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Iran, Kazakhstan ink 5 cooperation documents

Iran and Kazakhstan on Thursday signed five documents for bilateral cooperation in various fields including banking, shipping in the Caspian Sea, and tourism activities.

Iran, Kazakhstan presidents vow to commence new round of banking cooperation

President Hassan Rouhani and his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev agreed on Thursday to start new round of banking cooperation through opening of new bank branches in both countries.

UN to vote on resolution against Israeli settlements

The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on a resolution on Thursday, demanding that Israel put an immediate end to its settlement expansion in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Aleppo win foils Western plots for region: Syrian PM

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister, Hossein Jaberi Ansari, who is visiting Syrian capital city of Damascus, met with Syrian Prime Minister Emad Khamis on Wednesday.

Tehran, Yerevan to cooperate in swap of Turkmen gas to Armenia

President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Tehran and Yerevan have voiced willingness for swap of Turkmen gas to Armenia.

UN resolution on Aleppo to fuel tension in Syria: Iran senior official 

A senior Iranian official has warned that a recent United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution on the deployment of UN observers to the Syrian city of Aleppo could result in more tension in the Arab country.

EU warns Trump not to destroy Iran nuclear deal

European governments are quietly warning the incoming Trump administration that the US will get the blame if any new economic sanctions on Iran lead to the collapse of the 2015 nuclear deal.

Malaysia’s Petronas agrees to study two oil fields in Iran

Malaysia’s state-owned energy company Petroliam Nasional Bhd signed an agreement to study two oil fields in Iran, joining international companies from Russia to France that plan to help boost the Persian Gulf nation’s oil and gas production.

Envoy to UN: Syrian crisis needs no military solutions

Iran’s Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Gholamali Dehghani on Wednesday criticized a recent draft resolution on Syria referring to it as an “unconstructive” move that can undermine all efforts to end Syrian crisis through political solutions.

India’s Iran oil imports slide 19 percent in November, Saudi regains top supplier slot

India’s oil imports from Iran fell 19 percent in November from a record high the previous month after regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iraq raised sales to the world’s third-biggest oil consumer, regaining their positions as the top two suppliers.