Iran’s Minister of Petroleum Bijan Namdar Zanganeh (file photo)

Iran’s coverage: Oil above $55 per barrel not to OPEC’s benefit: Iran’s oil minister

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Expensive oil not to benefit OPEC members in mid-term: Iran

Too expensive crude oil does increase revenues of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) but would ultimately damage their economies because the rivals will increase output at high oil prices, Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said.


Pres. Rouhani arrives in Khuzestan province

President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Ahwaz on Thursday morning to address the issue of dust and water pollution.“We would plan and make important decisions for problems Khuzestan is dealin with,” Rouhani said upon his arrival in Ahwaz among the reporters.

Palestinian issue a disgrace for global community: Iran’s President

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani described the Palestinian issue as a deep wound in the body of the Islamic Ummah and an embarrassment for the international community and some Muslim states.


Iran’s IRGC unveils new anti-helicopter mines during drills

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has unveiled a new model of anti-helicopter mines during its recent military drills that were held in the eastern and central parts of the country.


Iran understands Turkey’s predicament: Leader’s Adviser

Ali Akbar Velayati, an international adviser to the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, said Iran understands Turkey’s situation, as it is still grappling with the consequences of the coup attempt of July 2016, and has not achieved any of its objectives in Syria.


Def. Min.: Iran’s security ‘unique in the world’

Minister of Defense Hossein Dehghan underlined that Islamic Repulic has not annulled any defense program and military drill recently.Brigadier General Dehghan, who was addressing a meeting in Noshahr of Northern Iran on Thursday, noted achievements in defense and military fields particularly ground-to-ground and long-range ballistic missiles with regards to their range and accuracy.


Muslim States urged to close embassies in US if Trump moves embassy to Jerusalem

The closing statement of the sixth International conference “To support the Palestinian Intifada” held in Tehran stressed that the US administration’s intention to move the Zionist entity capital into Al-Quds [Jerusalem] must draw a response from the Arab and Muslim states by closing their embassies in the United States.


Iranian Speaker calls for solidarity among Muslim nations

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani highlighted the importance of efforts to boost unity among Muslim countries in support of the Palestinian nation, calling solidarity “essential” in the current international conditions.


Border Security Commission of Iran, Pakistan to meet soon: Islamabad

Iran and Pakistan have agreed that the Border Security Commission of the two countries will meet soon to further strengthen security along the border, said a statement by Pakistan’s foreign ministry.


Top General highlights Iran’s intelligence domination

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri underlined that the country enjoys a high level of intelligence power and keeps a close watch on regional developments.