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

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Iran to keep oil cap at 3.8 mln barrels a day in second half 2017

Iran will keep its oil production cap at 3.8 million barrels per day in the second half of 2017, the country’s oil minister said on Tuesday, provided other OPEC members stick to the output level they agreed in November.


Iran’s Astana talks delegation head says hopeful ahead of meeting with Russia

The Iranian delegation head was hopeful about the talks ahead of the meeting with the Russian delegation.


SNSC Supervisory Board to probe JCPOA violations

Chairman of the Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security of Iran Alaeddin Boroujerdi stressed that SNSC Supervisory Board of JCPOA would decide whether the deal has been violated.The public opinion expects the body to study the likelihood of violation of JCPOA, Alaeddin Boroujerdi told Mehr News.


Iran calls on UN to end mission of special human rights rapporteur

Tehran blasted the UN Human Rights Council’s politically-motivated and selective approach, and asked the world body to put an end to the mission of the special human rights rapporteur in Iran.

Reformists choose Rouhani as candidate for Iran Presidential votes

The senior reformist lawmaker, Mohammad-Reza Aref, has announced that the country’s reformists will support Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s incumbent president, in the forthcoming presidential election scheduled to be held on May 19, 2017.


Iran signs $1 billion deal to develop Mehdiabad zinc mine

Iran has signed a $1 billion deal with private investors to develop Mehdiabad, one of the world’s largest zinc mines, which it expects to go on stream in the next four years and produce 800,000 tonnes of zinc concentrate per year.


Over 11 MoUs to be signed on Rouhani’s visit to Moscow

Iranian minister who is in Moscow to chair Iran-Russia’s Joint Commission for Cooperation said more than 11 documents are expected to be signed between the two countries during Pres. Rouhani’s upcoming visit to Russia.


Iran seeking closer cooperation with Russia in int’l waters: Captain

Commander of an Iranian naval flotilla that has docked at Russia’s port city of Makhachkala on a friendly visit said Iran is looking for enhancement of “good and constructive” naval cooperation with Russia.


Iran’s IRISL says not seeking LSE listing

Iran’s leading cargo shipping enterprise – the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) – has rejected a report that it is planning to float its shares on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

Intelligence minister says Iran mounts Intel devices in Syria to monitor terrorists

Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi revealed on Tuesday that the country has sent intelligence devices to Syria to gather intel from the terrorists and monitor their moves.