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

Iran’s coverage: Iran backs extension of OPEC crude output cut

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Iran: There is debate over length of OPEC-led oil output cut extension – ISNA

Iran’s oil minister Bijan Zanganeh said Wednesday that OPEC will continue its production curb but there is debate among members about how long it will continue, the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) reported on Wednesday.

Certain states boosting Takfiri firepower: Iran’s Shamkhani

A senior Iranian official says a number of countries, either directly or indirectly, side with the Takfiri terrorists in Iraq and Syria, helping arm the outfits to devastating effects.


Iran, Spanish company sign $615 million deal for oil pipes

Iran on Wednesday signed a deal worth $615 million – or euros 550 million – with a Spanish-Iranian consortium under which the group will provide pipes used in Iran’s oil industry.


Army ground force stages drill in central Iran

Iran’s Army Ground Force launched a military exercise in central parts of the country on Wednesday to put into operation the latest homegrown weapons.


Tehran, Moscow determined to implement security initiatives

Heads of national security councils of Iran and Russia, at a meeting in Moscow on Tuesday, called for execution of comprehensive security agreements between the two sides.


Key Iranian bank opens office in Rome

One of Iran’s leading private banks says it has opened an office in Europe – what could be a sign of fresh openings in the country’s international banking relations after the removal of sanctions.

Renewing Iran sanctions relief Trump’s 1st commitment

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araghchi said US president has the authority to extend suspension of Iran’s nuclear sanctions for four months and Trump’s decision was his first commitment.


Chinese FM underlines continued strategic cooperation with Iran

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in a meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia and Oceania Ebrahim Rahimpour stressed his country’s interest in continued strategic cooperation with Tehran.


Syria allies’ security officials decry Riyadh summit

Top security officials from Iran, Russia, Iraq and Syria denounced as “inflammatory and unconstructive” the remarks that certain participants made in a recent summit of Arab leaders and the US president in Riyadh.


Iran discovers new gas field in Persian Gulf

Iran says it has discovered a new gas field close to the giant South Pars natural gas field which it jointly shares with Qatar.