Iran’s coverage: Iran’s parliament considers counter-measures against U.S. sanctions bill

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Iran’s parliament to weigh retaliatory move after US sanctions bill

The Iranian lawmakers are going to discuss a motion to take reciprocal measures in retaliation to a bill the US Senate has passed to impose new sanctions on Tehran, an Iranian MP said.


Zarif to embark on three-nation Africa tour

Iranian foreign minister Zarif will launch a tour to three north African countries on Sunday, Foreign Ministry spokesman announced today.

Iran sees gas deal with Total within weeks: minister

Iran expects to sign a long-delayed gas deal with French oil major Total (TOTF.PA) in the next few weeks, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh was quoted as saying on Saturday.

Iran still world’s biggest natural gas player

A new report shows Iran still has the world’s largest reserves of natural gas and is closely followed by market rivals Russia and then Qatar.


Senate fresh sanctions signify US desperation in ME

Former nuclear negotiator and Iranian Ambassador to the UK Hamid Baeedinejad said approval of new sanctions by the US Senate against Iran indicates Washington’s desperation and hostility over the failure of US and its allies policies in the region.

Turkey’s Erdogan: Iran necessary for solving Syria, Iraq problems

Middle East problems cannot be solved without Iran’s engagement, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, calling on the US and Saudi Arabia to join the Astana talks for bringing peace back to Syria.

Iranian, Chinese navy vessels to conduct joint drill

A joint military exercise between navy vessels of Iran and China will be held on Sunday in the Strait of Hormuz.


IRICA offers special facilities for goods export to Qatar

Islamic Republic of Iran’s Customs Administration (IRICA) announced that, in view of regional conditions, exports of goods to Qatar are being carried out through special facilities.


Minister: Iranian banks to open branches in South Korea

Iranian Economy Minister Ali Tayyebnia announced that the country’s banks will open branches in Seoul, South Korea.

Documents shedding light on US interference in Iranian coup of ’53 released by State Dept

The US State Department has released a volume of declassified documents detailing the role the United States played in the 1953 coup against the Iranian government of Mohammad Mosaddegh.