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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.
Iranian foreign minister Zarif will launch a tour to three north African countries on Sunday, Foreign Ministry spokesman announced today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A joint military exercise between navy vessels of Iran and China will be held on Sunday in the Strait of Hormuz.
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.
Iranian Economy Minister Ali Tayyebnia announced that the country’s banks will open branches in Seoul, South Korea.
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.