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Iran plans to sign a new contract to develop its giant South Pars gas field with France’s Total on Monday, the first major Western energy investment since sanctions against Tehran were lifted, an Iranian oil ministry official told Reuters on Sunday.
Ahmet Üzümcü, Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday.
President Hassan Rouhani says Iran should exercise such foreign policy, which would rally the world behind it rather than behind the United States.
Iran’s defence minister says the restrictions imposed by the US will not put the brakes on the Iranian nation’s ongoing progress as the country has been under sanctions for the past four decades.
Iranian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshrou blasted as an irrational move the US President Donald Trump’s travel ban against Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen instead of Saudi Arabia.
All Muslims acknowlege that Iran is the flag-bearer of unity among Islamic countries, an official with the Expediency Council said.
Iran’s senior MP Boroujerdi said over 600 million dollars will be assigned to strengthening missile defense program and Qods Force of IRGC.
Iran’s SNSC Head Shamkhani warned of US pursuit of policies for a new Middle East by creating divisions among regional countries under religious, ethnic and political pretexts.
The Iranian foreign ministry protested at France for permitting the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO, also known as the MEK, PMOI and NCRI) terrorist group to hold a meeting in Paris, blasting the European country’s double-standard approach on terrorism.
The IRGC commander says people and the IRGC belong to each other and are cooperating closely to promote security and social activities.