Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:
Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri announced that the country plans to open a European Union (EU) office in the capital, Tehran, in a bid to boost bilateral relations between the Islamic Republic and the 28-nation bloc.
Iranian Parliament’s General Director for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian underlined the role of the United States and the Zionist regime in crisis in Middle East and said “the Zionists are after controlling the region.”
Iran blasted the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)’s fact-finding committee for unprofessional and unbalanced mission in Syria, stressing that its report is not creditable.
A senior Iranian official says Saudi Arabia and its regional allies are trying to destabilize Lebanon having received the green light from the US.
Visiting European Union Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan vowed to make efforts to help resolve banking problems hampering Iran’s foreign trade with the 28-nation bloc.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ghasemi censured Bahrain for blaming Iran for every incident that happens in the island nation, the most recent one being the explosion on its pipeline.
Government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht on Saturday described investment as a major issue for the country’s development, saying that foreign investment has increased by ten-fold in Iran following the 2015 nuclear deal reached between Iran and six world powers.
A leading Lebanese newspaper reported that Washington is concerned about former Iraqi Kurdistan region President Massoud Barzani’s possible rapprochement with Tehran.
Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said the sealing of some of the country’s nuclear facilities is temporary and in accordance with the terms of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguard agreement.
Iran’s light crude oil price increased by 2 dollars and exceeded $60 per barrel in the week leading to November 3.