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

Iran’s coverage: Total has two months to seek US sanctions exemption, says Iran

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Iran sets 60-day deadline for Total to negotiate with US

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said French energy giant Total has a time limit of 60 days to negotiate with the US about its major deal on the development of Iran’s South Pars gas field.


Iran’s Velayati proposes nuclear ideas to counter US JCPOA violation

Senior Iranian official Ali Akbar Velayati put forward a series of nuclear and political plans that Tehran could carry out without breaching Iran’s commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and amid US hostile policies against the Islamic Republic.


Tehran hosts conference on Leader’s stances on JCPOA

A conference titled “Lasting Experience” was held in Tehran to study Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei’s stances on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.

Ali Larijani re-elected as Iran parliament speaker for 11th time

Iranian lawmakers on Wednesday elected Ali Larijani as the speaker of the parliament for 11th consecutive year.


US sought ‘total confrontation’ with Iran when leaving nuke deal – Lavrov

The United States was counting on a total confrontation with Iran by leaving the nuclear deal, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said speaking at the Primakov Readings.


Iranian forces clash with terrorist team in southeast, killing suicide bomber

Sistan and Baluchestan police chief said Wed. that the members of a terrorist team came under attack by Iranian security forces, while their suicide bomber was killed in the operation.


Iran keeps top position as crude oil exporter to Turkey

Although Turkey’s total crude oil imports fell in 1Q18, Iran retained position as biggest crude oil exporter to Turkey.


Minister vows to prevent plunge in Iran’s oil exports

Iran is investing efforts to maintain its oil production and exports at current levels following the US pull-out from the nuclear pact that is to restore US anti-Iran sanctions, the petroleum minister said.


Iran’s top judge orders dealing with school harassment case ASAP

Iranian Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani on Wednesday issued an order for immediately dealing with a “shocking” criminal case, in which a high school official in Tehran has been accused of sexually abusing a number of schoolboys.


Japan to consult US, seek easing of Iran oil import curbs: official

Japan will try to avoid any sudden reduction in its Iranian crude oil imports and may seek some form of exemption from the renewed US sanctions regime, an official at the country’s ministry of economy, trade and industry, Daisuke Hirota, said Wednesday.