Iran’s coverage: Caspian Sea’s states sign landmark convention on legal status

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Caspian Sea littoral states sign 6 strategic, economic pacts

The Caspian Sea Legal Regime Convention was signed by the five littoral countries in Kazakhstan.


President Rouhani: A great step taken by signing Caspian Sea Legal Regime Convention; yet still key issues remaining

The President described Caspian Sea Legal Regime Convention as a very important step towards enhancing more convergence among the Caspian Sea littoral states and emphasised that the Islamic Republic of Iran, with its maritime access in the north and south, is prepared to play a strategic and regional role for development of trade and transportation.


Presidents of Iran, Russia discuss bilateral, regional, int’l issues

Presidents of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Russian Federation met on the margins of Caspian Sea Littoral States Summit in Kazakhstan and discussed the most important bilateral, regional, and international issues.


FM Zarif: Caspian Sea nations agree to continue dialog on unresolved issues

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif says the five Caspian Sea littoral states have agreed to continue friendly dialog on unresolved issues after they signed the Convention on the legal status of the resource-rich Caspian Sea.


Rouhani: Iran-Astana ties strategic

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani described as strategic and promising relations between Iran and Kazakhstan.


Iran official says gas field contract with Total, CNPC unchanged: SHANA

A gas field development contract with France’s Total (TOTF.PA), and China’s state-owned CNPC remains unchanged, a senior Iranian oil official said according to the oil ministry news agency SHANA on Saturday – hours after state new agency IRNA quoted him as saying CNPC had taken Total’s share in the project.


Austria tries to preserve financial channels with Iran: envoy

Austrian Ambassador to Tehran Stefan Scholz said that his country tries to keep financial channels with Iran open.

CBI issues statement on recent developments at FOREX Market

Central Bank of Iran (CBI) on Saturday night issued a statement on the recent developments at the Foreign Exchange Market according to the government’s new currency package.


Germany says Trump’s tariffs, sanctions destroy jobs and growth

German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier has sharply criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariffs and sanctions policies, saying such measures were destroying jobs and growth and that Europe would not bow to U.S. pressure regarding Iran.


Abadi’s decision on US sanctions not to impact Iran-Iraq ties: Envoy

Iranian Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi says the recent remarks by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on his country’s compliance with the US sanctions on Iran will have no impact on bilateral ties between the two neighbouring countries.