Iran’s coverage: US marks first retreat on Iran by allowing Rhum gasfield to operate

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US grants license, assurance for Iranian-backed UK gas field Rhum

The BP-operated Rhum gas field in the UK North Sea has received a conditional license from the US Office of Foreign Assets Control that allows it to continue operating until the end of October 2019, Serica Energy said on Tuesday.


3rd meeting of Eurasian parliaments’ speakers kicks off in Turkey

The third meeting of Speakers of Eurasian Countries’ Parliaments has kicked off in Turkey’s Antalya, with parliamentary heads and delegations from 38 countries, including Iran, in attendance.

EU trying to strengthen trade relations with Iran: Danish ambassador

The Danish Ambassador to Iran Danny Annan criticized US unilateral exit from the JCPOA, saying that Denmark along with other countries is trying to strengthen commercial ties with Iran.


Iran eyeing stronger market presence in Qatar

The chairman of Iran-Qatar Chamber of Commerce expressed Iran’s readiness to play a bigger role in Qatar’s market.

Iran’s Guardian Council won’t be intimidated by CFT opponents

The spokesman for Iran’s legislative watchdog says the body will not be intimidated by opponents of Iran’s joining a UN convention against the financing of terrorism, who have in recent days been pressuring the parliament not to approve the plan.


Oil prices rise as Iranian crude exports fall

Oil prices rose on Tuesday on growing evidence of falling crude exports from Iran, OPEC’s third-largest producer, before the imposition of new U.S. sanctions and a partial shutdown in the Gulf of Mexico due to Hurricane Michael.


Guterres backs ICJ’s order: UN spokesman

UN Secretary General always supports International Court of Justice (ICJ), said UN spokesman in respond to a question regarding ICJ’s order on Iran’s lawsuit against the US.


Defense Minister: Iran developing homegrown jet trainer

Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said the country is developing a new homegrown jet trainer, dubbed Kowsar-88.

Iranian speaker blames pending gas project with Pakistan on US

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani blamed the US for obstructing the sale of Iranian gas to Pakistan and stifling a long-awaited pipeline project between the two neighbors.


Yildirim: Turkey, Russia, Iran managed to prevent crisis in Syria’s Idlib

Turkey, Russia and Iran managed to prevent a crisis in Syria’s Idlib, Turkish Parliament Speaker Binali Yildirim said on Oct. 9, Turkish media reported.