Iran’s coverage: Zarif: US sanctions on Iran violate ICJ ruling

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Zarif says latest US sanctions violate 2 ICJ orders

 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the latest US sanctions targeting a number of Iranian banks and companies are in violation of two orders by UN court issued in favor of Iran on October 3.

All countries must refrain from abiding by US sanctions under ICJ order

Alireza Jahangiri, the Iranian ambassador to The Hague, said under the recent order issued by the UN court, all countries must refrain from abiding by or assisting US in imposing unilateral sanctions against Iran in the specified sectors.

Turkey’s Tupras in talks with U.S. for Iran sanctions waiver: sources

 Turkey’s top refiner, Tupras, is in talks with U.S. officials to obtain a waiver allowing it to keep buying Iranian oil after Washington reinstates sanctions on the Islamic Republic’s energy sector in November, industry sources said.

Iran: Armed Syria opp. rejecting terror part of solution

All those armed Syrian oppositionists who have joined the peace process for their country and have renounced violence are part of the solution to the Syrian crisis and “shall be” discriminated from terrorist groups, Iran’s chief negotiator for Syria says.

Iran calls for joint operation with Pakistan to secure release of abducted forces

Tehran has called on Islamabad to adhere to its commitments under bilateral security agreements days after Pakistan-based terrorists kidnapped a number of Iranian forces, emphasizing the need for a joint operation to determine their fate.

South Korean firms to stay in Iran despite US sanctions: Envoy

 South Korean Ambassador to Tehran Ryu Jeong-hyun says companies in his country understand the significance of the Iranian market and will not leave it under the US sanctions.

Iran still waiting for EU’s practical measures to implement JCPOA

The Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi says that Iran is still waiting for EU to take practical measures in line with the implementation of JCPOA.

US, Turkish FMs discuss Iran, Syria in Ankara

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in a meeting in Ankara discussed issues related to Iran and Syria, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement.

With few buyers, Iranian oil armada heads to China ahead of U.S. sanctions

 An unprecedented volume of Iranian crude oil is set to arrive at China’s northeast Dalian port this month and in early November before U.S. sanctions on Iran take effect, data on Refinitiv Eikon showed on Thursday.

Iran plans to boost oil output in Persian Gulf

The Iranian Offshore Oil Company (IOOC) signed a contract with PetroIran Company for maintaining and enhancing oil production capacity of Sivand, Esfand and Dena offshore oilfields in Persian Gulf waters.