Iran’s coverage: President Rouhani sees Iran-Iraq trade rising to $20 billion/year from $12 billion

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Iran, Iraq can ramp up trade to $20bn: Rouhani

Iranian President Rouhani said Sat. that the current economic transactions between Iran and Iraq stands at about $12 billion, which can be boosted to $20 billion with further cooperation.


Official: US unable to harm Iran-Iraq ties

The relations between Iran and Iraq are so deep-rooted that foreign plots to undermine such friendly bonds would get nowhere, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council said.


Sukhoi civil aircraft to consider supplies to Iran after components substitution

The Russian company Sukhoi Civil Aircraft will return back to the issue of supplies of Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) jets to Iran after the share of US components in the plane sinks to less than 10 percent, the firm’s president, Alexander Rubtsov, said on Thursday.


Iran urges UN chief to take stance against US law-breaking

Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo called on UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to take stance against the US law-breaking.


EU ready to help Iraq deal with US sanctions on Iran

EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini reiterated that the bloc will support Iraq’s stance against US sanctions against Iran.


Iran, Spain discuss JCPOA, regional issues

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi and President of the Senate of Spain Pío García-Escudero reviewed parliamentary cooperation, Iran deal and regional and International issues.


Iran parliament preparing package to counter US sanctions

The Iranian Parliament’s Economic Commission is drawing up a package of measures to deal with the sanctions the US has imposed on the country after withdrawing from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, a lawmaker said.


Iran ready to mount anti-terrorism operation on Pakistani soil: Minister

Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli highlighted the insecurity of common borders with Pakistan, which recently led to the abduction of 14 borders guards by terrorists, and said the Islamic Republic is ready to carry out counterterrorism operations on Pakistani soil.


Official: US sanctions not to harm Iran

Head of Iran’s Plan and Budget Organization Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said Iran’s economy is so powerful that the US sanctions could not damage it.

Iran not totally disappointed with Europe: Deputy FM

Iran has not become completely disappointed with Europe, Iran’s deputy foreign minister told the Islamic Republic News Agency in Madrid on Saturday.