Iran’s coverage: UK Foreign Secretary due in Iran Monday

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British Foreign Secretary Hunt to embark on visit to Iran

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt will embark on a one-day visit to Tehran on Monday.


Envoy: Iran, Iraq plan to ditch dollar in trade, remove visa restrictions

Iranian ambassador to Baghdad said Iran and Iraq are weighing plans to eliminate US dollar in trade transactions and also lift visa requirements for citizens of the two countries.


Zarif congratulates new Islamic Jihad Movement sec-gen

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday sent a congratulatory message to the new Secretary General of Islamic Jihad Movement Ziyad al-Nakhalah on his election to post.

Mogherini to visit Ankara for talks on Iran

On 22 November EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn will be in Turkey for talks on a range of issues including Iran.


Araqchi: United States isolated politically

The United States like a bully is exerting pressures on other countries but it has been isolated politically, Iran’s deputy foreign minister said.


No alternative to Iran’s gas import to Iraq: Spokesman

Spokesman for the Iraqi Ministry of Petroleum in response to the US pressure to cut gas imports from Iran said Iraqi government has no alternative to Iran’s natural gas.


Iran, Iraq in talks to ink currency swap deal: Official

Chairman of Iran-Iraq Chamber of Commerce Yahya Ale-Ishaq said the two countries are in negotiations to finalize a currency swap agreement in a bid to boost trade ties between the two neighboring countries.


Pakistan eyes expanding ties with Iran in all fields

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Islamic Republic of Iran is a friend and neighboring country to Pakistan.


Russia may switch to settlements in national currencies with Iran – Novak

Russia may launch settlements with Iran in national currencies in order to continue bilateral cooperation despite the US sanctions against Tehran, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said in an interview with the Anadolu news agency on Sunday.

Iran CB governor: $47b in non-oil currency earnings expected for 2018-19

Governor of the Central Bank of Iran said on Saturday that with tweaks made to export revenue repatriation rules, he expects $47 billion in non-oil receipts by the end of the current fiscal next March.