Iran’s coverage: No oil will go through Persian Gulf if US targets Iran’s crude exports: President Rouhani

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If Iran can’t export oil, no country will do it from the Persian Gulf – Rouhani

President Donald Trump’s administration has repeatedly stressed that Washington seeks to cut Iran’s oil exports to zero in a bid to curb Tehran’s nuclear programme and regional influence.


Iran’s supreme leader comments on ‘no-retirees law’

At a meeting with clerics and scholars on Tuesday, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution touched on some of the gaps in ‘no-retiree law’.

Zarif says Iran-EU trade mechanism will cover oil sales

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif rejected Reuters’ speculations that the EU-Iran trade mechanism, aimed at bypassing US sanctions against Tehran, would not cover oil sales.


Oil on front line of battle against ‘the enemy’: Iranian minister

Iran’s oil industry is on the frontline of the fight against “the enemy”, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh was quoted as saying on Monday, adding that Tehran would do its utmost to counter U.S.-led efforts to put economic pressure on the country.


SPV for Iran trade to be announced soon: Iran Deputy FM

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araghchi says Iran and the European Union are in close touch on SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle for trade) mechanism and hope that it would be announced soon.


US aircraft carrier heads towards Persian Gulf after Iran unveils new warship

Shortly after Iran unveiled a new destroyer, which is believed to have radar-evading stealth properties, electronic capabilities and a flight deck for helicopters, the US accused Tehran of conducting a ballistic missile test in violation of the UN Security Council’s resolution as tensions between the two countries soar.


Iran, China discuss ways to enhance banking ties

Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Abdolnasser Hemmati and Chinese Ambassador to Iran Pang Sen held a meeting on Tuesday in Tehran, conferring on ways to boost banking relations.


Bakutel-2018 to link Iran firms to markets: Minister

Iran’s minister of communication described Baku international exposition as an opportunity for Iranian companies and exports to tap into markets of the region.

First VP: Gov’t able to manage Iran without crude revenues

Iran’s First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri downplayed the effects of the US sanctions against Tehran, stressing that the government can administer the country even without reliance on oil exports.


Pakistan, Iran agree to enhance trade relations

Pakistan and Iran on Tuesday agreed to enhance their trade relations and improve rail connectivity to achieve a target of $5 billion annual bilateral trade, foreign office said.