Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:
Reports are pouring in about a suicide attack in Iran’s southeastern port Chabahar near the Pakistani border on Thursday morning.
Tehran has conveyed its protest to Tbilisi regarding the mistreatment of its nationals seeking to enter the South Caucasian country.
Speaking at the meeting Administrative Council of Semnan Province on Wednesday, Dr Hassan Rouhani said, “The government has nothing behind the curtains. The key foreign policy decisions are discussed in the Supreme National Security Council and coordinated with the Supreme Leader”.
Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said the country must be excluded from any decisions by OPEC members regarding production cuts.
Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi expressed hope that a special purpose vehicle (SPV) that the European Union has developed to save the 2015 Iran nuclear deal will be in place by the end of December.
Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh met his Qatari opposite number, Saad al-Kaabi, Qatar Energy Minister, in Vienna on Thursday, discussing increased meddling of other countries in OPEC decisions.
Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said the country would support OPEC stance in the market but would not participate in any OPEC deals so long as Tehran is subject to sanctions.
Full security prevails in Iran’s southeastern port city of Chabahar where a suicide car bomb attack killed and injured a number of people on Thursday morning, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour said.
Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani confirmed problems facing Iranians seeking to enter the country, saying that Georgian government is pursuing the case through diplomatic channels.
India will import crude oil from Iran using a rupee-based payment mechanism, an industry source involved in discussions told Reuters on Thursday, adding that 50 percent of those payments will be used for exporting items to Tehran.