OPEC, allies agree to output cut but Iran exempted
OPEC finally broke an impasse over production curbs on Friday, agreeing on a larger-than-expected cut with allies after two days of fractious negotiations in Vienna.
Iran vows to punish Chabahar terrorists and ‘their masters’
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif vowed that Iran would bring to justice the perpetrators and “their masters” of a terrorist attack that killed two policemen and wounded 43 others in the southeastern port city of Chabahar on Thursday.
China’s Xi urges N. Korea, US to meet halfway
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday told North Korea’s foreign minister that he hoped North Korea and the United States could meet each other halfway and address each other’s reasonable concerns, China’s Foreign Ministry said.
Merkel defends legacy as divided party picks new leader
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday offered a staunch defense of her moderate course during 18 years as party leader, as her Christian Democratic Union chose between a loyal deputy and a longtime rival to succeed her.
Salehi: EU plans to do all oil transactions in euros
The European Union is going to ditch the US dollar and use its own currency in oil contracts worth 300 billion euros, an Iranian official said, quoting a European commissioner.
US-sponsored resolution against Hamas fails at UN
A US attempt to get the United Nations to condemn Hamas, the Palestinian group administering the besieged Gaza Strip, failed on Thursday.
Larijani: US took Daesh terrorists to Afghanistan
Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said the United States has transferred a large number of Daesh terrorists to Afghanistan over the past years.
Iran says will bring Chabahar terrorists, their masters to justice
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday that the terrorists behind the Chabahar suicide attack and their masters will definitely face punishment.
OPEC agrees on larger-than-expected oil cut
OPEC finally broke an impasse over production curbs, agreeing on a larger-than-expected cut with allies after two days of fractious negotiations in Vienna.
As Yemen’s rival sides talk peace, bombs continue to fall
Representatives from Yemen’s government and Houthis are attending UN-sponsored talks in Sweden for a second day, but back home a Saudi-UAE coalition has continued with deadly air strikes.
Iran protests mistreatment of nationals in Georgia
he Iranian Foreign Ministry has protested at the mistreatment of the country’s nationals by Georgian border guards.
Eiffel Tower to be closed as Paris braces for more protests
The Eiffel Tower in Paris will be closed Saturday as French authorities tighten security to prevent another outbreak of violence following three weeks of anti-government protests.
Funeral held for victims of Chabahar suicide attack
A funeral procession was held on Friday for two victims of the Chabahar suicide terrorist attack.
Iran blames Israeli occupation as the root cause of Middle East conflicts
Iran’s permanent mission to the United Nations has described the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories as the root cause of all existing conflicts and crises across the Middle East region.
Iran’s VP urges Japan to stand against U.S. unilateralism
Iranian Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri has called on Japan use its power and influence to put an end to “U.S. unilateralism” in the world.
EU package to save JCPOA to go into force by end of 2018
Ali Akbar Salehi, director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said on Thursday that the European Union’s package to save the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), will be implemented by end of 2018.
‘Intra-Afghan dialogue the only way to reach peace’
Former Iranian Ambassador to Afghanistan Fada-Hossein Maleki says intra-Afghan dialogue, and not continuation of U.S. intervention, is the only way to reach peace in Afghanistan.
U.S. has transferred ISIS terrorists to Afghanistan: Larijani
Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Thursday that the U.S. has transferred a large number of ISIS terrorists to Afghanistan to cause chaos in other parts of Asia.