Iran’s coverage: Iranian, Indian chambers of commerce sign cooperation MoU

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Iran, India commerce chambers sign MoU

Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) signed an agreement with its Indian counterpart body.


Zarif on Bolton pic: VR glasses useless if you’re blind

Iran’s foreign minister reacts to a picture showing the US national security advisor wearing virtual reality goggles allegedly reconstructing the past on a tour in the Israeli-occupied holy city of Jerusalem al-Quds.

India’s BPCL to buy Iranian oil in Feb after 3-month gap – sources

State-run Bharat Petroleum Corp will import 1 million barrels of Iranian oil in February after a gap of three months, with the nation’s overall purchases from Tehran remaining at 9 million barrels, three industry sources said.

EU’s trade mechanism for Iran to be set up “soon”: spox

European Union’s spokesperson said Mon. that the bloc is still working on setting up a payment mechanism to facilitate trade with Iran and bypass US sanctions.


Zarif says Iran most reliable energy provider for India

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Iran is the most reliable energy provider for India and will not allow any consideration to impede the relationship between the two countries.


EU agrees sanctions against Iran intelligence service -Danish Foreign Minister

The European Union has agreed sanctions against an Iranian intelligence service for planning assassinations in Europe, Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen said on Tuesday.

Iranian bank to open branch in Mumbai soon: Indian minister

India’s Road, Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday that his country has allowed an Iranian bank to open a branch in Mumbai in a bid to facilitate bilateral trade between the two countries.


Zarif: Iran not to wait for europe to enforce SPV

Iran will keep working with Europe to put into effect a special purpose vehicle (SPV) for international trade with Tehran under the 2015 nuclear deal, but would not stand by waiting for the EU, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.


Minister affirms India’s independent policies on Iran

India’s Minister of State for External Affairs Vijay Kumar Singh underlined that his country adopts independent policies towards Iran which would not come under the influence of the US.


Turkey resumes Iranian oil imports under US sanctions waiver

Turkey has resumed imports of Iranian crude oil after a one-month hiatus in November when U.S. sanctions on Iran were reimposed, trading and shipping sources said.