Iran’s coverage: Iran finds ‘very light and sweet’ oil in Abadan for first time

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:

 

Iran discovers oil in Abadan region: minister

Iran has discovered oil in the southwestern Abadan region for the first time, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh was quoted as saying by the Mehr news agency on Wednesday.

 

Leader says Iran must increase pace of scientific progress

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran must maintain and increase the pace of its scientific progress.

 

Rouhani says Iran’s joining FATF can foil US conspiracies

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said he hopes that the ratification of FATF-related bills in the country would finally neutralize US conspiracies against Iran’s banking and financial sectors.

 

Warsaw Meeting not to focus on special country: Poland UN envoy

Permanent Representative of Poland to the United Nations Joanna Wronecka dismissed certain US officials’ statements on Warsaw meeting to build coalition against Iran, saying that the meeting will not concentrate on a special country.

Iran capable of mass production of IR-8 centrifuges: Nuclear chief

Iran’s nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi says that Iran has been injecting uranium hexafluoride into IR-8 centrifuges since 3 years ago, adding that the country has the capability of mass production of the machines.

 

Germany’s representative may head EU’s payment system for Iran

A representative of Germany may become the head of the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) that Europe is preparing to conduct transactions with Iran bypassing US sanctions, a source in the EU institutions told Sputnik Tuesday.

 

Iran calls for ending Israel impunity of anti-Palestine crimes

Iran’s Chargé d’affaires to the United Nations in a statement urged the world to put an end to Israel impunity of its crimes against Palestinians.

 

IRIB staff protest Press TV anchor’s detention by US

The staff members of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) have gathered in front of the United Nations’ office in Tehran to protest the United States’ detention of Marzieh Hashemi — an anchorwoman for Iran’s Press TV — and demand her immediate release.

 

Warsaw: Poland not to forget Iran’s support

The Polish Foreign Ministry in a statement appreciated Iran’s aids, saying the country will never forget the supports and sympathies offered by Iran to Polish WWII refugees.

Oil-rich Iran cannot be barred from global energy market: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani says Iran, as a country rich in oil and gas resources, cannot be excluded from the global energy market despite US attempts to cut the country’s oil exports.