Iran’s coverage: OPEC warns against mixing oil and politics as US Iran ban begins

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OPEC tries to depoliticize oil, Barkindo says in Tehran

OPEC tries to depoliticize oil, the producer group’s secretary-general was quoted by the Iranian oil ministry as saying on Thursday, following accusations by Iran that the United States is using oil as a weapon against Tehran.


Pres. Rouhani inaugurates 13 projects in Kermanshah prov. worth 37 trillion rials

President Rouhani opened 12 construction and infrastructural projects in Kermanshah Province during his visit to the province on Wednesday.


Iran oil tanker breaks down in Red Sea off Saudi coast

An Iranian oil tanker carrying over 1 million barrels of fuel oil suffered a malfunction in the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia, authorities said Thursday, raising concerns that the vessel could be leaking.


Iran says US barriers to implement UNSC res. 2231 ‘destructive, hypocritical’

Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations condemned US efforts to force others to violate UN Security Council resolution 2231, saying that the US policy is ‘truly a destructive and hypocritical’.


President: No choice but to withstand enemy’s idle talks

President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that there is no choice but to resist illegitimate and illogical demands as well as idle talks of the enemies.

Zarif hails his important talks in Qatar

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message lauded his current visit to Qatar and underlined the importance of creating regional dialogue forum.


Zanganeh denies gasoline rationing dateline

Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh has denied rumors that gasoline rationing would start from today (May 2).


OPEC’s Barkindo says impossible to eliminate Iranian oil from market: SHANA

It is impossible to eliminate Iranian oil from the global market, OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo was quoted as saying by Iranian oil ministry’s news agency SHANA on Thursday.


Turkey not able to diversify oil imports easily, foreign minister says

Turkey is not able to diversify its oil imports easily, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday after the United States waivers on oil purchases from Iran sanctions ended.


Iran, Iraq cooperation stabilizing region: Def Min

Defense collaborations between Iran and Iraq makes the region balanced, peaceful, stable and secure, said the Minister of Defense Brigadier-General Amir Hatami on Thursday in a meeting with a numbr of Iraqi commanders.