Germany says working at top speed to get Iran barter scheme running
A German Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Friday his country is working hard to reach the point where the first transactions can be carried out under a special trade channel being set up to enable trade between Iran and European exporters.
OPEC output hits new low as Saudi fails to offset losses in Iran, Venezuela
OPEC oil output sank to a new five-year low in June as a rise in Saudi supply did not offset losses in Iran and Venezuela due to US sanctions and other outages elsewhere in the group, a Reuters survey found.
Zarif: Iran’s move aimed at preventing nuclear deal from ‘total collapse’
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran’s decision to scale down its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is indeed aimed at protecting the multilateral nuclear deal, not killing it.
Sudan protesters hail landmark deal with generals
Crowds of jubilant Sudanese took to the streets of Khartoum on Friday to celebrate a landmark deal between protest leaders and the country’s ruling generals aimed at turning the page on months of political unrest.
Turkey-Russia-Iran summit on Syria to be held in August
Turkey will host a trilateral summit with the participation of Russia and Iran in August to discuss situation in Syria, Turkey’s presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said.
Iran urges probe into Israeli abduction of its diplomats in Lebanon
Iran’s Foreign Ministry said the four Iranian diplomats abducted in Lebanon back in 1982 are still being held in the Israeli regime’s prisons, and the world must pressure Tel Aviv and its sponsors to release them.
Iran, China agree to jointly counter cyberspace threats
Iran and China agreed to establish a joint workgroup to confront cyberspace threats as both countries are facing the US threats in this field.
Zarif says a multilateral agreement cannot be implemented unilaterally
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Iran will be committed to the 2015 nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as long as the remaining parties observe the deal, noting that a multilat-eral agreement cannot be implemented unilaterally.
Iran’s Hyrcanian Forest named UNESCO World Heritage site
UNESCO on Friday designated Iran’s vast Hyrcanian Forest as a World Heritage site, making it the second such Iranian natural site after Lut Desert, which was granted the tag in 2016.
Hamas unfazed by the threats made by Netanyahu
Khalil al-Hayya, a member of the Hamas political bureau, said that the Palestinian “resistance organizations” had recently increased their strength and are preparing to expand the conflict with Israel.
Trump hits George W. Bush, McCain in new book
U.S. President Trumpin a new book reportedly takes aim at Republican leaders in-cluding former PresidentGeorge W. Bushand the late Sen.John McCain(Ariz.).
Piracy in Gibraltar
An Iranian oil tanker was seized by Gibraltar police, aided by a detachment of British Royal Marines, on Thursday.
EU to consult with nuclear deal partners as Iran warns of new steps
The European Union has said it’s in contact with the remaining signatories of the 2015 nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, to discuss Iran’s decision to reduce its commitments under the deal.
Iranian ambassador meets Turkish party leaders
Iran’s ambassador to Tur-key has held a series of meetings with a number of Turkish political party leaders, discussing ways to boost relations between the two neighboring countries.
Trump divorced from reality on Iran: writers
Writing an opinion piece in the Busi-ness Insider on July 1, Aaron David Miller, a distinguished scholar at the Wilson Center and a former adviser to six secretaries of state, and Richard Sokolsky, a nonresident senior fellow in Carnegie’s Russia and Eurasia Program, wrote that “maximum pressure” against Iran “isn’t working”.