Rouhani: Oilfield with 53b barrels of crude found in SW Iran
Iran has discovered a new oilfield containing 53 billion barrels of crude, President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday, a find that would increase Iran’s proven reserves by over a third.
UK parties attack rival spending plans in election feud
Britain’s biggest political parties traded allegations of financial recklessness on Sunday as they vied to win voter trust on the economy ahead of the country’s Dec. 12 election.
Iran starts building 2nd nuclear power reactor in Bushehr
The Islamic Republic of Iran on Sunday began pouring concrete for a second nuclear reactor at its Bushehr power plant in the country’s south.
UAE calls for Iran talks with world powers, region
A senior United Arab Emirates official on Sunday urged that Iran come to the negotiating table with world powers and Persian Gulf Arab nations to hammer out a new deal that would de-escalate regional tensions and revive Iranian economy.
US sanctions on Iran killing children with EB: NGO
Iranian children suffering from a rare skin condition known as EB are losing their lives as US economic sanctions hamper the flow of vital medical products, an NGO said.
‘Pakistan spares no effort in cutting Iran-Saudi tension’
Head of the Iran-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Group Syed Naveed Qamar said Islamabad will make every effort to reduce tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia, and bring the two regional states closer together.
Iran: No decision yet on leaving Non-Proliferation Treaty
Iran’s Foreign Ministry said it has not yet decided to pull out of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) amid its rollback of commitments under the 2015 multilateral nuclear deal.
Iran denies report of criminal case against former FBI agent
Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that former FBI agent Robert Levinson who disappeared in 2007 has no judicial or criminal file in Iranian courts, adding Tehran nevertheless has opened “a missing person” file for him, according to the ministry’s official website.
New oil field with 53b barrels of reserve discovered in Iran
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced on Sunday the discovery of a major oil field with an estimated in-place reserve of 53 billion barrels in southwestern Khuzestan province, Shana
Concrete casting starts at phase II of Bushehr nuclear plant
The concrete-casting operation of the new phase of the Bushehr nuclear power plant started on Sunday.
Morales calls for new elections after OAS audit
Bolivian President Evo Morales has said he will call for new elections after the Organization of American States (OAS) released a report saying that a disputed vote last month that sparked protests should be annulled due to irregularities.
Jordan announces ‘full sovereignty’ over lands leased by Israel
Jordan’s king on Sunday announced “full sovereignty” over two pieces of land leased by Israel, ending a 25-year arrangement spelled out in the countries’ landmark peace agreement.
Iranian sculptors, internationals fellows doing their best at Tehran symposium
A number of Iranian and foreign sculptors are doing their best to create monumental artifacts in the 9th Tehran International Sculpture Symposium, which started on November in Tehran’s Abbasabad district. Laura Marcos from Argentina, Olga Nechay from Belarus, Arijel Strukelj from Slovenia, Georgi Minchev from Bulgaria, Jiang Chu from China and Sangam Vankhade from India are among the participating sculptors at the symposium, according to the Beautification Organization of the Tehran Municipality.
Iran says not to rely on foreigners’ JCPOA promises
The spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that Tehran has left the door open for dialogue on implementation of the JCPOA but it will never decide the nation’s fate based on foreigners’ promises and words.
Russia expresses concerns over Europe’s failure to fulfill commitments to nuclear deal
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova has expressed concerns over Europe’s failure to fulfill commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, officially knownas the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
U.S. sanctions on Iran killing children with EB: NGO
Iranian children suffering from a rare skin condition known as EB are losing their lives as U.S. economic sanctions hamper the flow of vital medical products, an NGO said on Sunday.
‘Pakistan is against U.S. illegal sanctions on Iran’
Naveed Qamar, head of Iran-Pakistan parliamentary friendship group, has said that Pakistan will not support the United States’ illegal sanctions on Iran.