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Today: Friday, May 25, 2018 |
Foreign Ministry spokesman has dismissed the anti-Iran claims made by Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita, describing them as fantasies dictated by Iran’s adversaries.
President Rouhani attended the meeting of authorities and officials with the Supreme Leader and said: “During the past 40 years, people have passed their test well and have defended the state, country and national interests in all ups and downs”.
The last week move by US Department of the Treasury to include the name of the governor of the Central ‎Bank of Iran and one of its directors on the sanctions list is a sign of the US’ blatant defiance of well-‎established international norms and rules including immunity of governments and central banks. ‎
Iran’s Foreign Ministry has taken a swipe at the new US secretary of state for the meddlesome comments he made against Tehran in the so-called new US strategy.
US diplomacy sham is merely a regression to old habits: imprisoned by delusions & failed policies—dictated by corrupt Special Interest—it repeats the same wrong choices and will thus reap the same ill rewards. Iran, meanwhile, is working with partners for post-US JCPOA solutions.
President Rouhani sent a message to the President of Cuba to express condolences over plane crash in which a number of people lost their lives.
President Rouhani sent a message to the President of Montenegro to express congratulations to him and the people of Montenegro on national day of the country, expressing hope that relations between the two countries further develop in fields of mutual interest.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has congratulated the Venezuelan government and nation for successfully holding their presidential election, saying it was a great success for democracy in the Latin American country.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has blasted certain efforts to divert the Afghan nation’s attention from the main causes of the perpetuation of war in the country by levelling unsubstantiated accusations against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The banking group has called on its six major branches in various German cities to continue cooperation with Iran despite US threats. Volksbank institutions in Wurttemberg, Pforzheim, Heilbronn, Konstanze, Schwarzwald-Donau-Neckar and Volksbank-Uni are the members of this group. US President Donald Trump pulled the country out of the landmark nuclear deal officially known as the JCPOA, saying that sanctions lifted by JCPOA will be reinstated. Trump’s decision drew fierce criticism from its partners in the deal and international community.
In fact the origins of President Donald Trumps aggressive stance against Iran may lie in his Energy Week speech on June 29 which saw a historic change in U.S. foreign policy doctrine and language, when the world heard from President Trump for the first time in addition to America First, a new U.S. rhetoric of Energy Dominance. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday, May 21, threatened to place "the strongest sanctions in history" on Iran if its government doesnt comply with Trump Administration policies. He called for a new nuclear agreement with Iran following Trumps withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal. He said that the Trump administration prefers for it to be a treaty that is ratified by the U.S. Congress.
The European Union, Iran’s third top trade partner after China and the United Arab Emirates, whose trade with Iran tripled after the nuclear deal, rising from €7.7 billion in 2015 to €21 billion in 2017, is planning new measures to neutralize U.S. sanctions against Iran. In an attempt to find the ways for shielding European companies doing business with Iran, the EU leaders gathered in Bulgarian capital Sofia on May 16. “Following the green light of the EU leaders at the informal meeting in Sofia, the European Commission has today taken steps to preserve the interests of European companies investing in Iran and demonstrate the EUs commitment to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – the Iran nuclear deal”, the European Commission Press Release Database (europa.eu) published on May 18.
Italian Ambassador to Tehran Mauro Conciatori said that seven Italian large companies active in the field of renewable energies will visit Tehran next month to attend a conference with Iran’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (known as SATBA) for exploring ways of mutual cooperation. The envoy made the remarks in a meeting with Farhad Yazdandoust, the advisor to Iranian energy minister in international affairs, ILNA reported on Tuesday
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said that the U.S. president’s withdrawal from Iran’s nuclear deal will not affect Iran’s oil exports if the EU supports the deal. “Every new decision in OPEC needs unanimity... I believe that the help of the European Union helps us... the level of our oil exports will not change,” Zanganeh told reporters after a meeting with EU Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete in Tehran on Saturday, Reuters reported. Following Trump’s decision on May 8, the U.S. Treasury said Washington would reimpose a wide array of Iran-related sanctions after the expiry of 90- and 180-day wind-down periods, including sanctions aimed at Iran’s oil sector and transactions with its central bank.
Iran and Germany’s energy ministers met on Thursday and discussed ways of mutual cooperation, the official website of Iranian Energy Ministry (known as PAVEN) reported. During the meeting, Germany’s Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier who received Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian in Berlin mentioned that over 120 German companies are currently active in Iran. The official further expressed hope that the two sides explore ways of maintaining the mutual economic cooperation in the future talks.
The project for building the first floating solar farm of Iran was launched in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan on Monday, IRIB reported. The groundbreaking ceremony of the project in Zahak City was attended by Sorena Sattari, the vice president for science and technology. Speaking in the ceremony, Sattari noted that the 7-megawatt solar farm is going to be constructed on an area of 14 hectares and €8.5 million has been allocated for completing the project.
- Bulgarian Minister of Economy Emil Karanikolov said his country and Europe are seriously determined to continue their economic cooperation with Iran. The European official made the remarks in an Iran-Bulgaria business forum held at the place of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) in Tehran on Monday, ICCIMA portal reported. The minister, whose country holds the presidency of the European Union Council, said Bulgarian government as well as businessmen and traders are keen on cooperation with Iran and holding such forums can be a good opportunity to expand bilateral cooperation.
According to OPEC’s latest monthly report published on May 14, Iran’s oil production, based on secondary sources, stood at 3.823 million barrels per day (bpd) in April, rising 10,000 bpd from that of March. The country produced 3.813 million barrels per day of crude oil in March, the report read. The OPEC’s report also put Iran’s oil output, based on direct communication, in the mentioned month at 3.804 million bpd, near 2,000 bpd fall from 3.806 million bpd in the previous month. The report also presented the country’s average heavy oil price to be $66.56 in April, a $4.41 or 7.1 percent rise from $62.15 in March.
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