Foreign investors have been taking an interest in Fars Province and businesses from Italy will soon open plants here for the production of pasta, ready to cook meals, coffee, etc… The Chinese will also open a chromite concentrate plant here.
At a meeting with the Swiss Ambassador in Tehran, the CBI Chief requested the cooperation of the Swiss National Bank (SNB) and their Supervisory Authority to speed up the process of issuing licenses for Iranian banks to open branches in Switzerland.
Iran’s Petroleum Minister, BijanZangeneh, has commented on the dispute over gas prices by Iran and Turkmenistan, and said: “Tehran and Ashgabat are simultaneously pursuing their claims over gas prices.”
Iran-China Chamber of Commerce Vice-Chairman has announced China’s decision to reopen the bank accounts of Iranians which had been blocked, and stated: “The Iranian Consulate in Shanghai has also made an official announcement in this respect.”
Members of Parliament at the Islamic Consultative Assembly have said no to the budget for the first time in the history of the IR of Iran. As such, members of the budget integration commission have 72 hours to carry out the amendments intended by the MPs for budget review.
The French Airbus company announced last week that the delivery of planes purchased by Iran will be delayed. According to American businessman and current chief operating officer at Airbus, John Leahy, the company will delay the delivery of the planes until Iran has completed its down payments.
The Turkish Consul General in Tabriz pointed to the profound, common ties of his country with Iran, and said: “Tabriz is a priority for Turkish investors”. At a meeting with the Deputy Governor of East Azerbaijan Province on Monday, Çağlar Fahri Çakıralp said: “I always extend invitations to Turkish investors to come to Tabriz. In return, I also ask Tabrizi investors to go to Turkey. Interactions and trade must be mutual.”
Mutual automotive projects with Belarus Unison plant have been discussed at the 14th Joint Commission of Iran and Belarus Economic Cooperation to facilitate Iran’s entrance into the Eurasian market. According to the Belarus Minister of Industries, the signing of an MoU between the two countries in the current year will be the first step towards achieving this.
During the months of March to December 2017, over 160 tons of saffron worth more than USD 219MM and 270 was exported from Iran to various countries. This shows an increase of 33.33% in weight and 26.05% in value as compared to a similar period last year.
The Union of Syrian Chambers of Agriculture has signed an MoU to import tractors from Iran. The Chief of the Union of Syrian Chambers of Agriculture said: “Tractors imported from Iran will be at the disposal of all Syrian farmers in the next few days at reasonable prices.”
Statistics show a 68.5% increase in Iran’s exports to Turkey during the first 11 months of 2017. Iran’s trade representative in Turkey announced: “Exports from Iran to Turkey over the first 11 months of 2017 reached the figure of USD 7BN and 17MM, a growth of 68.5% including oil and gas.”
The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.
In an interview with Persia Digest, Adib-Moghaddam said: It is imperative that Iran gets even closer to the EU, not least to keep the communication with Washington going, and to minimize misperceptions.
The German Schiller Group Concert is taking place in Tehran for the first time.
Christopher von Deylen, will be traveling to Tehran with his Group for the first time in mid-December to stage a concert at the Hall of the Ministry of the Interior over two nights on 11-12 December, at 21h30.
Professor of arts and media studies at Université Paris III, Fahimeh Najmi, has released her book entitled “Le Théâtre, L'Iran et L'Occident” [The Theater, Iran, and the Occident] in Paris on 11 April 2018.
Seventy-eight years ago, on 24 April, the first radio transmitter in Iran began broadcasting from the old Shemiran road studios in Tehran. Exactly on 24 April, 1940, a radio service started which presented programs such as news, Iranian music, cultural and artistic subjects, history and geography for eight hours a day. The service was only for Tehran, and for this reason became known as “Radio Tehran”.
With tensions between regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia at the brink, a rare dialogue recently took place between two former senior Saudi and Iranian officials. Hosted by the Center for Strategic Studies at the Joint Special Operations University in Tampa, Florida, former Saudi Ambassador to the United States and Director General of Saudi Arabia’s intelligence agency Prince Turki al Faisal debated Hossein Mousavian, a former spokesman for Iran’s nuclear negotiators and chairman of the foreign policy committee of Iran’s National Security Council. The lively discussion touched on each country’s view of its security environment and the broader issues affecting the Iran-Saudi relationship. LobeLog has obtained the full transcript of the conversation, and the following is an abbreviated excerpt covering the key points.
Iran's foreign minister said Monday that neither Iran nor Saudi Arabia can be the dominant power in the Middle East and what's needed most is for countries in the Persian Gulf region to talk to each other — not about each other.