The European Investment Bank’s global operations would be put at risk if it were to invest in Iran, its president said on Wednesday, casting doubt on the EU’s ability to deliver on its pledge to save a nuclear deal with Tehran that Washington has abandoned.
The Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran Deputy has announced that Iran has banned the import of foreign handicrafts. The customs of Iran have also been informed of the decision.
The CEO of the SAIPA Automotive Group has pointed to Citroën pulling out of Iran, and said: “We have notified this company and its directors that we will monitor their professional behavior. Any future cooperation between the Iranian automotive industry and their foreign partners will certainly take into account their stance under difficult circumstances and sanctions.”
Lesley Wroughton writes in Reuters that the United States in certain cases will consider waivers for countries that need more time to wind down imports of oil from Iran as it seeks to avoid disrupting global oil markets while reimposing sanctions against Tehran, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.
Reuters writes that Iran’s oil minister told his Saudi Arabian counterpart that last month’s OPEC supply pact does not give member countries the right to raise oil production above their targets, according to a letter reported by Iran’s news agency Shana.
National Iranian Gas Exports Company (NIGEC) Director, Mehran Amir-Moeini, said about a proposal to the US to participate in expanding the LNG sector of Iran: “This is still only a proposal and no directives have been issued for negotiations.
The Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism of Iran Deputy for Tehran Province has announced that USD 15MM and 300 thousand worth of handicrafts have been exported from this Province in the current year.
FT writes that Iran has touted $50bn worth of potential Russian investments in its oil and gas sector as it seeks to deepen its relationship with Moscow, amid mounting pressure from the US to curb the country’s energy exports and diplomatically isolate Tehran.
Sunny Verma writes in the Indian Express that in the wake of US sanctions, India may explore the possibility of reviving the rupee-rial arrangement to import oil from Iran that it has used in the past.
Nick Wadhams writes in Bloomberg that Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin rejected a request from European leaders for broad-based waivers from sanctions the U.S. will reimpose on countries that do business with Iran after the President Donald Trump backed out of the 2015 nuclear accord.
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.
Speaking to the Kommersant Newpaper, the Russian Ambassador to Tehran said about speculations on Russian efforts to get Iran out of Syria: “First of all, I would like to remind you that Iranian presence in Syria is legal. Iranians and the Russian army are in Syria at the request of its government, taking part in joint operations to destroy terrorists.”
Iran-Turkey Chamber of Commerce Secretary has announced: “Iranians top the list of tourists in Turkey and travel eight times more to this country than visitors from Central Asia. This year alone, an estimated USD 1BN 600MM was spent by Iranians in Turkey.”
The first higher education course on “Film studies: Theory, Critique and Analysis” has started at the Iranian National School of Cinema. Rosenbaum is the first lecturer to run this course in Tehran, starting with the topic “Methodology and Film Critic”.