On 18 October 2017, in an interview with CNBC, Iran’s Deputy oil minister Amir Hossein Zamaninia said Iran was currently negotiating with more than 15 companies from Europe, Russia and Asia. The contracts would open the country to massive oil and gas exploration, development and production.
Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines & Agriculture (TCCIM) is planning to send an economic-trade delegation to Austria at the invitation of Vienna Chamber of Commerce, comprising Iranian businessmen and industry owners, from 12-17 November 2017.
A major trade conference between Iran and Iraq was held in Tehran with the presence of trade and economy officials from both countries. The Head of the Iran and Iraq Chamber of Commerce, Yahya Ale Esshaq, said: “If the banking, transport and customs problems are resolved for trade between the two countries, a USD 20BN trade between the two countries will be possible.”
Two days after Trump’s decertification of the Iran nuclear agreement officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the first finance MoU has been signed between Iran and Russia. This is important for Iran from both political and economic aspects.
On 15 October 2017, Reuters in Seoul writes that South Korea’s imports of Iranian crude oil hit the highest level in six months in September amid Iran’s push to regain its lost market share during years it was under sanctions over its nuclear programme.
On 15 October 2017, Business Standard.com writes that the IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde today said that there is no change in its policy with regard to funds to Iran based on cues from the US. You can read excerpts from the article here.
While some experts expected Iran’s financial market to collapse after Trump's speech yesterday decertifying Iran’s nuclear deal, the JCPOA, the Tehran market was up by more than 500 points today to surge into a bull market.
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.
The Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization announced: “Tourists are no longer required to go to Iranian embassies for visas. They can apply online and travel to Iran once their application has been reviewed.”
On 13 August 2018, at 21h30, the concert titled “A song from another world” began playing in Vahdat Hall in Tehran with a band of musicians with autism and down syndrome, for an audience that included figures such as Loris Tjeknavorian and Kambiz Derambakhsh.
International Mathematical Union (IMU) named 3 May, the birthday of "Maryam Mirzakhani", the International Women's Day in Maths, on the proposal of the Women's Committee of the Iranian Mathematical Society.
A celebration was held in Tehran to celebrate polo registration by Unesco. Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization Deputy, Mohammad-Hassan Talebian spoke about the game at the ceremony and called the registration an important global event for cultural diplomacy and peace.
RT writes that the presidents of Russia and Iran met on the sidelines of the Caspian summit in Aktau, Kazakhstan on Sunday. Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani addressed ways in which world’s most acute crises, particularly in the Middle East, can be settled, the Kremlin said.