The Sistan and Bluchistan Province in Southeastern Iran has become a precious treasure trove thanks to its different types of new, renewable energies including solar, wind, waves, ocean and geothermal energies. It is a place where investors can pave the way to generate electricity using the facilities provided by the Iranian government.
Deputy director for maritime affairs of the Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran dismissed reports of India’s withdrawal from Chabahar for security reasons, stressing that Iran will firmly continue the Shahid Beheshti infrastructural projects.
Iran has been selected as the first Middle Eastern observer member of The International Council for Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH). Joining the Council will pave the way for medical exports.
Former Iranian Ambassador to Turkey believes: “Oil contracts between Iran and Turkey are long-term and Turkey can be penalized for cutting its imports from Iran. But this seems to be temporary and a tool to haggle over prices.”
Speaking about Iran’s track record for supporting OPEC and its efforts for a stable market, the Iranian Petroleum Minister said: “Iran will not participate in any OPEC negotiations for oil production for as long as the sanctions last. It must be exempted from any decisions on production levels.”
At a meeting with the Governor of Hamedan Province, the Austrian Ambassador stated: “Austria currently has the rotating presidency of the Europe Union and we are determined to have strong ties with Iran.”
Pakistan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs has commented on Islamabad’s role in mediating between Tehran and Riyadh, saying: “If there is a window of opportunity to play a positive role between the parties, we will certainly take it up; of course, this idea will not be imposed.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying a temporary agreement on formation of a free trade zone between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the Islamic Republic of Iran on Wednesday
Former Director of International Affairs at the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), believes: “The possibility of an increase of more than two million barrels of non-OPEC countries’ oil in 2019 and a supply surplus on the market has led to a drop in world oil prices in recent weeks.”
A trial run of the first passenger train on the Ghazvin-Rasht route took place with the attendance of Mohammad-Bagher Nobakht, Head of Plan and Budget Organization. This was the next step in completing the north-south corridor.
An EU spokesperson has pointed to the compact agenda of Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, saying she will probably be unable to fit the anti-Iran summit in Poland in her work schedule.
According to finds by Iranian researchers, water levels in the Caspian Sea have dropped in recent years and the effluent of pollutants and agricultural and urban wastewaters into the Sea has increased its organic load and decreased oxygen levels. This will transform the Caspian Sea in the deeper parts into a dead environment.
Former Iranian Ambassador to China believes: “A turnover of directors and change of regulations in Iran means that Beijing will not make long-term plans to work with Tehran. It is against this backdrop that large state-owned Chinese companies have left Iran during the sanctions period.”
A reformist Iranian political analyst believes: “Tensions are likely to reoccur due to economic problems created by sanctions, but the only way out of the existing crisis and bridging the gap between the people and the government is to accept that the problem exists and make some reforms from inside the system.”
Iran’s Ambassador to Switzerland Mohammad Reza Haji Karim Jabbari on Monday appreciated the Swiss Iranologist Professor Johann Christoph Burgel for his outstanding contributions to the Islamic and Iranian studies as well as his invaluable translations in the field of Persian language and history.
The Iranian foreign minister has condemned the continued detention of an Iranian female journalist in US jails, saying that the US government still violates human rights of black people, reports Mehr News.
Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said on Monday that Iran has always been seeking to establish peace and stability in the region, but it will never allow any country to build coalition against its interests in the region or outside.