Iran’s Deputy Minister of Petroleum has said: “The National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) is opposed to being paid in Iraqi dinars for its exports to this country; because the agreement has been signed in euros.
Iran’s Deputy Health Minister has said: “Iran’ neighboring countries – Iraq, Afghanistan, Oman, and Syria – are among Iran’s priority target markets for our pharmaceutical productions and medical equipment.”
The foreign customers of luxury Iranian goods have been introduced. Customs statistics published in Iran indicate that countries like the UAE, Iraq, and Germany were destined for many luxurious items made in Iran over the first six months of the Iranian solar calendar.
Former Iranian representative for OPEC believes that Saudi Arabia is unable to offset the lack of Iranian oil on the market, leading to a probable price rise to USD 100bp. This has led the US to accept Iranian oil as a market reality and grant sanctions relief to eight countries who need to purchase oil from Iran.
Iranian customs has announced that non-oil exports have amounted to USD 27BN and 229MM in the first seven months of the Iranian solar calendar beginning in March. Iraq is Iran’s top customer with USD 5BN and 730MM worth of imported goods.
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.