Iran and Syria have signed a strategic long-term agreement for economic cooperation in the presence of the Iranian minister of Roads and Urban Development and Syrian Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade.
Iran’s Minister of Petroleum has stated that the third stage of IRENEX oil sales may take place next week, adding: “Required permits have been received from the heads of the three branches of government for oil sales of 3 mbpd on IRENEX. Transactions will take place entirely in rials.”
The first meeting of the follow-up committee for the implementation of Chabahar Agreement between Iran, Afghanistan, and India was held in Iran’s southeastern port city of Chabahar on Monday with the attendance of delegations from the three nations.
The CEO of Iran Energy Exchange (IRENEX) has said: “Some countries are pursuing the purchase of Iranian oil on IRENEX sand eeking information through their embassies in Tehran. A number of foreign companies have also directly contacted us for this matter and have even received a trading code.
The Gonabad Saffron Agricultural Production System is based on the qanat aqueduct irrigation system. This has been registered as the 55th Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) by FAO.
A member of the Iranian Parliament Commission on Agriculture believes: “Considering Iran’s 10th rank among producers of agricultural goods and a self-efficacy factor of over 80 percent, the country is not concerned over the import of certain foodstuffs from multinational agricultural corporations.”
The Indian Ambassador to Iran has announced: “High ranking Iranian and Indian officials have agreed to sign an MoU for preferential trade. This will be concluded shortly with the travel of an Iranian delegation to India.”
An Iranian expert of international affairs believes: “The main challenges of Iran’s foreign policy in the next Iranian calendar year has more domestic than international roots, particularly in economic issues and increasing poverty.”
Christie’s has been auctioning works for some Iranian artists for a number of years now. This year, on its 25th anniversary in Dubai, Christie’s will be holding an auction titled "Modern and Contemporary Art in the Middle East" on 23 March 2019 in which twelve Iranian artists will be participating with eighteen works.
The United States clinched a strategic port deal with Oman on Sunday which U.S. officials say will allow the U.S. military better access to the Gulf region and reduce the need to send ships through the Strait of Hormuz, a maritime choke point off Iran.
A sociologist in Iran believes: “State domination on the public sphere and preventing interactions between individuals has deprived Iranian society of public rejoicing. With emphasis by government on the sad side of religion, the opportunity to strengthen the collective spirit through religion has also been eliminated.”