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Iran to Enhance Tourism Ties with East Asians

Iran is going to hold talks with Japan, South Korea and China to facilitate tourism, a vice president said. The country is contemplating easing visa restrictions for tourist trips to Japan, South Korea, and China, Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization Zahra Ahmadipour told Tasnim. Delegations from the three countries are scheduled […]

FM Zarif in Kazakhstan for SCO Summit

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is in Kazakhstan capital of Astana to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit. Zarif arrived in the Astana on Thursday to participate in the two-day SCO summit and the opening ceremony of Astana Expo 2017. Iran’s formal membership of the SCO will also be on the agenda of the summit. The SCO […]

Chinese Envoy: Iran as ‘One of Safest’ Countries in Region

China’s ambassador to Iran Pang Sen praised the security situation in the Islamic Republic, describing it as one of the most secure countries in the insecure Middle East. “Iran is one of the safest countries in the region and that is an honor for me as the Chinese ambassador (to the country),” Pang Sen told […]

NITC ‘Closely Looking’ at 1st Post-Sanctions VLCC Orders

Managing director Siroos Kianersi says any contracts would be for renewal not growth at a time when the owner has opened the door for ‘the right pool partners’. Shipowning giant National Iranian Tanker Co (NITC) is exploring the potential for placing its first VLCC newbuilding orders since the easing of international sanctions, says managing director […]

Iran Plans to Lease New Train Cars from Europe

Iran’s state-run railway company is in talks with a number of European companies to lease brand-new train cars, an official said. The Islamic Republic of Iran Railways, known as RAJA at home, is proceeding with business negotiations with a number of European companies on leasing train cars, which are mostly new and are expected to […]

European, Asian Firms “Ready to Fund Iran’s Plane Purchases”

Iran’s Deputy Minister of Road and Urban Development for International Affairs Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan said several major institutions from Europe and Asia have expressed readiness to fund the country’s purchases of planes from global aviation giants Airbus and Boeing. Nine financial institutions from Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Britain, China and Japan are ready to fund the […]

Trump Admin Extends Sanctions on Iran

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated seven targets in connection with Iran’s ballistic missile program: OFAC designated two senior Iranian defense officials, including a defense official who facilitated the sale of explosives and provided other support to Syria and the director of the organization responsible for […]

Iran to Receive 1st NZ Meat Shipment Soon

The first shipment of New Zealand sheepmeat will be delivered to Iran later this month, the country’s Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy said. “This is great news for Taylor Preston and the wider meat industry,” Guy said as quoted by Scoop News on Saturday. “It is only the start of what we are hoping will […]

LNG Exports to EU – Iran courts Total

Iran’s petroleum minister has hinted that the country is looking into the possibility of bringing in the French energy giant Total to develop a key project to liquefy natural gas for exports to Europe. Bijan Zanganeh told reporters that serious talks with Total were underway over the development of Phase 11 of Iran’s South Pars […]

Imports and Exports Increased, China is Main Partner

Iran’s non-crude-oil exports grew by 3.54 percent in the year ended 20th March 2017, reaching $43.930 billion. During the period, imports increased 5.16 percent to $43.684 billion. Main export items During the period under consideration, the main export items consisted of gas condensate with value of $7.320 billion, light oils and products except gasoline ($2.479 […]