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Iran to Expand Ties with Cuba

By John Lee. President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that Iran is ready to boost ties with Cuba in various economic fields, particularly in the science and energy sectors. Iran and Cuba are two revolutionary countries that enjoy very good relations, Rouhani said, adding that the Islamic Republic “was determined to deepen ties with the […]

Cuban Debt Settlement on Track

By John Lee. Cuba has paid €6 million of its debt to Iran, following a debt restructuring agreement signed between Banco Exterior de Cuba (BEC), the Export Guarantee Fund of Iran (EGFI) and the Export Development Bank of Iran (EDBI) last September in Havana. Arash Shahraini, EGFI’s deputy CEO, who held fresh rounds of talks […]

Meeting on Closer Banking Ties with Latin America

Iran’s Foreign Ministry officials and representatives of the state-run and private banks held a meeting in Tehran to explore avenues for expansion of banking relations with Latin American nations following the implementation of the JCPOA. The gathering was attended by Iranian Foreign Ministry’s political directors in charge of Latin American affairs, representatives from Iranian banks, […]

Cuba Eyes Importing Crude from Iran, Russia

Cuba plans to import crude oil from Iran and Russia in a bid to make up for declining oil supplies from Venezuela, a report said. The Cuban government is preparing to start talks with Iran and Russia for the supply of crude and refined oil products “to counter possible disruptions in imports from current sources”, […]

Iran’s Push to Facilitate Trade with Latin America

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif promised that the country’s diplomatic missions will help the Iranian state-run and private sector companies develop closer trade cooperation with the Latin American countries. Speaking at a formal dinner ceremony at the Cuban capital of Havana’s Hotel Nacional de Cuba on Sunday night, the Iranian minister said all Iranian […]

Iran gives 30-day visas at airports

By John Lee. Iran is to start issuing 30-day visas for tourists from 58 countries upon arrival at its airports. The Persian-language newspaper Donya-ye Eqtesad says the visas can be extended by 15 more days. Foreign tourists could previously get 14-day visas at Iran’s airports and their visas could not be extended. Eligible countries are: […]