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France’s Total has officially left Iran –oil minister

France’s Total has officially left Iran –oil minister

French energy giant Total has officially quit its multi-billion-dollar gas project in Iran, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said on Monday, following the reimposition of US sanctions. “Total has officially left the agreement for the development of phase 11 of South Pars (gas field). It has been more than two months that it announced that […] …

Iran announces new fighter jet

Iran announces new fighter jet

Iran will unveil this week a new jet fighter and upgrade its missile defences to meet threats from Israel and the US, Tasnim news agency said Sunday quoting the defence minister. “Our first priority is our missile capability and we must enhance it… given the enemy’s efforts in missile defence,” said Amir Hatami in an […] …

Europe must ‘pay price’ to save nuclear deal –Iran Foreign Minister

Europe must ‘pay price’ to save nuclear deal –Iran Foreign Minister

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday that Europe had not yet shown it was willing to “pay the price” of defying Washington in order to save the nuclear deal. Zarif said European governments had put forward proposals to maintain oil and banking ties with Iran after the second phase of US sanctions return […] …

State prosecutor insists Twitter ban in Iran remains

State prosecutor insists Twitter ban in Iran remains

State prosecutor in Iran on Tuesday insisted that Twitter remained banned in the country, refusing a request by the communication minister to lift the ban. “Twitter belongs to our American enemies. … Therefore, the Twitter ban will not be lifted,” Deputy Chief Attorney-General, Abdolsamad Khoramabadi, said. The minister should endeavour to promote local internet services […] …

Iraq caught in crossfire of US sanctions on Iran

Two to die by hanging for murder in Gombe

Caught in the crossfire between its key allies Tehran and Washington, Iraq’s economy could suffer the heaviest collateral damage from the US reimposing sanctions against Iran. Washington slapped unilateral sanctions back on Tehran on Tuesday, after pulling out of a landmark 2015 nuclear deal in May. For Iraq, recently emerged from an expensive war on […] …

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