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Post Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:42 am
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India to maintain trade ties with Iran despite sanctions: envoy
10 July 2013

TEHRAN – India will keep its trade ties with Iran despite the international economic sanctions imposed on Iran, Indian Ambassador to Iran Shri D.P. Srivastava said.

He made the remarks in a meeting with some officials from Iran’s ministry of labor and social affairs in Tehran on Wednesday.

In March, Consul General of Iran in Hyderabad, Hassan Nourian, said bilateral trade between India and Iran is poised to cross $25 billion within four years.

“The Indo-Iran trade cooperation amounts to $15 billion. Both the governments of Iran and India have come to a conclusion that in the next four years they want to take it to $25 billion,” Nourian said.

About 45 percent of exports from Iran are paid in Indian rupees, and the Indian Ministry of Commerce has expressed desire to encourage trade to use the rupee surplus accumulated through oil exports from Iran to India.
http://www.tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/109190-india-to-maintain-trade-ties-with-iran-despite-sanctions-envoy

It seems the only thing left boring are US worthless "sanctions" which no one seems to give a shit about.
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Post Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:39 pm
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South Korea's Iran oil imports up 16% in June
Jul 16, 2013

A recent report shows that South Korea’s crude oil imports from Iran increased 16 percent in June 2013 compared to the previous month despite the US-led unilateral sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic's oil and financial sectors.

South Korea imported 565,444 tons of Iranian crude oil in June, equivalent to 138,157 barrels per day, Reuters reported.

In June, Washington granted new waivers to China, India, South Korea, and six other countries from the sanctions on Iran. The exemptions will next come up for review in November.

South Korean refiners SK Energy and Hyundai Oilbank are the only two companies in the country that import Iranian crude.

On June 13, a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Iran’s crude output had risen by 30,000 barrels a day in May to 2.68 million barrels a day.

At the beginning of 2012, the United States and the European Union imposed new sanctions on Iran’s oil and financial sectors with the goal of preventing other countries from purchasing Iranian oil and conducting transactions with the Central Bank of Iran.

The illegal US-engineered sanctions were imposed based on the unfounded accusation that Iran is pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program.

Iran rejects the allegations, arguing that as a committed signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

In addition, the IAEA has conducted numerous inspections of Iran's nuclear facilities but has never found any evidence showing that Iran's civilian nuclear program has been diverted to nuclear weapons production.
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/07/16/313991/south-koreas-iran-oil-imports-up-16/

Post Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:15 pm
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Over 240 foreign firms investing in Iran’s AFZ
19 July 2013

TEHRAN – Some 243 companies from 22 countries have been investing in Iran’s Aras Free Zone (AFZ), which is situated in northwestern East Azarbaijan province, IRNA quoted Iran’s ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan as saying.

Mohsen Pak-Aeen added that 140 companies are active in the field of trade, and the rest are active in different fields of service, engineering, and tourism.

Investing in AFZ is welcomed by foreign firms because there are offered with tax exemption, the official said.

AFZ is adjacent to Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Iran conducted $19.1 billion in trade of non-oil goods with other countries during the first three months of the current calendar year which began on March 21, Iran’s Customs Administration reported.

The country exported $9.75 billion worth of non-oil goods (including gas condensates) and imported $9.39 billion of non-oil goods during the 3-month period.

Iran’s technical and engineering exports are predicted to exceed $10 billion in the current Iranian calendar year, Iranian Industry, Mines, and Trade Minister Mehdi Ghazanfari announced.

This will be the minimum amount of technical and engineering exports and the country’s capacity will be much more than this, IRNA quoted Ghazanfari as saying.

He emphasized the role of free trade zones in increasing the technical-engineering exports.

The head of the Association of Iranian Exporters of Technical and Engineering Services, Mohammad Reza Ansari, said in February that Iranian companies have the potential to annually carry out projects worth up to $20 billion in different countries.

Over 120 Iranian companies implemented several development plans in 60 countries last year.
http://www.tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/109395-over-240-foreign-firms-investing-in-irans-afz

Post Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:30 pm
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Moscow, Tehran to sign agreement on building new nuclear power plant – Iranian FM
August 11, 2013

Moscow and Tehran will soon sign an agreement on the construction of a new nuclear power plant in the Islamic Republic, Iran’s Foreign Minister announced.

“Iran has held consultations with the Russian side and soon an agreement of mutual understanding will be signed on the construction of a new nuclear power plant,” Ali Akbar Salehi, Iranian foreign minister and former nuclear chief, said on Sunday.

He reiterated that Iran’s nuclear program is purely peaceful, as the country needs nuclear power for electricity generation and medicine.

The statement comes ahead of the first meeting between Iran’s newly elected President Hassan Rouhani and Russian President Vladimir Putin on September 13. The talks are part of a Eurasian summit taking place in Kyrgyzstan’s capital of Bishkek, a Russian presidential aide said Friday.

“After Rouhani’s election as president, the Iranian government sent us a proposal to hold a Rouhani-Putin meeting within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Bishkek,” Yury Ushakov said.

Last month, Russian business daily Kommersant cited anonymous sources which said that Vladimir Putin may visit Tehran to meet Hassan Rouhani in mid-August.

Rouhani was sworn in on August 4 and replaced Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as head of Iranian government.

During his first press conference on Tuesday, Rouhani said that Iran would continue negotiations with Russia on nuclear power development in the country.

"We need to get 20,000 megawatts of nuclear power. We have been negotiating on this. I hope that everything will develop according to schedule, and Iran will be able to continue to build nuclear power plants and continue to cooperate. The Iranian government will continue to negotiate with neighboring countries, one of which is Russia, to develop peaceful nuclear energy," he said.

Russian parliament speaker Sergey Naryshkin said during his visit to Iran on August 4 that Russia intends to expand cooperation in civilian nuclear power after Iran’s nuclear power plant at Bushehr is fully commissioned in September.

The construction of Bushehr - the first civilian nuclear plant in the Middle East - was started in 1975 by German companies, but the work was stopped in 1979 after the Islamic revolution of Iran. A contract for finishing the plant was signed between Iran and the Russian Ministry for Atomic Energy in 1995.

Bushehr nuclear power plant launched in 2011 has no link to nuclear weapons production and cannot be used to develop such technology.

The US and its allies have long accused Iran of seeking to develop a nuclear weapons capability – a claim which Tehran has repeatedly denied.

Several rounds of talks between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany have failed to resolve the dispute. Iran’s critics claim the country has used nuclear negotiations as a delaying tactic while continuing to develop nuclear weapons technology behind closed doors. Tehran insists its nuclear program is for entirely peaceful purposes.
http://rt.com/news/iran-new-nuclear-plant-russia-360/

Post Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:44 pm
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Ignoring U.S. sanctions, Russia offers to build Pak-Iran gas pipeline
20 September 2013

ISLAMABAD: Russia is ready to execute the Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline project, ignoring the U.S. sanctions on Iran, a Russian minister has revealed in a meeting with Pakistan’s petroleum minister in Islamabad.

This will be done in view of the new Russian policy to look towards South Asia.To this effect, Gazprom, a state-owned Russian company or one of its subsidiaries will soon make a formal contact with the Government of Pakistan to execute the Pak-Iran gas pipeline project.

This message has been clearly conveyed by a Russian delegation led by Yury Sentyurin, Deputy Minister of Energy, at a meeting with the Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, a top official who was part of the meeting told The News.

The Russians have also decided to play a role in accomplishing the TAPI gas line project and want to become part of a consortium which is to execute the project. Apart from it, Moscow has also clearly indicated to Islamabad that it wants the electricity trade project (CASA-1,000) to be extended to Russia as it is rich in electricity and is currently exporting power to Mongolia, China and Europe.

The official said that Russia has also sought a role in developing coal-based projects at Gadani, arguing that it has the best expertise in the world to make such coal based projects.Additionally, the Russian delegation also offered its services to install power projects based on the lignite coal of Thar.

“In the meeting, the visiting team also expressed its willingness to install a 600MW coal based project at Jamshoro,” the official said, adding that both sides have decided to hold another meeting some time in November at the Joint Working Level to workout a roadmap for future cooperation in the energy sector.

A press release says the Russian delegation led by Yury Sentyurin, Deputy Minister of Energy, expressed the Russian intentions to invest in the energy sector of Pakistan. Abbasi, while talking to the members of the delegation, said Pakistan has huge potential of investment in the energy sector, especially in the oil and gas sector. He welcomed the Russians’ desire for investment in oil and gas exploration and expressed the hope that this cooperation will help a great deal in coping with the energy shortages in the country.

The Russian delegation also had a meeting with the Pakistani delegation led by the Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Jam Kamal Khan, who assured the Russian delegates that Pakistan encourages foreign investment on equality basis, and a level playing field will be provided to all companies whether public limited or private.
http://www.tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/110906-ignoring-us-sanctions-russia-offers-to-build-pak-iran-gas-pipeline

us sanctions...us sanctions..us sanctions...???
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Post Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:48 am
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Iran August oil exports to China up 9.8 percent
Sep 22, 2013

Official data show Iran’s crude oil exports to China reached 436,296 barrels per day (bpd) in August, up 9.8 percent from July, which hint at the ineffectiveness of US-led sanctions targeting Iran’s energy sector.

Data provided by China’s customs authority showed on Sunday that the country’s August 2013 oil imports were also 17.54 percent higher than August 2012.

During the first eight months of the year, China imported 422,308 bpd of crude oil.

The country is a major Asian buyer of Iranian crude oil.

At the beginning of 2012, the US and the European Union imposed new sanctions on Iran’s oil and financial sectors with the goal of preventing other countries from purchasing Iranian oil and conducting transactions with the Central Bank of Iran.

The illegal US-engineered sanctions were imposed based on the unfounded accusation that Iran is pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program.

Iran rejects the allegation, arguing that as a committed signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

On September 6, ten European Union member states and Japan were granted waivers from the illegal sanctions on Iran.
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/22/325419/iran-august-oil-exports-to-china-up-98/

Post Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:43 am
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‘European Parliament wants anti-Iran sanctions lifted’
October 21, 2013

The EP hopes sanctions against Iran over its nuclear energy program will be lifted within the next few months, Swoboda told reporters in Tehran on Monday.

The EP agrees that Iran should assert its rights in line with international regulations and within the framework of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), he stated.

He added that the European Parliament calls on Iran to build confidence and allow inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to inspect the country’s nuclear sites.

In response to a question about the European Union’s opinion about Iran’s recent proposal presented to the six world powers in Geneva, Swoboda said the West seeks to proceed with negotiations with Iran to reach a solution to the nuclear issue.

Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - the United States, China, Russia, France and Britain - plus Germany held two days of negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear energy program behind closed doors on October 15-16 in the Swiss city of Geneva.

On the first day of the closed-door negotiations, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif presented Tehran’s new proposal titled “Closing an Unnecessary Crisis, Opening New Horizons” to the participants. The two sides have agreed to keep the details of the proposal confidential for the time being.

Swoboda further said that the European Parliament would cooperate to lift sanctions against Iran and added that the parliamentarians have presented proposals to resolve the nuclear issue.

He emphasized that the EP has plans to move towards a Middle East free of nuclear weapons and noted that such efforts would also include Israel’s nuclear warheads.

Israel is believed to be the only possessor of nuclear weapons in the Middle East, with hundreds of nuclear warheads.

The Israeli regime rejects all regulatory international nuclear agreements, particularly the NPT, and refuses to allow its nuclear facilities to come under international regulatory inspections.
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/10/21/330579/ep-wants-antiiran-sanctions-lifted/

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Russia, India recognize Iran’s right to nuclear energy
21 October 2013

Russia and India have confirmed their support for a comprehensive and permanent settlement of the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program, adding that they recognize Iran’s right to continue using nuclear energy for peaceful purposes in accordance with its international obligations.

The issue was addressed during a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Moscow on Monday, as the two discussed priority areas of bilateral cooperation and noted common positions on current international and regional issues.

Cooperation with Russia is a “special and privileged strategic partnership” for India, Singh said in the meeting.

“The depth, diversity and dynamism of our cooperation testify to the fact that ours is truly a special and privileged strategic partnership,” the Indian prime minister said in a Twitter message.

Noting that the two countries have “a high degree of convergence on global developments and collaborate constructively in international forums”, Singh said, “The Kudankulam nuclear power project is an important symbol of our strategic partnership, where commercial power production will start shortly.”

“I am confident that we’ll successfully exploit our growing convergence of interests and take our strategic partnership to even greater heights,” he added.

Russia and India closely collaborate on matters of shared national interest. Russia also strongly supports India’s request to receive a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council. In addition, Russia is in favor of India joining a number of important international organizations.
http://www.tehrantimes.com/component/content/article/94-headline/111668-russia-india-recognize-irans-right-to-nuclear-energy

Post Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:31 am
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Larijani to visit China to discuss bilateral relations
28 October 2013

TEHRAN – Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani will start a four-day visit on Tuesday to Beijing for talks with Chinese officials.

Larijani is making the visit upon an invitation by chairman of the Chinese National People’s Congress, Wu Bangguo, to discuss ways to expand relations in economic and political areas.

In an interview with China’s Phoenix news network on Sunday, Larijani said he was going to hold talks with Chinese authorities about “economic exchanges, cultural cooperation, and political consultation,” Press TV reported.

Larijani stated that the Islamic Republic’s diplomacy towards the West would not overshadow Tehran’s relations with Beijing as the two countries have a “common and close outlook” of regional issues and have long been cooperating in various fields.
http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/111771-larijani-to-visit-china-to-discuss-bilateral-relations

Message clear I think.
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Post Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:26 am
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India’s oil imports from Iran doubled in September
30 October 2013

Latest market data show India has increased oil imports from Iran, despite illegal U.S.-engineered embargoes against the Islamic Republic's oil and financial sectors.

Figures show India imported about 296,000 barrels per day (bpd) of Iranian oil in September, up from 151,000 bpd in August, Reuters reported.

India is among Asia’s major importers of energy and relies on the Islamic Republic of Iran to meet a portion of its energy demands.

On Sunday, Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said that serious plans were on the agenda to boost the country’s oil exports by four times.

Zanganeh stated that more than USD 800 billion in investment in the petroleum industry is possible over eight years.

The minister also noted that Iran’s National Development Fund has so far been tapped for more than USD 14 billion to finance oil, gas and petrochemical projects.

The United States, Israel and some of their allies have repeatedly accused Iran of pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program, with the US and European Union using the claim as an excuse to impose illegal sanctions against Tehran.

Iran rejects the allegation, arguing that as a committed signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

At the beginning of 2012, the United States and the European Union imposed new sanctions on Iran’s oil and financial sectors with the goal of preventing other countries from purchasing Iranian oil and conducting transactions with the Central Bank of Iran.

Iran’s crude oil is subject to a European Union embargo that started on July 1, 2012, which also bars EU insurance firms from covering Iran's exports.
http://www.tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/111826-indias-oil-imports-from-iran-doubled-in-september

lol@US "sanctions"
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Iran ready to build hydroelectric power plant in Kyrgyzstan: minister
30 October 2013

TEHRAN - Iran is ready to build hydroelectric power plant in Kyrgyzstan, Iran’s Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian said on Wednesday.

In a meeting with Iran-Kyrgyzstan Parliamentary Friendship Group in Tehran, the official also announced Iran’s preparedness to rebuild 38 hydroelectric power plants in Kyrgyzstan, the Mehr News Agency reported.

Exporting technical and engineering services in the field of water and electricity to other countries, especially in the Middle East, is one of the policies of the Ministry of Energy, Chitchian said.

Iran has already launched 59 projects in Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Armenia, Uzbekistan, South Africa, Afghanistan, Algeria, United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Sri Lanka, Syria, Iraq, Oman, Kenya, Lebanon, and Nigeria.

These projects are valued at $3.2 billion, of which 13 projects, worth $1.4 billion, have been terminated.

Iran-Kyrgyzstan Parliamentary Friendship Group arrived in Tehran on October 25 to discuss expansion of ties including economic relations between two countries.
http://www.tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/111825-iran-ready-to-build-hydroelectric-power-plant-in-kyrgyzstan-minister

Sanctions...what sanctions???
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Japan’s crude imports from Iran rise in September
Oct 31, 2013

The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s data show that the Asian country’s crude oil imports from Iran in September rose 35 percent compared to the same month last year.

According to the figures released by the ministry, the imports surged to 252,216 barrels per day (bpd), Reuters reported Thursday.

Japan, China, India and South Korea are among the main importers of Iran’s crude exports, which they need to meet their energy demands.

Iran’s crude importers are under pressure from the West to cut their purchases from the country under the illegal Western sanctions on Tehran over its nuclear energy program.

The United States, Israel and some of their allies have repeatedly accused Tehran of pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program, with the US and European Union using the claim as an excuse to impose illegal sanctions against Iran’s oil and financial sectors.

Iran has categorically rejected the allegation, stressing that as a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), it is entitled to develop nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/10/31/332238/japans-iran-oil-imports-rise-in-sept/

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Post Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:33 am
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Iran elected head of Gas Exporting Countries Forum
Nov 3, 2013

The Islamic Republic of Iran has been elected as the new head of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF).

On Sunday, Mohammad Hossein Adeli, the former governor of Iran’s central bank and ambassador to London, was chosen as the 13-nation group’s secretary general for a two-year term.

The post was transferred to the Islamic Republic during the body’s 15th ministerial meeting in the Iranian capital Tehran.

The forum is an intergovernmental organization of the world’s top natural gas producers comprising Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.

The GECF, which enjoys a strong position in the world gas market, was established with the objective of building a more meaningful dialogue between gas producers and gas consumers in an effort to protect stability and security of supply and demand in global natural gas markets.

Iran, which sits on the world's second largest natural gas reserves after Russia, has been trying to enhance its gas production by increasing foreign and domestic investment, especially in its South Pars Gas Field.
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/11/03/332815/iran-elected-as-new-head-of-gecf/

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