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“EU Allocates $80 Billion Credit to Cooperation with Iranian Firms”

Vice-President of the Iranian Chamber of Commerce says the EU has allocated a huge amount of credit to facilitating trade between Iranian and European small and medium-sized enterprises.

Poll: MKO Doesn’t Represent Iranian Diaspora in Canada

A new survey reveals that nearly 100 percent of Iranian diaspora in Canada maintain that Ottawa officials shouldn’t have taken part in the annual gathering of the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO), an anti-Iran terrorist group, which was recently held in Paris.

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on July 18

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, and picked headlines from 23 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Qurut; Special Dish Made in Eastern Iran

Qurut is a local dish with a special purple colour which is originally made in South Khorasan province, eastern Iran. The food was inscribed on July 14 in the country’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Iran Ready to Assist Yemenis If They Ask: Leader’s Aide

A foreign policy advisor to Iran’s Leader says the country is prepared to help Yemenis restore peace to their country, if they make a request for Iran’s intervention.

Rouhani’s Aide Says Iran Must Negotiate with ‘The West minus Trump’

The bellicose attitude by US President Donald Trump towards traditional allies of Washington and his friendly approach towards Russia indicates the emergence of a widening gap among the US and its allies that could be exploited by Iran to ease the escalating US pressure on the country, an advisor to Iran’s president said.

Putin’s Envoy Due in Tehran to Brief Iranians on Helsinki Summit

Russia's special presidential envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev will pay a visit to Tehran on Wednesday to brief the Iranian leadership on results of the recent Trump-Putin summit in Finland, a report said.

“US Unlikely to Get Tough on Iran before November”

Analysts believe the US is unlikely to become strict with Iran before the by-elections of the US Congress in November given the dire consequences of a possible hike in oil prices.

Iran FM Says Europe Underestimating Its Power, Influence

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the European Union is underestimating its power and influence and can do more to bring about peace and stability in the Middle East.

“Iran President Ignored Eight Calls by Trump in 2017 NY Trip”

US President Donald Trump has called the Iranian delegation attending the United Nations General Assembly in September headed by President Hassan Rouhani eight times to no avail, a government official said.
Iran's Foreign Ministry

Tehran to Host Gathering of Iranian Ambassadors, Heads of Missions Abroad

A gathering of Iranian ambassadors and heads of Iran’s missions abroad is to be held in Tehran next week, said the Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi.
Behrouz Kamalvandi

Iran Says Ready for Uranium Enrichment at Higher Levels

Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi says Tehran is prepared to increase its uranium enrichment to higher levels if nuclear deal salvaging with the EU fall through.

Gov’t Pays Blood Money for 2014 Isfahan Acid Attacks as Culprits Not Caught

The lawyer of victims of the 2014 acid attacks in the central city of Isfahan says the assailants have not yet been found despite relentless efforts by provincial authorities, and the victims’ blood money were paid by the government.

Iraq to Import Electricity from Saudi Arabia as Iran Stops Exports

Iraqi media say Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has tasked the country’s Electricity Minister Qassem Al-Fahdawi to travel to Saudi Arabia to negotiate importing electricity from the Arab country.

Iran Appoints Woman as Envoy to Finland

Parvin Farshchi has been appointed as Iran’s ambassador to Finland as the second female envoy in the history of the Islamic Republic.

ISIS Terrorists Arrested before Carrying Out Attacks in Iran

Iran’s intelligence minister says the country’s security forces have arrested members of an ISIS team, which was planning to carry out terrorist acts on the Iranian soil.

Gilan Province, Historical Hub of Silk Farming in Iran

Sericulture or silk farming has been practiced since ancient times in Iran, particularly in the northern province of Gilan.
Bahram Qassemi

Iran Welcomes Muslim Figures’ Call for Cessation of War in Yemen

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has hailed a statement by a number of respectable political figures in Muslim countries to stop the ongoing war in Yemen for three months.

US Confiscates Millions of Dollars of Iranian Bitcoins

An Iranian figure says the US federal government has so far seized 500 bitcoins owned by Iranian people worth over five million dollars.

India Eager to Continue Buying Crude Oil from Iran: Official

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi says Indian officials have expressed their interest in buying Iran’s crude oil despite the US sanctions.