Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari censured Saudi Arabia for its attempts to politicize the issue of Hajj pilgrimage and its refusal to cooperate with the Islamic Republic to facilitate the travel of Iranian pilgrims to the Arab country for the upcoming Hajj.
Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh says Tehran supports moves like the Doha conference which are aimed at tackling the consistent market volatility, saying that OPEC member "Iran has never had a role in the market instability".
Saudi Arabian officials have invited Iran's hajj authorities for talks on resuming the dispatch of the Islamic Republic pilgrims to the Kingdom, says Deputy Head of Iran's Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Hamid Mohammadi.
The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said: “Iran’s centrifuge machines can help in the development of the region’s oil and gas industries at a reasonable price.”
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zangeneh said that Saudi Arabia is not in a position to impose an embargo on oil tankers buying Iranian crude oil.
A border dispute is simmering between Saudi Arabia and the UAE with Riyadh trying hard to keep it hidden so that its meddling in Yemen cannot be taken advantage of by its neighbor.
Now that the British are officially opposed to Qatar, Iran needs to join the anti-corruption campaign at FIFA and salvage football, said Majid Tafreshi, an international relations expert.
In Iran, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) launched naval drills in the Strait of Hormuz on Wednesday.
Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Department in Hormuzgan province is conducting vital archeological excavations in the coastal regions of the Persian Gulf and its hinterlands, said the director general of the department.
Qatari Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammad Bin Abdullah Bin Mutib al-Rumaihi underlined Doha's determination to utilize each and every capacity and potential to widen and deepen all-out ties, particularly trade exchanges, with Tehran.