♦ The biggest mineral find in the country in Khorasan Razavi Province
The deputy industry minister says studies suggest some $2 billion in investment in Sangan will yield 1.2 billion tons of iron ore, 15 million tons of pellets and 17.5 million tons of concentrates.
When fully operational, Sangan, which is described as Iran’s second Assaluyeh [a giant gas field Iran shares with Qatar], will bring in between $200-$300 million in hard currency each year.
♦ Egypt’s top public prosecutor has been killed in a bomb attack in Cairo.
♦ A housing stock exchange is to be launched soon.
The launch is designed to manage supply and demand on the housing market and put a lid on unconventional profits some rake in.
♦ The Supreme Leader’s envoy has attended a service for Kuwaiti Shiites martyred in a terrorist bombing in Kuwait City on Friday.
Ayatollah Taskhiri met with the grieved families of the martyred worshippers targeted in a mosque and a number of Kuwaiti officials.
♦ Meetings to nail a final agreement [between Iran and P5+1] have resumed.
The foreign ministers of Iran and P5+1 will return to Vienna later today to resume nuclear talks.
♦ “No injustice is worse than betrayal in the name of service,” said President Rouhani.
♦ Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Syrian President Assad should remain in power.
Turkey has said that military intervention in Syria is a possibility.
♦ The Capital’s subway service is to be extended to Islamshahr [a town to the southwest of Tehran].
The managing director of Tehran Subway Company said that two new underground lines will be launched by March 2017.