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EU’s Mogherini: Preserving nuclear deal is ‘an absolute must’

“Civil nuclear cooperation is also integral part of the deal – and let me stress here, as the debate refers to the Iran nuclear deal, I am focusing here on the implementation of the deal and all the nuclear related parts of it” reports tehrantimes.com. Since we reached the nuclear deal, our engagement with Iran has entered into a new phase.Preserving the deal is our shared security interest, and the best way for the United States to address their security concerns which are also ours, is in close cooperation with…

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Iran eyes domestic finance for Airbus, Boeing purchases

“She further asserted that both Airbus and Boeing have expressed readiness to directly fund the purchases in case of lacking domestic finance offers” reports tehrantimes.com. TEHRAN – Iran is considering the use of domestic finance for the purchase of Airbus and Boeing airplanes, Tasnim reported on Tuesday quoting an official with flag carrier Iran Air. “We prefer to use domestic finances rather than depending on foreign financers,” Iran Air public relations director Masoumeh Asgharzadeh said. Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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Waste management has come to a head

“In Iran, more than 90% of municipal waste is collected by municipal waste management systems” reports tehrantimes.com. TEHRAN — The issue of waste management in Iran has reached a critical stage and actions have to be taken in no time.According to Tehran city councilor, Mahmoud Mirlouhi, some 9,500 tons of waste is being produced daily in the capital and despite the fact that there are regulations designed to govern waste management, the sector still suffers from shortcomings in waste minimization. Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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Iran proposes regional center for SDS assessment

“The Environment Assembly meets biennially since 2013 to set priorities for global environmental policies and develop international environmental law” reports tehrantimes.com. TEHRAN — An Iranian environment official Kaveh Madani has proposed establishment of a regional center for sand and dust storm assessment in the Middle East.The UN Environment Assembly (UNEA), the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment, gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, from December 4-6, 2017 under the overarching theme of pollution.Identifying and assessing scientific and technical measures within the framework of regional and international cooperation in order to address…

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Bitcoin in Iran awaiting CBI decision

“Its ever-increasing popularity, has forced central banks, financial regulators and institutions across the globe to consider how to respond, among them stands the Central Bank of Iran (CBI)” reports tehrantimes.com. According to Naser Hakimi, CBI deputy governor, Bitcoin is not recognized as an official currency in Iran and people should be aware of its high risk of investment and unfixed price rate.Bitcoin, as they assert, is the currency able to circumvent the U.S.-led sanctions against Iran and can be a good replacement for dollar in Iran’s international financial and trade…

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Boris Johnson to travel to Iran in a bid to secure release of British mother held in jail

“The visit, Mr Johnson’s first to Tehran, follows a small thaw in relations after the Iranian nuclear deal saw sanctions lifted against Tehran last year” writes Nigel Farage for telegraph.co.uk.   He is expected to meet Mohammad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, for talks that will also cover bilateral relations, the wars in Yemen and Syria, and the future of Iranian nuclear deal. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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JCPOA won’t survive without sanctions removal, Iran says

“The U.S. under the Trump administration is the only party which has made repeated attacks against the nuclear deal” reports tehrantimes.com. In his new Iran strategy declared on October 13, President Trump decertified the nuclear deal and asked Congress to decide about the fate of the agreement. The International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog, has issued nine regular reports each time confirming Iran’s adherence to the international deal.The U.S. administration has called for a renegotiation of the nuclear agreement, a request vehemently rejected by all other parties. Source:…

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Iran, Hungary explore expansion of trade, industry, energy ties

“According to Varga, Hungarian MOL Group has already shipped in a one-million-barrel oil cargo from Iran since the lifting of sanctions against Iran” reports tehrantimes.com. TEHRAN – Following the visit of a high-ranking Hungarian trade delegation to Tehran, an Iran-Hungary business forum was held on Sunday during which the two sides signed three memorandums of understanding (MOUs) in various areas.Elsewhere in his remarks, Varga pointed to a $160 million credit line which his country’s EXIM bank has allocated for expansion of trade ties with Iran. Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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Iran to highlight tourist attractions at FITUR

“FITUR is the global meeting point for tourism professionals and the leading trade fair for receptive markets and issuers in Ibero-America” reports tehrantimes.com. TEHRAN – A total of 22 Iranian travel-associated businesses and tour operators will promote handicrafts, traditions and tourism potentials of the country at the 38th FITUR tourism trade fair, which will be held in Madrid, Spain, from January 17 to 21. Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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‘World Cup provides special opportunity to introduce Iran’

“Moreover, travel agencies have been called upon to propose their own advertising plans, she concluded” reports tehrantimes.com. TEHRAN – The 2018 World Cup in Russia will provide a special opportunity for Iranian tour and travel agencies to introduce the country’s tourist attractions. “The Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization has made an approach to exploit such potentials, so that we expect travel agencies to promote [Iran’s tourism potentials in Russia], besides transferring football fans,” CHTHO official Leyla Ajdari explained. Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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