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  • BEIRUT, Jan 18- Iran and China will sign a $3 billion contract next month to upgrade Iran's oil refining capacity, according to Iran's Mehr News agency. Iran's deputy oil minister Abbas Kazemi said in Tehran on Tuesday that the deal will focus on upgrading the Abadan oil refinery, Mehr said. The deal is expected to be signed when a delegation of Chinese oil officials...

  • US aligned with Saudi Arabia on foreign policy/Iran

    Saudi Arabian Prince Turki al-Faisal adds that Iran is a "disruptive element" in the region.

  • President-elect Donald Trump had misunderstood the Iran nuclear deal and that it was not up for renegotiation. This cannot be done, " Helga Schmid, Secretary General of the European Union's foreign policy service in Brussels, said of the deal brokered by the bloc between Iran, the United States, France, Germany, Britain, Russia and China. Despite their often fraught...

  • A reactor building at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant in Bushehr, Iran.

    The Iran nuclear deal remains vulnerable to U.S.-Iranian provocations due to deep and lingering differences between the adversaries.

  • TOKYO, Jan 13- Iranian condensate exports are set to fall 17 percent to a five-month low this month, a source with knowledge of Iran's preliminary tanker schedule said, as main buyer South Korea cuts purchases by nearly half and takes more barrels from Qatar. Iran, a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, does not publish monthly data on...

  • ANKARA/ PARIS, Jan 12- An Airbus A321 airliner landed in Tehran on Thursday, the first to arrive out of the 200 Western-built aircraft ordered by IranAir following the lifting of sanctions on Iran last year. Iran, which has not directly purchased a Western-built plane in nearly 40 years, has ordered 100 airliners from Airbus and 80 from Boeing and is close to a deal to...

  • *Investors keen to get exposure to Iran. *Iran needs foreign expertise after decades of sanctions. While there could be headwinds from the incoming Trump administration in Washington, Iran offers fertile ground for investors: the World Bank classifies the country of 77 million as an upper-middle income nation.

  • ANKARA, Jan 12- An Airbus A321 airliner landed in Tehran on Thursday, the first to arrive out of the 200 Western-built aircraft ordered by IranAir following the lifting of sanctions on Iran last year. Iran, which has not directly purchased a Western-built plane in nearly 40 years, has ordered 100 airliners from Airbus, 80 from Boeing and 20 turboprop aircraft from...

  • ANKARA, Jan 12- An Airbus passenger plane landed in Tehran on Thursday, the first of 200 Western-built aircraft ordered by IranAir following the lifting of sanctions on Iran last year. "This is a historic moment for Iran, signaling the end of the sanctions era for the country... Republicans in the U.S. Congress have also objected to the pact, which was signed by the...

  • TEHRAN, Iran— The first of 100 Airbus planes that Iran purchased following its nuclear deal with world powers arrived in Tehran on Thursday, heralding a new chapter for the country's aging and accident-prone fleet after years of sanctions. Iran is hoping to rapidly upgrade its fleet now that sanctions have been lifted under the 2015 nuclear accord, in which...

  • ANKARA, Jan 12- An Airbus passenger plane landed on Thursday at a Tehran airport, the first new jet directly purchased from a Western manufacturer by Iran's flag-carrier IranAir in nearly four decades, Iran's state TV reported. "The Airbus 321 just landed at Tehran's Mehrabad airport... The delivery of the first jet in a batch of 100 ordered from Airbus by IranAir...

  • AIRBUS JET LANDS AT IRAN AIRPORT, FIRST OF 100 ORDERED BY TEHRAN UNDER INTERNATIONAL SANCTIONS DEAL- TV.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 11- Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson expressed views on Wednesday at odds with President-elect Donald Trump's positions on key foreign policy issues like nuclear proliferation, trade deals, climate change and relations with Mexico. In a nine-hour Senate confirmation hearing, the former chief executive of oil company Exxon Mobil...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 11- Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson expressed views on Wednesday at odds with President-elect Donald Trump's positions on key foreign policy issues like nuclear proliferation, trade deals, climate change and relations with Mexico. In a nine-hour Senate confirmation hearing, the former chief executive of oil company Exxon Mobil...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 11- President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, said on Wednesday he favored maintaining current U.S. sanctions against Russia for now and that NATO allies were right to be alarmed by Moscow's growing aggression. Tillerson's backing for a more assertive policy toward Russia than Trump has espoused was...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 11- President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, said on Wednesday he favored maintaining current U.S. sanctions against Russia for now and that NATO allies were right to be alarmed by Moscow's growing aggression. But Tillerson's support for a more assertive policy toward Russia than Trump has espoused was...

  • PARIS, Jan 11- The head of IranAir took delivery in France on Wednesday of the first Western airliner under an international sanctions deal, calling it a "sunny day" for relations between Iran and Europe and a memorable one for aviation in the nation of 80 million people. The 189- seat plane, already painted in IranAir's livery, is the first of 100 ordered from Airbus...

  • PARIS, Jan 11- The head of IranAir took delivery on Wednesday of the first new Western jet under an international sanctions deal, calling it a "sunny day" for peace and friendship between Iran and Europe and a memorable one for aviation in the nation of 80 million people. IranAir Chairman Farhad Parvaresh invited the planemaking chief of Airbus to fly onboard the...

  • Iran deal is definitely not dead: Analyst

    Benham Ben Taleblu at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies says that Iran has incentives to stick to the deal.

  • PARIS/ SHANGHAI, Jan 10- Airbus won a $3.8 billion order from U.S leasing company Aviation Capital Group and industry sources said it may land another $4 billion in new business from the leasing arm of China's Bank of Communications. ACG, the aircraft leasing arm of Pacific Life Insurance, said on Tuesday it had ordered 35 narrow-body jets including 30 of the...