• Martin Love 2019-09-20 22:34

    By Martin Love

    Absolution from crimes by deflection and deceit is never successful

    NORTH CAROLINA - Vladimir Putin appears far and away smarter than any major Western “leader”, especially Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo. Ansarullah appears to have attacked the Abqaiq oil processing plant in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia with drones or something, or claims it did. Maybe they fired off missiles of some sort that had adopted Iranian technology. It’s a mystery, but whatever and whoever hit the plant, and it wasn’t the homemade firecracker rockets that fly out of the Gaza Strip to land in some farm field around Sederot inside “Israel”, whatever this “country” without defined borders really is geographically (it’s never been reliably determined).

  • Australia fleet 2019-08-21 20:38

    Australia joins naval mission in Strait of Hormuz

    TEHRAN - Australia has joined Great Britain and Bahrain in signing onto a U.S.-led maritime security mission that the U.S. claimed is aimed at protecting international shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, but Tehran believes the real reason for it is to threaten its interests in the Persian Gulf.

  • NZ Def Min 2019-08-21 20:00

    New Zealand says has no boats to send to Strait of Hormuz

    TEHRAN – New Zealand's defense minister says while no formal request for assistance was made, Britain approached New Zealand about whether it had any capacity to help.

  • Zarif Hunt 2019-07-14 19:29

    Zarif to Hunt: ‘Iran will keep exporting oil under any circumstances’

    TEHRAN - In a telephone conversation with his British counterpart Jeremy Hunt on Saturday, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif insisted that the oil sanctions against Iran by the U.S. are illegal and that “the Islamic Republic of Iran will keep exporting oil under any circumstances.”

  • Abe/Rouhani 2019-06-12 11:13

    By Chris Cook

    A Low Carbon Enlightenment

    In the first of two articles on energy strategy (Tehran Times 10th June 2019) I observed how the US implemented a physical energy strategy of Energy Dominance in the 18 months to 1st January 2019. The strategic US aim is to control global oil and gas markets by exporting almost unlimited Molecules of US Freedom of shale oil and associated natural gas.

  • رحیم صفوی 2019-06-02 19:23

    Oil to surpass $100 if first bullet fired in Persian Gulf: Rahim Safavi

    TEHRAN – Oil prices will jump beyond $100 a barrel if the first bullet in fired in the Persian Gulf, a top military aide to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday, warning that the U.S. military vessels in the Persian Gulf are within the range of Iranian missiles.

  • پهباد یمن 2019-05-14 19:48

    Saudi Arabia says oil facilities outside Riyadh attacked

    Saudi halts pumping on major oil pipeline

    TEHRAN- Saudi Arabia said armed drones had struck two oil pumping stations in the kingdom on Tuesday. 

  • عباس عراقچی 2019-05-01 20:27

    Senior diplomat warns nuclear deal may fall apart any moment

    Araqchi says Iran’s patience running thin

    TEHRAN – Warning that Iran’s “patience is running thin”, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi warned on Tuesday that the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the JCPOA, may fall apart “at any moment” as the U.S. has endangered the agreement by withdrawing from it and reimposing sanctions on Iran.

  • South Korea oil 2019-04-28 22:23

    Foreign Policy: Trump’s ‘hollow triumph’ on Iran will come at exceedingly high cost

    In a commentary on its website on April 26, the Foreign Policy said Donald Trump’s new Iran sanctions will hurt the United States in the long term.

  • Putin reiterates support for Iran deal 2019-04-27 23:01

    Russia won't immediately raise oil output after Iran waivers end

    Russia will not immediately raise oil output after the United States ends sanctions waivers for buyers of Iranian crude in May, President Vladimir Putin said Saturday.

  • Mevlut Cavusoglu 2019-04-22 22:18

    Turkey says U.S. move to end sanctions waivers on Iran oil threatens ‘regional peace’

    TEHRAN – A few hours after the United States announced that it will not extend sanctions waivers for buyers of the Iranian oil, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said this action will threaten “regional peace and stability”.

  • Beijing vows to defend business amid U.S.' reported plans to end Iran oil waivers 2019-04-22 17:04

    Beijing vows to defend business amid U.S.' reported plans to end Iran oil waivers

     Beijing stands against the United States’ unilateral restrictions against Iran and will take every effort to defend interests of national companies doing legal business with the Islamic republic, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Monday, commenting on Washington’s reported plans to scrap oil sanctions waivers.

  • hatami 2019-03-13 21:07

    Iran will respond firmly to any act against oil shipment: Hatami

    TEHRAN – Defense Minister Amir Hatami warned on Wednesday that Iran will respond firmly to any action against its oil shipment.

  • Iran-EU 2019-02-25 20:26

    Iran-EU non-oil trade at $8.57b in 10 months

    TEHRAN- The value of non-oil trade between Iran and European Union countries stood at $8.57 billion in the first ten months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2018 – January 20, 2019), Eghtesad online news website reported.

  • NIDC 2019-02-24 21:44

    NIDC completes digging operation of 123 oil, gas wells in 11 months

    TEHRAN- National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC) dug and completed digging operation of 123 oil and gas wells during the 11-month period from March 21, 2018 to February 19, 2019, according to an official with the NIDC.

  • Zanganeh 2019-02-23 21:43

    Oil to be offered at IRENEX every week: Zanganeh

    TEHRAN- National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) will offer crude oil at Iran Energy Exchange (IRENEX) every week, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh told Islamic Consultative Assembly News Agency (ICANA).

  • Iran well able to block oil sales but hopes it won’t come to that, Shamkhani says 2019-02-23 21:36

    Iran well able to block oil sales but hopes it won’t come to that, Shamkhani says

    TEHRAN – Ali Shamkhani, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, says Iran has multiple methods at its disposal for blocking the region’s oil exports but “we hope we wouldn’t be pressed into using them.” 

  • Mitsugu Saito 2019-02-19 21:52

    Japan to continue oil imports from Iran: envoy

    TEHRAN- Japan’s new ambassador to Tehran said his country will continue importing oil from Iran, the portal of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) published on Tuesday.

  • India to continue oil imports from Venezuela 2019-02-19 10:03

    India to continue oil imports from Venezuela

    TEHRAN _ Showing disdain to the warnings of U.S., India is looking into commercial considerations and related factors to determine the value of oil imports from any country, including Venezuela.

  • tanker 2019-02-15 21:26

    South Korea imports nearly 3m barrels of Iranian oil in January

    TEHRAN- South Korea imported 12.46 million tons or 2.94 million barrels of crude oil from Iran in January, data from the country’s customs office showed.

  • oil 2019-02-13 22:39

    Amid U.S. sanctions, Venezuela turns to India for oil exports

    TEHRAN - With the political tensions between Venezuela and the U.S. escalating rapidly, the country has shifted focus towards India to keep its oil exports running.

  • JXTG 2019-02-04 20:28

    Japan's JXTG set for 1st loading of Iranian crude oil after U.S. sanctions waiver

    Japan's largest refiner JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy is set to resume loading of Iranian crude oil as early as Monday, almost three months after the U.S. sanctions waiver was granted.

  • IRENEX 2019-01-28 20:51

    4th round of offering oil at IRENEX on Feb. 4

    TEHRAN- National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) will offer one million barrels of light crude oil at Iran Energy Exchange (IRENEX) for the fourth time on February 4, Shana reported on Monday.

  • oil imports 2019-01-14 21:12

    India’s monthly oil imports from Iran up 9.4% in Dec.

    TEHRAN- India imported 302,000 barrel per day (bpd) of oil from Iran in December 2018, an increase of 9.4 percent from November, ship tracking data reviewed by Reuters showed.

  • waiver 2018-12-28 23:42

    ‘Turkey expects extension of waiver for importing oil from Iran’

    TEHRAN- Turkey expects the U.S. to extend its sanctions waiver on importing Iranian oil, Bloomberg reported on Thursday quoting Turkish Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan.

  • Iran-India 2018-12-09 09:46

    In a rebuff to U.S., India, Iran agree on rupee payment mechanism for oil trade

    TEHRAN - In a significant development that is likely to boost trade ties between India and Iran, the two regional allies have reached an agreement to switch to rupee payment mechanism to pay for Iranian crude imports.

  • Iran gas projet 2018-11-27 09:28

    China replaces France in Iran gas project

    TEHRAN _ In what is likely to give a significant boost to Iran-China trade, China's state-owned CNPC has replaced France's Total in Iran's multibillion-dollar South Pars gas project, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh announced.

  • India-Russia 2018-11-13 09:53

    India-Russia deal under sanctions cloud

    TEHRAN _ Although India has managed to get a waiver from U.S. sanctions for purchase of Iranian crude oil, there is still no word from the Trump administration on similar waiver for India’s ambitious deal with Moscow to purchase S-400 missile system worth $5.4 billion.

  • Chabahar 2018-11-12 23:42

    Exemption of Chabahar project from U.S. sanctions win-win for India, Iran

    TEHRAN _ In a significant development that augurs well for Iran-India relations, New Delhi has managed to keep the strategic Chabahar Port project outside the ambit of U.S. sanctions against Iran that came into effect on November 5.

  • Hossein Askari 2018-10-19 12:23

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. has buried its moral compass in the Trump-Kushner-MBS disaster: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that Jamal Khashoggi was tortured and murdered.