EghtesadOnline: President Hassan Rouhani appeared on Tuesday to threaten to disrupt oil shipments from neighboring countries if Washington presses ahead with its goal of forcing all countries to stop buying Iranian oil.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s non-oil trade with Persian Gulf littoral states, namely the UAE, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, amounted to $23.89 billion in the last Iranian year (ended March 20, 2018), indicating an increase of 16.81% compared to the year before, Financial Tribune’s data analysis based on the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration's statistics indicates.
EghtesadOnline: Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s senior adviser, said Washington would likely announce its Middle East peace plan even if Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, angered by U.S. policy so far, chose to remain on the sidelines.
EghtesadOnline: Turks voted on Sunday in presidential and parliamentary elections that pose the biggest ballot box challenge to Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted AK Party since they swept to power more than a decade and a half ago.
EghtesadOnline: President Tayyip Erdogan and his main challenger, Muharrem Ince, made a final push for support at rival rallies in Istanbul on Saturday, a day before presidential and parliamentary elections widely viewed as the most crucial in Turkey for decades.
EghtesadOnline: Turkey’s Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said his country “will continue to trade with Iran as much as possible and will not answer to anyone in this regard”.
EghtesadOnline: A Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-aligned Houthis for control of Yemen’s main port city of Hodeidah will take a “calculated and gradual” approach to the battle, a senior United Arab Emirates official said on Monday.
EghtesadOnline: Iraqi Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called on Iraqis on Monday to unite instead of burning ballot boxes and seeking to repeat an election on May 12 that his bloc won.
EghtesadOnline: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on Turks on Saturday to convert their dollar and euro savings into lira, as he sought to bolster the ailing currency which has lost some 20 percent of its value against the U.S. currency this year.
EghtesadOnline: The United States warned Syria on Friday it would take “firm and appropriate measures” in response to ceasefire violations, saying it was concerned about reports of an impending military operation in a de-escalation zone in the country’s southwest.