EghtesadOnline: Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Sunday a deal signed with Tehran to swap up to 60,000 barrels per day of crude produced from northern Iraq's Kirkuk Oilfield for Iranian oil is for one year and subject to renewal.
EghtesadOnline: Iraq has signed an agreement with Iran to export crude from its Kirkuk Oilfield at a rate of between 30,000 and 60,000 barrels per day, an Iraqi oil official said on Saturday.
EghtesadOnline: The head of Iraq’s state oil marketer SOMO is currently holding talks in Iran to determine a start date for oil exports from Iraq’s Kirkuk oilfields, Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Wednesday.
EghtesadOnline: Turkey, Iran and Qatar on Sunday signed a transportation pact for boosting trade among the three countries.
EghtesadOnline: Qatar is seeking to increase bilateral trade with Iran, said the Qatari Minister of Economy Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani in a meeting with Iranian Minister of Industries, Mining and Trade Mohammad Shariatmadari in Tehran on Saturday.
EghtesadOnline: Lebanon’s president on Wednesday accused Saudi Arabia of holding hostage prime minister Saad al-Hariri along with his family - the first time he has explicitly said he was being held - and called this an act of aggression.
EghtesadOnline: Iran said on Monday that it does not interfere in Lebanon and that comments on Sunday by Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanese prime minister nine days ago, gave hope he would soon return to his country, state TV reported.
EghtesadOnline: Lebanese President Michael Aoun gave a positive assessment of Saad al-Hariri’s first comments since stepping down as prime minister, saying on Monday Hariri had hinted at the possibility of rescinding his resignation, visitors to Aoun said.
EghtesadOnline: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, in his first public comments since his surprise Nov. 4 resignation from the Saudi capital, dismissed speculation that he was held against his will in Saudi Arabia and said he plans to return home within days.
EghtesadOnline: Iran is looking to help rebuild Syria's power grid, as Tehran and Damascus continue to expand their political alliance in economic and energy projects.