EghtesadOnline: The National Iranian Drilling Company, a subsidiary of National Iranian Oil Company, is making every effort to secure its footprints in the oil- and gas-rich Iraq to expand its activities there.
EghtesadOnline: Iran's top military commander says both Tehran and Damascus will comply with a month-long Syria ceasefire declared by the UN Security Council, but that attacks will continue in the Damascus suburbs held by terrorists.
EghtesadOnline: Iran says the United States will pay the price for its plan to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds.
EghtesadOnline: Iran is working to curb its trade ties with the UAE, replacing its traditional hub for trade activities, Dubai, with Doha in Qatar and Muscat in Oman.
EghtesadOnline: The European Union threatened to cancel a summit with Turkey next month because of Turkish tensions with Cyprus over energy exploration, the latest sign of deteriorating relations between Ankara and EU capitals.
EghtesadOnline: The Trump administration will officially move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem by May, the State Department said, as the U.S. speeds up the timetable for a decision that has infuriated Palestinian leaders and jeopardized the American role as mediator in the Middle East peace process.
EghtesadOnline: The Trump administration is moving toward hosting a summit with a bloc of six Arab nations later this year, but first wants to see signs of progress in ending a standoff between U.S. allies in the Gulf, a person familiar with the matter said.
EghtesadOnline: Kuwait's emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, has praised Iran’s role in fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, and the Islamic Republic’s contribution to Iraq’s stability and economic development.
EghtesadOnline: The United States has played a key role in the expansion of Daesh and other terrorist groups across the Middle East, says an Iranian diplomat at the United Nations, condemning Washington's new accusation that Iran destabilizes the region.
EghtesadOnline: Tehran has dismissed Germany’s “baseless” claim about the Iranian role in the recent escalation between Syria and Israel, saying the Tel Aviv regime, whose survival depends on chaos and confrontation, is to blame for the rising tensions in the region.