EghtesadOnline: The Financial Action Task Force’s latest verdict regarding Iran, based on which active countermeasures were suspended again, has “opened up some space” for major international companies to start working with Iran once more, the minister of communications and information technology said.
EghtesadOnline: Turkey’s Minister of Economic Affairs Nihat Zeybekci and Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi–the Turkish and Iranian heads of Iran-Turkey Economic Commission–held a meeting in Tehran on Sunday.
EghtesadOnline: Minister of Communications and Information Technology and Co-chairman of Iran-Turkey Joint Economic Commission, referring to the preferential trade already existed between the two countries, said on Sunday that both nations are trying to engage in free trade.
EghtesadOnline: The 12th Asian Pacific Postal Union Congress hosted by Iran kicked off in Tehran on Monday with Secretary-General of the Congress Bashar Hossein, Iranian minister of communication Mahmoud Vaezi and the postal leaders and officials of 32 countries from Asia and Pacific in attendance.
EghtesadOnline: The Minister of Information and Communication Technology Mahmoud Vaezi voiced Iran’s readiness to export technical and engineering services related to information and communications technologies to African countries.
EghtesadOnline: Telegram messenger voice calling feature was blocked before the Iranian presidential election on May 19 due to security reasons, Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi said without elaboration.
EghtesadOnline: The minister of communications and information technology rejected a claim by Turkish mobile phone operator Turkcell against South Africa’s MTN, a 49% owner of MTN-Irancell, saying MTN has not broken any laws when starting its deal with Iran Electronic Development Company (IEDC) in 2005.
EghtesadOnline: Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi says the ministry has come to an understanding over banning controversial content with managers of Telegram Messenger, the most widely used mobile communications app in Iran.
EghtesadOnline: Chairman of of Iran-Russia Joint Economic Commission Mahmoud Vaezi and Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak agreed to continue consultations for development of mutual economic cooperation.
EghtesadOnline: Iran says it considers cooperating with Russia in the field of new technologies as its priority.