Iran’s LPG exports are set to stay near two-year peaks of around 500,000 mt in July and August, meeting China’s voracious appetite for cheaper petrochemical feedstock given the increase in the number of its propane dehydrogenation plants, trade sources said.
The 67-year-old German-Iranian activist Nahid Taghavi is still in detention after being arrested in the Iranian capital in October 2020. Last week, an Islamic Revolutionary Court sentenced her to 10 years and eight months detention on charges of engaging in political activity.
The recent protests that erupted under the pretext of socioeconomic deprivations, but are rooted in political grievances stemming from decades of lack of accountability and repression, have become a trend in the country.
A German-Iranian woman was sentenced to prison on Wednesday, charged with participating in “the management of an illegal group and propaganda activities against the regime,” according to HRANA news agency.
Private sources told Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath that Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani set up a special unit to develop Hamas’ military capabilities before his death.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi arrived here in Iran’s capital on a three-day official visit on Tuesday at the invitation of his Iranian counterpart Dr Javad Zarif.
Iran has started the process of enriching uranium to 60% fissile purity at an above-ground nuclear plant at Natanz, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Saturday, confirming earlier statements by Iranian officials.
France said on Tuesday it was coordinating a response with world powers, including the United States, after Iran said it would begin enriching uranium at 60%
A day-long sea exercise conducted by Pakistan and Iran’s navies in the Arabian Gulf on Tuesday was unplanned and part of a “goodwill gesture,” a spokesman for the Pakistan navy has said, rejecting media reports that it was based on a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two countries.
The National Security Council issued a travel advisory Monday, warning that Iran may still try to attack Israelis overseas, amid increased international travel following Israel’s rapid vaccination drive.
After spending most of last week in Brussels, American Secretary of State Antony Blinken will be reporting back to President Joe Biden on the progress of a shared U.S.-European Union approach to the Iranian regime and its clandestine attempts to build a nuclear weapon.