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Saudi Arabia responds to Iran oil tanker emergency

Saudi Arabia responds to Iran oil tanker emergency

Rûdaw - 2019-05-02 17:50
The vessel had a crew of 26, including 24 Iranians and two Bangladeshis ...
Saudi Arabia responds to Iran oil tanker emergency - Rûdaw

US blames Iran for tanker bombings in UAE, Saudi attack

Waar Media - 2019-05-25 13:07
WAAR_DUHOK The Pentagon on Friday blamed Iran and its proxy forces for recent tanker bombings in the United Arab Emirates and an attack on a pipeline in Saudi Arabia. This determination came the same day U.S. President Donald Trump announced the deployme ...

Riyadh Ready to Send Oil to Former Iran Oil Buyers

BAS News - 2019-05-10 22:45
ERBIL - Saudi Arabia has showed readiness to export oil to the former buyers of Iranian oil as the US has decided not to extend the sanction waivers for the eight buyers of Iranian oil. Earlier last month, Khalid Al-Falih, Minister of Saudi Arabia Energy ...

Iran to Declare Plans to "Diminish Commitment" to Nuclear Deal

BAS News - 2019-05-07 23:45
ERBIL - Tehran will reportedly announced plans to "diminish its commitments" to Iran Nuclear Deal on Wednesday while giving no further details on the country's future plans towards the deal. Iran pointed out that it is not willing to fully withdraw from ...

US Deploys Navy Strike Group To Send ‘Message’ To Iran

Waar Media - 2019-05-06 13:02
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S. is deploying an aircraft carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Central Command region in the Middle East to send “a clear and unmistakable message” to Iran, National Security Adviser John Bolton said Sunday. Bolton said ...

Iran Considers Oil Exports in "Grey Market" to Encounter US Sanctions

BAS News - 2019-05-05 23:06
ERBIL - Tehran has mobilised all its resources to export oil in a "grey market" while Washington has warned the oil buyers of sanctions if they continue to purchase oil from Iran. The US has already warned China, Turkey, and India to halt importing oil f ...

Iraq Committed to OPEC Oil Output Cut: Minister

BAS News - 2019-05-05 15:44
ERBIL — Iraqi Oil Minister reiterated his country’s commitment to an oil output cut led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) which is devised to control international oil prices. Thamer Ghadhban said Iraq will not unilaterally ...

US to extend waivers tied to Iran’s nuclear program

Waar Media - 2019-05-04 20:22
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S. said Friday it would extend waivers granted to nations involved in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that allow them to take part in nonproliferation projects designed to make it harder for Tehran to obtain a nuclear weapon. The projects inc ...

Iran vows to continue oil exports despite US sanctions

Waar Media - 2019-04-30 13:08
WAAR_DUHOK Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed Tuesday to continue oil exports despite U.S. sanctions. Last week, Washington announced that it would end waivers for sanctions on countries importing oil from Iran. “We were subjected to cruel and illega ...

Saudi Arabia news: Runaway sisters who fled to Turkey 'face death threats' - Daily Star

Dailystar - 2019-04-30 08:39

Instability set to increase in the Middle East as US ends Iran oil waivers | The Strategist

Aspistrategist - 2019-04-29 04:03

Iraqi delegation meets with Kurdish officials to discuss oil, disputed areas

E-Kurd - 2019-04-28 21:31
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A delegation from Iraqi central government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) met in Erbil to discuss issues of mutual interest on Sunday. The Iraqi delegation included the ministers of planning, industry ...

Iraq’s Oil Import from Iran Not Affected by Recent US Measures: Minister

BAS News - 2019-04-27 13:45
ERBIL — Iraq’s Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said ending the exemptions to Iranian oil buyers by the US will not affect Iraq. Washington announced last Monday that it will not prolong a previous waiver for importing Iranian oil despite US sanctions. Iraq, ...

US to Halt Iran Oil Waivers: Pompeo

BAS News - 2019-04-22 20:03
ERBIL - The United States will put an end to the Iran oil waivers soon in order to squeeze Tehran's exports to zero, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday, adding that all countries would face sanctions if refuse to abide by Washington's dec ...

Iraqi PM Abdul Mahdi meets Saudi King Salman on first visit to Saudi Arabia

E-Kurd - 2019-04-18 13:44
RIYADH,— Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi made his first visit to Saudi Arabia since taking office six months ago, meeting King Salman during the stop on a regional tour that has also seen visits to Cairo and Tehran in recent weeks. Abdul Mahdi has ...

Iraq, Saudi Arabia Ink 13 Agreements

BAS News - 2019-04-18 00:34
ERBIL - Iraq has inked 13 agreements with Saudi Arabia as the relations between the two top OPEC oil producers have started to revive once again, Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi's office said on Wednesday. The announcement came after the Iraqi prem ...

Iraq’s Abdul-Mahdi to Visit Saudi Arabia This Week

BAS News - 2019-04-16 12:15
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minsiter Adil Abdul-Mahdi will visit Riyadh this week on Wednesday to foster relations, a source said. Abdul-Mahdi will be accompanied by oil, trade, and electricity ministers during his trip to Saudi Arabia. The Iraqi prime minister ...

PM Barzani, French Mayor Discuss Political Security Affairs

BAS News - 2019-04-13 16:00
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Saturday the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, to discuss a number of issues, including the political and security affairs in the region. During the meeting, Hidalgo pointed out that her v ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Smuggles Kirkuk Oil to Iran Through Basra: Former Iraqi MP

BAS News - 2019-04-05 19:39
ERBIL - Pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias have used a new way to smuggle oil from the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk to Iran through Basra city, a former Iraqi lawmaker revealed on Friday. Talking to BasNews, Shakhawan Abdullah, a former member o ...