Oil prices gained nearly 3 percent on Tuesday, supported by OPEC-led production cuts, which Saudi Arabia said it would surpass by more than half a million barrels per day (bpd), and by US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela.
Iran can only lose by negotiating with the United States and must be careful to limit any dealings with some “untrustworthy” European states, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday downplayed Washington's attempts to damage relations between Tehran and the Iraqi Kurdish region, and said the US forces will be forced out from the region sooner or later.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel and Arab countries are sitting down together in Poland to discuss "war with Iran," shortly after a terrorist attack against members of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) killed 27 people in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan.
Russia has reminded Turkey that it must obtain the consent of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government for its plan to create a safe zone in the northeastern part of the conflict-plagued Arab country.