A Paris court on Wednesday sentenced two men to prison terms of seven and 11 years for their role in a bizarre money-raising scam that involved impersonating a French government minister, sometimes using a silicone mask.
Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) have agreed to fresh cuts to the global oil production, says Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, adding that the country would remain exempt from the cuts described as the deepest since the 2008 global financial crisis.
Iran is seeking to exponentially increase output from oilfields shared with Iraq, says the country’s oil minister, as the Arab country goes on with massive development plans in a field located near the Iranian border.
Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Ali-Asghar Mounesan has, in a statement, described Iran as highly safe and secure, and ready to welcome tourists from around the globe, inviting them to experience a unique journey to the land of history and civilization.
An Israeli minister said it was unclear whether Tehran’s abandonment of uranium enrichment limits under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – otherwise known as the Iranian nuclear deal – following the United States’ dishonoring of the international accord, meant Iran was on a path towards becoming nuclear power.
Iran’s Minister of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism said that according to the World Tourism Organization (WTO) statistics, Iran gained $11.7 billion from tourism revenues over the last Iranian year (March 21, 2018-March 20, 2019), and this year it has so far brought total revenues of $11 billion.
Iran’s Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) said that Iran is ready to expand its cultural relations with Tunisia through a variety of programs and meetings, the director of the organization Abouzar Ebrahimi-Torkaman said.
A senior British cabinet minister says the top priority of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government is to leave the European Union on January 31 and secure a new trade deal with the bloc by the end of next year.