Group of 110 Chinese investors, traders to arrive in Iran on March 2, official Islamic Republic News Agency reports, citing General Administration of Customs of China. *IRNA, citing Chinese customs figures, says trade between countries set to surpass $40b in 2014 *Tehran, Beijing plan to increase trade in electronics: IRNA *Energy, mining, transport, information technology, communications and banking seen as most important areas of cooperation between the countries over next 3 yrs
National Iranian Tanker Co. got permission to ship oil to some Asian countries as sanctions were eased, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported, citing the company’s Managing Director Ali Akbar Safaei.
Syria’s opposition suspended its pledge to attend this week’s peace talks in Switzerland after the United Nations invited Iran, jeopardizing the latest attempt to end a war that’s killed more than 100,000 people.
Tehran’s municipality has torn down billboards in the Iranian capital depicting the U.S. government as dishonest and an untrustworthy negotiator, saying the campaign was “unauthorized,” the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported.