May 27, 2024 16:21 UTC
  • New parliament inauguration and 56.5% increase in transit/ Selected political-economic news of Iran

Pars Today - The US Senate has recently admitted that despite the imposition of 600 sanctions, Iran's oil exports have reached over 2 million barrels per day. The World Steel Association has also reported that Iran's crude steel production has increased by 7.2% from January to April 2024, despite a decline in global production.

Iran’s 12th parliament has been inaugurated 

Iran’s 12th parliament (Majlis) has been inaugurated with elected representatives and national and military officials in attendance. In the opening ceremony, a message from the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Imam Khamenei, was read, emphasizing the need for harmonious interaction between the parliament and other branches of power. The elected representatives also took an oath, based on Article 67 of the Constitution, to fulfill their duties with honesty, trust, and piety.

Start of presidential election process in Iran

Iran's Interior Minister, Ahmad Vahidi, has issued a letter to governors and officials across the country, ordering the start of the presidential election process. Following the martyrdom of the President of Iran, early presidential elections will be held on June 28, 2024.

56.5% increase in foreign transit through Iran

Iran's Customs Administration has announced that foreign transit through Iran has increased by 56.5% in the past two months, reaching 3 million and 641 thousand tons. During this period, the highest amount of foreign transit was from the Parvizkhan customs office in western Iran, with a volume of 1 million and 71 thousand tons.

Foreign ambassadors paid tribute to martyrs and signed condolence book

Foreign ambassadors and heads of international organizations' offices in Iran, visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and paid tribute to the esteemed martyrs, including President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi and the Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and their companions. They also fondly recalled their meetings, visits, and conversations with the martyred President and Foreign Minister of Iran.

17% increase in Iran's pistachio exports to Europe

The European Statistics Center has announced that Iran's pistachio exports to the European Union in the first three months of this year have increased by 17% to 34 million euros. Germany is the largest importer of pistachios from Iran.

Iran strives for regional stability and security

Iran’s Acting Foreign Minister Ali Baqeri, after the martyrdom of the late Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said: "Iran will continue to strive for stability and security in the region, and for the expansion of economic cooperation and all-out interactions with its neighbors."

General Asim Munir: Pakistan will not allow its brotherly relations with Iran to weaken

General Asim Munir, the Commander of the Pakistani Army, in a phone conversation with Major General Mohammad Baqeri, the Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces said: "The government, armed forces, and people of Pakistan have always stood alongside the government, people, and armed forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and we will not allow outsiders to weaken this brotherly feeling and connection between us."

Increase in Iran's oil exports despite sanctions

Iran's Oil Minister, Javad Owji, said: "The US Senate has recently admitted that despite the imposition of 600 sanctions, the country's oil exports have increased from 300,000 barrels per day to over 2 million barrels per day." In this regard, the Financial Times reported: "Iran's oil exports have reached their highest level in 6 years, generating $35 billion in revenue for the country."

7% increase in Iran's steel production despite global decline

The World Steel Association reported that Iran's crude steel production from January to April 2024 has increased by 7.2% despite a decline in global production. Iran has produced approximately 10.3 million tons of crude steel, maintaining its position among the top 10 steel-producing countries out of 71 global producers.

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