Putin, Erdogan to meet at energy summit in Istanbul

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The two are expected to advance joint energy projects, including Russian plans for a natural gas pipeline, called "Turkish Stream," that would carry gas beneath the Black Sea to Turkey and to European markets. Russia is also building Turkey's first nuclear power station.


In a first since the Iran nuclear deal, Tehran will invite foreign firms to bid on oil and gas projects

Los Angeles Times

Iran will invite foreign companies to bid for oil and gas projects for the first time since last year's landmark nuclear deal with world powers, the country's Ministry of Petroleum said Sunday. The ministry did not say how many projects would be involved but said they include exploration and production in oil and gas fields, with the bidding process opening on Monday. It will be the first time Iran offers an international tender for oil and gas projects since the nuclear deal went into effect in January. The ministry's website said foreign companies should submit their applications by Nov. 19 and that successful companies would be announced on Dec. 7. Iran had previously said that priority for exploration and production for foreign companies would be given to neighboring countries with which it shares border fields.


Iran Won't Accept Changes To Nuclear Deal, Senior Lawmaker Says

International Business Times

Ali Motahari, the vice chairman of the Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran, in his interview with Sputnik News, said Iran won't accept a new nuclear agreement. Motahari said Iran will not consider changes in The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which is the agreement that determines Iran's nuclear activity. "Iran considers the negotiation process to be completed and will not accept any changes or amendments to JCPOA or conclude a new agreement. We are working exclusively on the basis of the JCPOA," he said. Motahari also spoke about collaboration of Iranian and European companies if the U.S. exits the Iranian deal.


Head of France's Total Urged Trump to Stick With Iran Nuclear Deal: FT

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Total's CEO Patrick Pouyanne said he had raised the topic of Iran with Trump at a dinner in Davos in January, and asked the president to keep faith with the nuclear deal, arguing that oil and gas investment would help the cause of reformers in Tehran.


News Daily: Iran nuclear deal and child mental health care criticised

BBC News

We are in an unprecedented situation with potentially dangerous consequences. That's the view of the BBC's diplomatic correspondent, Jonathan Marcus, after Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Iran nuclear deal, calling it "decaying and rotten". Just how dangerous depends on how Tehran reacts and whether the moderates in that country can win out, Jonathan adds, pointing out that even those who agree with Mr Trump are wondering where is the Plan B? How is Iran now to be contained? Western powers say the deal - here are they key details of it - had made the world a safer place, curbing Tehran's efforts to acquire weapons in return for removing sanctions. The UK, France and Germany tried and failed to persuade Mr Trump to stick with it, but Theresa May, Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel say they remain committed to the deal.