Tehran officially neutral in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict but Iranians known to be unhappy at Azerbaijan’s relations with Israel and Saudi Arabia.
Tanker tracking companies, meanwhile, see September surge in Iranian crude shipments with one describing “levels we haven’t seen in a year and a half”.
Metropolis of 14mn seen as ‘bulging’ beyond reason and vulnerable to massive earthquake that would take unimaginable toll.
Washington claims right to unilaterally reimpose UN sanctions on Tehran. France, Germany and UK lead opposition to move they say is legally void.
Iran, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan among countries ranked most vulnerable by inaugural edition of Ecological Threat Register.
Main index has lost over a fifth of its value in a month. Size of sovereign fund has not been disclosed for two years.
The main TEDPIX index has lately fallen back from 2mn to 1.6mn points but some investors think new shares could complete a W-shape rebound.
White House alleged cargoes were bound for sanctioned Venezuela. Companies claim they sold gasoline onwards to UAE-based Citi Energy FZC and that it was destined for Trinidad for sale to customers in Peru and Colombia.
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