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Indonesia detains Iranian, Chinese crews of seized tankers

Iranian-flagged MT Horse and Panamanian-flagged MT Frea, rear, tankers are seen anchored together in Pontianak waters off Borneo island, Indonesia, on Jan. 24, 2021. (AP) January 26, 2021 Indonesian authorities have detained the Iranian and Chinese crewmembers of two tankers that were seized for illegally transferring oil in Indonesian waters, an official said Tuesday. “The [...]

By |January 26th, 2021|East Asia, Indonesia|

Iran asks Indonesia to explain seizure of tanker accused of illegal oil transfer

 Iranian-flagged MT Horse and Panamanian-flagged MT Frea, rear, tankers are seen anchored together in Pontianak waters off Borneo island, Indonesia, on Jan. 24, 2021. (AP) January 25, 2021 Iran has asked Indonesia to provide details about the seizure of an Iranian-flagged vessel, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Monday, a day after Jakarta [...]

By |January 25th, 2021|East Asia, Indonesia|

US indicts Indonesian for breaking Iran sanctions

An airplane of Mahan Air sits at the tarmac after landing at Sanaa International Airport in the Yemeni capital on March 1, 2015. (AFP) December 18, 2019 The US Justice Department charged an Indonesian Tuesday with violating sanctions on Iran in supplying millions of dollars worth of new and refurbished aircraft parts to [...]

By |December 18th, 2019|East Asia, Indonesia, North America, USA|

Indonesia’s Pertamina says Iran oil field deal frozen over US sanctions

A crude oil tanker sails through the Persian Gulf towards Kharq Island to transport crude oil to export markets in the Persian Gulf, Iran. (Bloomberg) June 28, 2018 Indonesia’s government decided last month to freeze Pertamina’s deal to operate the Mansouri oil field in Iran because it wanted to preserve the country’s “good [...]

By |June 28th, 2018|East Asia, Indonesia|

Two Iranian asylum seekers bashed by police on Manus Island, says rights group

Asylum seekers stand behind a fence at the Manus Island detention centre, Papua New Guinea. Picture: Eoin Blackwell/AAP January 1, 2017 TWO Iranian refugees on Manus Island were reportedly bashed by a group of Papua New Guinea police and immigration officials on New Year’s Eve and are now in custody without charge or [...]

By |January 1st, 2017|Australia, Indonesia|

Rouhani: Iran-Indonesia enjoy strategic energy ties

December 14, 2016 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the Tehran-Jakarta mutual ties in the field of energy are strategic. He made the remarks during a joint press conference with his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo, the state-run IRINN TV reported Dec. 14. Iran will meet the needs of Indonesia in terms of crude oil, liquefied [...]

By |December 14th, 2016|Indonesia|

Indonesia, Iran to Sign MOU Soon for Development of Iranian Oil, Gas Blocks

July 4, 2016 Fellow OPEC members Iran and Indonesia planned to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) shortly for the Southeast Asian country to assist in the development of Iranian oil and gas field blocks, according to a senior executive of Indonesian national oil company PT Pertamina, as cited in Iran's Far News Agency Saturday. [...]

By |July 4th, 2016|Indonesia|

Indonesia, Iran to Cooperate on Education

Indonesian Minister of Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim Saifuddin. June 6, 2016 Indonesia and Iran will cooperate on the development of religious education, both higher education and Islamic schools in order to re-build Islamic civilization. Indonesian Minister of Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim welcomed the invitation of cooperation from Iran and said that it needs [...]

By |June 4th, 2016|Indonesia|

Iran: Tehran, Jakarta Share Stances in OPEC

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh May 30, 2016 Speaking in a meeting with visiting Indonesian Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources Sudirman Said in Tehran on Monday, Zangeneh said, "The relations between the two countries facilitate institution of a major change in enhancing mutual ties in oil, gas and petrochemical industries." "Iran [...]

By |May 30th, 2016|Indonesia|

Indonesia, Iran to Strengthen Economic Ties

May 19, 2016 The Iranian government has planned to strengthen economic ties with Indonesia. According to Iranian Economy and Finance Minister Tayeb Zadeh Nia, the economic ties between the two countries have been going well. “Both countries have moderate views in various things that might happen,” Mr. Tayeb said at the Vice Presidential Office in [...]

By |May 19th, 2016|Indonesia|