Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh announced that Ukraine has put in a request to purchase Iran’s crude oil. Zanganeh added “the Ukrainian side insists on becoming a transit hub for transferring Iranian oil and gas to Eastern Europe”. Source: Hellenic Shipping News
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The UN Security Council on Sept. 21 warned that a referendum on independence by Iraq’s Kurdistan region was potentially destabilizing, adding its weight to international opposition to the vote. Source: Daily News
Norway’s sovereign wealth fund hit $1 trillion for the first time on Tuesday, driven higher by climbing stock markets and a weaker U.S. dollar. Source: Bloomberg
Turkey, Iran and Iraq have agreed to consider taking “coordinated counter-measures” against the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government’s (KRG) bid to hold independence referendum at a trilateral foreign ministers’ meeting in New York, days before the Sept. 25 vote in northern Iraq. Source: Daily News