Tehran_ The pressures of the United States in commercial and economic matters influenced the announcement today of the withdrawal of the French oil company Total from its operations in Iran, Prensa Latina reports.

Beijing_ The growth of the Chinese non-financial direct investment abroad remains stable in the first seven months of this year, Radio Habana Cuba reports.

Tehran_ Iranian authorities have asked European signatories of the nuclear agreement to halt the unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States as soon as possible and reduce their negative consequences, which are detrimental to the Persian Gulf nation, Radio Habana Cuba reported.

Brasilia_ The Brazilian voters will be again impeded today from hearing to the presidential candidate who leads all voting intentions for October elections: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Prensa Latina reports.

Moscow_ Russian Government spokesman Dmitri Peskov confirmed today the organization of a summit on the situation in Syria scheduled for September, in which the leaders of this nation, Iran and Turkey will participate, Prensa Latina reports.

Caracas_ The president of the National Constituent Assembly of Venezuela, Diosdado Cabello, highlighted today the wide popular support shown to President Nicolás Moros after the failed assassination perpetrated against him on August 4, Prensa Latina reports.