Iran detains Azeri, Iranian Evangelicals

July 16, 2016 Relatives and friends say three Azeri Christians and an Iranian Christian remain behind bars in Tehran, nearly a month after they were detained as part of a larger government-backed crackdown on evangelicals. Separately, Iranian authorities released Amin Khaki from Ahvaz Prison, after he served part of a one-year sentence for "spreading Christianity" [...]

By |July 22nd, 2016|Azerbaijan, Iran|

Iran “doesn’t agree” with getting only 13% share of Caspian Sea

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia-Pacific Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour. July 15, 2016 Iran “doesn’t agree” with getting only 13 percent share of the Caspian Sea, Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia-Pacific Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour said, Fars news agency reported July 15. He didn’t mention any specific figure, but said that 13 percent share is [...]

By |July 15th, 2016|Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan|

Iranian ambassador explains exquisite conditions for Iran-Azerbaijan trade

July 12, 2016 Today there are very good conditions for improving economic and trade relations between Iran and Azerbaijan, Iranian Ambassador to Baku Mohsen Pakaeen said. Addressing a trilateral business meeting between Iran, Azerbaijan, and Turkmenistan in Tehran on July 10, Pakaeen said the present Iranian administration’s policy of improving international relations, Tehran’s pursuit of [...]

By |July 12th, 2016|Azerbaijan|

Iran, Azerbaijan to cooperate in car manufacturing

July 8, 2016 Iranian truck maker Iran Khodro Diesel seeks to launch a factory in Azerbaijan, Iranian Deputy Minister of Industry Mohsen Salehinia said at a press conference in Tehran. Following the negotiations between the two countries, Azerbaijan has been offered a business plan from the Iranian side. According to Salehinia, currently, Azerbaijan is considering it, [...]

By |July 8th, 2016|Azerbaijan|

Iranian president expected to visit Azerbaijan next month

July 5, 2016 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is expected to visit Azerbaijan next month. The announcement was made during a phone conversation that took place between the presidents of Azerbaijan and Iran on July 5, APA reports. President Ilham Aliyev expressed hope that the Iranian president’s visit to Azerbaijan that is expected to take place [...]

By |July 5th, 2016|Azerbaijan|

Azerbaijan, Iran to swap electricity soon

June 30, 2016 Azerbaijan and Iran will begin swapping electricity in the near future. Iran’s Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian, addressing a meeting with a group of senior directors of the Ministry on June 28, said that necessary grounds have been prepared for electricity swap with Azerbaijan and the project should be operational this summer, IRNA [...]

By |June 30th, 2016|Azerbaijan|

Tehran-Baku-Tabriz flights launched

June 17, 2016 Iran’s Ata Airline launched flights en route Tehran-Baku-Tabriz from June 16. The airline’s representative Nader Shayesteh stated that the flights are performed by Airbus aircraft which has the capacity of 145 people. “The flights to both cities will be performed twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays,” he added. The cost of [...]

By |June 17th, 2016|Azerbaijan|

Iranian carmaker calls for co-op with Azerbaijan, Turkey

June 16, 2016 An Iranian car maker has called for expansion of trilateral ties with Turkish and Azerbaijani carmakers. In an interview with Trend, the vice-chairman of the board of directors of Iran's Rakhsh Khodro Diesel Company, Akbar Mirza-Hosseini, said that there are several areas for cooperation between Iranian, Azerbaijani and Turkish carmakers. According to [...]

By |June 16th, 2016|Azerbaijan, Turkey|

Iran-Azerbaijan-Russia: Competency of a new economic alliance

June 13, 2016 Iran, a large market with an 80-million population, has found itself in the center of interest from the world's economic powers following removal of international sanctions, as the historic nuclear deal came into force in mid-January. Alongside with the EU, which is already trying to benefit from the new conditions, Iran's traditional [...]

By |June 14th, 2016|Azerbaijan, Russia|

Iran, Azeris agree on loan for rail construction work

June 12, 2016 Iran and the International Bank of Azerbaijan agreed on the generalities of issuing a $500-million loan for the construction of Rasht-Astara railway section, said a report. The railway section, which will link Iran and Azerbaijan via Astara, is expected to cost about $1.1 billion, half of which will be made available by [...]

By |June 12th, 2016|Azerbaijan|