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Iran, Turkmenistan must boost anti-terror fight: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) and Turkmenistan’s Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov (L) meet in Tehran on May 7, 2016. May 7, 2016 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Iran and Turkmenistan need to strengthen cooperation in a bid to help establish regional peace and stability and fight terrorism, extremism and drugs trafficking. “The Islamic [...]

By |May 7th, 2016|Turkmenistan|

Is Turkmenistan Losing Iran As A Gas Customer?

  August 14, 2014 It appears Turkmenistan is about to lose its second-best customer for natural gas, Iran. Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said on August 11 that his country no longer needed gas from Turkmenistan. Zanganeh went so far as to say, "Iran is importing Turkmen gas just because it is important to [...]

By |August 14th, 2014|Turkmenistan|

Iran – Turkmenistan – Kazakhstan rail link inaugurated

December 4, 2012 The final link in the north-south railway corridor connecting Iran, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan was officially inaugurated on December 3, in a ceremony attended by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov and his counterparts Hassan Rohani of Iran and Nursultan Nazarbaev of Kazakhstan. The celebrations at Incheh Borun on the border between Turkmenistan and Iran [...]

By |December 4th, 2012|Turkmenistan|

Iran, Turkmenistan Ready To Develop Trade

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov (left) with his Iranian counterpart Mahmud Ahmadinejad. July 17, 2012 Officials from the Caspian Sea countries of Iran and Turkmenistan have pledged to build trade ties. Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said his country was prepared to raise its trade volume with the Central Asian nation to $10 [...]

By |July 17th, 2012|Turkmenistan|

Turkmenistan-Iran Foreign Relations

July 8, 2010 In July 2008, the Turkmen foreign minister, Rasit Meredow, said that his country supports Iran’s peaceful nuclear research program.[1] Furthermore, during a conference in 2007, the five states bordering the Caspian Sea—Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan—declared that they would all support one another’s rights to peaceful nuclear programs: "the parties confirm [...]

By |July 8th, 2010|Turkmenistan|

Iran’s Central Asia Temptations

April 17th, 2010 In the foreign policy of the Central Asian states—Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan—the attraction to the rest of the Muslim world has had a relatively short history. The political independence of these countries following the break-up of the Soviet Union was accompanied by their populations’ growing interest in their Muslim identity [...]

By |April 17th, 2010|Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan|