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Iran, Azerbaijan wrestlers get 4-year bans for steroid use

Iran's Bashir Babajanzadeh, who participated in the Rio Olympics, received a four-year ban from wrestling for testing positive in May. (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) January 5, 2017 The governing body of wrestling has imposed four-year doping bans on athletes from Iran and Azerbaijan. United World Wrestling says a ban on Bashir Babajanzadeh took effect on Aug. 31. Two [...]

By |January 5th, 2017|Azerbaijan, Iran|

‘Iran would be wiped off the map if it attacks Azerbaijan’

[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) meets with Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev at Baku's Zagulba. (File photo)] Azerbaijani lawmaker Kudret Hesenguliyev said on Friday that Iran cannot warn or threaten Azerbaijan over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Azerbaijan. Netanyahu's visit to Azerbaijan on Dec. 13 bolstered ties between Israel and Azerbaijan, and [...]

By |December 31st, 2016|Azerbaijan|

Tehran to complete Iran-Azerbaijan rail section in next 3 months

December 28, 2016 Tehran plans to complete the Iran-Azerbaijan railway’s Astara (Iran)-Astara (Azerbaijan) segment over the next three months, Iran's ICT Minister Mahmoud Vaezi, who is on a visit to Azerbaijan, said. Vaezi made the remarks during a meeting of the Azerbaijan-Iran intergovernmental commission in Baku Dec. 27, Trend correspondent reported from the event. Iran [...]

By |December 28th, 2016|Azerbaijan|

Tehran concerned by Baku-Tel Aviv rapprochement

November 26, 2016 Iranians are very concerned by recent rapprochement between Azerbaijan and Israel, senior representative of the Presidential Administration of Iran and adviser to the president Ali Asghar Soltanieh told haqqin.az. He noted it was obvious that Israel was seeking to destroy Iran, while Iranian people are enemies for them. He also added that [...]

By |November 26th, 2016|Azerbaijan|

Iran invests nearly $1.2B in Azerbaijan’s economy

November 10, 2016 Iranian investments in Azerbaijan's economy amounted to almost $1.2 billion, $145 million of which were invested in the country’s non-oil sector, Head of Azerbaijan Export and Investments Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO) Rufat Mammadov said. He made the remarks Nov. 10 at the “Investment opportunities of Azerbaijan and Iran” conference in Baku. He said [...]

By |November 10th, 2016|Azerbaijan|

Azerbaijan’s opposition accounts for delay in Iranian president’s visit to Armenia

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev (R) receives his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, at the Presidential Palace in Baku, Azerbaijan, on November 12, 2014. (MNA) November 2, 2016 Expert in Iranian studies Armen Vardanyan believes that it is Azerbaijan’s opposition that most probably accounts for the delay in Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to Armenia. [...]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Azerbaijan|

Azerbaijan, Iran eye implementation of joint projects

September 20, 2016 Azerbaijan and Iran, the two neighbor countries are currently considering the issue of implementing a number of joint projects and expanding bilateral ties. Iranian ambassador to Azerbaijan, Mohsen Pak Ayeen said that the Azerbaijani-Iranian automobile plant is planned to be constructed by May 2017, mentioning that construction operations are being carried out [...]

By |September 21st, 2016|Azerbaijan|

Iran, Azerbaijan in talks over oil, gas swaps

Iran’s Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mohsen Pak Ayeen. (Trend) August 26, 2016 Iran and Azerbaijan are in talks over oil swap for further supply of Azerbaijani crude to the world market, Iran’s Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mohsen Pak Ayeen told Trend August 25. In 2010, Iran stopped oil swaps with Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. Under [...]

By |August 26th, 2016|Azerbaijan|

Iran may store its gas in Azerbaijan

August 11, 2016 Iran may pump its gas to the underground gas storages of Azerbaijan in the nearest future, said Amir Hossein Zamani Nia, Iran’s Deputy Oil Minister for International Affairs. He said the issue was on agenda of the meeting between Iran’s Oil Minister and President of the Azerbaijan’s energy giant SOCAR. “The issue is [...]

By |August 11th, 2016|Azerbaijan|

Iranian president praises improvement of ties with Azerbaijan

August 7, 2016 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, before his departure to Azerbaijan, said that Iran in recent years has improved its relations with brotherly Azerbaijan in politics, economy, and trade. Further speaking, Rouhani said Tehran-Moscow relations are growing more and more strategic, underlining bilateral cooperation on regional and international affairs, the presidential website reported August [...]

By |August 7th, 2016|Azerbaijan|