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The future of Iran’s Caspian Sea territory

(R-L) Presidents of Turkmenistan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Iran meeting to discuss their respective rights in the Caspian Sea. August 12, 2018. (AP) By Faramarz Davar August 6, 2019 One year after the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea was signed, the Iranian public has expressed alarm about the fate of a [...]

By |August 6th, 2019|Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan|

The reason why Iran won’t become an energy superpower

Long-planned pipeline to transport gas from Turkmenistan to India is unlikely to become operational. (Getty) By Omid Shokri Kalehsar December 19, 2018 In recent years, the Turkmen government has refused to toe the line of the United States and Europe, continuing gas sales to Iran, despite misunderstandings over costs affecting the economic relations of [...]

By |December 19th, 2018|Middle East, Turkmenistan|

Who is behind Iran’s debacle in the Caspian Sea?

Leaders of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan attend the signing ceremony of the 5th Caspian Summit. (AFP) By Amir Taheri August 18, 2018 The storm raised last week over the signature by Iran of the Russian-sponsored Caspian Sea Convention may or may not subside anytime soon. But, whatever happens, it has opened [...]

By |August 18th, 2018|Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan|

Rouhani defends Caspian Sea convention, saying no sell-out

Kazakhstan - Summit of the Caspian states. Aktau, 12 August, 2018. (RFE/RL) August 16, 2018 President Hassan Rouhani and his cabinet members lined up on Wednesday to defend a Convention signed by the littoral states of the Caspian Sea. Responding to reports and speculations that question the possible benefits and advantages of the [...]

By |August 16th, 2018|Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan|

For Iran: A black day in the white mountain

Leaders of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan attend the signing ceremony of the 5th Caspian Summit. (AFP) August 14, 2018 Having resisted relinquishing its historic rights in the Caspian Sea for more almost 20 years, the Iranian government on Sunday succumbed to pressure from Russia by signing a document that opens the [...]

By |August 14th, 2018|Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan|

Iran views Turkmenistan-India gas pipeline as unlikely

Long-planned pipeline to transport gas from Turkmenistan to India is unlikely to become operational. (Getty) May 3, 2018 Iran is ready to participate in a gas swap between Pakistan and Turkmenistan, but a long-planned pipeline to transport gas from Turkmenistan to India is unlikely to become operational, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported [...]

By |May 3rd, 2018|East Asia, Turkmenistan|

The strangely boring visit of Iran’s president to Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan's Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov (left) and Iran's Hassan Rohani in happier times. (AFP) By Bruce Pannier March 31, 2018 Iranian President Hassan Rohani visited Turkmenistan on March 27-28 to meet with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov. It was the first time the two leaders of the neighboring countries had met since the two governments had a [...]

By |March 31st, 2018|Turkmenistan|

Turkmenistan border guards kill 2 Iranian fishermen

Iranian fishermen welcome the beginning of the fishing season on the shores of the Caspian Sea.. (MNA) March 22, 2018 Iran's semi-official ILNA news agency has reported that Turkmenistan border guards opened fire, killing two Iranian fishermen and detaining another two for trespassing. Wednesday's report says the incident happened on Tuesday night when [...]

By |March 22nd, 2018|Turkmenistan|

Iran prioritizes NE Tous project after cut in Turkmen gas

January 12, 2017 Iran has prioritized development of Tous gas field, the second upstream gas project after Khangiran in the country’s north-eastern part. The decision comes 10 days after Turkmenistan cut gas flow to Iran. Astan Quds Razavi Holding would develop Tous field, Mohammad Mam Beigi, the managing director of East Oil & Gas Production [...]

By |January 12th, 2017|Turkmenistan|

Iran turns to arbitration for ruling on gas dispute with Turkmenistan

Hasheminezhad gas treatment plant in northeastern Iran from which gas supplies imported from Turkmenistan are pumped into the country’s northern provinces. (Shana) January 7, 2017 The National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) said that it would take the gas dispute with Turkmenistan to an international arbitration, Tehran Times daily reported on Saturday. Last week, [...]

By |January 7th, 2017|Turkmenistan|