Iran looks to political gains from Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan gas deal

Workers stand near a gas pipe during the launching ceremony of construction work of the TAPI project near the town of Serhetabat, Turkmenistan Feb 23, 2018. (REUTERS) December 2, 2021 Iran has entered a gas swap agreement with Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan on Sunday on the sidelines of the 15th meeting of the Economic Cooperation Organization. [...]

By |December 2nd, 2021|Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan|

Iran, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan sign gas swap deal

Facilities at the South Pars gas field are illuminated at night in Assaluyeh, Iran. (Reuters) November 29, 2021 Iran, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan have signed a gas swap deal for up to 2 billion cubic meters (bcm) per year, Iranian state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday. Under the swap deal, Iran will receive [...]

By |November 29th, 2021|Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan|

Iran-Azerbaijan: A new cold war?

Protest rallies were held in several cities in Iran to show support for Azerbaijan as the clashes over Nagorno-Karabakh continue, October 1, 2020. (Supplied) By Eldar Mamedov November 26, 2021 As tensions subsided following weeks of saber-rattling and hostile rhetoric, the foreign ministers of Iran and Azerbaijan had a November 5 phone call [...]

By |November 26th, 2021|Azerbaijan|

Turkey-Azerbaijan link fuels Iran’s gas dilemmas

An Iranian worker stands in front of gas pipelines next to the flags of Turkey (R) and Iran. (AFP) November 10, 2021 Sitting on 17 percent of world gas reserves, Iran should have no trouble renewing a contract to supply gas to Turkey that expires in 2025. So why are there concerns in [...]

By |November 10th, 2021|Azerbaijan, Turkey|

Iranian FM: Relations with Azerbaijan will continue on basis of mutual respect

Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian is pictured during a meeting with Lebanon's prime minister in Beirut on Oct 7, 2021. (AFP) October 25, 2021 Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian stressed on Sunday that relations between Tehran and Baku will continue on the basis of mutual respect. In a tweet, the Foreign Minister said [...]

By |October 25th, 2021|Azerbaijan|

Turkey’s Erdogan stirs the Iran-Azerbaijan pot

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during his meeting with mukhtars at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, Aug 22, 2017. (REUTERS) October 23, 2021 Iran is in no position to "target Azerbaijan" for relations with Israel for fear of its own Azari population, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. Referring to a [...]

By |October 23rd, 2021|Azerbaijan, Turkey|

Baku frees Iranian truck drivers as ties thaw with Tehran

Azerbaijan had arrested some Iranian truck drivers and introduced taxes for using the land corridor through which Iranian commerce reaches Armenia, Russia, and Europe. (Supplied) October 21, 2021 Azerbaijan released Thursday two Iranian truck drivers whose arrest last month on charges of illegally crossing into the country strained ties between Baku and Tehran. [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Azerbaijan|

Russian-Iranian competition heats up in South Caucasus

Moscow's contradictions with Tehran may turn out to be much more sensitive. (AFP) By Kirill Semenov October 19, 2021 During Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian’s visit to Moscow on Oct. 5, one of the main topics of the talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov was rising tensions in Iranian-Azerbaijani ties. At a [...]

By |October 19th, 2021|Azerbaijan, Russia, Tajikistan|

Iran, Armenia reject Azerbaijani drug-smuggling accusations

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani. (Fars) October 18, 2021 Ali Shamkhani, Iran’s top security official, warned Azerbaijan to avoid "costly traps set by devils" after President Ilham Aliyev accused Iran and Armenia of colluding in drug trafficking. “Accusation against a country that the world recognizes as a hero in [...]

By |October 18th, 2021|Azerbaijan|

Azerbaijan Frees Iranian Truck Drivers, But Tensions Still Exist

Iranian trucks face a $130 levy imposed by the Azeris, who have been stopping Iranian trucks using the Goris-Kapan road. (Armenpress) October 14, 2021 Baku freed two Iranian truck drivers whose arrest exacerbated tensions between the two neighbors that have simmered since last year’s Armenia-Azerbaijan war. The move on Wednesday came a day [...]

By |October 14th, 2021|Azerbaijan|