Iran-Azerbaijan railroad to open in coming months

Mar 1, 2017 Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi announced that a railroad connecting Iran’s northern city of Astara to Azerbaijan Republic’s Astara is planned to come into operation in coming months. Various efforts have been made in the current Iranian administration to facilitate and improve the activities of the two countries’ [...]

By |March 1st, 2017|Azerbaijan|

Azerbaijan planning to divide Iran into 5 countries

January 22, 2017 Recently National Parliament of Azerbaijan threatened to divide Iran into 5 countries, and Oktay Assadof, the speaker of the parliament, approved and emphasized it. Ghodrat Hassangholiev threatened that if Iran attacks Azerbaijan, Iran itself will be divided into 5 countries. Some believe that this should be ignored, in order not to damage [...]

By |January 22nd, 2017|Azerbaijan|

Azerbaijani-Iranian pharmaceutical plant’s construction launched in Baku

January 16, 2017 A groundbreaking ceremony of the Azerbaijani-Iranian joint pharmaceutical plant, Caspian Pharmed, was held in the Pirallahi Industrial Park in Baku. Azerbaijani Minister of Economy Shahin Mustafayev and Iran’s Minister of Cooperatives, the Labor and Social Welfare Ali Rabiei, the Azerbaijani Deputy Economy Minister Niyazi Safarov, the Director General of Azersun Holding Savas Uzan [...]

By |January 16th, 2017|Azerbaijan|

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 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|