Iran extinguishes fire spreading from Turkmenistan

August 20, 2016 Tehran, Aug 19, IRNA – Director General of North Khorassan Province's Crisis Management Hassan Azimi said that fire of Turkmenistan's pastures which had spread to a border region has been extinguished. 'The fire was extinguished with the help of people, border guards, natural resources department and governor's management,' Azimi told IRNA. He [...]

By |August 21st, 2016|Turkmenistan|

Iran “doesn’t agree” with getting only 13% share of Caspian Sea

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia-Pacific Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour. July 15, 2016 Iran “doesn’t agree” with getting only 13 percent share of the Caspian Sea, Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia-Pacific Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour said, Fars news agency reported July 15. He didn’t mention any specific figure, but said that 13 percent share is [...]

By |July 15th, 2016|Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan|

Turkmenistan, Iran Seek Closer Ties As Antidote To Isolation

July 6, 2016 Turkmenistan finds itself isolated of its own volition, Iran through international sanctions. Over the last month, the two countries, which share a 922-kilometer border, have engaged in a flurry of diplomatic and economic activity that should boost bilateral relations. In late June, Turkmenistan concluded a deal to import $2.5 billion worth of [...]

By |July 6th, 2016|Turkmenistan|

Iran doubles Turkmen gas imports in 2015

June 24, 2016 Iran increased gas imports from Turkmenistan by 104 percent to above 9 billion cubic meters (bcm) in 2015 year-to-year, said OPEC’s Annual Statistical Bulletin. Iran’s gas import from Turkmenistan was 4.422 bcm in 2014. Tehran produced 257.623 bcm of raw gas in 2015, about 5 percent more than the previous year, of [...]

By |June 24th, 2016|Turkmenistan|

Iran-Turkmenistan daily truck traffic to soar

May 9, 2016 Iran's Road minister has voiced Tehran’s readiness to provide grounds for promotion of daily truck traffic between Iran and Turkmenistan. Speaking at a meeting in Tehran with Turkmenistan’s Foreign Minister Raşit Öwezgeldiýewiç Meredow, Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhundi welcomed the idea of forming a joint marketing working group between [...]

By |May 9th, 2016|Turkmenistan|

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|