Iranian wrestlers may be ordered to lose again to avoid facing Israelis

Iranian wrestler Alireza Karimi leading his match against Russia’s Alikhan Zhabrailov 3-2 at the World Championships in Poland, November 25, 2017. (YouTube) By Payam Younesipour September 10, 2019 Five Iranian wrestlers could be in serious trouble with Islamic Republic authorities and face a serious crisis in their careers if they end up having [...]

By |September 10th, 2019|Isreal, Kazakhstan|

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|

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 intends to buy 950 tons of yellow cake from Kazakhstan

Apr 28, 2017 Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi says talks are underway for purchase of 950 tons of yellow cake from Kazakhstan. "Consultations for purchase of 950 tons of yellow cake from Kazakhstan are not yet over and go on," Araqchi, who is also head of the joint commission monitoring [...]

By |April 28th, 2017|Kazakhstan|

Iran requests 950 tonnes of uranium from Kazakhstan

Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation, said Tehran wants to buy 950 tonnes of uranium concentrate from Kazakhstan "within three years". AFP Feb 25, 2017 Iran's nuclear chief said Saturday that the country had asked to buy 950 tonnes of uranium concentrate from Kazakhstan over the next three years to [...]

By |February 25th, 2017|Kazakhstan|

Iranian delegation due in Kazakhstan for Syria talks

January 21, 2017 An Iranian delegation will head to Astana, Kazakhstan January 21 to attend the sidelines of talks between the Syrian government and opposition groups on the fate of the war-torn Arab country. The delegation will be headed by Deputy Foreign Minister for African and Arab Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari, Mehr news agency reported [...]

By |January 21st, 2017|Kazakhstan, Syria|

Iran, Kazakhstan presidents vow to commence new round of banking cooperation

December 22, 2016 President Hassan Rouhani and his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev agreed on Thursday to start new round of banking cooperation through opening of new bank branches in both countries. In the meeting between the two presidents, officials from both sides central banks were also present. Congratulating the 25th independence anniversary of the Republic [...]

By |December 22nd, 2016|Kazakhstan|

Iran to participate in Kazakhstan’s renewable energy projects

December 13, 2016 Iran is going to participate in construction of renewable energy plants in Kazakhstan and the two countries are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding in this regard, Shana quoted a Kazakh official as saying on Sunday. Kazakhstan’s Minister of Investments and Development Kassymbek Zhenis Mahmudovich made the remarks on the sidelines [...]

By |December 13th, 2016|Kazakhstan|