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Fresh oil explorations in Caspian Sea Energy

TEHRAN, Jun. 24 (MNA) – A trilateral agreement has returned exploration teams of the Oil Ministry to Caspian Sea blocks. The first oil field in Caspian Sea deep waters was discovered four years ago;

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Caspian Sea Region: Legal Issues Legal Issues

CASPIAN SEA ISSUES Questions surrounding the legal status of the Caspian Sea have hindered--but not stopped--further development of the Sea's mineral resources. Since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 led to the independence of three new countries

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Iran prepared for oil swap in Caspian Sea Energy

TEHRAN, Feb. 10 (MNA) – An official of Iranian Oil Terminals Company (IOTC) has said operation of new oil storage facilities will improve Iran’s oil swap capacity. Hamid Reza Shahdoust who was talking to reporters on Wednesday

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Extracting anti-cancer drugs from sea cucumbers Ecosystem

TEHRAN, Jan. 05 (MNA) – Head of Aquatics’ Knowledge, Industry and Market Coordination Association said the project of extracting anti liver cancer medicines from sea cucumbers is currently underway at Shahid Beheshti University. Abasali Matlabi maintained that

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Iran capable of turning into tourism hub Tourism

By Farhad Daneshvar – Trend: Iran is capable of turning into a regional tourism hub in the near future, a Spanish envoy to Tehran believes. “Iran will turn into a regional tourism and economic destination,” IRNA news agency

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German scholar says Iran is rich in archeology History

Tehran, March 6, IRNA – Senior Researcher from German University of Munich, Dr. Christian Konrad Piller, said on Sunday that he had done much archeological work in Iran, notably detecting hints of public social standings in the country in

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Azerbaijan’s SOCAR reviving Iran deals Energy

Azerbaijan’s state oil firm SOCAR says it is looking to revive trade with Iran as the two neighbors are strengthening relations after the lifting of sanctions on the Islamic Republic.  Azeri President Ilham Aliyev arrived in Tehran on Tuesday to

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Iran, Russia eye oil & gas swap Energy

By Khalid Kazimov – Trend: Iran and Russia are capable of swapping oil and gas, says Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh. At a meeting with Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak in Tehran, Zanganeh said that expansion of cooperation with Russia is

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The 28 Best Trips of 2016 Tourism

Each year, we send our editors and writers on a mission to find the destinations on the vanguard of the travel. The major takeaway from our 28 favorites of 2016? The entire world is getting more adventurous.

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Iran using Asian help to revamp refineries Energy

Iran using Asian help to revamp refineries Iran said on Friday that it is working with Asian investors and builders to revamp several of its key refineries. Abbas Kazemi, the managing director of the National Iranian Oil Refining and

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Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline still alive Energy

By Emil Ilgar – Trend: Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project, is not dead and negotiations over realization of the project continue, the Managing Director of National Iranian Gas Company Hamid Reza Iraqi told Fars News Agency. "Pakistan has agreed to build a 100km-pipeline

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Iran to start issuing electronic visas by 2017 Tourism

Iran will start issuing electronic visas for foreign tourists by the end of 2016, Masoud Soltanifar, Iran’s vice-president said. Soltanifar, who heads Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, added that Tehran also pursues the issue of mutual visa waiver with

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China Gets Winning Formula For Silk Road Railway Investment

Summary China agreed to help Iran building a railway which will form part of China's High Speed Silk Road Railway. China has a winning SRR formula: dual-Usage bullet train technology and irresistible co-operation terms. When SRR completed, freight train from China can reach

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Iran’s oil, condensate export surpasses 2 mbpd Energy

Iran’s oil export has recently surpassed two million barrels per day, the country’s oil minister, Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said. “The country now is exporting over two million barrels of gas condensates and crude oil per day,” Zanganeh said, Mehr news agency

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Russo-Persian Treaty of Friendship (1921) History

The Russo-Persian Treaty of Friendship was signed on February 26, 1921 between representatives of Iran and the Soviet Russia. Based on the terms of the treaty, all previous agreements made between the signatories including the Treaty of Turkmenchay were canceled.

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Chalus Tourism

Chalus is a city in and the capital of Chalus County, Mazandaran Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 44,618, in 12,791 families. Chalus’s neighbour counties are Noshahr in the east, Tonekabon in the west in Mazandaran province and

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Caspian Sea littoral states eye economic cooperation Investment

Caspian Sea littoral states eye economic cooperation Trend: Deputy foreign ministers of the Caspian Sea littoral states have discussed expansion of economic cooperation at a meeting in Baku, an Iranian deputy foreign minister said. The Islamic Republic of Iran believes in the

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Iran, Kazakhstan ink power deal Energy

Iran, Kazakhstan ink power deal Iran and Kazakhstan have signed three powerhouse building contracts worth 600 million dollars. On the verge of Kazakh president’s visit to Tehran, the two countries sealed an agreement with Eurasia Invest Group

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Tehran and its 2,000 tourist spots Tourism

Tehran and its 2,000 tourist spots Deputy of Tehran Municipality says the Iranian capital has over 2,000 tourist attractions that will take 35 days time to visit all of them. Tehran was first chosen as the capital

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Iran-Azerbaijan trade turnover up Investment

Iran-Azerbaijan trade turnover up by 53% Trade turnover between Iran and Azerbaijan has increased by 53 percent in the first three months of the current year, said Iran's ICT Minister Mahmoud Vaezi speaking to reporters in Baku April 21. Vaezi, who

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Caviar exports from Iran up 183 percent Fishing

Caviar exports from Iran up 183% yr/yr Tehran- Iran’s exports of caviar rose to worth $1.7 million showing 183.3 percent increase in the past Iranian calendar year of 1394 (ended March 19, 2016), the ISNA news agency reported on

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Tehran, Moscow to run water exploration program Hydrology

Tehran, Moscow to run water exploration program Deputy energy minister has said exploration of deep waters in Iran will be carried out in partnership with Russia. Iranian Deputy Minister of Energy Sattar Mahmoudi made the remarks noting “on the basis of studies

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NDFI, KEXIM ink MoU Investment

NDFI, KEXIM ink MoU National Development Fund of Iran (NDFI) and the Export–Import Bank of Korea, also commonly known as the Korea Eximbank (KEXIM) have signed a memorandum of cooperation. During the visit of South Korean president

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Iran launches talks with 4 states over oil swap Energy

Iran launches talks with 4 states over oil swap Deputy oil minister has reported on negotiations with Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Russia on oil swap resumption. Speaking at the conference on development of Iran-China economic trade cooperation

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Gazprom executives to visit Tehran Energy

Gazprom executives to visit Tehran A 30-strong delegation of Russia’s Gazprom Company, the world’s largest gas exporter, will soon travel to Tehran to launch fresh round of talks with Iran. Headed by Deputy Chairman of Gazprom's Board

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Iran-Turkmenistan daily truck traffic to soar Investment

Iran-Turkmenistan daily truck traffic to soar 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,

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Iran to build 50MW wind farm in Kazakhstan Energy

Iran to build 50MW wind farm in Kazakhstan Iran has signed an agreement with Kazakhstan towards building a 50-megawatt wind power plant in the west of Kazakhstan on the Caspian Sea coast within 18 months, a report said. The agreement with

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Iran to export agricultural products to Russia Investment

Iran to export agricultural products to Russia Deputy agriculture minister said Iran’s agricultural and fishery products will be deployed to Russia via Tehran-Astrakhan direct flights. Iranian Deputy Minister of Agriculture Hassan Salehi announced the launch of direct

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Intl. rail expo, conference kick off Investment

Intl. rail expo, conference kick off   The 4th International Exhibition of Rail Transportation, Related Industries and Equipment of Iran, dubbed RAILEXPO 2016, and the first international conference titled “Rail-Ports and Rail-Oil” opened in Tehran on Sunday. Representatives

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Next Big Travel Destination: Iran? Tourism

Next Big Travel Destination: Iran? Global hotel companies are establishing new beachheads in Iran, betting that lifted sanctions against the Middle East nation will spark a jump in tourism and business travel after decades of economic isolation. Spanish operator Melia

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Iran has the largest world oil tankers company Energy

Iran has the largest world oil tankers company   Managing Director of National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) Ali Akbar Safaei said on Monday that Iran has the largest world oil tanker company with a capacity of more than 15.5 million tons.

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Iran to export 90k tons fisheries Fishing

Iran to export 90k tons fisheries An official at Iran Fisheries Organization has estimated that export volume of fishery products will reach 90 thousand tons in the current Iranian year (began March 20). Isa Golshahi, Iran Fisheries

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Zero tariff for 8 Iranian export products Investment

Zero tariff for 8 Iranian export products   Based on an agreement between Tehran and Eurasian Economic Union, the exports tariff for Iran to export eight products to EEU members was eliminated. EEU includes Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and

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INOTEX 2016 presents IT and ICT achievements Investment

INOTEX 2016 presents IT and ICT achievements Iran, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Greece introduced their achievements in a meeting on IT and ICT technology exchange held on the sidelines of 2016 INOTEX Exhibition.   Speaking on the sidelines of

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Hotel investors look to Iran Investment

Hotel investors look to Iran Global hotel companies are betting that lifted sanctions against Iran will bring waves of tourists and business travel to the Middle East Nation. For example, the Spanish operator Melia Hotels International plans to open a 319-room hotel

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Traces of extinction Ecosystem

Traces of extinction Tigers used to occur across Asia as far west as Turkey. Isolated populations of tigers developed into eight different subspecies. Three generations ago, the tiger ranged from the Caucasus and Turkey through the southern Caspian region

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Iran ready to join European power grid Energy

Iran ready to join European power grid   Iran’s Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian has announced the country’s readiness to join the electricity grid of Europe. Speaking at a meeting with Energy Charter Secretary General Urban Rusnák in Tehran,

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In Iran, Modi projects Vajpayee’s vision Investment

In Iran, Modi projects Vajpayee’s vision The quantum leap for Indian diplomacy that was the Chabahar agreement, was seeded by NDA1 and nurtured by NDA2, while the two UPA administrations in between failed to make much progress The recent agreement between

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Turkmenistan to host 3rd Iran-Project expo Investment

Turkmenistan to host 3rd Iran-Project expo   Turkmenistan is to host the 3rd edition of Iran's exclusive exhibition of oil, gas and petrochemicals, water and electricity, construction industry as well as engineering and technical services, known as “Iran Project-2016”,

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In Iran, Modi projects Vajpayee’s vision Investment

In Iran, Modi projects Vajpayee’s vision   The recent agreement between Iran, Afghanistan and India to build the Chabahar port on the Iranian coast and link it with the existing rail and road network and related industrial corridor into

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Port Of Call Investment

Port Of Call The Chabahar port in Iran will help India get direct access to Central Asian markets. For India Inc, it is a huge business opportunity. On September 1, 2014, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on his maiden visit

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Iran, Russia in talks over electricity exchange Energy

Iran, Russia in talks over electricity exchange   A new report says Iran and Russia are in final talks over electricity exchange during high seasons. Payam Baqeri, head of Export Committee of the Iranian Power Industry Union, has told the Azerbaijan

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Tehran-Astrakhan direct flight starts operation Investment

Tehran-Astrakhan direct flight starts operation Deputy-minister of industry, mines and trade has said beginning from early June, flights has been operated directly between Tehran and Russian Caspian port city of Astrakhan. Valiollah Afkhamizadeh told reporters on Saturday

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Focus on Caucasian pit viper Ecosystem

Focus on Caucasian pit viper   Vipers are the most efficient poisonous snakes of all. Their long fangs can inject venom deep into a victim. The venom acts mainly on the blood and muscles of the prey. Vipers usually have

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Iran, Azerbaijan discuss cultural ties cultural

Iran, Azerbaijan discuss cultural ties   The Republic of Azerbaijan’s Ambassador to Iran Bunyad Huseynov met Iran’s Minister of Culture Ali Jannati to discuss bilateral issues of concern. There are several cultural points that the two countries share, such as the poems

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Tehran, Kiev after closer trade ties Investment

Tehran, Kiev after closer trade ties   Deputy industry minister, at a meeting with Ukraine’s ambassador to Iran, called for expansion of trade exchanges between Tehran and Kiev. Valiollah Afkhamirad, who heads Iran's Trade Promotion Organization (TPO), voiced

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India and SCO Political and military events

India and SCO India Has More Hoops to Jump for SCO Membership   “I convey our deep sense of gratitude to the members of the SCO for accepting India as a full member,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi told leaders of the Shanghai

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Barter Enables Iran-Turkmenistan Gas Trade Energy

Iran will import gas worth $30bn from Turkmenistan over the next ten years in exchange for engineering goods and services of the same value. Oil ministry representative Mohammad Taqi Amanpour said June 27 that the two countries had finalized $2.5bn of

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Iran to treble gas exports to Armenia Energy

TEHRAN, Jul. 02 (MNA) – NIGEC managing director has reported on the reached agreement with Armenia to bring about a threefold increase in Iran’s gas exports to the Caucasus region country. Following an earlier power deal between

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Iran joins Asia-Pacific RoboCup committee

TEHRAN, Jul. 02 (MNA) – Iranian RoboCup Committee Chairman Morteza Musakhani has been selected as Iran’s representative in the executive committee of Asia-Pacific Robocup competitions. “Holding the 11th edition of RoboCup IranOpen competitions in Tehran, gaining valuable

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Iran improves journal ranking on dentistry

TEHRAN, Jul. 02 (MNA) – Iran has surpassed Switzerland and Canada in SJR (Scientific Journal Rankings) 2015 on dentistry and is currently ranked 12 in the world. Saeid Asgari, Secretary of Iran’s Oral Health Council of the

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Iran recommences petchem exports to Britain Energy

Iran resumed petrochemical exports to Britain sending a consignment to the country for the first time after lifting of the international sanctions, Mehr news agency reported on Sunday. According to the report, before international sanctions imposed on Iran, European countries

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railroad from Russia to Iran Investment

railroad from Russia to Iran   The ambitious North-South Transport Corridor can allow us easy access to a vast region, boosting trade and diplomacy   The commencement of operations on the International North-South Transport Corridor project — connecting Bandar Abbas

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Tehran hosting 2 international exhibitions Investment

Tehran hosting 2 international exhibitions   The 8th Iran Stone Exhibition (IRSE 2016) on natural stones, mine, machinery and equipment and the 14th Kitchen, Bath, Sauna and Pool Industries and Equipment International Exhibition of Iran kicked off at Tehran’s

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Caspian Energy Grid – London Launch Energy

Caspian Energy Grid – London Launch   The Caspian Sea is the largest enclosed body of water by area and the resources to be found around in and under the Caspian Sea have been disputed for millennia. The issues

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Heavy water marketed in EU, US science

Heavy water marketed in EU, US   Head of AEOI has said his organization has faced little difficulty in marketing heavy water produced during its nuclear activity, with EU and US being the major customers of Iran’s heavy water.

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Russia pushing North-South route to reality Investment

Russia pushing North-South route to reality   Russia says it has presented a plan to Iran which envisages establishing a unified transport company with India to operate along the emerging North-South Transport Corridor (NSTC) – an ambitious intercontinental multi-modal route

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Iranian theater troupe pays tribute to Anton Chekhov cultural

Iranian theater troupe pays tribute to Anton Chekhov    Iranian theater troupe directed Parchin by Hamid Amjad paid tribute to Russian author and playwright Anton Chekhov (1860–1904) before their performance of “Three Sisters and Others” at Tehran’s City Theater

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Russian industrial giant seals deal with Iran Investment

Russian industrial giant seals deal with Iran   Russia’s Technopromexport has become the country’s first enterprise to win a major industrial deal from Iran after the removal of the sanctions against the country.  Technopromexport, part of Russia's

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Russia may supply components for Iranian satellites science

Russia may supply components for Iranian satellites   Components for Iranian satellites may be produced by Russia’s Roscosmos space corporation, said Russian Communications Minister Nikolai Nikiforov after meeting with Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Vaezi in Moscow. “Iran shows a great

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Russian, Iranian nuclear officials hold talks science

Russian, Iranian nuclear officials hold talks    Nikolai Spassky, Rosatom’s deputy head, and Iranian nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi on Wednesday discussed ways to accelerate implementation of joint nuclear projects in Iran, including construction of new nuclear power plants

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Iran, Azerbaijan ink 6 MoUs in Baku Investment

Iran, Azerbaijan ink 6 MoUs in Baku The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan signed six memoranda of understanding in Baku on Sun. to further deepen ties between the two countries. In the ceremony

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Trade between Russia & Iran surges 71 percent Investment

 Trade between Russia & Iran surges 71 percent   With the lifting of sanctions, trade turnover between Moscow and Tehran has grown 70.9 percent in year-on-year terms, according to Russia's ambassador to Iran, Levan Dzhagaryan. Since international sanctions against Iran

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Major rise seen in Russia’s trade with Iran Investment

Major rise seen in Russia’s trade with Iran Russia says its trade with Iran has increased by 70.9 percent after the sanctions against the Islamic Republic were removed earlier this year. Russia’s Ambassador to Tehran Levan Dzhagaryan was quoted

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Iran sees good co-op opportunities with Russia's Lukoil: minister Energy

Iran sees good co-op opportunities with Russia's Lukoil: minister   Tehran sees the possibility of signing a cooperation agreement with Lukoil, according to Iranian Communications and Information Technology Minister Mahmoud Vaezi. "Oil and gas cooperation with various companies is progressing. After the lifting of sanctions [against Iran], there are good possibilities for Lukoil and

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August 12 marks Day of Caspian Sea cultural

August 12 marks Day of Caspian Sea   August 12 marks the Day of the Caspian Sea, the largest land-locked body of water on earth. The Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea, also known as

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CECO would benefit all Caspian littoral states Investment

CECO would benefit all Caspian littoral states   Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has taken key steps toward the establishment of Caspian Economic Cooperation Organization. Iran has been experiencing tense relations with some of her southern neighbors, especially with

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Iran pursues rail link to Caucasus states Investment

Iran pursues rail link to Caucasus states   Deputy road minister has announced that Qazvin-Rasht railroad, upon completion, will connect Iran to Caucasus countries. Ali Nourzad, Iran's Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development, deemed Qazvin-Rasht railway as

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Iran, Italy to coop. on Tehran-Chalus highway Investment

Iran, Italy to coop. on Tehran-Chalus highway   Deputy road minister has announced Iran’s collaboration with an Italian company for the architectural design of Tehran-Chalus highway. Speaking at a meeting with representatives of the Italian company responsible for

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6 reasons to visit culturally-rich Iran Tourism

6 reasons to visit culturally-rich Iran   While Iran often finds itself in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, intrepid globetrotters consistently sing the country’s praises, calling it a surprisingly welcoming destination with plenty of untouched treasures to discover. The

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NICO, Total to sign oil swap contract Energy

NICO, Total to sign oil swap contract   Iran’s Naftiran Intertrade Company Sàrl (NICO) and France’s Total S.A. Company have agreed on sealing an oil swap deal. Naftiran Intertrade Company Sàrl (NICO), a Swiss-based subsidiary of the National

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Iran interested in Russian tourists Tourism

Iran interested in Russian tourists   Russia plans to develop tourist relations with Iran, the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR) said. The advisor at the Iranian embassy in Russia, Hassan Saleh Majd, said that Russia and Iran currently operate 8-9

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Iran to Import Salmon From Russia Fishing

Iran to Import Salmon From Russia   Tehran will purchase salmon from Russia, a high-ranking Iranian official announced. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Iran is going to import salmon from Russia, country’s Deputy Agriculture Minister Ali Akbar Mehrfard said on Wednesday. "Some species of

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Libraries of Iran and Russia ink MOU cultural

Libraries of Iran and Russia ink MOU   The National Library and Archives of Iran (NLAI) and the Russian State Library have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to enhance bilateral cultural cooperation. The MOU was inked on Thursday by

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Iran, Russia to build 4 thermal power plants Energy

Iran, Russia to build 4 thermal power plants   Iran and Russia authorities have emphasized implementation of the Green Corridor customs and the need to finalize the contract for construction of four thermal power plants. Iran's Ambassador to

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Dagestan Invites Iranian Investors Investment

IIKSS- Head of the Republic of Dagestan Ramazan Abdulatipov highlighted the ample opportunities for investment available in the North Caucasus region, calling on Iranian businesses to participate in projects in the Caspian region. In a meeting with

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Iran offers incentives for foreign investment Investment

IIKSS – Iranian Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Ali Tayyebnia said Iran welcomes foreign investment and offers investors with a variety of incentives, IRNA reported. Speaking at the 20th general meeting and conference of Asia-Pacific Central Securities Depository

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Iran sells crude oil at $52.16 in a week Energy

IIKSS - Iranian light crude oil price continued its upward trend in the week ended on December 23, increasing 30 cents per barrel (pb) to reach $52.16, IRNA reported on Saturday. The country’s light crude price stood at

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Tehran, Baku Boost Transport, Trade Ties Investment

IIKSS - Iran and Azerbaijan are boosting trade and transportation ties, following the new agreements reached during a joint intergovernmental commission held in Baku and Nakhchivan last week. The two sides agreed to reduce transit fees to $100

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Iran-Azerbaijan Rail Linkup in a Month Investment

IIKSS - The railroads of Iran and Azerbaijan will be connected in a month, according to Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi. The two country’s rail networks will be linked via a 10-km route connecting the

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Iran, Germany ink transportation deals Investment

IIKSS - Iran, Germany ink transportation dealsThe agreements were signed by Iranian Minister of Road and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi and German Minister of Transportation Alexander Dobrindt here in Tehran. They also agreed to form a work group

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Iran welcomes deepening ties with EU Investment

IIKSS- President Hassan Rouhani has said Iran would stay committed to its obligations under any deal as long as others do not breach it. “The Islamic Republic of Iran will stay committed to its obligations as long as

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Azerbaijan Delegation Attends Joint Business Forum Investment

IIKSS- Azerbaijan’s Minister of Economy Shahin Mustafayev entered Ardebil Province in northwest Iran on Wednesday to take part in a business forum. Heading a 50-member economic delegation, the minister discussed ways of expanding transactions with Iran, particularly in

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Iran means business Investment

IIKSS- A team at International Research Networks (IRN) organised an excellent Iran Business Symposium on Feb. 21+23, 2017, at the Renaissance Hotel in Amsterdam. It was attended by Switzerland, Germany, Turkey, Italy, and many other EU countries and

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Iran means business Investment

IIKSS- A team at International Research Networks (IRN) organised an excellent Iran Business Symposium on Feb. 21+23, 2017, at the Renaissance Hotel in Amsterdam. It was attended by Switzerland, Germany, Turkey, Italy, and many other EU countries and

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China’s strategy in the Caucasus Investment

IIKSS- When leaders of Azerbaijan and Georgia took part in a session titled “The Silk Road Effect” at the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos, they were predictably eager to promote the importance of the China-led Silk Road

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China Opens New Rail Link With Iran Investment

Beijing has officially opened its new train route to Iran, as the US urges its companies to wind down their operations with Tehran. As US President Donald Trump hardens his confrontational attitude to Tehran, tearing up the 2015 nuclear

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