Archive for the ‘Iran’ Category

Afghanistan-Iran Complete First Trial Run of Khaf-Herat Railway

Via The Diplomat, a report on how Afghanistan and Iran – two countries faced with sanctions and political isolation – are working together to avoid becoming completely isolated from global networks: Despite their current estrangement from the West, Iran and Afghanistan have test run a roundabout rail link that aims to connect with the rail […]

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The Railway Route From St. Petersburg To The Shores of The Persian Gulf

Via Modern Diplomacy, an article on the new railway route from St. Petersburg to the shores of the Persian Gulf: The construction of the Astara-Rasht transport corridor indicates the realization of Russia’s historical aspirations, Iranian ‘Akharin Khabar’ writes. The project received not only economic, but also strategic importance. The adviser to the ex-president of the […]

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Iran, Russia Ink $1.6B Rail Deal To Rival Suez Canal

Via Al Monitor, a report on a recent agreement between Iran and Russia to build a railway between two Iranian cities as they continue to develop their trade relations despite US sanctions: Iran and Russia signed a major railway agreement on Wednesday. The deal is part of the International North–South Transport Corridor the two countries […]

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Persian Gulf To Be Connected To Caspian Sea Via Rail In 2 Months

Via Tasnim News, an update on the rail connection between the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea: The managing director of Iran’s Construction and Development of Transportation Infrastructures Company (CDTIC) said the Persian Gulf will be connected to the Caspian Sea via rail within the next two months. Kheirollah Khademi announced this on Sunday, adding […]

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The Shell-Backed Gas Project Poised To Profit Iran

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an article on Shell’s Iraqi joint venture which will draw power from plant whose revenues mostly flow to a Tehran-based company: An Iranian company is the biggest beneficiary of a power plant poised to supply a Shell-backed gas project in Iraq, showing the pervasive presence of Tehran’s business interests in […]

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Iran, Syria Ink MoU to Boost Cooperation in ICT Sector

Via Tasnim News, an article on new cooperation between Iran and Syria in the ICT sector: Iran and Syria signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to bolster cooperation in the field of communications and information technology (ICT). Iranian Minister of Communications and Information Technology (ICT) Issa Zarepour, who accompanies President Ebrahim Raisi in his visit […]

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