Archive for the ‘Iran’ Category

China To Finance Manufacturing Two High-Speed Trains In Iran

Via Eurasia Review, a report that two high-speed trains will be manufactured in Iran with Chinese investment: Iran’s deputy minister of roads and urban development on Sunday said two high-speed trains will be manufactured in Iran with Chinese investment.  Iran has proposed the developing and equipping of Iranian ports to Chinese investors, Shahriar Afandizadeh said. Pointing to […]

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The Top Middle East Exports by Country

Via Visual Capitalist, a graphical look at the top Middle East exports by country: The Middle East is widely recognized for its significant role in the global energy market. However, countries in the region also foster other substantial industries, including metals, chemicals, and agriculture. The graphic above uses 2021 exports data from The Observatory of Economic […]

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Iran’s Oil Smuggling Network

Courtesy of The Economist, a look at Iran’s increasingly sophisticated oil-smuggling network: In February, Dilro, an obscure company based in Dubai, bought the Ocean Kapal, an 18-year-old tanker. Since then the Panama-flagged vessel has been given a new name, Abundance III, and a new job. In April the ship delivered its first load of Iranian oil to the […]

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Iranian, Syrian Oil Ministers Emphasize Bilateral Energy Cooperation

Via Tasnim News, an article on recent moves between Iran and Syria to cooperate on energy: Iranian Oil Minister Javad Owji and his Syrian counterpart Firas Hassan Kaddour underscored the importance of enhancing bilateral cooperation in the energy sector. The two ministers met on the sidelines of the 6th Russian Energy Week International Forum in […]

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China’s Economic Stake in the Middle East: Its Thirst for Oil

Courtesy of the New York Times, a look at how China is the largest oil importer by far from Saudi Arabia and from Iran, highlighting the risk it faces if the war in Israel and Gaza were to broaden; China has cast itself as a neutral geopolitical player in the Middle East. It brokered a […]

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Iran, Venezuela, Syria Sign Landmark Oil Refinery Deal to Foil US Sanctions

Via Tasnim News, a report on a new agreement between Iran, Venezuela, and Syria for a new 140,000 barrel refinery to be built in Syria: Signing a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Iran, Venezuela and Syria for building a new refinery in the Arab country is clear proof of Iran’s ability to cooperate with […]

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