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Iran Rejects Turkmen Proposal For Gas Shipments To Turkey

RFL/RE – Energy politics around the Caspian Sea breeds complications, as a recent example involving Turkmenistan, Iran, Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Armenia reminds us. Turkmenistan is in a serious bind. The country has the fourth-largest natural gas reserves in the world but currently has only one customer — China — at a time when Turkmenistan’s economy appears to be spiraling downward. …

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Iran To Reopen Border With Iraq’s Kurdistan Region

RFL/RE – The chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces, Mohammad Baqeri, says the country will reopen all its border crossings with the Kurdish autonomous region of Iraq in the “coming days.” Tehran had closed its borders with Iraq’s Kurdistan region after it voted for independence in a referendum on September 25. “The border restrictions between Iran and Iraqi Kurdistan will …

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Iran Says Rohani Turned Down Meeting With Trump

RFL/RE – The Iranian Foreign Ministry says President Hassan Rohani turned down a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump during his trip to the United Nations General Assembly in September. The semiofficial ILNA news agency on October 29 quoted ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi as saying that “an intention was expressed by the American side that was not approved by President Rohani” …

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Iranians Drained by Empty Government Promises

Radiozmaneh – President Hassan Rohani’s 2013 campaign promised Iranians that within one hundred days of his presidency they will feel the effects of his plan to improve the situation of the country in their everyday lives. One hundred days after being elected in 2013, Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, made an appearance on the state television claiming that he has been …

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Saudi FM Says Iran Major Obstacle to Peace Efforts in Yemen

VOA – Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister says Iran’s hostile policy is the major obstacle to solving the crisis in Yemen, where Riyadh is leading a military alliance against Iran-aligned Houthi militant forces. Adel al-Jubeir accused Iran of interfering in Yemen and providing arms to the Shi’ite Houthi rebels. “Iran provides weapons to Houthi and [supporters of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah] …

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