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Iran and Turkmenistan Envisage Huge Goods-For-Energy Barter

An Iranian Petroleum Ministry official says Iran and Turkmenistan have envisioned a $30bn barter deal in their economic exchange.
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Chabahar Port: Indian Firms to Invest $235m

The Managing Director of the Ports and Maritime Organization said that the capacity of Chabahar port will increase from 2 million tons to 8 million tons after an investment of $235m from Indian firms.
Emomali Rahmon-Tajikistan President

Tajikistan President Becomes a God!

Under new rules, governments in Tajikistan will now have to swear an oath of office to the President, rather than their holy books, before they can begin doing their jobs.
Golamhossein Dehghani-UN

Iran’s UN Envoy Warns of ISIS Affiliates Emerging in Afghanistan

Iran’s Ambassador and Charge d’Affaires to the United Nations, Gholamhossein Dehghani warned against the appearance of different terrorist groups derived from or affiliated to Daesh [ISIS] in Afghanistan. In his June 21 remarks, he noted that turning a blind eye towards the issue would lead to further deterioration of the situation there.
Filippo Grandi

Afghan Refugee Crisis: UN to Host 4-Way Meeting

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi said the body is to host a quadrilateral meeting on challenges related to Afghan refugees.
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China’s Oil Imports from Iran up 19.5%

Recent official figures show that China’s imports of crude oil from Iran jumped by 19.5 percent in May compared to the same period last year.

Japan’s Ambassador: High-Ranking Trade Missions to Visit Iran

The Japanese ambassador to Iran said that various MoUs between Tehran and Tokyo have been signed, and Japan is getting prepared to dispatch high-ranking business delegations to Iran.

Iran, Kazakhstan to boost railway co-op

Iran and Kazakhstan are to develop their railway cooperation, announced Hossein Ashouri, an Islamic Republic of Iran Railways official.
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Iran and Afghanistan Stress Anti-Narcotic Collaboration

Iranian and Afghan officials underlined the need for cooperation in fighting drug trafficking.
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Indian Journalist: Iran’s SCO Membership Will Enhance Regional Security

A senior Indian journalist believes that Iran’s full membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will enhance the security and stability in the region.

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