Turkey and the bomb

Carnegie Endownment for Peace paper by Siman Ülgen

« Though most states that want a nuclear weapon can get one through determined effort, the fact remains that most choose not to proliferate. Turkey is no exception. Not even the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran is likely to push Ankara to develop its own nuclear weapons. The only circumstance where such a scenario would acquire a degree of likelihood is a breakdown in Turkey’s security relationship with the United States. »

Oil & Gas projects map

The Iran Parkistan India (IPI) and Turkmenistan Afghanistan Pakistan India gas pipelines projects are a clear explanation for the India foreign and trade policies’ evolutions regarding Iran and Afghanistan.

Oil & Gas pipelines projects

Oil and gas pipelines projects in Middle East: Iran, Irak, Syria axis to target the European market.

Iran to begin gas exports to Iraq by 2013

Press TV quoted Mr Rostam Qassemi oil minister of Iran as saying that Iran is expected to start exporting natural gas to Iraq by the end next year (to start March 21st 2013) upon the completion of the Iran Iraq gas pipeline project.

In 2011, oil ministers of Iran, Iraq and Syria agreed to construct a pipeline that transfers natural gas from Iran to Europe. Under the deal, natural gas from Iran’s South Pars gas field, Bushehr province, will be pumped through Iran, Iraq and Syria to Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea before reaching Europe.

U.S. Firms Up Iranian Business Despite Sanctions

Firms within the U.S. have increased their business with Iran despite the imposition of oil sanctions. Dow Jones’s Benoit Faucon reports reports on why European firms are losing out to the U.S.

India, Pakistan, Iran discuss Syria

Iran obviously feels encouraged to contemplate another peace conference in the coming weeks on Syria. Last Thursday’s so-called ‘consultative meeting’ turned out to be a success. The fact that 27 countries attended the conference which was convened at short notice speaks of the sense of disquiet over the attempt to instigate ‘regime change’ in Syria. 

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to visit Iran on August 29

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will travel to Iran on August 29 to attend the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit on the sidelines of which he is expected to meet Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari besides some other foreign leaders.