Archive for the ‘Iran’ Category

US Sanctions Drove Iran Into Huawei’s Arms

Via The Diplomat, an article on how – since U.S. sanctions kicked Ericsson out of Iran – Huawei, the Chinese telecom giant, is poised to win the 5G race in the country: The Chinese high-tech giant Huawei is apparently capitalizing on Beijing’s major 25-year partnership deal with Iran to gain a monopolistic position in the development […]

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Iran Wants A “Strategic Partnership” With China

Courtesy of The Economist, commentary on China’s relationship with Iran: China commands a certain mystique in the Middle East. For politicians in Lebanon, broke and on the brink of hyperinflation, it is an atm waiting to dispense billions if they can only find the passcode. For the regime of Bashir al-Assad in Syria it is a deus ex […]

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Iran Welcomes Gas Trade With Turkmenistan

Via MEHR News, a report on Iran’s willingness to resume gas trades with Turkmenistan: The head of the National Iranian Gas Company Hassan Montazer Torbati expressed Iran’s willingness to resume gas trade with Turkmenistan. “During the ICA ruling we expressed our interest to continue the import of Turkmenistan’s gas,” Montazar Torbati said on Monday on […]

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Iranian-Indian-Russian Push An Alternative to Suez & BRI

Via Global Village Space, a report on an Iranian-Indian-Russian push to establish an International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC): Iran, together with India and Russia, is pushing forward with a sea and rail corridor that could substantially reduce the time and cost of shipping goods from India to Europe. If this Iranian-Indian-Russian push is successful, the […]

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China Invests In Iran

Via Oil Price.com, an interesting look at the growing relationship between China and Iran: Last August, Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Zarif, paid a visit to his China counterpart, Wang Li, to present a roadmap on a comprehensive 25-year China-Iran strategic partnership that built upon a previous agreement signed in 2016. Many of the key specifics […]

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Iranian Military-Owned Conglomerate Sets Up Shop in Venezuela

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal (subscription required), a report on a new Venezuelan grocer brings ties to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps: An Iranian conglomerate owned by the country’s military and tied to its missile program has established a retail foothold in Venezuela, according to officials and records detailing the move, deepening Tehran’s involvement with […]

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