Meeting in “3+3” format could take place this year – Iranian official

Ingilab Mammadov

A new meeting of the “3+3” consultative platform is expected to be held this year, said Iranian Ambassador to Russia Kazem Jalali, Trend reports.

He expressed hope for Georgia's presence at this meeting.

The ambassador noted that this format is the most effective for solving problems in the South Caucasus.

Araz river crisis: Armenia’s mining pollutants colossally undermine neighbours’ ecology

Elnur Baghishov

The head of Iran’s Mining House Mohammad Reza Bahraman has expressed his concern about the pollution of the Araz river by the Armenian copper mines, Trend reports.

Bahraman noted that unfortunately the Iranian government has ignored this problem, while the Iranian mining sector has followed all the required standards.

The official added that some groups in the mining field have criticized the Iranian mines for being unethical.

Baku and Ashgabat are negotiating to continue swap gas supplies


Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan are negotiating to continue swap gas supplies, the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) reported.

According to NIGC, gas supplies from Turkmenistan to Azerbaijan via Iran have been temporarily suspended.

“Baku and Ashgabat are negotiating on this issue,” Iranian media write, referring to NIGC, noting that swap supplies will be resumed after an agreement is reached between the two countries.

A Critical Review of SDG6 Performances in Iran in the Absence of Inclusive Policymaking


This statement, prepared by ArcDH, addresses the issue of access to "water and sanitation for all," as per Agenda 2030 of Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG6) with reference to the lack of performance by the Islamic Republic of Iran and the impact on its minority nations, particularly the nation of Azerbaijan in Azerbaijani provinces in Iran (the Azerbaijanis). This is against a background where the minority nations in the country know that access to safe drinking water and sanitation is their human right, but they are deprived of it.

Iranian President visits Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua


On the first day of his visit to Nicaragua, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi noted that relations between the two countries are not “customary or traditional,” but “completely strategic.” He emphasized that both countries have “fought and defeated” the “imperialists” who “claim to respect democracy.”

Iran’s Raisi Visits Sanctioned Trio: Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua

Agence France-Presse

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi arrived in Venezuela on Monday for the start of a visit to “friendly countries” that also include Cuba and Nicaragua, all under sanctions from a common adversary, the United States.

Raisi was welcomed in Caracas by Foreign Minister Yvan Gil and was due to meet President Nicolas Maduro later in the day.

Gaidar Abdikerimov: Joint venture for Middle Corridor being discussed – TITR Secretary General


The creation of a joint venture for the Middle Corridor is being discussed by the railway departments of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Türkiye, Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR) Secretary General Gaidar Abdikerimov told Trend.

According to him, work on the creation of a joint venture is in progress, and intensive negotiations are underway between the participating countries of this initiative.

An adviser to the US president discussed Russia's cooperation with Iran with his Israeli counterpart


The Russian-Iranian military cooperation and the aid to Ukraine were discussed at a meeting in Washington between US President National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, his Israeli counterpart Tzachi Hanegbi and Israeli Strategic Planning Minister Ron Dermer, the White House reports.

Sullivan has expressed concern about deepening military ties between Russia and Iran and has also stressed the importance of supporting Ukraine.

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