Iran and Azerbaijan will connect their motor and rail highways


The Islamic Republic of Iran and Azerbaijan will connect their highways and railways.

According to the “Azerbaijan Press Agency” (“Azəri Press Agentliyi” - APA), the Minister of Roads and Urban Development - Mohammad Eslami, stated this in an interview with journalists during his visit to Astara today.

According to the Iranian minister, an agreement has already been reached on connecting the two highways.

Representatives from Russia, Iran and Turkey hold consultations on Syria in Nur-Sultan


Representatives from Russia, Iran and Turkey hold tripartite consultations at a Summit on Syria in Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan's capital, former Astana). The information agency „ТАСС“ got this information froma source, close to the organizers of the talks, reports.

“A trilateral meeting is currently underway”, the source said.

Other negotiators have also begun a second day of consultations with Syria in Kazakhstan's capital city.

Vladyslav Krykliy - Ukrainian minister of infrastructure: Capabilities of TRACECA transport corridor should be expanded

Anastasia Savchenko /

The capabilities of the Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA) transport corridor should be expanded even more, Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Krykliy said.

Krykliy made the remark at the event in Baku dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the signing the Basic Multilateral Agreement on International Transport for Development of the Europe-Caucasus-Asia Corridor and the 14th meeting of the Permanent Secretariat of the TRACECA Intergovernmental Commission (IGC), reports on December 6-th, 2019.

Rouhani said Iran could start importing gasoline next year


If fuel consumption rises, Tehran could become a gas importer. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said this, news agency reports, according to “ТАСС”.

“If fuel consumption continues to rise, we will become gasoline importers again in a year”, the presidents press service quoted him saying. According to Rouhani, “in order to preserve our ability to supply ourselves and to control our gasoline consumption, a plan was implemented to introduce quotas and to increase fuel prices”.

Iran's deputy foreign minister discussed the nuclear deal in Beijing


Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Aragqi and Chinese Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu have negotiated in Beijing. A key point in the negotiatons was the nuclear deal. According to news agency, which on its turn relies on TASS, the Iranian news agency IRNA reported about the event.

One of the topics discussed, was the meeting of the Joint Committee on the nuclear deal at Deputy Ministers of Foreign Affairs level, which is scheduled for December 6, 2019.

Iran’s Navy announced the mass production of the “Jask” cruise missile

Press TV

Iran’s Navy has announced the mass production of the indigenously-designed and submarine-launched “Jask” cruise missile along with unveiling a handful of other military projects and technological achievements.

Navy chief Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi announced the mass production of the Jask missile while visiting a Navy exhibition showcasing a number of the force’s recent achievements on Saturday.

About two hundred people have been killed, while the protests in Iran still take place

Amnesty International / BBC

According to Amnesty International, at least 106 people have been killed in 21 cities of Iran in a brutal crackdown on the protests, which take place already several days.

Referring to “unofficial news reports from various sources”, the BBC reports that some 200 people have been killed in the country in the last five days and three thousand have been injured.

Iran Shuts Down Internet as Protests Continue

VOA News

Iran's supreme leader backed Sunday a government decision to increase fuel prices which sparked deadly protests over the weekend.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blamed "thugs" for damaging property in protests that left at least two people dead. His comments come as the government shut off internet across Iran in an attempt to quell protests over the raising of government-set gasoline prices by 50%.

Iran racked by protests after massive gas price hike


Protests broke out throughout Iran Saturday after the government moved to effectively hike the price of gasoline by 50 percent overnight.

Angry protesters parked cars in the streets to block traffic in more than a dozen cities, and crowds numbering in the thousands marched throughout the country, many chanting, “Down with the dictator” and other anti-government slogans.

Some shouted, “The enemy is here!” a reference to the government’s continued vilification of the US.