On the results of the first day of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit

16.09.2022, Samarkand.

The 22nd summit of the Council of the Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) started on September 15 in Samarkand, the ancient city of Uzbekistan. The SCO summit will last two days, until September 16. Leaders of eight member-states are expected to attend the event: Russia, China, India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Leaders of Belarus, Iran and Mongolia have arrived in Samarkand as observers. In addition, the president of Turkey, the president of Azerbaijan, the president of Turkmenistan and the prime minister of Armenia were invited to the summit as guests.


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Lavrov: Russia and Iran will build their relations without dictate of the West

31.08.2022, Moscow.

Western countries in an attempt to maintain their world domination are purposefully and consistently destroying the entire structure of international relations, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir Abdollahian on August 31.


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Iran deals a fatal blow to nuclear deal

19.06.2022, Moscow.

Head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi said on June 9 that Iran had dealt a “fatal blow” to the nuclear deal.

However, back in March 2022, the parties involved in the negotiations said that there were only a few days left before the US and Iran could agree on the terms of the deal. What has happened during this time?


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A new reality in Transcaucasia. Who intensified the actions after the start of Russian operation in Ukraine?

New reality will have a direct impact on the processes in Transcaucasia and will affect the neighboring countries

The start of Russia’s military special operation in Ukraine has affected processes around the world. In Transcaucasia, after the second war in Karabakh, when in September 2020, with the support of Turkey, Azerbaijan was able to militarily annex several districts of Nagorno-Karabakh, the situation is not fully defined. And it can be called very tense.

Events in Ukraine have raised the temperature even more and raised the stakes. The fact that Russia is being “constrained” by the situation in Ukraine additionally provokes the countries in the region to solve their geopolitical and economic problems.


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What is Beijing up to? This is unprecedented – the Chinese Ministry of Defense paid a visit to Iran

On April 27, China’s Minister of National Defense General Wei Fenghe in the presence of a large Chinese delegation was welcomed in Tehran. The minister held talks with his Iranian counterpart Brigadier General Mohammad-Reza Ashtiani and Iran’s Chief of Staff Major General Mohammad Bagheri. The Chinese military delegation was also received by President Ibrahim Raisi.


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