Lukashenka (right) with Ahmadinejad in Tehran on November 6 (Fars)
November 7, 2006 -- Iran and Belarus today signed eight documents to expand bilateral cooperation, as Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka wrapped up a visit to Tehran.
The deals involve the oil sector and the car and tractor industries.
A joint statement reaffirmed Minsk's support of Iran's nuclear efforts.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai (left) with Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad in Tehran on May 27 (epa)
DIPLOMATIC OFFENSIVE: As the United States and the European Union increase pressure on Iran regarding its nuclear program, Tehran has launched a wide-ranging and ambitious diplomatic offensive, including high-level state visits with countries including China, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, and Pakistan. In May, Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad participated in a high-profile summit of the so-called Developing 8 (D8) group of countries in Bali. Below are some links to RFE/RL's coverage of Iran's efforts to boost international support for its position.