Tuesday, September 02, 2014


Belarus

Iran, Belarus Sign Cooperation Agreements

<div class="caption"><div class="watermark"> <a href="http://gdb.rferl.org/A8B68A2B-CC3A-416E-B601-040F935D4586_mw800_mh600.jpg" rel="ibox" title="Lukashenka (right) with Ahmadinejad in Tehran on November 6 (Fars)"> <img alt="Lukashenka (right) with Ahmadinejad in Tehran on November 6 (Fars)" src="http://gdb.rferl.org/A8B68A2B-CC3A-416E-B601-040F935D4586_w203.jpg" class="photo" border="0"></a></div><p>Lukashenka (right) with Ahmadinejad in Tehran on November 6 (Fars)</p></div>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.


Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad said Lukashenka's two-day visit had opened up a new chapter in bilateral relations.


(IRNA, AFP)

Avoiding International Isolation
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.

Tehran's Shanghai Plans Seen As Bold Geopolitical Stroke

Nonaligned Movement Expresses Support For Iran

Afghan, Iranian Presidents Tout Strong Historical Ties

Iranian Foreign Minister In Pakistan For Energy Talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Visits Baghdad


ARCHIVE

  To view all of RFE/RL's coverage of Iran, click here.


THE COMPLETE STORY: RFE/RL's complete coverage of controversy surrounding Iran's nuclear program.


CHRONOLOGY

 An annotated timeline of Iran's nuclear program.

Most Popular