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Iran Forges Economic Links with Former Soviet Republics

Iranian Oil Minister Gholamreza Aghazadeh announced on 6 February that Iranand the Ukraine plan to build a pipeline system that would run throughAzerbaijan. The system will be used to carry large volumes of Iranian oil andgas under the terms of a recently concluded barter deal (MEES, 3 February), andmay eventually be used to carry oil and gas to Europe.

Mr. Aghazadeh announced the plan during a press...