Iran and China

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Iranian oil export to China increases 27-fold in last 12 years

Khossein Kakheri, head of the group for development of economiccooperation of Iran and China, said that trade turnover between thetwo states increased from $200 million to $30 billion in 1991-2011.Oil exports increased from $170 million in 1998 and reached $575

Iran and China agree on joint construction of 5,000 km of railroads

Masoud Rahnema, Deputy Minister of Roads and Transport of Iran andhead of the Iranian company for construction and development oftransport infrastructure, said in an interview with IRNA that Iran andChina have signed an agreement on joint realization of 9 projects,which include construction of 5,000 km of railroads.Masoud Rahnema visited Beijing. He said that realization of theproject will cost approximately $12 billion, News.am reports.

World Press on Iran, Turkey and the Caucasus (December 10, 2010)

The Washington Post reported on a new shift in the story of an Iranian  woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery. Iranian state TV said Friday it will air new footage of her. The channel said the 43-year-old Ashtiani, who remains in prison in the city of Tabriz, was accompanied by her son, Sajjad Qaderzadeh, to her home for the filming of the latest footage. Iran has put Ashtiani's stoning sentence on hold amid pressure from rights groups, but has said she has also been convicted of involvement in the death of her husband.

World Press on Iran, Turkey and the Caucasus (November 14, 2010)

World Press on Iran, Turkey and the Caucasus (November 14, 2010)

The Los Angeles Times published an article concerning relations between Iran and China, which are currently at a high point, and the territorial issues in the Persian Gulf. According to the author,  Iranviews China as its key strategic partner and shield against harsh international scrutiny when it comes to its nuclear program. However, it didn't take long for Iranians to raise hackles of protest after organizers of the 16th Asian Games held in Guangzhou, China, referred to the Persian Gulf, the stretch of water separating Iran from the Arabian Peninsula, as the "Arabian Gulf."