Qatar and Iran – suspicious relationship and intersecting interests

Geography plays an important role in shaping the relationship between Qatar and Iran, bringing the two countries together via maritime borders in the Arabian Gulf. Accordingly, they also share close economic relations, linked to the oil and gas industries, as a large part of Qatari energy comes from a common field with Iran.

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Russia extracts gold from Varzaqan Mine in Northwest Iran

Varzeqan is one of the essential mining cities of East Azerbaijan province, northwest Iran, and it deserves to be named the golden city of this province. This city has several important gold exploring and exploiting projects in the two gold mines of “Andarian” and “Mazraeh Shadi.” The Andarian mine has been expanded in an area of 120 hectares and enjoys a considerable gold reserve equal to 30 million tons of five-percent grade.

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81-year-old leader says Iran will not negotiate with old man Trump

In a Friday speech marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha, Khamenei refused President Trump’s offer to negotiate with Iran about its nuclear program. He claimed that the offer was merely bait by the president to score political points ahead of the November presidential election.

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