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Tokyo, Seoul hold 'ugly' nuclear option
North Korea's nuclear weapons program is undermining regional stability in Northeast Asia, with the present crisis on the Korean Peninsula again prompting the neighboring states into seriously reconsidering their national security policies.
IAEA can continue supervision of Iran's nuclear activities without obstacles
IAEA can continue supervision of Iran's nuclear activities without any obstacles, Iran's ambassador to IAEA, Ali Asghar Soltanieh said, Mehr news agency reported.
Pakistan and leadership transition in China
Since the 1990s, China's top leaders serve a maximum of two five-year terms. With the last batch of leaders having reached the end of their second term last year, there has been a transition to the 'fifth generation' of leaders since the Chinese Communist Party came to power in Peoples Republic of China in 1949.
Armenian Energy Minister stresses continued collaboration with Iran
Armenian Energy Minister Armen Movsisian underlined the need for continued cooperation between his country and Iran, IRNA reported.
China to Get Gas From Turkmenistan’s Giant Field
Gas from Turkmenistan’s largest gas condensate field will flow to China, national gas company Turkmengaz CEO Kakageldy Abdullayev said on Wednesday.
India leads Asian cuts in Iran oil imports ahead of sanctions waiver
India has slashed Iranian oil imports by almost a fifth since December, the sharpest cut among Asian buyers, in a move that should increase its chances of winning a new US waiver next month on sanctions targeting oil trade with Iran.
Assad foes must come to Syria meeting without conditions
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday it is crucial for Syrian opposition envoys to engage in peace talks without setting preconditions, apparently referring to demands for President Bashar al-Assad's removal.
Nabucco transit countries adopts joint declaration
The governments of Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey at the fifth Nabucco Committee on Tuesday adopted a joint declaration, where they stressed the potential of Nabucco pipeline to supply the energy markets of the Western Balkans and the Visegrad group countries (Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary), Nabucco Gas Pipeline International GmbH reported.