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Russia-Saudi Arabia rail transit begins via Iran

Head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railway Mi’ad Salehi on Sunday announced the transit of a Russian cargo to Saudi Arabia via the Iran transport corridor for the first time.
A container transit train, including 36 containers, entered the country at the Inchehborun rail border, Salehi said, according to Tasnim news agency.
The official added that the cargo transit train was dispatched to Bandar Abbas after fulfilling customs formalities to be transferred from there to the Saudi Arabian port city of Jeddah.

Qatar’s role in release of Iran’s assets commended

TASNIM – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said he appreciated Qatar for its role in the release of Iranian assets blocked in foreign countries.
In a telephone conversation with his Qatari counterpart Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani on Saturday, he lauded the Qatari government’s positive role and its high-ranking officials’ constructive efforts in regional and international developments.

Hirmand water rights

In a telephone conversation with Taliban’s acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi on Saturday, the Iranian foreign minister reasserted Iran’s right to sharing water from the Hirmand (Helmand) River in Afghanistan.
Amir-Abdollahian said that the Iranian technical delegations’ visits to the water reserves in the neighboring country will lead to more transparency regarding the issue.
He called for the continuation of close consultations between the two countries.


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