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Iran calls for bigger stake in Caspian Sea
 
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SHOTLIST Tehran - 20 June 2007 1. Wide of foreign ministers of the Caspian Sea Littoral States (CSLS) arriving at Caspian summit in cars 2. Iranian Foreign Minister, Manouchehr Mottaki, and Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, entering the summit 3. Cutaway of cameramen 4. Mid of Lavrov 5. Mid of Lavrov with Russian delegation 6. Mid of Kazakhstan delegation 7. Cutaway of photographer 8. Mid of Mottak and Iranian delegation 9. Wide of summit 10. Mid of Azerbaijan delegation 11. Cutaway of cameraman 12. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Manouchehr Mottaki, Iranian Foreign Minister: "The importance of the Caspian Sea has increased sharply in the past years because of its great amount of natural resources and its strategic position." 13. Cutaway of reporters 14. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Manouchehr Mottaki, Iranian Foreign Minister: "Today we clearly witness the need for enforcing new laws on different dimensions of activities related to the Caspian Sea, including extracting natural resources and the effect of human activities on Caspian Sea environment and wild life." 15. Wide of summit FILE: Mazandaran Province - 2006 16. Wide of Caspian Sea in Mazandaran Province, northern Iran 17. Various of Iranians spending time on beach by Caspian sea 18. Wide of Caspian sea shore STORYLINE: Iran pressed for a bigger territorial stake in the Caspian Sea during a meeting on Wednesday of nations bordering the sea, a lucrative source of caviar, gas and oil. Tehran insists that any new agreement should give an equal portion of the seabed for each of the five littoral states, while most other countries want the division based on shoreline, which would give Iran a smaller share. "The importance of the Caspian Sea has increased sharply in the past years because of its great amount of natural resources and its strategic position," Iranian Foreign Minister, Manouchehr Mottaki said. "Today we clearly witness the need for enforcing new laws on different dimensions of activities related to the Caspian Sea, including extracting natural resources and the effect of human activities on Caspian Sea environment and wild life," he added. Iran argues that two agreements between it and the former Soviet Union in 1921 and 1940 based on an equal division are still valid. It says the agreements should be the foundation for any new deal involving the new nations along the Caspian formed after the Soviet Union's fall in the 1990s. Mottaki, along with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and their counterparts from Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and Turkmenistan attended the conference, which is paving the way for an eventual Caspian Sea summit. A similar summit in 2002 in Turkmenistan failed to reach an agreement. Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan have signed their own bilateral deals dividing 64 percent of the sea, in its northern portion, between them. Iran does not recognise the agreements, but the countries have used the deal to start developing oil and gas resources in the inland sea. Besides the oil and gas reserves in its seabed, the Caspian nurtures the sturgeon fish, source of premium caviar. On the sidelines of the Caspian gathering, Russia's Lavrov was also expected to hold bilateral talks with Mottaki and meet Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. But Lavrov said earlier that Iran's nuclear dispute with the US would not be on the agenda during his visit to Tehran. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/90852dac0c7198afdd143cf1ac9ed151 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Iran Mazandaran province, The North Oil station in Caspian sea پايانه نفتي شمال استان مازندران ايران
 
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February 19, 2015 (Persian calendar 1393/11/30) Mazandaran province (استان مازندران) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazandar... Iran Mazandaran province, The North oil station پايانه نفتي شمال استان مازندران ايران
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RUSSIA: BAKU: HUGE OIL RESERVES DISCOVERED IN THE CASPIAN SEA
 
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Russian/Eng/Nat As the world's major oil supplies dry up or are threatened by war, the huge oil reserves of the Caspian Sea have caught the eye of international businesses and governments. Estimated to have the equivalent of three North Sea's worth of oil, scores of major companies have set up in the Azeri city of Baku to take advantage of the boom. Although an international oil consortium has been set up to avoid conflict some experts believe the region could become as volatile as the Middle East in the next century. For this new floating oil platform the calm waters of the Caspian are ideal for exploration and drilling. It's part of the region's third oil boom which started with the fall of the Soviet Union. International oil companies have flooded in since 1991 to tap he area's rich reserves on land and under the sea. Both Russia and America have formed foreign policy around the region, well aware that the development of oil resources can create tensions which often lead to hostilities. Regional rivals Turkey, Russia and Iran are vying for control of the oil exports in an effort to gain the upper-hand in the region and to secure influence over the former Soviet republics of Central Asia. But the Azerbaijani president Geidar Aliyev says that a combination of he new wealth brought to his country by the oil boom and his firm rule will ensure stability rather than conflict. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) \"I don't think Azerbaijan is threatened by the danger of a North-South conflict or between different countries. I don't think it's a reality but I can't guarantee against that possibility.\" SUPER CAPTION: Geidar Aliyev, Azeri President The oil reserves in this part of the world are so great that no single company could efficiently exploit them. So U-S, Russian, Japanese, British, Saudi, Turkish and Azerbaijani interests have created an international consortium. Businessmen hope international cooperation will help keep the region politically quiet and eventually turn it into a major supplier of high-grade oil for world markets. SOUNDBITE: (English) \"I think that you can see from the international interest in the Caspian at this point in time how important this is going to be as a long term resource centre to supply global oil. It's also coming onto the market , onto the global market at a time when other major basins such as the North Sea, such as Alaska etc are going into significant decline.\" SUPERCAPTION: Terry Adams, head of international oil consortium Turkey and Russia are engaged in a bitter battle to export the Caspian oil to Europe via pipelines through their own territories. So far the international consortium has not decided on the long term solution, but early oil exports will go through Russia and Georgia. Political analysts are not that optimistic of stability in the region as the people of the Caspian have along history of confrontation and full-scale wars, often triggered by rivalry over who would control the oil wells. SOUNDBITE: (English) \"It is a danger that the region could become as explosive as the Middle East. You have all the same ingredients which are available in the Middle East. You also have a long history of rivalry between Turkey and Iran, Russia and the West.\" SUPER CAPTION: Viktor Trenin, Carnegie Institute Moscow It remains to be seen whether economic expediency and common sense will prevail in regional politics over centuries of animosity and mistrust. For the time being, Azerbaijan is looking to the future full of hope. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/7812fcbfbae823a1d2af89404686ff69 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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TURKEY: OSCE SUMMIT: OIL PIPELINE
 
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Eng/Turkish/Nat U-S President Bill Clinton said a deal sending Caspian Sea oil to international markets without passing through Russia or Iran is an "insurance policy for the entire world". The track of a new pipeline - which will pass through a number of sovereign states - effectively prevents a single country from taking control of the supply. But the agreement -- struck between the leaders of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia -- is seen as a blow to Russia, which had been lobbying for the pipeline to pass through its territory. United States President Clinton looked on as leaders of the three nations signed a series of accords to build a pipeline for gas and oil from the rich fields of Azerbaijan to Turkey's Mediterranean port of Ceyhan. The agreement was signed in the former Ottoman Ciragan Palace on the shores of the Bosporus Strait. It was one of the key economic partnerships formed during the O-S-C-E summit in Istanbul this week. The Baku-Ceyhan project is being billed as a major step in protecting the Bosporus Straits from environmental damage. SOUNDBITE: (Turkish) "We must thank the United States and its valuable president Mr Bill Clinton for this deal." SUPER CAPTION: Heydar Aliyev, Azerbaijani President Azerbaijani President Heydar Aliyev joined Suleyman Demirel, the Turkish President, and Georgian leader Eduard Shevardnadze in signing the agreement. SOUNDBITE: (Turkish) "With this deal we are placing under protection and safety the beautiful city of Istanbul and its Bosphorus Straits. And at the same time the project takes steps to protect the environment and ecological balance." SUPER CAPTION: Suleyman Demirel, Turkish President A sentiment echoed by U-S President Bill Clinton. SOUNDBITE: (English) "Through wise planning in modern technology, energy development can take place without undue risk to the environment. That means that the Bosphorus, the beautiful waterway that we are situated on today, the true life blood of this great nation of Turkey, will not be desecrated by oil spills." SUPER CAPTION: Bill Clinton, U.S. President But while the landmark project proved popular in the Blue Room, it was a blow for Russia, which has long lobbied for a pipeline to pass through its territory. Russia believes the accord is proof that Washington is encroaching on its traditional sphere of influence, and President Clinton conceded the deal was as much an exercise in diplomacy as economics or environmental concerns. SOUNDBITE: (English) "Wise energy developments can strengthen the independence of the newly independent states around the Caspian, helping them to stand on their own feet and shape their own destiny. And it can open a commercial and political bridge between central Asia and the West. These have been priorities of my administration since my first day in the White House." SUPER CAPTION: Bill Clinton, U.S. President Clinton added the agreement would guarantee a supply of Caspian oil to the West by ensuring resources would pass through multiple routes instead of a single chokepoint. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/c2a69c78af5c28d2f3232717a15ad778 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Arrival of Kazakh President ahead of Caspian Sea summit
 
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1. Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakh President, being greeted by Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 2. Guards of honour, singing Iranian national anthem 3. Ahmadinejad and Nazarbayev standing at podium 4. Ahmadinejad and Nazarbayev bowing in front of honour guard 5. Cutaway of cameras 6. Ahmadinejad and Nazarbayev inspecting guards 7. Close-up of Ahmadinejad and Nazarbayev shaking hands, pull out as they walk away 8. Various of Ahmadinejad and Nazarbayev during meeting 9. Delegation members 10. Ahmadinejad and Nazarbayev talking during meeting 11. Cutaway of cameras 12. Wide of meeting STORYLINE: Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, arrived in Tehran on Monday ahead of the summit of Caspian Sea littoral (coastal) states, scheduled for Tuesday. Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad greeted Nazarbayev, who was welcomed with an official guard of honour ceremony. Nazarbayev is one of five leaders set to visit Tehran for the summit, which will unite leaders from countries bordering the oil and natural gas rich Caspian Sea; Iran, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan. Questions were raised on Monday as to whether Russian President Vladimir Putin would attend the summit, following reports of a possible assassination attempt while in Iran. Putin's presence is not expected to produce any breakthrough in talks between the five nations on dividing the resources of the inland sea, which is believed to contain the world's third-largest energy reserves. The legal status of the Caspian has been in limbo since the 1991 Soviet collapse, leading to tension and conflicting claims to oil deposits. Iran, which shared the Caspian's resources equally with the Soviet Union, insists that each coastal nation receive an equal portion of the seabed. Russia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan want the division based on the length of each nation's shoreline, which would give Iran a smaller share. The first summit of Caspian Sea states was held in Ashkhabad, capital of Turkmenistan in 2002. The Caspian Sea, located in northern Iran, is the world's largest body of water surrounded by land which does not have any outlet to other seas. It is bordered on the west by Azerbaijan and Russia, on the northeast and east by Kazakhstan, on the east by Turkmenistan, and on the south by Iran. Fish stocks in the Caspian Sea provide a major income source for many locals and it also supplies the domestic needs of fishery products as well as export. The high-quality caviar of the Caspian Sea is world famous. Thousands of Iranians also visit the Caspian Sea every year for their holidays. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/f287c72d8acd76d6b75f4ada46cfee5e Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Iran: Revival of an oil giant
 
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CNN's John Defterios visits a massive oil field in southern Iran, as the country prepares to reclaim its place among world's top oil producers.
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Iran "Damavand" destroyer Joins caspian sea naval fleet   ناوشکن دماوند
 
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Iran’s domestically-made destroyer, Damavand دماوند, has officially joined the Navy’s fleet in the Caspian Sea درياي خزر north of the country. The country’s state-of-the-art training frigate, equipped with modern radar, electronic and reconnaissance systems, was delivered to the Iranian naval forces stationed in the northern port city of Anzali بندر انزلي in a ceremony on Monday. High-ranking Iranian officials, including Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani علي شمخاني, Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan سرتيپ حسين دهقان and Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari دريابان حبيب الله سياري attended the ceremony. Speaking at the event, Shamkhani described the Caspian Sea as a sea of peace and friendship, saying the Islamic Republic has played a unique role in providing security, particularly energy security in the sea. The Caspian Sea is bounded by Kazakhstan, Russia, Azerbaijan Republic, Iran, and Turkmenistan Also Sayyari said Damavand is a Jamaran-class destroyer which is more sophisticated than Jamaran جماران. Earlier in May 204, Sayyari said the Damavand frigate is equipped with advanced sea-launched drones as well as cruise missiles. The Iranian commander said that efforts have been made to employ cutting-edge technology in building the frigate, stressing that Damavand would also be equipped with more advanced cruise missiles than those of domestically designed and built Jamaran frigate. The Iranian Navy launched its first domestically-built frigate, Jamaran, in the waters of the Persian Gulf خليج فارس in February 2010. The 1,420-ton frigate is equipped with modern radar systems and other electronic warfare capabilities and has a top speed of up to 30 knots and a helipad. The vessel, equipped with torpedoes and modern naval cannons, also features highly advanced anti-aircraft, anti-surface and anti-subsurface missile systems. Damavand, however, is longer but lighter than Jamaran frigate and is capable of tracking and targeting aerial, surface and sub-surface targets simultaneously. It is equipped with a cruise missile system, torpedo launchers, 40-mm and 76-mm cannons, radar processing systems as well as tactical surface and aerial radars. more videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ez_xPh8tDkY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2fFhzt9bjo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suBI2FF0wvM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVtqc-9AJtk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cQOnL2pWSY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HcPel7OFqo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLlx4DDgwyE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUnGijPDvfI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RlzKr9cG-k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9d9ypIVjT4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P1E8NopPog https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SOBEtWpqb4
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Russia: Iranian warships join Caspian flotilla at Astrakhan port
 
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A convoy of Iranian warships arrived on Wednesday at the port of Astrakhan, the base of Russia's Caspian Sea flotilla. Video ID: 20151021-040 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: [email protected] Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/Ruptly Vine: https://vine.co/Ruptly Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Ruptly YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RuptlyTV DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/ruptly
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Iran Damavand frigate to help Caspian sea security_March 9, 2015_ناوشكن دماوند درياي مازندران ايران
 
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March 9, 2015 (Persian calendar 1393/12/18) Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari دريابان حبيب الله سياري says the country’s domestically-made frigate, Damavand, will help promote security in the Caspian Sea. “Boosting security in the Caspian Sea درياي خزر is one of the main goals of the Damavand دماوند frigate,” Sayyari told on Monday on the sidelines of a ceremony to deliver the advanced frigate to the Iranian Navy’s fleet. “The advanced frigate is a result of the efforts made by Iranian specialists to help the country stand independent and achieve self-sufficiency. A high level of technology has been used in the advanced frigate, Damavand. It’s also much faster than the Jamaran frigate,” Sayyari said. The state-of-the-art training Damavand frigate, equipped with modern radar, electronic and reconnaissance systems, was delivered to the Iranian naval forces stationed in the northern port city of Anzali بندر انزلي in a ceremony on Monday. Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani علي شمخاني, who was present in the ceremony to deliver the frigate to the navy, described the Caspian Sea as a sea of peace and friendship, saying the Islamic Republic has played a unique role in providing security, particularly energy security in the sea. “Iran has always played a key role in ensuring peace and security in this sea. Moreover, the launch of the advanced Damavand frigate shows Iran has been successful in providing its own needs domestically despite all sanctions against the country,” he added. The Iranian Navy launched its first domestically-built frigate, Jamaran جماران, in the Persian Gulf خليج فارس in February 2010. The 1,420 Ton frigate is equipped with modern radar systems and other electronic warfare capabilities. It also features highly advanced anti-aircraft, anti-surface and anti-subsurface systems. Iran has repeatedly assured other nations, especially its neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence. See also these videos: March 17, 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkAI5PJ3610 March 9, 2015 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN5fTHhw6qY
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Iran launches world's largest floating oil terminal in Persian Gulf  بزرگترین شناور پایانه نفتی جهان
 
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Iran launches world's largest floating oil terminal in Persian Gulf Iran has launched the world’s largest floating oil export terminal in the Persian Gulf waters. The 2.2-million-barrel floating oil storage unit (FSU), dubbed the Persian Gulf, came on stream in Soroush oil region on Sunday. The FSU has the capacity to take in some 200,000 barrels per day of heavy crude oil produced in Iran’s offshore oil fields of Soroush and Nowruz. The floating terminal has a length of 337 meters, a width of 60 meters and a height of 33 meters. The launch of the FSU will significantly increase Iran’s capacity for crude oil storage and exports. http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/02/08/396696/Iran-launches-largest-floating-oil-terminal more videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eybEPOl3Ga8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUTQE_7MVi8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suBI2FF0wvM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmSAL9qlCok https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1exFCyE06o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrCMUWbhwck https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56JPPAmgMhI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id46emmGECw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4RQ64rLHo0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDAiSUpBrzI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IEh_rDNQsk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPgxmcoUwHI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFvjdH-IiSA
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Record breaking transport of jack-up rig to the Caspian Sea
 
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Blue Water Shipping sets the record for the widest ever cargo shipped through the Russian Volga-Don river system and its 18 locks. We have completed the transport of the jack-up rig Mercury EDC II from the Hamriyah Shipyard to the Caspian Sea. Blue Water Shipping is experts in handling transport assignments for the Caspian Region.
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Iran made Heavy oil pump for petrochemical industries پمپ روغن سنگين براي صنايع پتروشيمي ايران
 
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March 15, 2015 (Persian calendar 1393/12/24) Iran made Heavy oil pump for petrochemical industries پمپ روغن سنگين براي صنايع پتروشيمي ايران
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From Mashhad to Caspian Sea - SilkRouteCooking
 
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Unsere Reise entlang der Seidenstrasse - Wir kochen mit den Menschen, die wir begegnen Ihre Lieblingsgerichte und machen daraus ein Reise-Koch-Buch. Hier unser 6. Kochevent auf der Reise. Diesmal in der Stadt Nur/ Iran am Kaspischen Meer.
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AZERBAIJAN/TURKMENISTAN: OIL PRODUCTION POLLUTES CASPIAN SEA AREA
 
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English/Nat Seventy years of intensive oil production during the Soviet era has devastated the Caspian Sea and surrounding area. Constant demands to increase production levels meant workers were under pressure to produce vast amounts of oil with no heed for the environment. Now local environmental groups are calling on foreign oil companies to help clean up the environment. And a new study is underway to find out the extent of the devastation and also the main source of pollution. The Caspian Sea area is one of the world's biggest sources of oil. For decades, man has exploited the land and sea, with no heed for the environment. During the Soviet era, oil production was intensive to meet Russian annual targets. Today the area is a dead zone, devoid of wildlife. The soil glistens black with oil spilt from dripping pipelines and machinery. Under the Soviet Union when drilling was completed, oil wells were never sealed, and so oil poured onto the ground. Environmentalists say that this highly visible devastation may be the least of the problems. They are concerned about more invisible materials such as radioactive and highly toxic waste leaking into the Caspian. Broken pipes are repaired in a make-shift manner. But this is not enough to prevent gas hissing out. The ground is a helter skelter of old rusting pipes. Today no one is quite sure where they lead to and what they carry. SOUNDBITE: (English) "During the Communist regime, the main goal was the extraction of oil and nothing else. Nobody cared about the environment, and our leaders every year made their plan to the centre in Moscow that we fulfilled the plan for this year, for the month and so on. So that's why the situation is disastering (disastrous). SUPER CAPTION: Bahar Hadji-Zadeh, board member of Azerbaijan Green Movement Scrap metal litters the coastline of Turkmenistan. Although the metal could be recycled, the Turkmen government has made not effort to do anything with it. Local environmental groups now see foreign oil companies as their only hope to clean up the environment. SOUNDBITE: (English) "We should do a lot together, we should increase the awareness of the population first, to educate the population, to improve the economic situation, to spend money for this for the environment and we should force these oil companies to do something for this." SUPERCAPTION: Bahar Hadji-Zadeh, board member of Azerbaijan Green Movement One of the companies, Monument, which operates in Turkmenistan, says it is trying to clean up areas which it has taken over. Contaminated soil has been removed and scrap metal cleared up. SOUNDBITE: (English) "It's disorderly, it's messy, but most of the damage is superficial and surface related and with a bit of remedial work it can be cleared up. SUPER CAPTION: Atal Gupta, General Manager of Monument Oil's Turkmenistan operation Off-shore, oil platforms are allowed to rust. During the Soviet Union, drilling platforms were never reused, but were left to rot. Some have imploded, others have keeled over into the sea. Divers report that the seabed is a mass of metal. Now a major project in underway to look at the main cause and extent of pollution within the Caspian. The Caspian Environment Programme is being funded by several bodies including the European Union, the World Bank and the Global Environment Facility. It also involves state bodies from each of the countries surrounding the Caspian. Once the investigation is completed, work will begin on trying to clean up the sea. SOUNDBITE: (English) "The final outcome that we hope for is that there will be an agreement with the five countries on how to further protect the sea and improve the environment of the sea." You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/33bce540d8e492829e4d43d64635fa16 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Iran
 
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Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia. It is bordered to the northwest by Armenia, the de facto independent Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, and Azerbaijan; with Kazakhstan and Russia across the Caspian Sea; to the northeast by Turkmenistan; to the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan; to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman; and to the west by Turkey and Iraq. Comprising a land area of 1,648,195 km2 (636,372 sq mi), it is the second-largest nation in the Middle East and the 18th-largest in the world; with 78.4 million inhabitants, Iran is the world's 17th most populous nation. It is the only country that has both a Caspian Sea and Indian Ocean coastline. Iran has been of geostrategic importance because of its central location in Eurasia and Western Asia and the Strait of Hormuz. Iran is home to one of the world's oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Proto-Elamite and Elamite kingdom in 3200–2800 BC. The Iranian Medes unified the country into the first of many empires in 625 BC, after which it became the dominant cultural and political power in the region. Iran reached the pinnacle of its power during the Achaemenid Empire (First Persian Empire) founded by Cyrus the Great in 550 BC, which at its greatest extent comprised major portions of the ancient world, stretching from parts of the Balkans (Bulgaria-Pannonia) and Thrace-Macedonia in the west, to the Indus Valley in the east, making it the largest empire the world had yet seen. The empire collapsed in 330 BC following the conquests of Alexander the Great. The area eventually regained influence under the Parthian Empire and rose to prominence once more after the establishment of the Sasanian dynasty (Neo-Persian empire) in 224 AD, under which Iran again became one of the leading powers in the world along with the Byzantine Empire for the next four centuries. Manichaeism and Zoroastrianism were largely replaced after Rashidun Muslims invaded Persia in 633 AD, and conquered it by 651 AD. Iran thereafter played a vital role in the subsequent Islamic Golden Age, producing numerous influential scientists, scholars, artists, and thinkers. The emergence in 1501 of the Safavid dynasty, which promoted the Twelver school of thought as the official religion, marked one of the most important turning points in Iranian and Muslim history. It also culminated into tensions, which in 1514 led to the Battle of Chaldiran. Starting in 1736 under Nader Shah, Iran would once again reach high prominence, reaching its greatest territorial extent since the Sassanid Empire, and briefly possessing what was arguably the most powerful empire in the world. The Persian Constitutional Revolution of 1906 established the nation's first parliament, which operated within a constitutional monarchy. Following a coup d'état instigated by the UK and the US in 1953, Iran gradually became autocratic. Growing dissent against foreign influence and political repression culminated in the Iranian Revolution, which led to the establishment of an Islamic republic on 1 April 1979. Tehran is the capital and largest city, serving as the cultural, commercial, and industrial center of the nation. Iran is a major regional and middle power, exerting considerable influence in international energy security and the world economy through its large reserves of fossil fuels, which include the largest natural gas supply in the world and the 4th-largest proven oil reserves.It hosts Asia's 4th-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Iran is a founding member of the UN, NAM, OIC and OPEC. Its unique political system, based on the 1979 constitution, combines elements of a parliamentary democracy with a religious theocracy run by the country's clergy, wherein the Supreme Leader wields significant influence. A multicultural nation comprising numerous ethnic and linguistic groups, most inhabitants are Shi'ites, the Iranian rial is its currency, and Persian is the official language. Source: Wikipedia
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AZERBAIJAN: BAKU:  ANNUAL FIVE DAY OIL EXPOSITION
 
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Natural Sound International oil prospectors are focussing their attention this week on a corner of the former Soviet Union. Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, is holding its annual five-day oil exposition. But plans to develop Azerbaijan's oil industry could be hampered by continuing wrangles with its powerful Russian neighbour over who will transport the vast flow of new oil. As Azeri President Geidar Aliyev opened the Caspian Oil and Gas exhibition, he was clearly proud that his country was being courted by some of the world's most powerful companies, all eager for a slice of what is becoming a very large cake. Over 150 companies from all over the world took stands at the exhibition, a sign of the enormous potential which Azerbaijan has to offer the energy sector worldwide. Azerbaijan is one of the most sought-after exploration regions in the former Soviet Union. The largest European and American oil companies were represented, all eager for their share of the work to be done. Three of Azerbaijan's oil fields are already under foreign development and with the promise of at least one more discovery in the Caspian Sea, the Azeri government does not need to go far to drum up interest in its oil industry. The World Bank is rushing to lend money and three Western energy ministers will be in Baku next week. But there have been a few problems along the way. The major difficulty has been how to get the oil out of Azerbaijan through the former Soviet Union's dilapidated and overtaxed pipeline system now controlled by Russia. Both Iran to the south and Russia to the north want to exert control. Russia has a stake in one of the major new Azerbaijani projects - and threatens to veto future projects that exclude if it doesn't get a share. But the threat of an American veto means Iran gets nothing. British Petroleum, head of the international consortium who have exclusive rights to develop the three Caspian fields at the cost of 8 (b) billion dollars over the next 30 years, may well look to involve Iran in its next project to ease some of the problems. And if there is no place for the Americans in the project, there is no shortage of European companies who are willing to take the plunge. Not only were the world's largest oil companies represented at the exhibition, but also a wide range of firms concerned with the development of technology, equipment and components. But if last year's exhibition was dominated by the British, this year it's the turn of the French who are making a big effort to win business. Azerbaijan and other former Soviet republics are struggling to keep afloat - and to maintain their economic and political independence in the face of increasing assertiveness from Moscow. These newly independent states see Western companies and governments as their counterbalance to Russia. The Western companies - and the Western governments behind them - are willing partners. They want to see the Caspian oil states maintain some independence from Russia, so they won't be held hostage to Moscow's terms for development and delivery of the vast oil reserves here. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/6a32d3137aed6ea2cf631b8fc16e592a Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Iran opportunity opening up to foreign oil companies, says Afraz
 
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Madhi Kazemzadeh, managing director of Afraz Advisers, says a greater number of international oil & gas players are preparing for a post-sections era in Iran. His comments come after the country revealed a new model of contracts to lure back international firms to make the sector financially attractive to foreign investors. Afraz, which helps foreign players enter the Iranian oil & gas market, says businesses need to move quickly in order to gain a first mover advantage.
Oil rig fire in Caspian Sea 2
 
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BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - DECEMBER 07: A fire on a Caspian Sea oil rig that killed at least one person continued to burn on Monday, as authorities searched for some 29 workers still missing, Azerbaijan authorities said on December 07, 2015. Azerbaijan’s state-owned energy company SOCAR, Ministry of Emergency Situations and the Office of the Chief Public Prosecutor issued a joint statement saying that one person died while 32 were rescued following a fire outbreak in Guneshli oil field's 10th platform due to a storm. . Read More : http://news.videonews.us
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Time to Caspian Sea! - Mysteries of Turkmenistan!
 
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По своей теории исследования интересных мест, после того, как я побывал на Арале, следующим морем, в котором я хотел искупаться было Каспийское море. Недавно я выполнил задачу и заснял это. Этот эпизод New Day, New Adventure! посвящён Каспийскому морю. Сколько себя помню, слышал много мифов о Каспие. И то, то там нет песка, а одни камни, и про нефтяные пятна и про то, что туда утекает Арал и много всякой бредятины. Но как обычно, я всё проверил. Проверил и на глаз и на вкус и на ощущение. Море отличное, вообще не похоже на Арал ни цветом ни вкусом. Пляжи песочные и с шикарными отелями. Короче говоря, рекомендую. Приятного просмотра! **** According to my theory of the study of interesting places, after visit to the Aral Sea, next sea in which I wanted to swim was the Caspian Sea. Recently, I completed the task and filmed it. This episode of New Day, New Adventure! devoted to the Caspian Sea. Since my chilhood, I heard a lot of myths about the Caspian Sea. That there is no sand, and only rocks, about oil spills and that Aral sea water is leaking to Caspian Sea and other bullshit. And as usual, I checked everything. I checked it with my eyes and tasted with all me feelings. The sea is excellent, it does not like the Aral not same color or taste. Sandy beaches and luxury hotels. In short, I recommend it. Have a nice view!
Views: 3059 Said Tulyaganov
Caspian Sea summit, Putin, Ahmadinejad, presser
 
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1. Wide of presidents of Caspian Sea nations sitting down for news conference 2. Various cutaways of journalists taking notes 3. Wide of news conference 4. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) Vladimir Putin, Russian President: "(Begins in the middle of sentence) all these matters plus the Iranian nuclear programme, Russia is the only country that helps Iran fulfil its nuclear programme, which is of a peaceful character. Incidentally the President of Iran noted that in the declaration that we signed today there are also references that all of the Caspian Sea countries have declared that they are committed to NPT (Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty)." 5. Wide of news conference 6. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian President: "This summit was a huge leap forward and was also a strong response to the will of Caspian Sea littoral states as well as those who may think of undermining these counties and weakening the friendly relations of these countries." 7. Cutaway of audience 8. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian President: "(In the final statement) all sides reiterated that their armed forces will never be used for invasion and attack against the other sides." 9. Presidents leaving after news conference STORYLINE: Russia, Iran and other Caspian Sea countries strongly warned outside countries on Tuesday against using their territories for launching military action, but they failed to reach an agreement on ways to divide the sea's vast energy resources. The declaration at the end of the summit of leaders from the five nations bordering the inland sea, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, did not name any countries. But the statement was a clear reference to long-standing rumours the US might be planning to use Azerbaijan, a former Soviet republic, as a staging ground for any possible military action against Iran. "The parties underline that under no circumstances would they allow other nations to use their territory for waging aggression or other military action against any of the parties," the declaration said. The countries also offered a sign of support for Iran's disputed nuclear program, stressing that any country that is a signatory to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty can "carry out research and can use nuclear energy for peaceful means without discrimination," according to the declaration. During a joint news conference at the end of the Summit, Putin said "Russia is the only country that helps Iran fulfil its nuclear programme, which is of peaceful character". "Incidentally the President of Iran noted that in the declaration that we signed today there are also references that all of the Caspian Sea countries have declared that they are committed to NPT (Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty)," he added. During the joint news conference Ahmadinejad seemed positive about the outcome of the summit. "This summit was a huge leap forward and was also a strong response to the will of Caspian Sea littoral states as well as those who may think of undermining these counties and weakening the friendly relations of these countries," Ahmadinejad said. The legal status of the Caspian, believed to contain the world's third-largest energy reserves, has been in limbo since the 1991 Soviet collapse, leading to tension and conflicting claims to seabed oil deposits. Iran, which shared the Caspian's resources equally with the Soviet Union, insists that each coastal nation receive an equal portion of the seabed. Russia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan want the division based on the length of each nation's shoreline, which would give Iran a smaller share. Turkmenistan is also vying for the Caspian's resources. Following the summit, Putin and Ahmadinejad went into talks. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/c2a4d7c67a5f544e3bfb5e1c001e9c3c Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Alarm over Iran’s rising influence
 
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Not many countries have come out of the Middle East's recent upheaval unscathed. And even fewer have seen their fortunes rise.   But one country - Iran - has seen its influence and power grow, while it's neighbours battle to keep their states from disintegrating.   Iran's influence is felt in major capitals across the region; Baghdad, Damascus, Beirut and Sanaa.   And that's worried leaders in Gulf states, as well as critics of U.S. President Barack Obama, who say he's not doing enough to curb Tehran's clout.   Does Iran's rising power really represent a threat to the stability of the region? Or could Iran prove to be a useful partner?      With presenter Nick Clark.   Guests:   Ian Black Middle East Editor, The Guardian   Mohammad Marandi Professor at University of Tehran   Abdullah Baabood Professor of International Relations/ Political Economy of the Gulf at Qatar University More on our website: http://aljazeera.com Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AJEngligh Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Find us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/aljazeera
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Iran Navy fleet docks at Russia Astrakhan port پهلوگرفتن ناوگان ايران بندر آستاراخان روسيه
 
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October 19, 2015 (Persian calendar 1394/7/27) An Iranian Navy fleet has docked at the southern Russian port city of Astrakhan in a bid to boost friendly maritime ties between the two countries. The naval fleet, comprised of the domestically-built Damavand destroyer and two missile-armed vessels, dubbed Peykan and Joshan, anchored in Astrakhan on Thursday after three days of sailing. The fleet aims to convey a message of peace and friendship and boost mutual cooperation aimed at maintaining security in the Caspian Sea. The Iranian naval forces onboard the fleet plan to meet Russian commanders. The Iranian fleet will then leave Astrakhan for the port city of Baku in Azerbaijan. This is the first foreign mission by the Damavand destroyer. It is also the second trip of an Iranian naval fleet to Russia since 2013. Iran’s Navy sent two warships to Russia in June 2013 to consolidate maritime relations between Tehran and Moscow. In August, two Russian warships "Volgodonsk and Mahachkala" also arrived in the northern Iranian port city of Anzali for a three-day stay with around 130 personnel on board in a bid to boost friendly maritime ties between the two countries. Iran’s domestically-built Damavand destroyer The state-of-the-art Damavand destroyer, equipped with modern radar, electronic and reconnaissance systems, was delivered to the Iranian naval forces stationed in Anzali in March. In recent years, Iran has made major breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems. The Iranian Navy launched its first domestically-built destroyer, Jamaran, in the Persian Gulf in February 2010. The 1,420-ton destroyer is equipped with modern radar systems and other electronic warfare capabilities. It also features highly-advanced anti-aircraft, anti-surface and anti-subsurface systems.
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Iranian foreign minister in Moscow for talks on oil
 
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1. Arrival of Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi at Vnukovo 1 airport 2. Cutaway Iranian flag 3. Kharrazi walking off the plane 4. Plane on tarmac 5. Cutaway Iranian flag on car 6. Kharrazi leaving airport 7. Exterior Federation Council 8. Kharrazi meeting with Federation Council Chairman Sergei Mironov 9. Cutaway press 10. Kharrazi and Mironov shaking hands then seating at table 11. Cutaway press 12. Conference table 13. Midshot Kharrazi 14. Midshot Mironov 15. Cutaway Russian and Iranian flags on table 16. Cutaway press 17. Kharrazi and Mironov leaving conference 18. Cutaway press 19. SOUNDBITE (Iranian) Kamal Kharrazi, Iranian Foreign Minister "No one can agree with the offensive actions and brutality of Israel. They arrested Palestinian leaders and have stolen Palestinian territory." 20. SOUNDBITE (Iranian) Kamal Kharrazi, Iranian Foreign Minister "It goes without saying that Palestinian territory was seized and the Palestinians are losing their homeland, therefore they have the legal right to defend their territory." 21. Cutaway press 22. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Sergei Mironov, Federation Council Chairman "We have been discussing what is happening on the territory of Palestine and agree that a resolve has to be found quickly, not slowly to the logistical problems through means of talks. These problems will only be resolved around the talks table and never through force." 23. Mironov and Kharrazi shaking hands and leaving STORYLINE: Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi arrived in Moscow on Thursday for two days of talks with top Russian officials. Kharrazi hopes to solidify already close ties between the two oil powers ahead of a summit in late April on dividing the resources of the Caspian Sea. The status of the Caspian Sea, believed to hold the world's third-largest oil and gas reserves, has been a contentious issue since the Soviet collapse in 1991. Previously, Soviet-Iranian treaties regulated use of the sea's resources. Russia, Iran, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan border the Caspian Sea. Replying to reporters' questions about his attitude to the situation in the Middle East, Kharrazi stressed that "no one can agree with the offensive actions and brutality of Israel". Kharrazi also drew attention to the fact that just one state cannot judge who is right and who is wrong, deeming its friends to be good. Kharrazi was also expected to discuss Russia's construction of a 800 (m) million US dollars nuclear power plant in Bushehr, Iran, to be completed by 2005. The Russian government's decision last month to go forward with the plant defied repeated requests from the US to abandon the project fearing it could help Iran build a nuclear bomb. Russia denies that, saying the reactor can only be used for civilian purposes and will remain under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/dd8bcb9591058734cf29832b582b5a81 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Iran Fishing in Caspian sea ماهيگيري در درياي مازندران ايران
 
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August 12, 2015 (Persian calendar 1394/5/21) Mazandaran province (استان مازندران) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazandaran_Province Caspian sea (درياي خزر) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caspian_Sea Iran Fishing in Caspian sea ماهيگيري در درياي مازندران ايران
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Iran IRIB 3 documentary on Navy construction of NDAJA Jask sea port مستند ساخت بندر جاسک
 
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IRIB 3 documentary on Navy construction of NDAJA Jask sea port more videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQfQV_XuiVQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94YZHa8n4vk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jz3JanzEans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn2ST2EQfE8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNpB5E9L4QA
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AZERBAIJAN/TURKMENISTAN: GLOBAL OIL PRICES HIT CASPIAN REVENUES
 
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Voice and effects Global oil prices and regional instability are damaging Moscow's hopes that Caspian Sea oil pipeline revenues may help its crippled economy. Russia's already weak economy has been hit more than most by the global financial crisis. Millions of angry workers are now taking part in nationwide protests against unpaid wages, job losses and soaring inflation. VOICE-OVER: Baku - the capital of Azerbaijan - and the fulcrum of the next great oil boom - or bust. Estimates of the Caspian Sea region's oil reserves range from 50 billion barrels to two hundred billion. That's a lot of black gold. Everybody wants a piece of the action. In fact, the Caspian Sea region's oil rush has been nicknamed the new "Great Game" - the term coined for the 19th-century rivalry in Central Asia between imperial powers Russia and Great Britain. Extracting the oil is the easy part. The rub is getting it to market. The old Soviet pipeline travels north through Russia. It carries 70-thousand barrels a day to a Black Sea port. Oil revenues are a lifeline for the ailing Russian economy. But, already under construction is a so-called Western pipeline that will run to the Georgian Black Sea port of Supsa. And in the pipeline, so to speak, is a new super pipeline. Its route hasn't been decided yet. But we'll know soon, by the end of October. It'll be one of the important decisions taken this century. It has huge implications for the balance of power - and wealth - in central Asia. Russia, needless to say, wants the super pipeline to run north. Iran wants it go south. The U-S and Turkey want it to go West. The route is likely to determine the winner of the new Great Game. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/d2680f36314bb2608fdddb91a45fa15c Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Iran unveils new oil framework to lure foreign investors
 
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Iranian Oil Ministry has unveiled a new model of oil contracts to attract foreign investments in the post-sanction era. Dubbed as Iran Petroleum Contract or IPC, the new framework is replacing its outdated "buy-back" contracts, and foreign companies will be paid with a share of oil output.
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Guneshli oil platform caught fire during high winds in the Caspian Sea, 2015 December 4
 
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On December 4, at about 17:40 Baku time, as a result of powerful storm, bearing pipeline of high atmosphere pressure underwater gas line was broken in deep sea base number 10 in 'Guneshli' field, pipeline damaged and fire occurred. As a result of rescue operations 33 persons saved. Corpse of 1 oil worker handed over to his family. Search of 29 persons continue.
Views: 3205 Elvin Ahmad
Caspian Sea oil rig fire victims remembered in Baku
 
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BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - DECEMBER 7: People leave red cloves at the Caspian seaside to pay tribute to the victims of the Caspian Sea oil rig fire, in Baku, Azerbaijan on December 7, 2015. ... Read More : http://news.videonews.us
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WRAP Caspian Sea summit, Putin, Ahmadinejad presser, bilat meeting
 
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1. Wide of presidents of Caspian Sea nations sitting down for news conference 2. Various cutaways of journalists taking notes 3. Wide of news conference 4. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) Vladimir Putin, Russian President: "(Begins in the middle of sentence) all these matters plus the Iranian nuclear programme, Russia is the only country that helps Iran fulfil its nuclear programme, which is of a peaceful character. Incidentally the President of Iran noted that in the declaration that we signed today there are also references that all of the Caspian Sea countries have declared that they are committed to NPT (Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty)." 5. Wide of news conference 6. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian President: "This summit was a huge leap forward and was also a strong response to the will of Caspian Sea littoral states as well as those who may think of undermining these counties and weakening the friendly relations of these countries." 7. Cutaway of audience 8. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian President: "(In the final statement) all sides reiterated that their armed forces will never be used for invasion and attack against the other sides." 9. Presidents leaving after news conference 10. Various of bilateral meeting between Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Russian President Vladimir Putin STORYLINE Russia, Iran and other Caspian Sea countries strongly warned outside countries on Tuesday against using their territories for launching military action, but they failed to reach an agreement on ways to divide the sea's vast energy resources. The declaration at the end of the summit of leaders from the five nations bordering the inland sea, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, did not name any countries. But the statement was a clear reference to long-standing rumours the US might be planning to use Azerbaijan, a former Soviet republic, as a staging ground for any possible military action against Iran. "The parties underline that under no circumstances would they allow other nations to use their territory for waging aggression or other military action against any of the parties," the declaration said. The countries also offered a sign of support for Iran's disputed nuclear program, stressing that any country that is a signatory to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty can "carry out research and can use nuclear energy for peaceful means without discrimination," according to the declaration. During a joint news conference at the end of the Summit, Putin said "Russia is the only country that helps Iran fulfil its nuclear programme, which is of peaceful character". "Incidentally the President of Iran noted that in the declaration that we signed today there are also references that all of the Caspian Sea countries have declared that they are committed to NPT (Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty)," he added. During the joint news conference Ahmadinejad seemed positive about the outcome of the summit. "This summit was a huge leap forward and was also a strong response to the will of Caspian Sea littoral states as well as those who may think of undermining these counties and weakening the friendly relations of these countries," Ahmadinejad said. The legal status of the Caspian, believed to contain the world's third-largest energy reserves, has been in limbo since the 1991 Soviet collapse, leading to tension and conflicting claims to seabed oil deposits. Iran, which shared the Caspian's resources equally with the Soviet Union, insists that each coastal nation receive an equal portion of the seabed. Russia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan want the division based on the length of each nation's shoreline, which would give Iran a smaller share. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/65c921e1a48c98bb886b77ad0e465cf0 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Tehran hosts Caspian Sea working group meeting
 
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Special envoys and deputy foreign ministers of the five Caspian Sea littoral states have attended their 40th special working group meeting in Tehran. The aim is to push forward the agenda for drafting a convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea. Live @ http://www.presstv.ir/live.html Twitter @ http://twitter.com/PressTV LiveLeak @ http://www.liveleak.com/c/PressTV Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/PRESSTV Google+ @ http://plus.google.com/+VideosPTV Instagram @ http://instagram.com/presstvchannel
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Iran hosts 7th meeting of Caspian Sea ports directors
 
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The 7th meeting of the Caspian Sea ports directors has wrapped up in Iran’s northern Amirabad port. The two-day event was aimed at boosting coordination between the Caspian Sea littoral states on a number of issues. Live @ http://www.presstv.ir/live.html Twitter @ http://twitter.com/PressTV LiveLeak @ http://www.liveleak.com/c/PressTV Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/PRESSTV Google+ @ http://plus.google.com/+VideosPTV Instagram @ http://instagram.com/presstvchannel [email protected] https://soundcloud.com/videosptv
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Warship " Damavand" assigned to "Caspian Sea" in presence of high ranking military officials
 
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Warshp " Damavand" assigned to "Caspian Sea" on Monday 09 March 2015 in presence of high ranking military officials .
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Irans Damavand destroyer officially joined Navys fleet in Caspian Sea  ایران ناوشکن دماوند
 
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ایران ناوشکن دماوند در دریای خزر Iran’s domestically-made destroyer, Damavand, has officially joined the Navy’s fleet in the Caspian Sea north of the country. The country’s state-of-the-art training destroyer, equipped with modern radar, electronic and reconnaissance systems, was delivered to the Iranian naval forces stationed in the northern port city of Anzali in a ceremony on Monday. High-ranking Iranian officials, including Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani, Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari attended the ceremony http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/03/09/400999/Damavand-destroyer-joins-Iran-fleet- more videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ez_xPh8tDkY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2fFhzt9bjo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suBI2FF0wvM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVtqc-9AJtk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cQOnL2pWSY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HcPel7OFqo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLlx4DDgwyE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUnGijPDvfI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RlzKr9cG-k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9d9ypIVjT4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P1E8NopPog https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SOBEtWpqb4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YibcM4GQK8
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Iranian Oil Company plans to invite the international oil companies
 
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The Iranian Offshore Oil Company has plans to boost its production capacity in line with the policies adopted by the government to regain Iran's status as one of the biggest producers of crude in the world. The company has plans to invite big international oil companies to invest in Iran after the removal of the sanctions. Amir Mehdi Kazemi reports from an oil field in the Persian Gulf. Live @ http://www.presstv.ir/live.html Twitter @ http://twitter.com/PressTV LiveLeak @ http://www.liveleak.com/c/PressTV Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/PRESSTV Google+ @ http://plus.google.com/+VideosPTV Instagram @ http://instagram.com/presstvchannel
Views: 974 PressTV
Major Fire On Offshore Oil Platform  Leaves 30 Missing in Caspian Sea
 
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WRAP Security preps for Caspian Sea summit, Putin arrives, Ahmadinejad ADDS more
 
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1. Various of police officer and dog inspecting plane steps 2. Dog inspecting car on airport tarmac 3. Wide of plane carrying Russian President, Vladimir Putin arriving at Mehr Abad International Airport 4. Putin walking out of plane and down steps, meeting officials 5. Wide of Putin on ground in front of plane, being welcomed by Iranian officials 6. Putin walking with Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki 7. Wide of Putin and Iranian and Russian delegations walking on airport tarmac 8. Wide of Putin getting out of car and being welcomed by Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 9. Close-up of cameraman 10. Ahmadinejad and Putin standing at attention during welcome ceremony 11. Wide of Ahmadinejad and Putin, honour guard in the foreground 12. Putin and Ahmadinejad walking past honour guard 13. Close-up of Putin and Ahmadinejad shaking hands, pull out to them waving 14. Wide of heads of the Caspian Sea littoral states taking seats at summit 15. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Putin sitting at summit 16. Wide pan of summit guests 17. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian President: "In the negotiations between Caspian Sea littoral states, we have reached final consensus on many issues. Some other important legal aspects and obligations of the Caspian Sea neighbours are under negotiation." 18. Wide pan of summit 19. Wide of cameramen 20. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian President: "The Caspian Sea is an inland sea and it only belongs to the Caspian states, therefore only they are entitled to have their ships and military forces here." 21. Reverse view of Putin and Lavrov 22. Various of summit guests 23. Ahmadinejad and Mottaki at table 24. Wide of Caspian Sea summit STORYLINE: Russia, Iran and other Caspian Sea countries strongly warned outside countries on Tuesday against using their territories for launching military action, but they failed to reach an agreement on ways to divide the sea's vast energy resources. The declaration at the end of the summit of leaders from the five nations bordering the inland sea, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, did not name any countries but it was a clear reference to long-standing rumours that the US might be planning to use Azerbaijan, a former Soviet republic, as a staging ground for any possible military action against Iran. Addressing the summit, Ahmadinejad underlined the need to keep outsiders away from the Caspian. "The Caspian Sea is an inland sea and it only belongs to the Caspian states, therefore only they are entitled to have their ships and military forces here," said the Iranian leader. The countries also offered a sign of support for Iran's disputed nuclear programme, stressing that any country that is a signatory to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty can "carry out research and can use nuclear energy for peaceful means without discrimination," according to the declaration. Earlier on Tuesday Putin, whose trip to Iran is the first by a Kremlin leader since World War II, warned that projects of energy pipelines crossing the Caspian could only be implemented if all five littoral nations support them. Moscow has strong opposition to US-backed efforts to build pipelines to deliver Central Asian and Caspian hydrocarbons to the West bypassing Russia. The legal status of the Caspian, believed to contain the world's third-largest energy reserves, has been in limbo since the 1991 Soviet collapse, leading to tension and conflicting claims to seabed oil deposits. Iran, which shared the Caspian's resources equally with the Soviet Union, insists that each coastal nation receive an equal portion of the seabed. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/f51b0db3a82573b75d5657ea0b321f5f Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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WRAP Iranian FM arrival, presser on Mideast and oil
 
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1. Arrival of Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi at Vnukovo 1 airport 2. Cutaway Iranian flag 3. Kharrazi walking off the plane 4. Plane on tarmac 5. Cutaway Iranian flag on car 6. Kharrazi leaving airport 7. Exterior Federation Council 8. Kharrazi meeting with Federation Council Chairman Sergei Mironov 9. Cutaway press 10. Kharrazi and Mironov shaking hands then seating at table 11. Cutaway press 12. Conference table 13. Midshot Kharrazi 14. Midshot Mironov 15. Cutaway Russian and Iranian flags on table 16. Cutaway press 17. Kharrazi and Mironov leaving conference 18. Cutaway press 19. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Kamal Kharrazi, Iranian Foreign Minister "No one can agree with the offensive actions and brutality of Israel. They arrested Palestinian leaders and have stolen Palestinian territory." 20. Cutaway journalists 21. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Kamal Kharrazi, Iranian Foreign Minister "It goes without saying that Palestinian territory was seized and the Palestinians are losing their homeland, therefore they have the legal right to defend their territory." 22. Cutaway press 23. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Kamal Kharrazi, Iranian Foreign Minister "If we want this decision (to ban oil to the U.S. and Western Europe) to be effective, it should not be limited to only one state." 24. Russian reporter talking to Iranian Foreign Minister 25. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Kamal Kharrazi, Iranian Foreign Minister "If all the Islamic oil-producing states took such a decision, it would be a noticeable and effective action." 26. Mironov and Kharrazi shaking hands and leaving STORYLINE: Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi arrived in Moscow on Thursday for two days of talks with top Russian officials. Kharrazi hopes to firm up already close ties between the two oil powers ahead of a summit in late April on dividing the resources of the Caspian Sea. The status of the Caspian Sea, believed to hold the world's third-largest oil and gas reserves, has been a contentious issue since the Soviet collapse in 1991. Previously, Soviet-Iranian treaties regulated use of the sea's resources. Replying to reporters' questions about his attitude to the situation in the Middle East, Kharrazi stressed that "no one can agree with the offensive actions and brutality of Israel". Kharrazi also commented on the possible suspension of oil supplies to the United Sates saying such a blockade would only be effective with the cooperation of all Islamic oil-producing states . Kharrazi was also expected to discuss Russia's construction of a 800 (m) million US dollars nuclear power plant in Bushehr, Iran, to be completed by 2005. The Russian government's decision last month to go forward with the plant defied repeated requests from the US to abandon the project amid fears it could help Iran build a nuclear bomb. Russia says the reactor can only be used for civilian purposes and will remain under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/5a75891b1e2bff51dba5123967562357 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Iran travel
 
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Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia. It is bordered to the northwest by Armenia, the de facto independent Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, and Azerbaijan; with Kazakhstan and Russia across the Caspian Sea; to the northeast by Turkmenistan; to the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan; to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman; and to the west by Turkey and Iraq. Comprising a land area of 1,648,195 km2 (636,372 sq mi), it is the second-largest nation in the Middle East and the 18th-largest in the world; with 78.4 million inhabitants, Iran is the world's 17th most populous nation. It is the only country that has both a Caspian Sea and Indian Ocean coastline. Iran has been of geostrategic importance because of its central location in Eurasia and Western Asia and the Strait of Hormuz. Iran is home to one of the world's oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Proto-Elamite and Elamite kingdom in 3200–2800 BC. The Iranian Medes unified the country into the first of many empires in 625 BC, after which it became the dominant cultural and political power in the region. Iran reached the pinnacle of its power during the Achaemenid Empire (First Persian Empire) founded by Cyrus the Great in 550 BC, which at its greatest extent comprised major portions of the ancient world, stretching from parts of the Balkans (Bulgaria-Pannonia) and Thrace-Macedonia in the west, to the Indus Valley in the east, making it the largest empire the world had yet seen. The empire collapsed in 330 BC following the conquests of Alexander the Great. The area eventually regained influence under the Parthian Empire and rose to prominence once more after the establishment of the Sasanian dynasty (Neo-Persian empire) in 224 AD, under which Iran again became one of the leading powers in the world along with the Byzantine Empire for the next four centuries. Manichaeism and Zoroastrianism were largely replaced after Rashidun Muslims invaded Persia in 633 AD, and conquered it by 651 AD. Iran thereafter played a vital role in the subsequent Islamic Golden Age, producing numerous influential scientists, scholars, artists, and thinkers. The emergence in 1501 of the Safavid dynasty, which promoted the Twelver school of thought as the official religion, marked one of the most important turning points in Iranian and Muslim history. It also culminated into tensions, which in 1514 led to the Battle of Chaldiran. Starting in 1736 under Nader Shah, Iran would once again reach high prominence, reaching its greatest territorial extent since the Sassanid Empire, and briefly possessing what was arguably the most powerful empire in the world. The Persian Constitutional Revolution of 1906 established the nation's first parliament, which operated within a constitutional monarchy. Following a coup d'état instigated by the UK and the US in 1953, Iran gradually became autocratic. Growing dissent against foreign influence and political repression culminated in the Iranian Revolution, which led to the establishment of an Islamic republic on 1 April 1979. Tehran is the capital and largest city, serving as the cultural, commercial, and industrial center of the nation. Iran is a major regional and middle power, exerting considerable influence in international energy security and the world economy through its large reserves of fossil fuels, which include the largest natural gas supply in the world and the 4th-largest proven oil reserves.It hosts Asia's 4th-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Iran is a founding member of the UN, NAM, OIC and OPEC. Its unique political system, based on the 1979 constitution, combines elements of a parliamentary democracy with a religious theocracy run by the country's clergy, wherein the Supreme Leader wields significant influence. A multicultural nation comprising numerous ethnic and linguistic groups, most inhabitants are Shi'ites, the Iranian rial is its currency, and Persian is the official language. Source: Wikipedia
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Arrivals for OPEC conference, Qatari, Iranian and Kwaiti delegates
 
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SHOTLIST 1. Wide exterior of OPEC building 2. Various of delegates arriving, reporters around 3. Various of delegates sitting at round-table 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Hamad al-Attiyah, Qatari Oil Minister: "The oil price dropped for the last ten days more than two dollars so sure that the consumers are efficient on their consumption and also we noticed that the inventory is the highest in five year average. So we will be watching the market very carefully, I think if the situation continues as it is, the Abuja meeting in Nigeria will discuss this matter very closely." 5. Cutaway reporters 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Seham al-Marzouqi, Head of Kuwaiti delegation: "OPEC has always been successful in dealing with matters like that and has always committed to insure that the market is well supplied so we are now not just one supply but even oversupply." 7. Delegate with electronic diary 8. Various of delegates 9. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Kazem Vaziri Hamaneh, Iranian Oil Minister: "I will definitely discuss this issue of the on-going discussion with the conference but there will be no discussion about the sanctions at all." 10. Wide of meeting STORYLINE Members of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC, meeting in Vienna on Monday, were expected to maintain the organisation's output quota of 28 million barrels of oil a day. With supplies outstripping demand but markets still jittery, key members of the 11-nation cartel said they see no reason to tighten or loosen their taps, and OPEC's own advisory panel urged the group to keep production at current levels. But tumbling prices have grabbed OPEC's attention, and Iran's oil minister hinted that a cut in output targets could come before winter in the northern hemisphere. Kazem Vaziri Hamaneh told reporters on Monday that cartel members worried about falling prices would debate the option of a cut in output by the end of the year. Qatari Oil Minister said they would "be watching the market very carefully" and, if the situation goes on as it is, OPEC members would discuss the matter "very closely" at the meeting in Abuja, Nigeria, in December. Unofficially, there was talk of drawing up an action plan if prices dip below 60 US dollars (47 euros) a barrel - a level that could prompt the cartel, now pumping at close to capacity, to start tightening its taps. Supplies remain ample despite concerns over Iran, losses from BP PLC's leak-prone Alaskan oil pipelines, chronic outages in Iraq and attacks on oil infrastructure by militants in Nigeria - Africa's biggest producer. Tehran has said it would not cut off oil supplies and there is little expectation that the U.N. Security Council could overcome resistance from Russia and China and impose significant economic sanctions. On the matter, Hamaneh said there would be no discussion within the OPEC about possible U.N. sanctions on Iran. Analysts said prices could face further pressure in 2007 if production from non-OPEC nations such as Angola, Brazil and Caspian Sea countries You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/385638092231249d0a221503e04b7ddf Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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FMs from five Caspian countries hold talks
 
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1. Wide shot President Hotel exterior 2. Close up hotel sign 3. Mid shot Iranian Foreign Minister Dr Kamal Kharrazi arriving at conference hall 4. Wide shot pan conference 5. Close up Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov addressing meeting 6. Wide shot conference 7. Mid shot Iranian Foreign Minister consulting with colleague 8. Wide shot Azerbaijan delegation 9. Close up Iranian Foreign Minister addressing conference 10. Wide shot conference 11. Mid shot flags of the Caspian Sea countries STORYLINE: Foreign ministers of the five countries bordering the Caspian Sea gathered in Moscow on Tuesday for talks on underwater resource rights and global issues including terrorism. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov hosted the meeting, held in the Russian capital''s President Hotel. Ministers from Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Iran attended. The gathering comes ahead of a presidential summit on the Caspian, which is expected to convene later this year in the Iranian capital Tehran. The legal status of the inland sea - believed to contain the world''s third largest reserves of oil and gas- was governed by treaties between the Soviet Union and Iran. But since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the five states that border the sea have repeatedly failed to reach a new five-way agreement. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9a64e19ba6942565c8e9174337a033c9 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Ministry says Iran is considering exporting oil to North Korea
 
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SHOTLIST AP TELEVISION - NO ACCESS BBC PERSIAN TV/VOA PERSIAN TV/NO MANOTO 1 ++AP Television is adhering to Iranian law that stipulates all media are banned from providing BBC Persian or VOA Persian any coverage from Iran, and under this law if any media violate this ban the Iranian authorities can immediately shut down that organisation in Tehran.++ 1. Wide of briefing 2. Mid of notepad 3. Wide of briefing 4. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Rostam Ghasemi, Iran's Oil Minister: "We have had, and continue to have, negotiations with the North Koreans who have requested to buy Iranian oil. We are discussing the procedure and we don't have any problem selling them oil." 5. Mid of cameramen 6. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Rostam Ghasemi, Iran's Oil Minister: "For several months, sanctions caused serious problems for us, but now we have overcome those problems. We don't have a problem with transporting our oil to any country, in any part of the world." 7. Mid of Iranian flags 8. Wide of building where 18th International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical exhibition is being held 9. Pan down from sign 10. Various of exhibition 11. Close-up of equipment 12. Wide of man looking at display 13. Wide pan of exhibition STORYLINE: Iran's oil ministry said on Saturday that the country was considering exporting oil to North Korea as a way to improve its battered economy. Oil Minister Rostam Ghasemi told a briefing that talks were underway between Tehran and Pyongyang on oil exports. "We have had, and continue to have, negotiations with the North Koreans who have requested to buy Iranian oil. We are discussing the procedure and we don't have any problem selling them oil," he said. Ghasemi also admitted that Iran was feeling the strain of sanctions, but said it would not get in the way of the transportation of its oil to "any country, in any part of the world". An oil deal between Iran and North Korea would bring the nations, deeply at odds with the US and the West, closer together. In September, they signed a scientific and technological cooperation agreement. Iranian and North Korean officials have said in the past that their nations were in "one trench" in the confrontation with Western powers. But Iran has denied a UN report saying the two have exchanged ballistic missiles, components and technology in violation of UN sanctions. A delegation from North Korea's oil ministry is currently visiting Iran. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/f07f7e73a90afd2b186692222b1b3e81 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Russia: Russian Navy victorious in 2015 Caspian Sea Cup
 
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Russia won the '2015 Caspian Sea Cup' stage of the 'Caspian Sea 2015' international maritime competition, near Makhachlaka, Tuesday. Video ID: 20150811-047 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: [email protected] Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/Ruptly Vine: https://vine.co/Ruptly Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Ruptly YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RuptlyTV DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/ruptly
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Demonizing Iran media propaganda fear war oil
 
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Semisubmersible offshore platform model test
 
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Semi Submersible Drilling Unit (SSDU) GVA4000 model test, carried out in Marine Engineering Research Center (MERC) of Sharif University of Technology of Iran. Prototype platform is drilling in caspian sea in water depth up to 1025m. This project was sponsored by KEPCO as client. All tests were carried out by Ali Ahmadi, Jafar Rashidi, Vahidreza Jahanmard, in MERC Video clip directed by Jafar Rashidi
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