Turkmenistan, Iran Gas Dispute Serves as Ill Omen for New Year

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (right) at a joint press conference with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov in Tehran on November 22, 2015, ahead of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum. Turkmen and Iranian interests in the energy sector appear to be diverging, and in recent years, bilateral ties seemed stretched to the snapping point. (Photo: Iranian Presidential Press Service)

In the dying days of 1997, the leaders of Turkmenistan and Iran inaugurated a 200-kilometer natural gas pipeline joining their two countries. They called it the Friendship pipeline.
 

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