An Agreement between the US and Azerbaijan for the Trans-Caspian Pipelines

The United States and Azerbaijan today signed an agreement to conduct a feasibility study on building two pipelines under the Caspian Sea. Under the agreement, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will give Azerbaijan’s State Oil Company a $1.7 million grant to conduct the study.

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Turkey wins Iraqi pledge to take action against Kurdish militants

Turkey and Iraq agreed to try to end the presence of a Kurdish rebel group in Iraq, Turkey’s prime minister told a news conference Tuesday, while four more US soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq as US troop levels reached an all-time high of about 162,000. “We …

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