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TAJIKISTAN - IRAN - UZBEKISTAN
Iran sends equipment by air to complete Sangtuda-2 dam
Uzbekistan is opposed to the project, for fear of losing water from the river Vakhsh, and stops about 2 thousand trains loaded with building material at the border. But Iran, which will operate the hydroelectric plant for 12 years, organises an airlift. Tashkent is now more willing to seek a compromise.
09/02/2009 RUSSIA - CENTRAL ASIA
Moscow having trouble maintaining role of "hegemony" in Central Asia
In strengthening ties with Uzbekistan - and access to its gas - Russia risks disappointing the demands of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. The three states are discussing the use of water resources, and waiting to see what position Moscow will take.
10/12/2010 UZBEKISTAN – TAJIKISTAN
Row over water and energy continues
Energy-poor Tajikistan opens new hydroelectric power plants, setting off protests in Uzbekistan, which is downstream, and where many fear loss in water supplies for the population and agriculture. The Central Asian nations are in a tug-of-war, blaming each other and threatening retaliation.
22/01/2009 TAJIKISTAN – UZBEKISTAN
Tajikistan to offer Uzbekistan water for energy
Uzbekistan wants Tajikistan to pay higher prices for its gas and higher transit fees for Turkmen electricity crossing its territory. Tajikistan is examining the possibility of reducing water flow downstream into Uzbekistan.
12/03/2010 KYRGYZSTAN – UZBEKISTAN
Tensions rising between Bishkek and Tashkent, border sector closed
Border incidents are on the rise with guards firing at each other. Uzbekistan wants to stop Kyrgyzstan from building a dam on the Naryn River, fearing it might reduce the volume of water flowing downstream.
17/08/2007 CHINA - RUSSIA - IRAN
Iran seeks an alliance with China, Russia and central Asia against the USA
During the Sco summit, President Ahmadinejad asks for the creation of a defence system against Washington’s missile shield. Meanwhile China, Russia and central Asia promise greater collaboration above all in the field of energy.
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