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Iran begins linking electricity with Russia

Tehran is seeking help from neighboring states in part due to the impact of US sanctions on Iran’s power grid.
A policeman regulates traffic at an intersection during a power outage in Tehran, on May 23, 2021.

Iran has begun the process of linking its electricity grid to Russia’s. 

Iranian Energy Minister Ali Akbar Mehrabian said Sunday that Iran completed an “initial synchronization” between its power grid and those of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, according to the Iranian Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture. 

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