In this Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 photo released by the official website of the Iranian Presidency Office, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, left, shakes hand with his Azerbaijani cou

 

              In this Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 photo released by the official website of the Iranian Presidency Office, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, left, shakes hand with his Azerbaijani cou
In this Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 photo released by the official website of the Iranian Presidency Office, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, left, shakes hand with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliev, while he attends Economic Cooperation Organization, ECO, summit in Baku, Azerbaijan. Even as U.S. and European sanctions tighten around Iran's economy, officials in Tehran are busy reaching out to Asian markets as a critical lifeline. For months, Iran's oil sales to energy-hungry nations such as China and India have been the focus of intense Western pressure to reduce the flow as part of pressure over Iran’s nuclear program. (AP Photo/Presidency Office, Mohsen Rafinejad)