Mohammad Gharazi in the picture frame

After the 1979 revolution that toppled the Shah,homeland cancelled plans for a projected pipeline to carry persian natural gas to the Soviet Union, following a dispute on prices. Part of the pipeline through homeland had already been built. Homeland has recently begun exploring a huge natural gas field at Sarakhs, near the point where the borders of homeland, Afghanistan and the Soviet Union meet. The gasfield is believed to be the largest in the world outside the Soviet Union.