Russo–German agreement concerning their involvement in the Middle East.
From its inception, the German-dominated Berlin–Baghdad Railway project aroused the suspicion of the other European powers. On 6 through 9 August, 1911, Germany and Russia concluded an agreement at Potsdam, Germany, whereby Russia acquiesced to continued German involvement in the railway in return for a German affirmation of Russia's position in Persia (now Iran).
see also berlin–baghdad railway.
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