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The four seasons of tourism in Iran

2018/05/20

Iran is a large country with different climates. Its four seasons make it a beautiful, varied land with a myriad of different places to visit in any one season. On the Iranian calendar, May 20 is Iran Tourism and Iranology Day.  

Life among 3000-year old spirits

2018/05/20

The Iron Age Museum site in Tabriz, Azerbaijan Province in northwestern Iran, was used as a cemetery for 400 years. Presently, it is a main museum in the city, housing artifacts and skeletons discovered in the cemetery dating back to the Iron Age, 3200 years ago.  

Oldest Iranian dolls in Freedom Tower

2018/05/19

The oldest dolls in Iran that have already traveled to nine countries as ambassadors of peace will go on show in Tehran’s Azadi [Freedom] Tower in an exhibition titled “Dolls in the passage of time”.

Tourism office opens at Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2018/05/12

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs representative office in northeastern Iran has announced: “A tourism office has opened at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to work alongside its other departments, empowering the tourism sector in Iran.”

Banks to exchange currency for tourists

2018/05/12

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has issued a memo allowing all banks and credit institutions to buy currency from foreign tourists, foreign lorry drivers in transit, foreign investors, diplomats residing in Iran, and representative offices of foreign banks, with written requests at prices announced daily by the CBI. They can sell the currency within the forex market regulations in Iran.

International Museum Day

2018/05/08

May 18 is the International Museum Day. On this day, which is on Friday next week, visiting all the museums will be free of charge in Iran and the museums will be open until 22h00.  

Politics

EU and UK respond to Pompeo on JCPOA

2018/05/22

A statement by HR/VP Mogherini reads: “We have listened attentively to today's speech by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, addressed not only to the audiences in Iran, but also to all those in support of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Open letter for peace to Mogherini

2018/05/22

Supporters of peace worldwide, including politicians, university professors, actors, and intellectuals, have signed an open letter to the EU chief of external affairs, Federica Mogherini, asking to safeguard the 2015 JCPOA Iran nuclear deal.

Iran response to new US strategy

2018/05/22

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has taken a swipe at the new US secretary of state for the meddlesome comments he made against Tehran in the so-called new US strategy.

Pompeo outlines new US policy on Iran

2018/05/21

The New York Times writes on 21 May 2018 that United States on Monday issued a steep list of demands to be included in a nuclear treaty with Iran to replace the deal scuttled by President Donald Trump and threatened "the strongest sanctions in history" if Iran doesn't change course.

Russia calls for Iran to leave Syria?

2018/05/21

Talking about the reasons for Russia’s comments on the necessity of Iran leaving Syria, former Iranian Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan, Afshar Soleimani, said: “Russia seems to be working with the United States on Syria, and Iran must announce readiness to negotiate on Syria with all countries, including the United States.”  

Iran tells Russia: We will stay in Syria as necessary

2018/05/21

To the question on remarks made by Putin’s advisor, Lavrentiev, on Syria about foreign forces leaving this country, the spokesperson of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bahram Ghassemi, answered: “Nobody can force Iran into anything. Iran is an independent country and its policies are based on its own global interests.”  

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Open letter for peace to Mogherini

2018/05/22

Supporters of peace worldwide, including politicians, university professors, actors, and intellectuals, have signed an open letter to the EU chief of external affairs, Federica Mogherini, asking to safeguard the 2015 JCPOA Iran nuclear deal.

The sun (music)

2018/05/22

Artist: Ali Boustan Album: Qeshm Island Genre: Folk/Fusion Year: 2002   (Persia Digest) – “The sun” from the album “Qeshm Island” by Ali Boustan is the folk music of the Island combined with classical Iranian music. The album is a concerted effort of many composers.

Iran response to new US strategy

2018/05/22

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has taken a swipe at the new US secretary of state for the meddlesome comments he made against Tehran in the so-called new US strategy.

Pompeo outlines new US policy on Iran

2018/05/21

The New York Times writes on 21 May 2018 that United States on Monday issued a steep list of demands to be included in a nuclear treaty with Iran to replace the deal scuttled by President Donald Trump and threatened "the strongest sanctions in history" if Iran doesn't change course.

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