Culture and art


A cave of secret patterns


The Khourbas cave is a tourist attraction on Qeshm Island in southern Iran. It is located fifteen kilometers outside of Qeshm city on the right hand side of the road leading to Khourbas and Ramchah villages.

Preparation for the ‘Tabriz 2018’ event


The Director General of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization for East Azerbaijan released its first comprehensive report on ‘Tabriz 2018’ to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.  

Gahar Lake


Covering an area of 85 hectares, the charming Gahar Lake, known as Negin-e Zagros or Negin-e Oshtorankuh, is located in the protected area of Oshtorankuh Mountain at an altitude of 2360 m from sea level near the cities of Dorud and Aligudarz in Lorestan Province, Iran.  

Austria to launch tourism train in Iran


In a visit with the Austrian Ambassador in Tehran today, The Head of the  Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization stressed on Iran as an enjoyable tourist destination for European tourists, and Austrians in particular.  

Passage to paradise in Iran


‘Kafarein Gorge’ is a major tourist attraction and recreational area near the town of Badreh in Iran.  

Shahr-e Sūkhté


Shahr-e Sūkhté, meaning "the burnt city", is an archaeological site associated with the Jiroft culture, located in Sistan and Baluchistan Province-Iran, on the banks of Helmand River, near the Zahedan-Zabol road.


Rouhani speaks at the UN


President Rouhani spoke before the UN General Assembly on 20 September 2017, once again reiterating that Iran will not be the first country to leave the JCPOA nuclear deal, calling President Trump’s words “ignorant, absurd, and baseless”.

Iranian officials react to Trump UN speech


Iranian Foreign Minister and Iranian officials have reacted to the speech by Trump at the annual UN general assembly. In his maiden speech at the UN, Trump opposed the multilateral JCPOA Iran nuclear deal and spoke harshly against Iran.

Will international community bypass US


Tamara Sonn, Professor in Georgetown University, says the other signatories to the JCPOA could simply bypass and marginalize the US on economic and other issues if it withdraws from the agreement.

Will anyone stop Trump?


In his article in the Guardian on 19 September, Trita Parsi writes about the US being on a new cold war path, or even a military confrontation, with Iran and asks if anyone will stop Trump?

Trump & Netanyahu as UN Peacekeepers


October 15 is the next deadline for President Trump to decide on the Iran nuclear deal and re-certify its compliance with the agreement which he has called an embarrassment to the US. He claimed that the Iranian government “masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false

The high price US will pay


On Monday 18 September, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour conducted an exclusive interview with President Rouhani who is attending the UN General Assembly in New York.



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Rouhani, Putin discuss Syria, nuclear deal on phone


In a telephone conversation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed energy projects and the situation in Syria, the Kremlin said in a statement on Monday.

12th ‘Ash Festival in Iran


‘Ash is a type of rich nutritious soup made of fresh herbs and legumes which is very popular in Iran and comes with varying recipes.

Iran from the viewpoint of international tour operators


25 tour operators from 14 countries, including Spain, France, Portugal, Singapore, Belarus, Serbia, Armenia, Brazil, Germany, and South Africa, invited by the private sector in Iran arrived in the country on July 21st .  

Iran film week in Bosnia


Iran film week (10-17 August) opens in Bosnia and Herzegovina with five movies through the efforts of IR of Iran cultural attaché and with the cooperation of Prijedor mayor at the Kozara cinema. The linup includes Shiar 143, Kheili Dur Kheili Nazdik, Hoz-e Naghashi, Khasteh Nabashid, and Rokhe Divaneh with subtitles.