Arts and Culture


Special guest of largest handicrafts exhibition


December this year, Iran will be a special guest at the twenty second International Handicraft and Gift Exhibition of Milan-Italy,

Mysterious well of Iran secret solved


A mysterious well in Falak ol-Aflak Fort has been studied by experts for the first time.  

Takht-e Soleiman - the mysterious treasures of history


Takht-e Soleiman, also known as Azargoshnasp Fire Temple, is the name of a large, historic site near Takab in western Azerbaijan Province. It is considered as the largest pre-Islamic educational, religious, social, and worship center for Persians.   

Iran metal arts exhibition


On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of establishing diplomatic ties between the IR of Iran and the Republic of Korea in the south, an exhibition of selected Iranian metal arts will be staged in association with the S Korean Embassy.  

WWII era ship in Urmia Marine Museum


The oldest ship remaining in Urmia Lake ran aground here in WWII. It had the task of carrying passengers back then and had been left idle by the side of Sharafkhaneh Pier; but no more; it is now planned to be housed at the Urmia Marine Museum.  

Iran and Armenia: Memory of a Land


The Exhibition “Iran and Armenia: Memory of a Land” was inaugurated last night 17 October 2017. The National Museum of Iran “Iran Bastan” is also celebrating its 80th anniversary this year.  


Iran, US should opt long term relations


In an interview with Persia Digest, Adib-Moghaddam said: It is imperative that Iran gets even closer to the EU, not least to keep the communication with Washington going, and to minimize misperceptions.

25 former FMs support JCPOA


On 18 October 2017, the New York Times writes that in the latest indication of support, a group of 25 former foreign ministers said Wednesday in a letter to congressional leaders that the agreement was in the best interests of the United States.  

Japan joins JCPOA line of supporters


Japan’s national broadcasting corporation, NHK, has reported that the country’s top diplomat has informed his Iranian counterpart of Tokyo’s support for the Iran nuclear agreement officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Iran military official invited to Europe for first time


For the first time after the Iranian Revolution of 1979, a high ranking navy official has been invited to Europe. Habibollah Sayari, Commander of the Iranian Navy, has traveled to Venice at the invitation of his Italian counterpart to take part in the Venice Regional Seapower Symposium for the Navies of the Mediterranean and Black Sea Countries.  

EU defends Iran deal despite Trump


On 16 October 2017 Reuters reports from Luxembourg that the European Union on Monday reaffirmed its support for a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers despite sharp criticism of the accord by President Donald Trump, and it urged U.S. lawmakers not to reimpose sanctions on Tehran.  

Zarif: Nobody will trust the US again (video)


In an interview with CBC News, Iran’s top diplomat Javad Zarif said the decertification of the Iran nuclear deal will undermine US credibility internationally.  



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Nader Mashayekhi conducts for MS


Nader Mashayekhi is a veteran conductor of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra. He conducted the Inter-Orchestra in Tehran last night for the benefit of MS sufferers, also creating memorable moments by playing several improvised pieces with the orchestra.  

Iranian researcher proves Einstein black hole theory


A team of German, Czech, and Iranian astronomers and scholars succeeded in calculating the gravity of one of the largest black holes in the Milky Way.  

Main clients of Iranian handicrafts


The Deputy for Handicrafts and Traditional Arts at the Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization named the countries of Iraq, Afghanistan, and the neighboring countries to the north of Iran as the regular customers of hand art in Iran.