The famous Iranian actress, former Cannes Film Festival judge and member of the Oscar Academy, Leila Hatami, has been honored by the government of Canada in Vancouver. She was presented with a commendation letter for her cinematic achievements.
Iran is a special guest of the Beijing Book Fair this year and opens its national pavilion today with 13 publishers and over 950 titles. The presence of three literary agents, three illustrators, nine prominent literary authors, researchers, writers on art, and the week-long Iranian film week at the Beijing National Museum are the activities of Iran at the exhibition.
According to Mehr News Agency, Tehran Inter-Orchestra will be playing Bach’s religious music ‘Love and nothing else’, directed by Nader Mashayekhi, at Rudaki Hall for the first time in Tehran on 24 August.
Keyhan Kalhor, the prominent Iranian Kamancheh player who won the 2016 Grammy award for Best World Music Album with the group Silk Road Ensemble, is going to perform in various festivals in Belgium, Germany, and Netherlands besides his concert in Iran in September 2017.
Following a first cooperation between Iran and Bollywood on the movie ‘Salaam Mumbai’, a new film will be made in India called ‘The Devil’s Daughter’, directed by Ghorban Mohammadpour and starring Shadmehr Aghili.
According to ILNA News Agency, piano improvisation nights will take place at the Niavaran Cultural Centre with guests from Holland, Norway, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria, France, and Poland. The host country will also perform pieces at the concert named ‘Show
“Popular French Stories” was published and added to the new edition of the collection “Tales and Legends of the World” including the myths and folks of Italy, Turkey, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Mongolia formerly published in 2002.
The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.
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.
The German Schiller Group Concert is taking place in Tehran for the first time.
Christopher von Deylen, will be traveling to Tehran with his Group for the first time in mid-December to stage a concert at the Hall of the Ministry of the Interior over two nights on 11-12 December, at 21h30.
Statistics show that 11.6 percent more Azeris traveled to Iran in the first four months of this year as compared to a similar period last year. The Republic of Azerbaijan has seen a 1.1 percent increase in the travels of its citizens abroad as compare to last year to reach 289 thousand people.
Mehrdad Oskuei has been appointed to head the Jury at the Krakow Film Festival in Poland. Oskuei is an Iranian documentary producer and scriptwriter who will be heading the jury in the short film competition section at the Festival in Poland. Other jury members are Michael Brook and Lydia Bailey from the UK, Matteo Gariglio from Switzerland, and Mariusz Wilczynski from Poland.
The first JCPOA Joint Commission has convened on Friday with representatives from Iran and the 4+1, and deputy chief of EU external affairs at the Coburg Hotel in Vienna without US presence. IAEA Chief, Yukiya Amano, was the special guest of the Commission, once again confirming Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA.
A Hafiz Centre is scheduled to be inaugurated in Peshawar, Pakistan. The Head of the Iran Cultural Center in Peshawar and the President of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University have reached an agreement to set up a “Hafiz Gosha” for Hafiz studies at the University.
The Nation has published an article by Trita Parsi on 23 May 2018 which you can read here. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's speech on May 21 only reinforced what was already known about Donald Trump's strategy for Iran: Either the president is ratcheting up the pressure on Tehran to get a "better deal," which is the official story and the gist of Pompeo's message, or he is merely pretending to be interested in new negotiations, while putting into place the building blocks for a military assault on Iran. Yet even if Trump genuinely seeks new negotiations, he is more likely to end up in a war, because the very premise of Pompeo's speech is false. That's because more pressure on Iran would not have secured a better nuclear deal in 2015—it would only have led to war, or to a nuclear Iran.