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Iran’s trade balance improves under Rouhani
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Iran’s trade balance improves under Rouhani

A close look at Iran’s non-oil trade during the first presidential term of Hassan Rouhani (August 2013-17) shows that the country’s “non-oil trade” deficit has noticeably shrunk during the four-year period, as it went down from $90 billion under former president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (2009-13), to $9.6 billion under Rouhani.  

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Tesla and Volvo seek out 10-year old Iranian inventor


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.

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.

German Schiller Group Concert in Tehran


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.  

Cooking Tour for Persian dishes


Two young girls by the names of Shirin Tahanan and Matin Lashkari are the initiators of a delicious cooking tour in Tehran. Shirin cooks and Matin organizes the tour.  

New find in Persepolis


The newly discovered gates in Persepolis will soon be turned into a museum site once all the protective and safety measures have been completed.

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FM Zarif speaks at Valdai Discussion Club in Moscow


Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has spoken at the meeting of the International Valdai Discussion Club in Moscow today, Monday, 19 February 2018. The speech is as follows

Fajr International Film Festival and 120 years of cinema


The 36th Fajr International Film Festival will run from 20-27 April 2018 simultaneously with the 120th anniversary of cinema. The poster for the Festival has been unveiled with an old picture of when the cinema began work in Iran.  

Sheikh Sanan play performed by puppets


In these times of difficulty for theater companies, allocating a state playhouse to a performance is rather an interesting occurrence. Ferdowsi playhouse was established in 2004 and began work with the performance of “Rostam o Sohrab” puppet opera. It is a theater hall designed for marionette performances, where plays by expert in the field, Behrouz Gharibpur, are staged. Sheikh Sanan will also go on stag here.

First Iranian woman photographer in 2018 World Cup


Mona Hubeh-Fekr is a young photographer who will be traveling to the 2018 World Cup in Russia as the first Iranian woman photographer.      

Political dialogue between Iran and UK


Iran’s Political Deputy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that Iran will be holding periodic political dialogues with other countries. He said: “Dialogue between Iran and the UK will take place on Wednesday in London.”