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China to invest billions in Iran petrochemical industry
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China to invest billions in Iran petrochemical industry

A high-ranking delegation from HQC company representing the Chinese government visited Chabahar in southern Iran to assess its potentials for the construction of a petrochemical park. The visit took place within the framework of and MoU signed between the Iranian and Chinese presidents and the drafting of a document promoting mutual cooperation between the two countries.  

Austria invests in Iran mountain tourism
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Austria invests in Iran mountain tourism

Following the extension of a credit line to Iran by Austria, the two countries conducted talks on mountain tourism in Iran. Deputy Director of Investment and Planning of the Iranian Heritage Organization, Saeid Ohadi, said at the meeting: “The visit of the Austrian delegation to Iran can begin a new chapter in investment and joint projects between the two countries.”  

Iran ready to tender million dollar projects
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Iran ready to tender million dollar projects

Iran’s Deputy Minister of Economy has announced Iran is ready to put million dollar projects to tender for foreign investment. As reported by Mehr News Agency from a meeting at the Paris conference, Mohammad Khazaei held talks with the Head of the “Mouvement des entreprises de France (MEDEF)”, or the "Movement of the Enterprises of France", Yves-Thibault de Silguy, and over thirty representatives from leading French companies.  

Persian handwoven carpets decline in exports
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Persian handwoven carpets decline in exports

The best-known handicraft of Iran in the world is its handwoven carpet. Sadly, its exports have declined sharply in recent years. The Head of the Exports Commission of Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Seyed Raz Haji-Aghamiri told ILNA News Agency: “Highest exports figures for handwoven carpets have reached USD 1BN and 700MM previously; but, they barely reach USD 200MM today.”  

Iran 156th free world economy
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Iran 156th free world economy

Iran's economy ranked 156th freest among 180 countries in the Heritage Foundation Index of Economic Freedom, and ranked “mostly unfree”. The Heritage Foundation ranked the economy of 180 countries based on their degree of freedom, according to which six countries including Hong Kong with a score of 90.2, Singapore with a score of 88.2, New Zealand with a score of 84.2, Switzerland with a score of 81.7, Australia with a score of 80.9 and Ireland with a score of 80.4, are the world's freest economies.

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Tesla and Volvo seek out 10-year old Iranian inventor

2018/01/06

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

2017/10/22

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

2017/11/14

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

2017/08/16

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

2017/08/20

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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Fahimeh Najmi - Le Théâtre, L'Iran et L'Occident

2018/04/24

Professor of arts and media studies at Université Paris III, Fahimeh Najmi, has released her book entitled “Le Théâtre, L'Iran et L'Occident” [The Theater, Iran, and the Occident] in Paris on 11 April 2018.  

The first radio transmitter in Iran

2018/04/24

Seventy-eight years ago, on 24 April, the first radio transmitter in Iran began broadcasting from the old Shemiran road studios in Tehran. Exactly on 24 April, 1940, a radio service started which presented programs such as news, Iranian music, cultural and artistic subjects, history and geography for eight hours a day. The service was only for Tehran, and for this reason became known as “Radio Tehran”.  

Mousavian and Prince Turki Al Faisal hot debate

2018/04/24

With tensions between regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia at the brink, a rare dialogue recently took place between two former senior Saudi and Iranian officials. Hosted by the Center for Strategic Studies at the Joint Special Operations University in Tampa, Florida, former Saudi Ambassador to the United States and Director General of Saudi Arabia’s intelligence agency Prince Turki al Faisal debated Hossein Mousavian, a former spokesman for Iran’s nuclear negotiators and chairman of the foreign policy committee of Iran’s National Security Council. The lively discussion touched on each country’s view of its security environment and the broader issues affecting the Iran-Saudi relationship. LobeLog has obtained the full transcript of the conversation, and the following is an abbreviated excerpt covering the key points.  

Persian taught in 200 universities worldwide

2018/04/24

The Director of the center for Persian as a second language at the Allameh Tabatabaei University in Tehran has said: “Persian is being taught in 200 universities worldwide.”  

Zarif: Neither Iran nor Saudis can dominate Mideast

2018/04/24

Iran's foreign minister said Monday that neither Iran nor Saudi Arabia can be the dominant power in the Middle East and what's needed most is for countries in the Persian Gulf region to talk to each other — not about each other.