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Araghchi reaction to Mogherini disclosure
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Araghchi reaction to Mogherini disclosure

In response to the latest comments by Federica Mogherini, the EU foreign policy chief, Abbas Araghchi, deputy to the Iranian FM, has said: “A sentence in the preamble of the JCPOA Iran nuclear agreement states that the complete implementation of the JCPOA can play a part in the peace and security of the region and the world.”

Bahmani: I had no contact with Reza Zarrab
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Bahmani: I had no contact with Reza Zarrab

Mahmud Bahmani, CEO of the CBI in Ahmadinejad’s cabinet has denied Zarrab’s comments that they met at the time. In an interview with ISNA New Agency, the former CBI Chief stated that he never met the Iranian-Turkish businessman, Reza Zarrab, and added: “I don’t believe Mr Ahmadinejad met him either.”

Mohammad Javad Zarif: Europe Must Work With Iran
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Mohammad Javad Zarif: Europe Must Work With Iran

On Sunday 10 December 2017, Iran’s top diplomat, Javad Zarif, writes in the New YorK Times: On a crisp morning in Vienna two summers ago, hours before concluding the nuclear deal with the United States, the European Union and five other world powers, I took to Twitter to write that the landmark accord was “not a ceiling but a solid foundation.”  

Al-Quds claimed by Trump
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Al-Quds claimed by Trump

The Trump-Netanyahu coalition claims Quds (Jerusalem) as Israel’s capital despite world opposition. The website english.khamenei.ir writes: Their [the enemy's] announcement of Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital city of [Zionists] occupied Palestine proves their weakness and inability. In regards to Palestine, they are helpless and unable to achieve their goals. Victory is for the Islamic Ummah; Palestine will be free; and the Palestinian people will be victorious.  

Yemen crisis becomes more complicated
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Yemen crisis becomes more complicated

With the death of Ali Abdullah Saleh, former Yemeni President, the country is further submerged into its complicated faith. With the sudden U-turn by Saleh a few days ago breaking his alliance with the Houthis, previously in a coalition with the Houthi forces (Ansarllah) against Saudi Arabia and its allies, war broke out between his loyal forces and Ansarullah forces in Sana. Later, Saleh announced on TV that if Saudi coalition strikes on the Yemen were to end, he would start a new page in their relations.  

IUC opens with Rouhani speech
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IUC opens with Rouhani speech

The 31st Islamic Unity Conference has opened in Tehran with a speech by President Rouhani. Over 220 dignitaries from the Islamic world, and 300 guests from Iran are attending the Conference entitled “Unity and the requirements of modern Islamic civilization”.  

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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.  

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.

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.

UK invests Euros 1.8BN in Iran to fight cancer

2017/10/24

The Iranian Ambassador to the UK, Hamid Baeidinejad, has announced the signing of an MoU between the Ministry of Health and Medical Education of Iran and the UK’s IGH International Hospitals Group who are a leading, independent healthcare services company.   

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Award winning Iranian short films

2017/12/13

While the international “Cinema Vérité” film festival is running in Tehran, good news is also reaching the capital about the success of Iranian short films in other countries.  

Rouhani: Dialogue will solve Islamic world problems

2017/12/13

In an extraordinary summit of OIC member states in Istanbul, the Iranian President said: “Iran is ready to cooperate with all Islamic countries to defend Al Quds with no preconditions.”  

East (music)

2017/12/13

Artist: Alan Kushan [Where are they now] Album: Par [Feather] Genre: Experimental/Fusion Year: 2009   (Persia Digest) – “East” from the “Par” album is an experimental combination of eastern music, especially from Iran and India, where the dulcimer and tabla feature prominently as the ambassadors of two cultures.

China ready to invest in oil and petrochemicals in Iran

2017/12/13

Iran’s Minister of Petroleum, Bijan Zangeneh, met for talks with Wang Yang Gao, Chief of China’s International Chamber of Commerce yesterday. At the meeting, Yang Gao pointed out the extensive trade ties between Iran and China, and stated: “China needs energy resources and our old friend, Iran, is rich in these resources. This can help expand ties between the two countries.”

Golestan turns down “Cahiers du Cinéma”

2017/12/13

The Iran Film Week will kick off in Paris next week, organized by “Cahiers du Cinéma” editor and film critique Jean-Michel Frodon. A lack of invitation to Masoud Kimiaei, however, prompted Iranian filmmaker Ebrahim Golestan to turn down an invitation to the film week.