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Hassan Rouhani meets with five new ambassadors
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Hassan Rouhani meets with five new ambassadors

Today, Saturday, President Rouhani of Iran has accepted the credentials of the new  ambassadors from Cuba, Ghana, Cypress, and Poland. While receiving the credentials of Cuban Ambassador Alexis Vega, President Rouhani said: “The IR of Iran welcomes extended ties with the Cuban government. Following the revolutions in these two countries

Islamic countries suspend ties with Zionists
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Islamic countries suspend ties with Zionists

The 13th Organization of Islamic Cooperation Conference has issued a statement to wrap up its work. The statement declares that, while the US insists on its wrongful decision to transfer its embassy to Quds, members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation who have political and economic ties with the Zionist regime will suspend these.

Iran ready for talks with Arab countries
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Iran ready for talks with Arab countries

In the past few days, Iranian officials have given a new green light to Arab countries for talks. As reported by Persia Digest, despite criticizing Saudi Arabia’s ties with the US and Zionist regimes, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, at a meeting with visiting dignitaries for the 13th Organization of Islamic Cooperation Conference, emphasized: “We believe that Islamic unity holds a sensitive position in the world with many followers and capabilities. It can lead to the formation of a great, influential power. We have even told those who behave with animosity towards us that we are ready to respond in a brotherly manner, even if this is not their approach.”  

Organization of Islamic Cooperation Conference
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Organization of Islamic Cooperation Conference

The 13th Organization of Islamic Cooperation Conference took place in Tehran with the presence of President Rouhani, Parliament Speaker, and the parliamentary delegations of Islamic countries. Over the course of the Conference, the Chair of the Conference was transferred from Mali to Iran and its Parliament Speaker, Ali Larijani.  

Iran FM response to Trump deadline
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Iran FM response to Trump deadline

In a statement, Iran’s Foreign Ministry has responded to Trump’s sanctions waiver for Iran and the need to amend the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the JCPOA. As reported by Persia Digest, the statement reads: “On Friday, 12 January 2018, the US President inevitably issued a sanctions waiver for Iran despite his year-long efforts to kill the JCPOA.”  

Trump waives Iran sanctions again
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Trump waives Iran sanctions again

US President, Donald Trump, has waived sanctions against Iran. The waiver must be issued every 120 days. But he warned that this may the last time, unless talks begin about Iran’s missile program and the uranium enrichment which has been limited for ten years under the deal becomes permanent.

FM-Zarif-pursues-JCPOA-in-Moscow-and-Brussels
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FM-Zarif-pursues-JCPOA-in-Moscow-and-Brussels

Talks on the fate of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement with the great powers, officially known as the JCPOA, have reached their highest levels these days. It is time for the US to decide on certification and sanctions relief for Iran in a few days’ time. Trump must decide whether he wants to keep the US in the deal, or to re-impose sanctions and leave the deal. As a result, diplomatic talks between the other signatories to the deal have reached a peak.

First anniversary of Hashemi passing
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First anniversary of Hashemi passing

One year has passed from the sudden death of Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, Chairman of the Expediency Council.  A ceremony was held in Tehran on the first anniversary of his passing today, 9 January. First Deputy to Iran’s President, Eshaq Janahguiri, talked of the special character and life of the late Hashemi Rafsanjani.

Read the latest on Iran protests
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Read the latest on Iran protests

After the passing of 12 days of protests nationwide in Iran, relative calm has returned to its cities. Some members of the opposition believe that protests have died down in smaller cities due to a lack of internet connection and access to social networks. Nevertheless, it seems the volume and intensity of protests has waned in total; although, peaceful silent marches are taking place.

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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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Pakistanis return to Iran by train

2018/01/20

After nearly twelve years, Iran and Pakistan have decided to get back on the railway tracks and begin running passenger trains between the two neighboring countries as from September 2018.

A building and history burned to the ground

2018/01/20

One year ago today, it was on 20 January 2017 that plumes of thick smoke rose to the sky and brought the bad omen of the famous Plasco building burning in central Tehran; an old city landmark and commercial center that lived only for 53 years before going up in smoke.

Fajr Theater Festival celebrates pioneers

2018/01/20

The 36th Fajr International Theater Festival is celebrating the works of three of its veterans, Ahmad Damud, Hushang Azadivar, and Jamshid Khanian. Their names have been printed in the Festival catalogue and the date has been set for the closing ceremony.  

Vermiculus (music)

2018/01/19

Artist: Constantinople Band Album: Clouds Genre: World music Year: 2006   (Persia Digest) – “Vermiculus” is performed by the Iranian-Canadian band “Constantinople”. It is a fusion piece of European music played with “Daf” percussion instrument. Percussion instruments can be combined with music from around the world.

Ali Rahbari in concert with Korean artist

2018/01/19

Following a concert with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, former conductor of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra, Ali Rahbari, will be performing with musicians from S Korea end-January.