In a message to Pope Francis, the Iranian President has sent his greetings for Christmas and the New Year, saying: “I hope that in the New Year, we will witness the eradication of all evil, ugliness, discrimination, and poverty for humanity.”
In a press conference of the Judiciary, Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje’i, Judiciary spokesperson of Iran, has explained Nazanin Zaghari’s situation.
In answer to a question about the British delegation’s trip to Iran and their willingness to negotiate the release of a number of prisoners and whether the Judicial system has any plans for the exchange of prisoners, including Nazanin Zaghari and Kamal Foroughi, he said: “The judiciary did not meet with the British delegation and we have not made any decisions regarding this subject. But, this is a matter for the Judiciary.”
Following the consensus reached between Iran, Russia, and Turkey for the Syrian peace process, the Russian Foreign Minister has proposed an alliance between the three countries to find solutions for global disputes.
the Omani Ambassador to Tehran announced: “Visa requirements between the two countries of Oman and Iran will be abolished soon.”
Saud bin Ahmed al-Barwani added: “During my travels to different provinces in Iran, the most frequently asked question by businessmen was about visas. Thus, the decision was made to abolish visa requirements between the two countries. The details are presently being taken care of.”
The Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, has reacted to Nikki Haley’s claims that the missile fired at Riyadh by the Houthis from Yemen was made in Iran, and stated: “The US puts a piece of Iron on display and makes obscure charges against Iran to cover up its war crimes in the region.”
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.”
On 12 December 2017, Reuters Washington writes: “The U.S. Congress will allow a deadline on reimposing sanctions on Iran to pass this week, congressional and White House aides said on Tuesday, leaving a pact between world powers and Tehran intact at least temporarily.
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.”
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.”
Boris Johnson, the British Foreign Secretary who was in Tehran for a 2-day visit, met with his counterpart, the speaker of Parliament, the head of SNSC, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, and the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has landed in Tehran for meetings with his Iranian counterpart and other officials.
He will initially meet with Iran’s FM Javad Zarif, followed by a meeting with Ali Shamkhani, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran.
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.
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.
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.
Artist: Constantinople Band
Genre: World music
(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.