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Syrian FM: Iran’s presence in Syria is legal
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Syrian FM: Iran’s presence in Syria is legal

Answering a question about allegations that Iran has military bases in his country, the Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Mu'alem said: “Iran has come here at the invitation of the Syrian government and its presence is perfectly legal. What we hear about Iranian forces and bases in Syria are Israeli inventions and completely false. There are advisors from Iran in Syria and some have been martyred here. They are fighting along Syrian forces. We thank Iran’s leaders and its people who stood by Syria from the very beginning in its fight against terrorism.”

Pahlavi II FM: No one will be able to crush Iran
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Pahlavi II FM: No one will be able to crush Iran

The Shah’s son-in-law, foreign minister, and last ambassador to Washington, and an opponent of the IR of Iran, writes in the New York Times that American Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo’s statement on Iran was both bewildering and saddening. As the head of foreign policy of a great power, and previously as the director of the CIA, he should be better informed about Iran, its people, and its history.  

Muqtada al-Sadr stance towards US and Iran
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Muqtada al-Sadr stance towards US and Iran

The leader of the Sadrist movement has made new comments on the relations between Iraq, Iran and the US. Muqtada al-Sadr is the leader of the Sadrist Movement and the Saraya al-Salam. He managed to win 54 seats in the Iraqi parliamentary elections of 12 May 2018. He has talked about his stance on remarks by some sources that forming a government in Iraq is not possible without the consent of Iran and the US, saying: “America is an occupying force and we will not allow it to interfere in our internal affairs.”  

Charles Freeman: Trump throwing world order into chaos
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Charles Freeman: Trump throwing world order into chaos

In an interview with Persia Digest, former US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia said about the new US strategy on Iran: “Secretary Pompeo's "strategy" for dealing with Iran amounted to a call for regime change. It was welcomed by Israel and a few Gulf Arab states but spurned by the world's great powers, none of which is prepared to join the United States in military confrontation with Iran.”

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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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US insults for Iran’s volleyball team

2018/06/19

The Iranian volleyball team competing in the FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League in the US has been interrogated by the FBI at the airport.  

Zarif digs on Israeli nuclear warheads

2018/06/19

Iranian Prime Minister, Javad Zarif, has posted a tweet addressed to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI): “There are at least 80 nuclear warheads stationed in the Middle East. None are in Iran; rather, they're at the fingertips of a warmonger who howls incessantly about fabricated Iranian “ambitions”. Time for an overdue debate on the real threat to the region & beyond.”  

Rouhani: Tehran will stand by Doha

2018/06/19

In a telephone conversation with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Monday, President Hassan Rouhani expressed hope that Tehran and Doha can make the best of the many capacities they have to promote trade between the two countries.  

Reactions to Netanyahu's plans for Iran

2018/06/18

Some time ago, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu sent a video message about the water crisis in Iran, saying: “Israel has the knowledge to stop an environmental crisis in Iran and I want to share this with the people of Iran.” He pointed to the launch of a website and a telegram channel in Persian to fight the water crisis in Iran, and stated: “Israel is with the Iranian people and I want to save the lives of many of them.”

Iran rep in OPEC: Will veto Saudi proposal

2018/06/18

Bloomberg reports that Iran says Venezuela and Iraq will join it in blocking a proposal to increase oil production that’s backed by Saudi Arabia and Russia when OPEC and its allies meet in Vienna this week.