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.
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.
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”.
The Iranian Foreign Minister said: “Iran’s influence in the region is due to the fact that it has not supported terror groups such as Al-Qaeda, Saddam Hussein, Daesh, the Al-Nusra Front, and other similar groups. Iran has made the right choices.”
In an interview with Paris Match, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad El-Din Rafik Al-Hariri has said: “Lebanon is seeking to have the best ties with Iran, especially in the economic domain. But, this must be based on the mutual interests of both countries.”
In the first 100-day report on the performance of his second government, the Iranian President spoke about domestic and economic issues in a live TV interview; he also referred to Iran’s foreign policy by saying: “People must know that we are relentlessly working to expand and normalize closer, friendlier ties with the world.”
The meeting between the three Russian, Iranian, and Turkish presidents in Sochi took place to discuss the future of Syria and its immediate situation following the end of Daesh. The meeting marks Iran's success in emphasizing a political solution to the Syrian crisis and avoiding a military confrontation.
The Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, has announced the end of the Daesh in the region and said: “Uprooting the terrorist group has been a great achievement.”
He added: “The terrorist organization, backed and armed by certain great powers and reactionary states in the region, plundered and pillaged ancient sites and museums in Iraq and Syria and sold the artifacts on international markets with the help of the very same governments supporting them.
The third round of high-level talks between Iran and the EU on “Nuclear cooperation: Progress and Prospects” will be held in Isfahan on 21-22 November 2017.
Attending the meeting are Assistant for Legal and International Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Seyed Abbas Araghchi, Helga Schmidt EU Secretary General
In his report to the UN, the IAEA Director General, Yukiya Amano, has once again certified Iran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers, officially known as the JCPOA, at the 72nd General Assembly.
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.