Former Iranian freestyle world wrestling champion, Mansour Mahdizadeh has been placed in the WWE Hall of Fame. The World Wrestling Federation has written to Iran’s Wrestling Federation to inform them that Mansour Mahdizadeh is now part of the Hall of Fame. He has three gold and one bronze world medals and an Asian Games gold medal. He ranked fourth at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
The Iranian U-21 women’s karate team has claimed the Asian championships title with 4 medals, while, the Iranian women’s futsal team also became champions of the 2018 AFC Women's Futsal Championship in Thailand.
Iran's sport has an active presence in the world these days. Ehsan Ghaem-Maghami, Iran's chess captain, became the champion of the 9th Nakhchivan Open 2018, Blitz chess tournament. And Daniel Arzani was placed on the initial list of 32 Australian players for the 2018 World Cup.
The International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), a joint venture with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), has ranked the teams going to the World Cup in Russia. Iran has been placed 30th on the list.
Just before the 2018 Women's Asian Futsal Championship in Bangkok, the official AFC website has placed the star of women’s futsal in Iran, Fereshteh Karimi, on its list of top five influential players in these championships.
The National Iranian Futsal Team ranking has remained the same in the latest global rankings. This has been announced on futsalworldranking.com, showing that Iran has held its 6th place with 1654 points.
Iranian football star, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, has played his most brilliant game yet at the Dutch premier league games. The young footballer from Iran’s Team Melli was able to score three goals in mins 12, 46, and 53 against the Vitesse team to play a very special part in the AZ Alkmaar club’s 4-3 win, taking it into the UEFA Champions League.
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.
Supporters of peace worldwide, including politicians, university professors, actors, and intellectuals, have signed an open letter to the EU chief of external affairs, Federica Mogherini, asking to safeguard the 2015 JCPOA Iran nuclear deal.
Artist: Ali Boustan
Album: Qeshm Island
(Persia Digest) – “The sun” from the album “Qeshm Island” by Ali Boustan is the folk music of the Island combined with classical Iranian music. The album is a concerted effort of many composers.
The New York Times writes on 21 May 2018 that United States on Monday issued a steep list of demands to be included in a nuclear treaty with Iran to replace the deal scuttled by President Donald Trump and threatened "the strongest sanctions in history" if Iran doesn't change course.
Talking about the reasons for Russia’s comments on the necessity of Iran leaving Syria, former Iranian Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan, Afshar Soleimani, said: “Russia seems to be working with the United States on Syria, and Iran must announce readiness to negotiate on Syria with all countries, including the United States.”