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Infantino asks for women fans in stadiums
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Infantino asks for women fans in stadiums

On his trip to Iran, FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, met with Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, the Minister of Sports and Youth, and the Iranian Football Federation President. German paper Die Welt, the BBC, The Daily Mail, The Guardian, and The New York Times have all covered his Iran trip and Infantino’s negotiations on two topics with Iran’s top political and sports brass.

Iran ranks 5th in world Greco-Roman wrestling
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Iran ranks 5th in world Greco-Roman wrestling

Iran’s national Greco-Roman wrestling team has won 3 gold and 1 silver medals, and obtained 129 points to rank 5th among 16 teams at the 2018 Asian Wrestling Championships. The championships were held at the Kozhomkul Sports Palace, Bishkek, in Kyrgyzstan. Team members Hossein Nouri took 3 golds in all in the 87kgs weight class, Seyed Mostafa Salehizadeh in the 97kgs weight class, and Behnam Mahdizadeh in the 130kgs weight class. The only silver medal was won by Mohammad-Ali Garayi in the 72kgs weight category. 

Iran wrestling faces tsunami
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Iran wrestling faces tsunami

After much debate about the possibility of Iranian wrestling being temporarily banned from the international arena for not facing Israeli athletes, placing pressures on Iran’s Wrestling Federation President, Rasul Khadem, he has announced his resignation from the Federation. His sudden departure has prompted group resignations by members of the freestyle and Greco Roman wrestling councils.

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Tesla and Volvo seek out 10-year old Iranian inventor


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


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


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


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


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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“Golestan Palace Anthem” registered as national heritage


Golestan Palace Chief has announced that the hymn composed by a French musician 140 years ago in this historic complex will be registered as the “Golestan Palace Anthem” and a national heritage.  

Jahanbakhsh – Dutch league team MVP


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.  

36th Fajr Int’l Film Festival Opens in Tehran


The 36th Fajr Int’l Film Festival opened in Tehran last night with a cake celebrating 120 years of Iranian cinema and the screening of “Beyond the clouds” by Majid Majidi at the Felestine cinema theater.  

Dowlatabadi crosses the book publication license bridge


An encouraging piece of news these days, ahead of the Tehran Int’l Book Fair, is the issuing of a long-awaited license for the publication of a novel by renowned Iranian author, Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, about the war. After ten years of waiting in the ranks, his book will now be on display at the Book Fair in the capital.  

Araghchi: All options are on the table


The Foreign Ministry’s Political Deputy said: “We are ready to defend the interests of the IR of Iran against every move by the US President.” Seyed Abbas Araghchi has travelled to Rome to meet with European officials. He added: “The US President is swimming against the tide of international norms. The international community is presently trying to deal with this. We are in close contact with them and will not allow the interests of the IR of Iran to dwindle amid his moves. We are well placed to defend ourselves and are ready to deal with every scenario.”