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Mousavian and Prince Turki Al Faisal hot debate

Mousavian and Prince Turki Al Faisal hot debate

With tensions between regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia at the brink, a rare dialogue recently took place between two former senior Saudi and Iranian officials. Hosted by the Center for Strategic Studies at the Joint Special Operations University in Tampa, Florida, former Saudi Ambassador to the United States and Director General of Saudi Arabia’s intelligence agency Prince Turki al Faisal debated Hossein Mousavian, a former spokesman for Iran’s nuclear negotiators and chairman of the foreign policy committee of Iran’s National Security Council. The lively discussion touched on each country’s view of its security environment and the broader issues affecting the Iran-Saudi relationship. LobeLog has obtained the full transcript of the conversation, and the following is an abbreviated excerpt covering the key points.  

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Iranian futsal 6th in the world, 1st in Asia

Iranian futsal 6th in the world, 1st in Asia

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.  

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What is Iran’s global place in attracting tourists?

What is Iran’s global place in attracting tourists?

Asia, South America, Africa, and the Middle East are record holders for attracting the most tourists since 1990. ISNA semi-official news agency reports that a total of 1.32 billion trips by tourists have taken place globally in 2017, showing a threefold increase as compared to the 439.5 million trips taken in 1990.

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Iranian women win Asia-Oceania Wheelchair Basketball

Iranian women win Asia-Oceania Wheelchair Basketball

Iran’s Wheelchair Basketball team for women has won the Asia-Oceania Championships for a slot at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta. Iran was able to beat Thailand 43-27 in the finals. The four teams making it to the Jakarta Asian Para Games are Iran, Thailand, Afghanistan, and Cambodia.

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Iran ranks 5th in world Greco-Roman wrestling

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. 

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Iran is champion of Asian futsal

Iran is champion of Asian futsal

Iran’s National Futsal Team has won Japan 4-0 in the finals of the AFC Futsal Championships to become the champions of the Asian Continent for the 12th time.

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Rouhani and Putin renew commitment to JCPOA

Rouhani and Putin renew commitment to JCPOA

In a telephone conversation with President Putin of Russia, Iran’s President Rouhani has mentioned certain efforts by countries to kill the Iran nuclear agreement, the JCPOA, and said: “Iran will remain committed to its obligations under the deal for as long as the other signatories are committed to it. To achieve this, it is necessary to stop certain signatories from killing the deal.”  

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Iranian woman athlete wins gold in Asia

Iranian woman athlete wins gold in Asia

Record holder Sepideh Tavakoli wins gold at the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships in the women’s Pentathlon, breaking her own record. Competing in the pentathlon, Tavakoli managed to win the title and break her own record.

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