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Mogherini response to Trump/Macron talks

Mogherini response to Trump/Macron talks

AFP wrote that EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini insisted today that the current Iran nuclear deal was working and "needs to be preserved", after US President Donald Trump and French counterpart Emmanuel Macron called for a new agreement with Tehran.  

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Trump agrees with Macron on Iran

Trump agrees with Macron on Iran

Reuters in Washington reports that the U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Tuesday to seek stronger measures to contain Iran, but Trump refrained from committing to staying in a 2015 nuclear deal and threatened Tehran with retaliation if it restarted its nuclear program.  

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French player goes on stage in Iran

French player goes on stage in Iran

French actress, Natalie Matti, is going on the Iranian stage in Ali Razi’s play. Following her performance in the play “Bazgasht-e pessar-e nafarman” [Return of the prodigal son] which was staged at the Iranshahr playhouse, Natali Mattie and Ali Razi are working together for the second time.

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Frodon and French films revisited

Frodon and French films revisited

A “French Film Week” is being staged at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMoCA) for a third time. Last year this time saw the first of such a week, attended by Jean-Michel Frodon, with the screening of New Wave French films and a movie by the late Abbas Kiarostami. Frodon is revisiting the TMoCA cinematheque again this year, to see through the second French Film Week until 18 April 2018. Meetings of knowledge transfer had been planned for the event, but no concrete news is available on this as of date.  

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“Paris Cultural Week” in Isfahan

“Paris Cultural Week” in Isfahan

Following the “Isfahan Cultural Week” in Paris which was held with eight exhibitions of the arts, architecture, and handicrafts of Iran and a speech given by the mayor of Isfahan at the Assemblée nationale, the mayor has now announced the imminent opening of a “Paris Cultural Week” in Isfahan.  

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Iran response to MBS remarks in France

Iran response to MBS remarks in France

“Arabia’s current rulers, alongside the Zionist regime, have transformed themselves into symbols of aggression and crime in the Middle East. They are adding to the instability and crisis here with their increasing interventions in the affairs of other countries.”

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Ebrahim Mokhtari films screened in France

Ebrahim Mokhtari films screened in France

Yesterday, 7 April 2018, saw the screening of two films by prominent Iranian documentary-maker Ebrahim Mokhtari at the “Musée de l'Homme” cinema theater, followed by a discussion with him.  

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See the Louvre through the eyes of Kiarostami

See the Louvre through the eyes of Kiarostami

If you have not been to “The Louvre in Tehran” at the National Iranian Museum yet, make an effort to go and see this brilliant little piece of the Louvre in the Iranian capital, where a painting by Rembrandt and other masterpieces from the famous museum in France are on display for all to see. Among these, you will also come across photos of the Louvre Museum shot by the late Iranian filmmaker, Abbas Kiarostami, years ago and see it through his lens.

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How the Iranian nuclear deal has tied US hands

How the Iranian nuclear deal has tied US hands

Author of the following article is Mohsen Moheimany, PhD Student at the School of Law & Government at Dublin City University. You can read excerpts here. ISNA recently reported this comment from Javad Zarif, the Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs: "For a year and two months, Trump has been saying that he will undermine the nuclear deal with Iran, but has not done it yet because he knows the cost of doing it".  

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