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Jahanbakhsh – Dutch league team MVP

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.  

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36th Fajr Int’l Film Festival Opens in Tehran

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.  

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Dowlatabadi crosses the book publication license bridge

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.  

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Araghchi: All options are on the table

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.”  

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Iran’s farewell with the dollar

Iran’s farewell with the dollar

On a Wednesday meeting by the cabinet, helmed by President Rouhani, all ministries and governmental organizations and companies will use the euro as the basis for reporting and disseminating statistics, information, and financial data.  

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Pompeo reveals big lies about Iran nuclear activities

Pompeo reveals big lies about Iran nuclear activities

Former CIA Chief and Trump’s Secretary of State nominee, Mike Pompeo, has confessed to twelve years of making up lies by the US about Iran’s nuclear activities at his confirmation hearing, saying: “Iran wasn’t racing to a weapon before the deal. There is no indication that I’m aware of that if the deal no longer existed that they would immediately turn to racing to create a nuclear weapon today.”  

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American journalist review on

American journalist review on "Kupal"

American journalist Grant Phipps has written a review of the film "Kupal" directed by Kazem Mollaei, posted on the art website, tonemadison.com, and calls the film a surreal thriller.  

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JCPOA – A model to resolve the N Korean nuclear crisis

JCPOA – A model to resolve the N Korean nuclear crisis

Seyed Hossein Mousavian is the former Deputy Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council and an Iranian scholar who served on Iran's nuclear diplomacy team in negotiations with the EU and International Atomic Energy Agency. He is currently a visiting research scholar at Princeton University. He has recently spoken at the International Meeting on Nuclear Power (Fissile Material) in South Korea’s Parliament. The full text can be read below.

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Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution

Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution

Earth Day 2018 has announced its slogan for this year to be end plastic pollution. According to the Iranian Department of Environment Portal (PAM), 22 April has been named as Earth Day, and this year’s global slogan is to end plastic pollution. PAM slogan is “No to plastic bags”.  

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Rouhani: We will continue military power and détente

Rouhani: We will continue military power and détente

The parade of the IR of Iran special armed forces units on Iran Army Day has taken place on 18 April in the presence of President Rouhani. This was attended by senior commanders of the armed forces, including the General Staff of the Armed Forces, the Army, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the Police Force, the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Support, and the Basij Resistance Force.

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IMF: Iran leading regional economic growth

IMF: Iran leading regional economic growth

In its latest 6-monthly report, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has published its forecasts on Iran and the world, naming Iran as leading regional economic growth among oil producing countries.  

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