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Russia calls for Iran to leave Syria?

Russia calls for Iran to leave Syria?

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.”  

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Iran tells Russia: We will stay in Syria as necessary

Iran tells Russia: We will stay in Syria as necessary

To the question on remarks made by Putin’s advisor, Lavrentiev, on Syria about foreign forces leaving this country, the spokesperson of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bahram Ghassemi, answered: “Nobody can force Iran into anything. Iran is an independent country and its policies are based on its own global interests.”  

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Carpets for the World Cup unveiled in Tabriz

Carpets for the World Cup unveiled in Tabriz

Seven exquisite Persian carpets handwoven for the 2018 World Cup in Russia were unveiled in Tabriz on Saturday night at a ceremony attended by a group of high ranking officials and artists of Azerbaijan Province in northeastern Iran.  

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Tirman: JCPOA opportunity for EU to leave US dominance

Tirman: JCPOA opportunity for EU to leave US dominance

Speaking about Donald Trump turning down European requests about the US staying in the 2015 JCPOA Iran nuclear deal and the deepening gap between the US and EU, John Tirman says: “This is a golden opportunity for the EU to rebalance the alliance, which for decades has been dominated by the U.S.”  

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Zarif leaves for Brussels

Zarif leaves for Brussels

The Iranian Foreign Minister who was in Moscow early Monday morning has left for Brussels to carry on with his talks on the JCPOA with his counterparts.

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Iranian animations shine in Russia and Bulgaria

Iranian animations shine in Russia and Bulgaria

Iranian animation makers have an active presence in global festivals these days. The animation "The Bystander" made by Sheyda Kashi is the finalist of the Russian animation festival, and "Pet Man," won the Best Environmental Animation award in Bulgaria.  

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Zarif lands in Moscow

Zarif lands in Moscow

The Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, has landed in Moscow Monday morning on his mission to continue consultations regarding the JCPOA. Javad Zarif will be meeting with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, to examine the viability of the JCPOA and guarantee the benefits of the Iranian nation.

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The Strategic Disaster of Leaving the Iran Deal

The Strategic Disaster of Leaving the Iran Deal

Seyed Hossein Mousavian, former Iranian diplomat and negotiator of Iran's nuclear diplomacy team wrote in Foreign Affairs: On Tuesday U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), colloquially known as the Iran nuclear deal, which had provided Iran with sanctions relief in exchange for stringent monitoring and limits on the country’s nuclear program. Calling the JCPOA a “horrible, one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made,” Trump announced that the United States would soon begin “reinstating U.S. nuclear sanctions on the Iranian regime.”

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  Iran must engage in NPT subject to full JCPOA implementation

Iran must engage in NPT subject to full JCPOA implementation

A former Iranian diplomat believes that if the US exits from the JCPOA without the UN Security Council and the Joint Commission under the agreement dealing with Iran’s complaints, Iran can subject its membership in the JCPOA and NPT to the full implementation of the 2015 JCPOA nuclear agreement.  

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Iran’s chances of winning the 2018 World Cup

Iran’s chances of winning 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.  

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