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Iran response to Arab League anti-Iranian declaration

Iran response to Arab League anti-Iranian declaration

In a response to the closing statement issued by the Arab Summit, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Bahram Ghassemi, stressed on the Islamic Republic of Iran's permanent policy of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries, and said: “Iran expects regional countries to maintain mutual respect and non-interference in each other's affairs and stop beating the drum of alleged claims and accusations, in order to place realism, interaction, reflection, logic, dialogue, goodwill, and foresight on their priority list of policies for confidence-building, stability, and a halt to creating unnecessary concerns.”

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Macron tells Saudis France free to trade with Iran

Macron tells Saudis France free to trade with Iran

In its April 9, 2018 issue, The New Yorker writes that a few days after Donald Trump was inaugurated, Jared Kushner sat down to decide how to reshape the Middle East. During the campaign, Trump had promised a sweeping transformation of the region. Steve Bannon, Trump’s senior aide and ideologist at the time, told me recently, “Our plan was to annihilate the physical caliphate of isis in Iraq and Syria—not attrition, annihilation— to roll back the Persians, and force the Gulf states to stop funding radical Islam.”

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Turkish Airways crashes in Iran

Turkish Airways crashes in Iran

A Turkish Airways plane has crashed in Iran near Shahr-e Kord, capital of Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiari Province. The plane was flying in Iranian airspace from Sharjah in the UAE to Istanbul.

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Iran seeking alternative trade hub to Dubai

Iran seeking alternative trade hub to Dubai

Following new tensions between Iran and the UAE, Tehran is seeking to downgrade Dubai as its regional trading hub and replace it with Qatar and Oman. The Financial Tribune writes that Iran’s recent decision has been taken following new pressures and restrictions by UAE and Dubai officials imposed on Iranian businessmen by ratifying new VAT laws, restricting visas, and limiting banking facilities.  

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Iranian saffron exports rise by 33%

Iranian saffron exports rise by 33%

During the months of March to December 2017, over 160 tons of saffron worth more than USD 219MM and 270 was exported from Iran to various countries. This shows an increase of 33.33% in weight and 26.05% in value as compared to a similar period last year.

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2022 World Cup in Iran

2022 World Cup in Iran

On 16 January 2018, The Economist writes: FOOTBALL’S World Cup in 2022, to be hosted by Qatar, was always billed as a regional event. Other countries in the Gulf offered hotel rooms and training facilities. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said it would even host matches. But last June the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain broke off diplomatic relations with Qatar, angry about its support for Islamists and its ties to their nemesis, Iran.

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Iran valuable win over Saudi football

Iran valuable win over Saudi football

The efforts of the Iranian Football Federation have finally yielded results and the Asian Football Confederation games committee (AFC) voted in favor of Iran hosting the games with the Saudis and the UAE.  

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Support for the JCPOA at the UN

Support for the JCPOA at the UN

In his report to the UN, the IAEA Director General, Yukiya Amano, has once again certified Iran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers, officially known as the JCPOA, at the 72nd General Assembly.  

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Baluchistan aquaculture paradise

Baluchistan aquaculture paradise

The Deputy Director of Aquaculture in Sistan and Baluchestan has announced that 20 sites with an overall area of 42 thousand hectares have been identified in this province for rearing shrimps.  

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Saffron Museum opens in Torbat Heydarieh

Saffron Museum opens in Torbat Heydarieh

The head of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Dept of Torbat Heidarieh said: “The Saffron Museum aims to introduce domestic and foreign tourists to various stages of saffron preparation.”  

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Rouhani’s greenlight for talks with Riyadh

Rouhani’s greenlight for talks with Riyadh

As the head of the 12th government, President Hassan Rouhani addressed the nation in a live TV program on Tuesday night to discuss his new administration’s plans in economic, social, political and cultural areas. He also talked about latest regional and international issues.

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