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Iran-UK sign HOA

Iran-UK sign HOA

Iran and the UK have signed a Heads of Agreement following a US withdrawal from the JCPOA, to develop the Karanj oilfield in Khuzestan Province, southern Iran. The shake hands agreement has been signed with the Pergas Consortium in the presence of Iran’ Petroleum Minister, Bijan Zangeneh and the UK Ambassador to Tehran.

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Everybody knows tops the box office in France

Everybody knows tops the box office in France

Everybody knows, directed by Asghar Farhadi, has been screened in 430 cinema theaters in France and topped the box office here. Distribution rights have been sold to China, the USA, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India, South Africa, and a number of Middle Eastern countries. High sales are expected for the global screening of this movie.  

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Rouhani: EU time to decide on JCPOA limited

Rouhani: EU time to decide on JCPOA limited

In a phone call with the British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday evening, Iran’s President, Hassan Rouhani, stressed the need to guarantee Iran's interests, saying that the EU has limited time to decide on this agreement.  

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Johnson: A JCPOA exit is a mistake

Johnson: A JCPOA exit is a mistake

In an article published in the New York Times about the JCPOA nuclear deal, the British Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, writes: By 1931 Winston Churchill had fought more election battles than any other member of the British Parliament. He ruefully calculated that “one day in 30” of his adult life had been consumed by “arduous and worrying” campaigning.

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Orhan Pamuk at Tehran Int’l Book Fair

Orhan Pamuk at Tehran Int’l Book Fair

The renowned Turkish author, Orhan Pamuk, has been invited to the Book Fair in Tehran. He will be present on the Fair grounds on Tuesday. Orhan Pamuk is a 2006 Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature. He will be attending the 31st Tehran International Book Fair this coming Tuesday.  

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Alexander Vanouk plays pieces by Nader Mashayekhi

Alexander Vanouk plays pieces by Nader Mashayekhi

Speaking at the 3rd Contemporary Music Festival of Tehran (TCMF), Polish musician, Alexander Vanouk commented: “The TCMF is a very valuable event for me as it tries to gather around the contemporary music scene of Iran and the world to work on their favorite subject.”  

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Political and economic reasons of rising exchange rates

Political and economic reasons of rising exchange rates

Dr Mahdi Pazouki, Economist, told Persia Digest: “Currency fluctuations in Iran have two reasons. The financial reason is the volume of liquidity in the Iranian economy, which is tomans 1500TR. This large figure is a potential danger for the economy. Governments must direct this volume of liquidity towards production for economic growth. But, even if 10 percent of this large volume of liquidity enters the market, it will create fluctuations in currency rates due to the atmosphere of distrust and uncertainty.”

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Pre-Nowruz traditional ceremonies in Yazd

Pre-Nowruz traditional ceremonies in Yazd

Among the people of Yazd, the 10 days before Nowruz are known as “Panje Kouchak” [the small five days], and the ten days after Nowruz are known as “Panj-e Bozorg” [the big five days]. During the “Panj-e Kouchak” days, ceremonies such as Chaharshanbeh Suri [Fireworks Wednesday], breaking clay pitchers, cooking Ash-e reshteh, baking bread especially sweet breads, arranging the Haft-Sin table, Khāne-takānī [spring cleaning], and buying new clothes are performed.  

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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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Iranian political representatives attacked in Europe

Iranian political representatives attacked in Europe

Austrian police have reported an attack on the residence of Iranian Ambassador to Vienna and stated that the armed man has been killed by one of the guards. Another guard has been transferred to hospital for an arm injury. The attacker, armed with a cold weapon, had tried to enter the residence of the Iranian Ambassador in Austria.  

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Iranian Embassy stormed in London

Iranian Embassy stormed in London

Four men, supporters of Ayatollah Sadegh Shirazi, climbed on the balcony of the Iranian Embassy in London on Friday afternoon, 9 March 2018, took down the Iranian flag, and rose their own flag in an apparent protest to the arrest of Ayatollah Shirazi’s son resident in the holy city of Qom in the north of Iran. Grand Ayatollah Sadegh Shirazi is a critic of the Iranian government. Following the arrest of his son, protests were also staged in Karbala, central Iraq.  

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Russian Sukhoi Superjet in Iran

Russian Sukhoi Superjet in Iran

The Russian Energy Minister announced the agreement between Moscow and Tehran to purchase the Sukhoi Superjet 100 airliner to Iran's aviation fleet. “We discussed the possibility of our Iranian partners to purchase the Sukhoi Superjet 100, and we have outlined a plan to do this”, Alexander Novak stated in a conversation with "Russia 24".

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