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UN Secretary-General supports the JCPOA

UN Secretary-General supports the JCPOA

At a meeting with the Iranian Foreign Minister, the UN Secretary-General supported the 2015 JCPOA Iran nuclear deal and asked that all signatories remain committed to their obligations under the agreement.  

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Shamkhani: Iran likely to leave NPT

Shamkhani: Iran likely to leave NPT

Javad Zarif initially mentioned the possibility of Iran leaving the NPT during his interview with the New Yorker on 22 April 2018, stating that if the US withdrew from the 2015 nuclear agreement, Iran would have three options to consider, one of which would be leaving the NPT. This has now been echoed by the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran, Ali Shamkhani, saying that this would be the most likely option Iran will take should the US withdraw.  

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Inauguration of Tabriz 2018

Inauguration of Tabriz 2018

The city of Tabriz in Azerbaijan Province, northwestern Iran, has been selected as the Tourism Capital of Islamic Countries 2018. The opening ceremonies for the year-long event will take place on Wednesday 25 April by President Rouhani.  

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Iran Book Fair opens in Kabul

Iran Book Fair opens in Kabul

The Iran Book Fair has opened in Kabul University in Afghanistan today, 22 April 2018, through the efforts of the Iranian cultural attaché, attended by Iranian and Afghan publishers.  

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Gifts of miniature from St Petersburgh to Isfahan University

Gifts of miniature from St Petersburgh to Isfahan University

The Russian city of St Petersburgh has sent gifts of miniatures to Isfahan University in Iran, illustrating the history of the city. Head of the Institute of the Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Irina Samanova, gave a speech at the opening of the Isfahan miniature dedicated to Isfahan University, and said: “These miniatures are a gift from the city of St Petersburgh to Isfahan University.”  

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Kiarostami Foundation opens in the US

Kiarostami Foundation opens in the US

The Kiarostami Foundation has been set up by Ahmad Kiarostami in the US. Its job is to supervise and publish the cinematic and artistic works of the late Iranian filmmaker, Abbas Kiarostami. The Foundation has been established by his eldest son who is a US resident.

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Historic city of Seimareh global registration

Historic city of Seimareh global registration

The National Heritage Centre in the historical town of Seimareh has announced: “This important historic town, part of Darreh Shahr, in Ilam western Iran, will be Unesco registered after the necessary repairs have been made.”  

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“Khayyam” opens in Spain

“Khayyam” opens in Spain

A Persian language and Iranian cultural center has opened in Nebrija University Spain through the efforts of Allameh Tabatabei University.  

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