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Roshandel: JCPOA failure has unanticipated consequences for the world

Roshandel: JCPOA failure has unanticipated consequences for the world

Citing a diplomatic source in Germany, Reuters reported on 28 February that “European and US officials are planning to meet in Berlin in March for talks on Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.” Previously, The New York Times had reported that European countries had agreed to safeguard the JCPOA, not by amending it, but by reaching a separate agreement. The paper wrote that Europe had agreed on three issues: 1) Requiring Iran to negotiate its missile program; 2) Guaranteeing unrestricted access to Iranian military installations; 3) Extending the expiration date for the JCPOA sunset clauses.  

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Chaharshanbeh Suri - The festival of fire

Chaharshanbeh Suri - The festival of fire

Iran has had a long tradition of holding festivals, and Chaharshanbeh Suri is one of the ancient Iranian festivals of fire and a prelude to Nowruz. Many Iranian festivals have been forgotten during the course of history, but Chaharshanbeh Suri, on the eve of the last Wednesday of the year, is a night which, according to ancient Iranian rituals, people light a great fire that sometimes burns until dawn. They jump over bonfires and sing “[let] your ruddiness [be] mine, my paleness yours” to give their illnesses, problems and sorrows to the fire, and the fire gives them its warmth and ruddiness instead.

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New security system for National Museum

New security system for National Museum

The National Museum of Iran, which hosted reputable exhibitions from around the world this year, and will also host the Louvre Museum of France from early March, was connected to "MHA" Electronic Alert Center.

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Malayer carpets spread in Golestan Palace

Malayer carpets spread in Golestan Palace

Carpets from Malayer as old as one hundred years are been exhibited for the first time in Golestan Palace from 7 February 2018. As announced by its PR Office, Palace Directory Massoud Nosrati, has said: “The Palace museum complex will be holding periodic exhibitions for the introduction of Qajar era carpets. Two previous exhibitions entitled “A selection of Golestan Palace rugs” and “Qajar woven gardens” are part of the exquisite carpet exhibitions at the Palace, displaying 26 pieces of rugs and carpets.  

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University of Traditional Arts – 20 years of promises

University of Traditional Arts – 20 years of promises

There has been 20 years of talk on launching the University of Traditional Iranian Arts, but to no avail. The Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution ratified the launching of the University of Traditional Iranian 20 years ago. But the art is on the verge of being forgotten and there is still no sign of the university.

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Shireen Hunter: Iran must give up revolutionary goals

Shireen Hunter: Iran must give up revolutionary goals

Shireen Hunter says: As long as new sanctions do not resurrect some of the old nuclear-related sanctions, the JCPOA can survive at least between Iran and Europe. Otherwise, it will become one more international agreement ignored by the more powerful sides.

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Zarif response to Trump and Haley show

Zarif response to Trump and Haley show

The Iranian Foreign Minister has responded to the US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley and President Trump’s show on Iran. On Monday, 29 January, Nikki Haley called a meeting of the UN National Security members in Washington to display what she called Iran’s role in sending missiles to the Houthis in Yemen. At the same time, Donald Trump accused Iran of “destabilizing” the Middle East at a luncheon he was hosting for the United Nations Security Council envoys at the White House.  

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