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Araghchi reaction to Mogherini disclosure

Araghchi reaction to Mogherini disclosure

In response to the latest comments by Federica Mogherini, the EU foreign policy chief, Abbas Araghchi, deputy to the Iranian FM, has said: “A sentence in the preamble of the JCPOA Iran nuclear agreement states that the complete implementation of the JCPOA can play a part in the peace and security of the region and the world.”

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Iranian couple win Indian Deaf Film Festival

Iranian couple win Indian Deaf Film Festival

An Iranian couple have won the Short Film Award in the international category of 5th Indian International Deaf Film Festival 2017. “Melody” is directed by Fatemeh Lotfi and Behruz Ghassemi. The screening also drew a large, welcoming audience.  

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Three World Craft Cities Registered for Iran

Three World Craft Cities Registered for Iran

This week will see the registration of three cities in Iran as World Craft Cities. These are Kalpurgan, Sirjan, and Marivan. Yesterday, the ceremony was held for Kalpurgan. Tomorrow Sirjan will be registered as a World Kilim City, followed by Marivan next week as a World Kalash City. The ceremonies are attended by the President of the World Crafts Council-Asia Pacific Region (WCC-APR).  

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Award winning Iranian short films

Award winning Iranian short films

While the international “Cinema Vérité” film festival is running in Tehran, good news is also reaching the capital about the success of Iranian short films in other countries.  

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China ready to invest in oil and petrochemicals in Iran

China ready to invest in oil and petrochemicals in Iran

Iran’s Minister of Petroleum, Bijan Zangeneh, met for talks with Wang Yang Gao, Chief of China’s International Chamber of Commerce yesterday. At the meeting, Yang Gao pointed out the extensive trade ties between Iran and China, and stated: “China needs energy resources and our old friend, Iran, is rich in these resources. This can help expand ties between the two countries.”

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Golestan turns down “Cahiers du Cinéma”

Golestan turns down “Cahiers du Cinéma”

The Iran Film Week will kick off in Paris next week, organized by “Cahiers du Cinéma” editor and film critique Jean-Michel Frodon. A lack of invitation to Masoud Kimiaei, however, prompted Iranian filmmaker Ebrahim Golestan to turn down an invitation to the film week.  

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Iran exports to Malaysia grows fivefold

Iran exports to Malaysia grows fivefold

Iran exports to Malaysia has grown fivefold over the past eight months as compared to a similar period last year. The latest reports by the IR of Iran customs office on trade in the past eight months show that 434 thousand and 675 tons of commodities have been exported from Iran to Malaysia, comprising 0.55% of Iran’s total export weight.

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Congress passes ball back to Trump on Iran

Congress passes ball back to Trump on Iran

On 12 December 2017, Reuters Washington writes: “The U.S. Congress will allow a deadline on reimposing sanctions on Iran to pass this week, congressional and White House aides said on Tuesday, leaving a pact between world powers and Tehran intact at least temporarily.  

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Kiarostami poetry album published

Kiarostami poetry album published

(Persia Digest) – Abbas Kiarostami was not only a great film producer, but he was also an adept photographer of nature and a capable encapsulating poet. An album of his poems accompanied by music has now been released, entitled “Escaping boredom” produced by Farshad Khoshnoud.

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