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Banks to exchange currency for tourists
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Banks to exchange currency for tourists

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has issued a memo allowing all banks and credit institutions to buy currency from foreign tourists, foreign lorry drivers in transit, foreign investors, diplomats residing in Iran, and representative offices of foreign banks, with written requests at prices announced daily by the CBI. They can sell the currency within the forex market regulations in Iran.

The encounters of an American tourist in Iran
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The encounters of an American tourist in Iran

John is an American tourist who is visiting Iran for the second time. This is what he has posted on his Instagram page about the country: “I hope I can show everyone that Iran is not a scary place after I have traveled 3000kms in 75 days. More importantly, the people of this country are not terrorists. They may be terrible drivers, but in no way are they terrorists.”

Tehran-Shirgah tourist train begins to run
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Tehran-Shirgah tourist train begins to run

Two train runs have begun between Tehran and Shirgah to develop rail tourism and travel to the beautiful sites of northern Iran. The Tehran-Savadkouh train had already become operational on this route. Following its popularity with passengers, a second train between Tehran and Shirgah has also begun to run. The Tehran-Savadkouh train operates on Thursdays and the Tehran-Shirgah train operates on Fridays.

“Paris Cultural Week” in Isfahan
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“Paris Cultural Week” in Isfahan

Following the “Isfahan Cultural Week” in Paris which was held with eight exhibitions of the arts, architecture, and handicrafts of Iran and a speech given by the mayor of Isfahan at the Assemblée nationale, the mayor has now announced the imminent opening of a “Paris Cultural Week” in Isfahan.  

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Tesla and Volvo seek out 10-year old Iranian inventor

2018/01/06

The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.

Iran, US should opt long term relations

2017/10/22

In an interview with Persia Digest, Adib-Moghaddam said: It is imperative that Iran gets even closer to the EU, not least to keep the communication with Washington going, and to minimize misperceptions.

German Schiller Group Concert in Tehran

2017/11/14

The German Schiller Group Concert is taking place in Tehran for the first time. Christopher von Deylen, will be traveling to Tehran with his Group for the first time in mid-December to stage a concert at the Hall of the Ministry of the Interior over two nights on 11-12 December, at 21h30.  

Cooking Tour for Persian dishes

2017/08/16

Two young girls by the names of Shirin Tahanan and Matin Lashkari are the initiators of a delicious cooking tour in Tehran. Shirin cooks and Matin organizes the tour.  

New find in Persepolis

2017/08/20

The newly discovered gates in Persepolis will soon be turned into a museum site once all the protective and safety measures have been completed.

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Open letter for peace to Mogherini

2018/05/22

Supporters of peace worldwide, including politicians, university professors, actors, and intellectuals, have signed an open letter to the EU chief of external affairs, Federica Mogherini, asking to safeguard the 2015 JCPOA Iran nuclear deal.

The sun (music)

2018/05/22

Artist: Ali Boustan Album: Qeshm Island Genre: Folk/Fusion Year: 2002   (Persia Digest) – “The sun” from the album “Qeshm Island” by Ali Boustan is the folk music of the Island combined with classical Iranian music. The album is a concerted effort of many composers.

Iran response to new US strategy

2018/05/22

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has taken a swipe at the new US secretary of state for the meddlesome comments he made against Tehran in the so-called new US strategy.

Pompeo outlines new US policy on Iran

2018/05/21

The New York Times writes on 21 May 2018 that United States on Monday issued a steep list of demands to be included in a nuclear treaty with Iran to replace the deal scuttled by President Donald Trump and threatened "the strongest sanctions in history" if Iran doesn't change course.

Russia calls for Iran to leave Syria?

2018/05/21

Talking about the reasons for Russia’s comments on the necessity of Iran leaving Syria, former Iranian Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan, Afshar Soleimani, said: “Russia seems to be working with the United States on Syria, and Iran must announce readiness to negotiate on Syria with all countries, including the United States.”