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Visa on arrival for Iranians traveling to Azerbaijan
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Visa on arrival for Iranians traveling to Azerbaijan

The Republic of Azerbaijan has lifted visa requirements for Iranian national as from yesterday, 16 March 2018. All visas will be issued on arrival at the international airports of Azerbaijan. The Iranian Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan, Javad Jahangirzadeh, said: “Following talks between Foreign Minister Javad Zarif of Iran and the President of Azerbaijan Republic, the country’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement informing the Iranian Embassy that visas will be given on arrival at Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport and other international airports serving Azerbaijan.  

Vintage motor show in Sa’d-Abad Palace
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Vintage motor show in Sa’d-Abad Palace

 Iran Touring & Automobile Club is organizing a vintage motor show of for Nowruz 2018 (1397 HS), from 22 March at the Sa’d-Abad Palace Complex. More than sixty privately-owned vintage cars and motorcycles over 45 years old will be put on display at the motor show. The show will run until 18 May every day from 09h30-20h30.

Spend Nowruz in the heaven of Iran
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Spend Nowruz in the heaven of Iran

The historic monuments and natural landscapes of Mazandaran Province and its springs, villages, bungalows, the sea and the jungle, have all turned this northern area of Iran into a heaven for Nowruz travelers. Mazandaran has over 2500 historic monuments and natural spots, 700 of which have been registered as Iran’s national heritage. Some of these are as follows:  

“Nowruz Gahan” celebration days in Kermanshah
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“Nowruz Gahan” celebration days in Kermanshah

Kermanshah Province, in western Iran, celebrates Nowruz in each of its historical buildings with folk music and dance and different Haft Sin spreads. If you have already traveled to Kermanshah and visited the Bisotun world heritage site in the vast expanse of its green plains, you will know that at the foot of Bisotun mountain, in a place called “Farhad Tarash” (Legend has it that Farhad was in love with the King’s [Khosrow] wife Shirin.

Nowruz celebrations in Yazd
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Nowruz celebrations in Yazd

Yazd is the first adobe city in the world and an ancient city of Iran in Yazd Province. It has been registered as a Unesco World Heritage and is one of Iran’s famous tourist attractions. Many recreational programs have been planned for the coming Iranian New Year, Nowruz, in the provincial city of Yazd in March, including desert trekking, handicrafts and souvenir fairs, the Yazdi Nowruz spread, kite festival, and mobile music festivals.  

Ten Huraman villages registered as national heritage
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Ten Huraman villages registered as national heritage

The architectural designs of ten villages in north Huraman, an area spreading over Iran’s Kurdistan and Kermanshah provinces, have been registered as the national heritage of Iran. The villages of Galin, Halvan, Hashehmiz, Dulab, Takhteh, Vasi-Salafi, Vasi-Olia, Shian, Jān, and Bozlaneh were registered at the last meeting of the Registration Council of Iran, presided by the Cultural Heritage Deputy.  

Hamedan hosts World Tourism Summit
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Hamedan hosts World Tourism Summit

An MoU has been signed between the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran and the World Tourism Organization to hold the World Tourism Summit in Hamedan, Hamedan Province, western Iran. The MoU was signed on Thursday during a trip to Germany by the Organization Deputy, Mohammad Moheb-Khodaei, at the 40th meeting of the World Tourism Organization summit for members.  

Hormozgan marine tours for Nowruz
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Hormozgan marine tours for Nowruz

The Iranian New Year, Nowruz 1397 HS, on the spring equinox will be celebrated in Hormozgan Province with traditional sea-going tours on dhows in the coastal cities of this Province. Other programs include handicrafts exhibitions, souvenir shopping, reading the “Shahnameh”, and laying the New Year “Haft Sin” spread. Local customs, games, and cuisine will also be introduced here.

New Iranian debit card for tourists
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New Iranian debit card for tourists

The Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization has announced a joint project with the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) for a prepaid debit card for tourists traveling to Iran. Funds can be added to the card in return for their currency and converted to Iranian rials (IRR).  

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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

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US insults for Iran’s volleyball team

2018/06/19

The Iranian volleyball team competing in the FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League in the US has been interrogated by the FBI at the airport.  

Zarif digs on Israeli nuclear warheads

2018/06/19

Iranian Prime Minister, Javad Zarif, has posted a tweet addressed to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI): “There are at least 80 nuclear warheads stationed in the Middle East. None are in Iran; rather, they're at the fingertips of a warmonger who howls incessantly about fabricated Iranian “ambitions”. Time for an overdue debate on the real threat to the region & beyond.”  

Rouhani: Tehran will stand by Doha

2018/06/19

In a telephone conversation with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Monday, President Hassan Rouhani expressed hope that Tehran and Doha can make the best of the many capacities they have to promote trade between the two countries.  

Reactions to Netanyahu's plans for Iran

2018/06/18

Some time ago, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu sent a video message about the water crisis in Iran, saying: “Israel has the knowledge to stop an environmental crisis in Iran and I want to share this with the people of Iran.” He pointed to the launch of a website and a telegram channel in Persian to fight the water crisis in Iran, and stated: “Israel is with the Iranian people and I want to save the lives of many of them.”

Iran rep in OPEC: Will veto Saudi proposal

2018/06/18

Bloomberg reports that Iran says Venezuela and Iraq will join it in blocking a proposal to increase oil production that’s backed by Saudi Arabia and Russia when OPEC and its allies meet in Vienna this week.