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Mogherini not attending US anti-Iran summit

2019/01/17

An EU spokesperson has pointed to the compact agenda of Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, saying she will probably be unable to fit the anti-Iran summit in Poland in her work schedule.

Ex-diplomat: Not only China, but Russia, India, Turkey will leave Iran

2019/01/16

Former Iranian Ambassador to China believes: “A turnover of directors and change of regulations in Iran means that Beijing will not make long-term plans to work with Tehran. It is against this backdrop that large state-owned Chinese companies have left Iran during the sanctions period.”

Iran: US dangerous country for journalists now

2019/01/16

The Spokesperson for Iran’s Foreign Ministry has responded to the arrest of Press TV journalist upon entering the US.

Iran ends narcotics and immigration work with EU

2019/01/16

Following negative EU feedback and disruptive work against Iran over the recent months, Iran has now decided to end its cooperation with the EU on fighting narcotics and immigration.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry summoned Dutch Ambassador

2019/01/15

In protest to an attack by a number of anti-revolution separatists on the IR of Iran Embassy at The Hague, Dutch Ambassador Mr Jacques Louis Werner was summoned by the Head of the First West Europe Desk at the Iranian Foreign Ministry.

Polish summit a US message to Tehran

2019/01/14

The US Secretary of State has announced an anti-Iranian summit hosted by Poland on 13-14 February. According to Pompeo tens of Asian, European, and African foreign ministers will be attending the summit. Iran has criticized Poland for hosting the summit. At the same time, the German foreign minister has announced that the SPV mechanism will come into effect in the weeks to follow. Is the US trying to influence the SPV mechanism for Iran by staging this summit?

Tourism

Major leap for Iranian tourism expected soon

2019/01/16

The Ambassador of the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism has said: “Iran is seen as a scary country from the outside, although this is based on a political agenda. Nevertheless, one must travel to Iran to see how it really is. We believe that tourism has a serious responsibility in portraying a new image of Iran worldwide.”

New York Times reader comments on travel to Iran

2019/01/15

A few days ago, the New York Times published its annual list of places to go in 2019. Iran was one of the countries on its list. The New York Times chose the title of “Tourism cautiously returns to this Middle East jewel” for its article and named Iran as an attractive destination.

Iran listed on NY Times list of 52 places to go in 2019

2019/01/12

The New York Times has published a report on 52 places to go in 2019. It has ranked Iran 45th after Hong Kong and before Houston. Its main selection criteria are arts and culture programs taking place in these countries. Iran’s name is on the list while relations between the two countries is facing severe challenges.

Drought threatens historic Iranian bridge

2019/01/11

Si-o-se pol, or the Allahverdi Bridge, is one of Isfahan’s age-old landmarks built over the Zayandeh Roud River. With the river drying, this and other historic bridges in Isfahan are facing serious challenges.

Shiraz Nasir al-Molk Mosque - a banquet of light and color

2019/01/11

Nasir al-Molk Mosque is one of the masterpieces of Islamic architecture located in Shiraz, one of the southern cities of Iran. The most remarkable characteristic of the mosque is its stained glass which creates a beautiful rainbow under your feet with the reflection of light on the carpet.

Iran’s largest tourism event to be held in February

2019/01/09

The 12th Tehran International Tourism Exhibition and affiliated industries exhibition is to be held in Iran with the participation of ten countries.

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Mogherini not attending US anti-Iran summit

2019/01/17

An EU spokesperson has pointed to the compact agenda of Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, saying she will probably be unable to fit the anti-Iran summit in Poland in her work schedule.

Discovery of 3000-year-old warrior skeleton in Iran

2019/01/17

The emergency exploration team of Rostamabad archaeological site in northern Iran have reported the discovery of a 3000-year old (Iron Age) grave belonging to a 40-year old man who has been buried with his weapons.

Winners of NY Iranian Film Festival announced

2019/01/17

The Iranian Film Festival in New York has wrapped up with the selection of four films.

Blood, thunder but no goals as Iran, Iraq draw at Asian Cup

2019/01/17

Iran claimed bragging rights over arch-rivals Iraq on Wednesday as they finished top of their Asian Cup group after an engrossing but goalless draw at a packed Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai.

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