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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?

Iran: We were surprised by the position of Afghan officials

2019/01/14

Speaking at a press conference today, the Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson said: “We are surprised by certain remarks made in Afghanistan on talks between Iran and the Taliban. We informed the Afghan government ahead of time and gave them a report afterwards. The position they have adopted on this is totally incomprehensible.”

American poets to protest US sanctions against Iran

2019/01/14

A number of leading American poets including Charles Bernstein and Pierre Joris will attend a poetry event to be held in protest to US sanctions against Iran coinciding with Donald Trump’s address to the US Senate.

Iranian advisors will remain in Syria

2019/01/14

An advisor to Iran’s Supreme Leader has said: “Iran will continue its consultancy presence in Syria as long as terrorists exist in Syria and the country asks for Tehran’s help.”

Why is Afghanistan concerned about Iran’s talks with Taliban?

2019/01/13

An expert of Afghan affairs believes: “Prior to Iran’s talks with the Taliban, the government of Afghanistan had embarked on Afghan-to-Afghan talks with the Taliban. However, Kabul’s harsh position against Tehran has been taken from an angle of inactiveness on their part as a reaction to Iran’s initiative.”

Tourism

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.

Iranian travel agents to attend Fitur 2019

2019/01/06

Iranian travel agents will participate in the 39th international tourism fair in Spain - Fiture 2019.

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Possibility of new protests in Iran still exists

2019/01/15

A Professor of Economics in Tehran believes: “If the government continues to pursue its misguided policies, add to that the economic pressures of the sanctions, and a possibility of new protests erupting in Iran in 2019 still exists.”

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.

Iran obtains advanced technology to produce tar

2019/01/15

Iranian experts have succeeded in producing a type of tar for the first time in accordance with road traffic volumes and international standards.

Chinese bank will not work with Iran

2019/01/15

The deputy chairman of the Iran-China Chamber of Commerce has said: “The Kunlun Bank of China was instructed to halt its work with Iran.”

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