Badrak ceremony held at St Thaddeus Monastery


The 64th Badrak ceremony has been held in St Thaddeus Monastery, also known as Kara Kilisa, by Armenians in Chaldoran, northwestern Iran. Once again, the sound of freedom of religious minorities resounds from the church bells in Iran.  

The splendor of Iran in contrast to western views


Tarun Vijay, a member of the BJP national executive and also a member of the DGP national, wrote in the Telegraph India that Iran is a wondrous contrast to how the West has often presented it .  

St Thaddeus Monastery annual ceremony & pilgrimage


St Thaddeus Monastery, also known as Kara Kilise, will be holding its 64th religious ceremony in Chaldoran, in Iran’s West Azerbaijan Province, from Thursday 12 July 2018.  

Iranian Art of Cooking Festival


The Iranian Art of Cooking Festival will be held in Zanjan 1-3 August 2018 to discover cooking talents, plus much more.  

Atashgah: Iran’s miniature waterfall


The Atashgah waterfall is known as Iran’s miniature waterfall and is one of its most exciting tourist attractions. It is a 190kms from Shahr-e Kord in western Iran.  

Shushtar waterfalls – a masterpiece of engineering


One of the attractive places to visit in Iran is Shushtar town in Khuzestan Province. There, you can see the waterfalls of Shuhstar (Sika) which were built to generate hydraulic power for the industrial mills in the Sassanid era.  


Iran bans handicraft imports


The Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran Deputy has announced that Iran has banned the import of foreign handicrafts. The customs of Iran have also been informed of the decision.  

Iran warns Citroën about suspension of work


The CEO of the SAIPA Automotive Group has pointed to Citroën pulling out of Iran, and said: “We have notified this company and its directors that we will monitor their professional behavior. Any future cooperation between the Iranian automotive industry and their foreign partners will certainly take into account their stance under difficult circumstances and sanctions.”  

Austrian Ambassador: EU has lost USD 10BN in export cuts to Iran


The Austrian Ambassador to Iran, Stefan Scholz, has said: “The EU wants financial channels to open, because it has lost USD 10BN due to export cuts to Iran.”  

Mnuchin: US considers Iran sanction waivers


Lesley Wroughton writes in Reuters that the United States in certain cases will consider waivers for countries that need more time to wind down imports of oil from Iran as it seeks to avoid disrupting global oil markets while reimposing sanctions against Tehran, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.  

Iran tells Saudi: Pumping oil above target not part of OPEC deal


Reuters writes that Iran’s oil minister told his Saudi Arabian counterpart that last month’s OPEC supply pact does not give member countries the right to raise oil production above their targets, according to a letter reported by Iran’s news agency Shana.  

Iran proposal for US investment in LNG


National Iranian Gas Exports Company (NIGEC) Director, Mehran Amir-Moeini, said about a proposal to the US to participate in expanding the LNG sector of Iran: “This is still only a proposal and no directives have been issued for negotiations.


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The Guardian names Iran goalkeeper best player in World Cup


The Guardian website has ranked World Cup 2018 players in Russia, naming Alireza Beiranvand as best player at the Cup.  

Second woman ambassador appointed in Iran


On the proposal of Iran’s FM and approval of the President, the second woman ambassador in the history of the Islamic Republic of Iran has been appointed.  

Putin special envoy to visit Tehran


UAWire writes that according to RBC news agency, the Special Representative of the President of Russia for Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev will visit Tehran on July 18 to inform the Iranian leadership about the results of the Russian-American meeting and to coordinate possible joint actions based on the agreements reached in Helsinki. 

Zarif: US supports Daesh


Louise Miner writes in Euronews that Iran's Foreign Minister Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif told Euronews the European Union can do more to bring about peace and stability in the Middle East, and needs to back-up its commitments with actions.