Former Middle East Director General of the Iranian Foreign Ministry believes: “Under the circumstances, Iraq is not empowered to mediate between Iran and the US or certain other Arab countries in the region. The Iraqis are simply trying to show all parties they are interested in keeping on friendly terms with all regional countries and the US to prevent the eruption of further crises in their country.”
The Iranian Petroleum Minister announced the news of a gas exports proposal to Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon, saying: “Tender documents for the export of gas to Oman are ready.”
The Head of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Iranian Parliament has said that many European countries are still weary of joining Instex, adding: “Instex does not meet all our expectations.”
“Smokey Car” is the name given to a train which operated during the Qajar era between Tehran and Shahr-e Rey south of the capital. Recent restoration works by the city council in southern Tehran have now revealed the old railway tracks for the train.
Nowruz celebrations have been staged by Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, India, Pakistan, Iraq, and Turkey at the UN offices in Vienna with the attendance of residing officials and representatives of international organizations, ambassadors, and diplomats.
In answer to the question of what the IR of Iran is planning after US oil exemptions for eight countries expire on 28 April, the Iranian Foreign Minister stated: “We have followed up on all our options to pursue trade in the past few months and will continue to do so in the coming months; currently, our exports still exceed US exemptions for sanctions.”
Heavy rainfall and flash floods have taken Mazandaran Province in northern Iran by surprise. Some cities in the province have been submerged in water and transport is taking place by motorboats and jet skis.
The written history of the starting days of the ancient Iranian civilization, dating back to at least 7000 years ago, reveals the pleasant presence of the Chaharshanbeh Soori ceremony in the public culture of a land which covered much of the ancient world.
Brian Hook, U.S. Special Representative for Iran, has responded to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani who told the Iranian people “to put a curse” on those who caused the current economic crisis in Iran.