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Will US oil sanctions on Iran work?
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Will US oil sanctions on Iran work?

With two weeks to go until U.S. sanctions officially take aim at Iran’s oil exports, it’s not at all clear how much crude Iran is still selling—or which countries will keep buying it—raising questions about the effectiveness of the main thrust of Washington’s pressure campaign against Tehran.

  Netanyahu ignores scientific advances by Iran
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Netanyahu ignores scientific advances by Iran

Addressing the opening of the Knesset winter session Oct. 15, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu boasted of the “fantastic decade” Israel had experienced under his stewardship. He spoke of a decade of progress and economic growth, of stability and security, of building and prosperity. “Each and every developed state would have been blessed by what we have done,” he told the lawmakers. And then, of course, there was the inevitable mention of Iran — “We will keep pushing it back with all our might.”

Pakistan-Iran border security challenges
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Pakistan-Iran border security challenges

Over a dozen Iranian security personnel were reportedly kidnapped by Baloch dissidents in a predawn raid on 15 October in Mirjaveh, a town bordering Pakistan. In a statement issued by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) the abductees were stationed in a border post in Iran’s Mirjaveh area when they came under attack from the “counterrevolutionary groups”. Meanwhile Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif called his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi and requested for assistance in recovering the abducted IRGC personnel. So far no group have claimed the responsibility of abduction although Iranian media has accused Jaish Ul Adl dissident group behind the act.

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Devoted farmer hospitalized

2017/11/28

Rizali Khajavi, known as the devoted farmer to most of us, has been hospitalized for kidney failure. Azbar-Ali Hajavi, nicknamed Rizali Khajavi, has been in our school books for decades now. He came to be known as the devoted farmer in our elementary literature books throughout Iran.  

Baghcheban father of the deaf

2017/11/25

Jabbar Baghcheban is known as the father of the deaf and hard-of-hearing in Iran. He is the founder of the first school for the deaf in Iran, which he established in the city of Tabriz and called it “Baghche-ye Atfal” [The children’s garden], and thus became known as “Bagcheban” [gardener]. He passed away in 1966.  

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.

Artificial Intelligence used by Iranian police force

2018/10/15

Sardar Saeid Montazer-Almahdi, top advisor to the Commander of the Iranian Police Force, has said: “We will soon see fundamental developments in police electronic services using artificial intelligence.”

Australian cultural attaché: Aussies happy with Iran trip

2018/10/06

Australian cultural attaché and second in rank, Hamish Leslie Reisen, has said that Australians are not very familiar with Iran and its tourist attractions, adding: “Planning cultural programs is one of the best incentives for Australians to travel to Iran; because, the image they have of Iran is impacted by the global news coverage. Good news from Iran will surely attract their attention, especially about cultural links between the two countries.”

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A trip to Iran costs 50 percent less

2018/10/23

A trip to Iran now costs 50 percent less for tourists traveling here. This has led to an increased number of trips from neighboring countries of up to 51 percent. But, this drop in price has not yet enticed visitors from further afield.

FM Zarif: Iran open for talks, no sign from the US

2018/10/23

Iran is open to dialogue with the United States without preconditions, but such talks remain elusive so long as Washington fails to show Tehran respect, its Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday.

“The look to the East” strategy under review

2018/10/22

“The look to the East” policy has been revived in Iran’s political strategy once again as a necessity. The topic is, in fact, being promoted mainly by the critics of Rouhani’s government who has been trying to improve the country’s position with Western countries over the past five years in office. Rouhani’s most significant initiative during this time has been the 2015 JCPOA nuclear accord signed with world powers to de-escalate and expand political and economic ties between Iran and the EU.

The Persian Gulf registered by WIPO

2018/10/22

The CEO of the Intellectual Property Office of Iran's Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade has announced that the “Persian Gulf” has been registered with the prefix of “Pearl”.

Record no of tourists visit Iran from Azerbaijan Republic

2018/10/22

Tourists from the Republic of Azerbaijan have broken the record of travel to Iran. The number of trips by Azeri citizens visiting Iran in the first nine months of 2018 increased by 53.2 percent as compared to a similar period last year, to reach one million and 68 thousand trips. But the number of trips by Iranians to Azerbaijan has dropped by 32.7 percent during the same period.