Democrats are signaling that they are ready to pick a fight with President Donald Trump over Iran sanctions when they assume control of the House of Representatives next month. It appears their opening salvo is already in the works.
In Iran’s hierarchical political system, it is rare to see an outsider granted a senior position. That is why the Islamic republic’s newest weapon in its battle with US president Donald Trump is so unusual.
Switzerland is close to launching an initiative to let companies sell food, medicine and medical devices to Iran using a payments channel that would be the first such mechanism to win Washington’s approval since it reimposed sanctions against Tehran.
Chogha Zanbil is part of the village of Dur Untash which remains near the ancient city of Shush in Khuzestan Province, southwestern Iran. It was registered as Iran’s first site by the Unesco World Heritage Site in 1979.
Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, has reiterated the call for preserving the Iran nuclear deal also known as the JCPOA in the face of US unilateral withdrawal from the agreement back in May and the re-imposition of sanctions against Iran, reports Mehr News Agency.
An Iranian expert of international affairs believes: “The main challenges of Iran’s foreign policy in the next Iranian calendar year has more domestic than international roots, particularly in economic issues and increasing poverty.”
An expert of Iran’s housing market believes: “Iranians will spend a larger amount of their money to buy property in other countries and survive political and economic risks if dollar fluctuations increase in the next Iranian calendar year (to start on 21 March 2019).”
Christie’s has been auctioning works for some Iranian artists for a number of years now. This year, on its 25th anniversary in Dubai, Christie’s will be holding an auction titled "Modern and Contemporary Art in the Middle East" on 23 March 2019 in which twelve Iranian artists will be participating with eighteen works.
An Iranian professor of economics believes: “During the next Iranian calendar year (1398 HS), there will be severe price hikes on the forex and goods markets; considering the highly possible intervention of security and government forces in potential social and economic unrests, security will be intensified.”
The CEO of the Performing Arts in Iran has announced that traveling theater troupes will soon leave for flood damaged areas to help cheer up the residents, especially the children, who have been caught up in the disaster.