Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi announced that 112 new achievements in the field of nuclear energy will be unveiled during the first month of the upcoming Iranian calendar year, starting March 21, reports Mehr News.
Last night, BBC Two aired a primetime documentary on a senior member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), who has become a figure of nationalist adulation in Iran and a kind of bogeyman in the West: General Qassem Soleimani.
U.S. officials said the global oil market can withstand the removal of all Iranian crude exports this year, a conclusion that could be pivotal in the coming weeks as President Donald Trump weighs whether to end sanctions waivers granted to several nations.
Iranian FM Zarif, in reaction to anti-Muslim remarks by an Australian senator in the wake of a terror attack on Muslims in New Zealand, called for an end to Western hypocrisy of defending demonization of Muslims as ‘freedom of expression’.
On its 40th anniversary, many people thought they saw the approaching collapse of the Islamic Revolution of Iran and the shadow of another revolt, given the population’s current frustration with their economic plight. They were wrong: in Tehran, the government seems to be stable and in full control of state security. Nonetheless, it faces challenges at home and abroad.
A United States Navy veteran held in Iran since July while visiting an Iranian girlfriend has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges that he insulted the country’s top leader and posted a private photograph on social media, his family’s lawyer said Friday.
The United States aims to cut Iran’s crude exports by about 20 percent to below 1 million barrels per day (bpd) from May by requiring importing countries to reduce purchases to avoid U.S. sanctions, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
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.”
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.
The United States clinched a strategic port deal with Oman on Sunday which U.S. officials say will allow the U.S. military better access to the Gulf region and reduce the need to send ships through the Strait of Hormuz, a maritime choke point off Iran.
A sociologist in Iran believes: “State domination on the public sphere and preventing interactions between individuals has deprived Iranian society of public rejoicing. With emphasis by government on the sad side of religion, the opportunity to strengthen the collective spirit through religion has also been eliminated.”