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Restoration of ancient sites
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Restoration of ancient sites

The former chief of cultural heritage, Massoud Soltanifar, had said that only three percent of ancient sites in Iran have been registered and 97% still remained unprotected. Presently, the new chief of the Organization, Munesan, has said that he has a program for restoring these sites.  

The 11th Youth Music Festival in Tehran
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The 11th Youth Music Festival in Tehran

(Persia digest)- The 11th Youth Music Festival in Tehran has opened in Tehran with the prominent figures and officials of the music world, such as Ali Moradkhani (Arts Curator at the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance), Hossein Alizadeh, Houman As’adi (Festival Secretary), Darius Pirniakan, Behruz Hemmati, Ali Torabi (Strategic advisor to the Arts Dept), and Bahram Jamali (Managing Director - Iranian Music Forum).

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2019/04/15

Former footballer and coach of the German National Football Team, Jürgen Klinsmann, may be on the verge of becoming Team Melli’s next head coach.

John Tirman: The US military would oppose an unprovoked attack on Iran

2019/04/17

In an exclusive interview with Persia Digest (PD) MIT Professor, John Tirman, said: “For all his bluster, Trump probably does not want a war with Iran. But if he takes such a decision, he will not seek congressional approval.”

Iraqi al-Hashd al-Sha'abi Commander: We owe the people of Iran

2019/04/15

The Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) of Iraq (al-Hashd ash-Sha’abi) Commander who is in Khuzestan Province to help flood victims in southern Iran has said: “Despite Iraq’s extensive problems, we considered it our duty to help the people of Khuzestan with all our expertise to compensate for a small part of what Iranians have suffered for us.”

Pakistani PM to visit Tehran for mediation between Iran, Saudi Arabia

2019/04/15

An expert of Pakistani affairs in Tehran commented on the ongoing tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia, saying: “Imran Khan is willing to help reduce existing tensions if possible; this will be one of the main topics to be discussed during his visit to Tehran.”

The necessity of a paradigm shift in Iran’s foreign policy

2019/04/16

A former Iranian diplomat has said: “In the present circumstances, there is no hope that Iran’s foreign policy or diplomacy can continue its way forward without a paradigm shift; as such, there is nothing to negotiate and use the capacity of Takht-Ravanchi’s presence in New York for as long as this shift is not happening.”

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Pompeo: US won't seek military intervention in Iran

2019/04/22

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly told a group of Iranian-American community leaders that the Trump administration is not seeking regime change in the Islamic Republic through direct military intervention.

Ayat. Khamenei appoints Gen. Salami as new IRGC chief commander

2019/04/21

Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Commander of All Iranian Armed Forces, has appointed the former IRGC Deputy Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami as the new chief commander of the Revolutionary Guards.

Prominent Iranian Artist Monir Farmanfarmaian Dies At 97

2019/04/21

Prominent Iranian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian has died in her home in Tehran, the semiofficial ISNA news agency reported on April 21.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan makes first visit to Iran

2019/04/21

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan began his first official visit to Iran on Sunday for talks set to focus on strengthening ties and countering terrorism, state media reported.

Torrential rains revive Lake Urmia

2019/04/21

Torrential rains over the past forty days in Iran may have caused severe floods and human and financial losses in certain areas, but at the same time it has revived one of Iran and the world’s most important lakes.