‘Ancient tambour sounds’ is a festival of traditional Iranian music taking place on 11-12 September 2017 in Kermanshah. Renowned musicians attending the event can be named as Keyhan Kalhor, Shahram Nazeri, and Ali-Akar Moradi.
Director General of Iran's Crowdfunding Office for the Environment has warned that Fars Province is at the top of the list for land subsidence in the world and this may cause great damage to Persepolis and place it at the mercy of complete annihilation.
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.
Sanā'ī Ghaznavi, the Persian poet, was born on 3 September and lived between the 11th and 12th centuries. His poems are a reflection of his outlook on the social events of his time and he is among the first social reformers in the history of Persian literature.
These four walls we call houses are not simply safe havens to live in. They take on the scent and color of their occupants with the passage of time, to pass on the impression to anyone who walks in through the doors.
Passing by ‘Theater-e Shahr’ (City Theater) in one of the most crowded spots of Tehran on Valiasr Avenue, one could not miss the massive crowd surrounding the performers, watching the action in awe and amazement.
(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).
The 74th Venice Film Festival will begin its work tonight while two Iranian films are going to participate in the “Horizons” section, and Rakhshan Bani Etemad, the Iranian director and screenwriter, will be a member of the jury in the same section.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.