Iran-US trade doubles in the Trump era
Trade between Iran and the US reached USD 503.1MM in 2018, indicating a twofold rise in exchanges between the two countries since Trump took office in 2016.
Iran has had a long tradition of holding festivals, and Chaharshanbeh Suri is one of the ancient Iranian festivals of fire and a prelude to Nowruz.
Re-entry into the nuclear deal with Iran is fast becoming a litmus test for Democrats hoping to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020.
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.”
A cargo ship carrying hundreds of containers sank in a pier in Shahid Rajaei Port in southern Iran this morning.
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.
Iranian U23 football team defeated Yemen 3-0 at 2020 Olympic qualifiers in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium on Mar. 24.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said late on Sunday that the United States has resorted to threatening other countries after failing to realize its sinister objectives.
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.”
The northern provinces of Iran have been facing unprecedented floods over the past week; but these are presently subsiding and rescue operations have begun.