At a meeting with ambassadors, chargé d'affaires, and officials of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, the Supreme Leader of Iran approved the President’s speech stating “if Iranian oil is not exported, no oil from the region will be exported”, and said: “The Foreign Ministry is charged with the serious follow-up of the President’s stance.”
Prior to a speech scheduled to be delivered by the US Secretary of State to a group of selected Iranian-Americans, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) has set an apology by Pompeo as a starting point for talks and asks him: Trump and his administration have uniquely and negatively targeted Iranians since January '17.
Speaking to the Kommersant Newpaper, the Russian Ambassador to Tehran said about speculations on Russian efforts to get Iran out of Syria: “First of all, I would like to remind you that Iranian presence in Syria is legal. Iranians and the Russian army are in Syria at the request of its government, taking part in joint operations to destroy terrorists.”
As President Donald Trump looks for ways to pressure the Islamist government in Tehran, he is seeking the support of Iranian-Americans in the U.S. — even though his administration has barred their Iranian relatives from visiting, imposed sanctions on their ancestral homeland and is suspected of sidelining an Iranian-American official partly due to her heritage.
Middle East Eye writes that the aftermath of the Iraqi elections on 12 May confirmed the country's troubled political cycle. Although the polls reflected the Iraqis' desire for political change, the dire realities of Iraqi politics provided the usual set of obstacles to the fulfilment of this choice.
Reuters reports that Iran has built a factory that can produce rotors for up to 60 centrifuges a day, the head of its atomic agency said on Wednesday, upping the stakes in a confrontation with Washington over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear work.
UAWire writes that according to RBC news agency, the Special Representative of the President of Russia for Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev will visit Tehran on July 18 to inform the Iranian leadership about the results of the Russian-American meeting and to coordinate possible joint actions based on the agreements reached in Helsinki.
Louise Miner writes in Euronews that Iran's Foreign Minister Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif told Euronews the European Union can do more to bring about peace and stability in the Middle East, and needs to back-up its commitments with actions.
Alexander Fulbright writes in the Times of Israel that in a video clip aired Tuesday by Israeli television, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu boasted that Israel was responsible for US President Donald Trump’s decision to quit the Iran nuclear deal.
The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.
In an interview with Persia Digest, Adib-Moghaddam said: It is imperative that Iran gets even closer to the EU, not least to keep the communication with Washington going, and to minimize misperceptions.
The German Schiller Group Concert is taking place in Tehran for the first time.
Christopher von Deylen, will be traveling to Tehran with his Group for the first time in mid-December to stage a concert at the Hall of the Ministry of the Interior over two nights on 11-12 December, at 21h30.
The Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization announced: “Tourists are no longer required to go to Iranian embassies for visas. They can apply online and travel to Iran once their application has been reviewed.”
On 13 August 2018, at 21h30, the concert titled “A song from another world” began playing in Vahdat Hall in Tehran with a band of musicians with autism and down syndrome, for an audience that included figures such as Loris Tjeknavorian and Kambiz Derambakhsh.
International Mathematical Union (IMU) named 3 May, the birthday of "Maryam Mirzakhani", the International Women's Day in Maths, on the proposal of the Women's Committee of the Iranian Mathematical Society.
A celebration was held in Tehran to celebrate polo registration by Unesco. Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization Deputy, Mohammad-Hassan Talebian spoke about the game at the ceremony and called the registration an important global event for cultural diplomacy and peace.
RT writes that the presidents of Russia and Iran met on the sidelines of the Caspian summit in Aktau, Kazakhstan on Sunday. Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani addressed ways in which world’s most acute crises, particularly in the Middle East, can be settled, the Kremlin said.