The latest rankings of the world's top football clubs published on footballdatabase.com shows that the Persepolis Club has become Iran’s top football team with 1574 points. Persepolis ranks 8th in Asia and 135th in the world.
The UK website realsports101.com has reviewed the top derbies in the world and named the “Tehran Derby” as the fifth most important one in the world. according to the report, the first four include El Clacio Spain (Real Madrid - Barcelona), Old Firm Glasgow Scotland (Glasgow Rangers-Celtic), Superclasico Buenos Aires Argentina (Boca Juniors - River Plate), and the Intercontinental Derby Istanbul Turkey (Galatasaray - Fenerbahce).
A bust sculpture of Gholamreza Takhti (1930-1968), the highest ranked freestyle wrestling champion of Iran, has been unveiled at the United States Sports Academy’s American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA).
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.