European markets close lower amid escalating US-Iran tensions
Despite making gains on Friday morning, the pan-European Stoxx 600 traded lower during afternoon deals and ended the session in the red. Most sectors and major bourses were in negative territory.
Demonstrators block sole entrance to Iranian Embassy in London
The Iranian Ambassador to London has given the news of a group of demonstrators outside the embassy.
UK universities work with US to sanction Iranians
Iranian university students in the UK are facing suspension from their courses because of President Trump’s newly reimposed sanctions on the country.
British tourists embrace Iran despite US sanctions
On the same day as the US imposed the new round of sanctions on Iran, London was host to a tourism fair, embracing sustainable cooperation with Iran in this sector regardless of US threats.
Rouhani, May underline JCPOA continuation
The illegal withdrawal of the US from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal caused objection and surprise in the international community, President Hassan Rouhani told British Prime Minister Theresa May in New York.
Iran-UK start new round of bilateral talks
A new round of bilateral talks between Iran and the UK have begun in Tehran today, Saturday, with the arrival of Alistair Burt, UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for West Asia and North Africa.
The Queen’s gift to the player of ney flute
The ney flute is an Iranian wind instrument that comes in different sizes and is played in accompaniment with an ensemble or as a solo instrument. It does not require tuning. Historical evidence exists to show that the ney was played in Iran since the Sassanid times, such as the drawings of Ctesiphon. Old and contemporary Persian poets also mention the ney in their compositions, the most significant of these being the “Masnavi Ma’navi” by Molana.
Brighton signs on Jahanbakhsh for a record club fee
ESPN writes that Brighton and Hove Albion have signed winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar for a club-record fee on Wednesday.