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11th International Handicrafts & Tourism Exhibition opens in Isfahan

11th International Handicrafts & Tourism Exhibition opens in Isfahan

The 11th International Handicrafts & Tourism Exhibition opened in Isfahan on Tuesday. Twenty trade delegations from twenty countries, including Spain, China, Malaysia, Kuwait, Pakistan, Cuba, Uzbekistan, Indonesia, Iraq, Russia, Hungary, Austria, Turkey, Germany, Switzerland, and Afghanistan are taking part here.

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Trump’s ‘maximum pressure’ won’t make Iran yield

Trump’s ‘maximum pressure’ won’t make Iran yield

A magnificent fresco adorns the main pavilion of the royal palace in the Iranian city of Isfahan, depicting the 16th-century Battle of Chaldiran, fought between the Turkish-Ottoman and Persian-Safavid empires. The fresco appears to show the Persian army victorious, having crushed its Turkish adversary. The truth is that Chaldiran marked a decisive victory for the Ottomans, who went on to annex eastern Anatolia and northern Iraq. But what the self-serving historical distortion suggests is not shame of defeat but pride in the heroic valor with which the Iranians resisted a foe that outnumbered them and, unlike them, possessed heavy artillery. Donald Trump’s administration, which has made bringing Iranians to their knees the cornerstone of its Mideast policy half a millennium later, should draw a lesson from the battle and the way the Persians digested defeat.

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Nowruz traditions in Isfahan

Nowruz traditions in Isfahan

The people of the historic city of Isfahan will welcome the approaching Iranian New Year on the spring equinox this year by holding a celebration from the Safavid era called “Zendeh Rud Festival” to appreciate the revival of the old river after water flows again into Zayandeh Rud River on March 17.

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Iranian novel translated into Italian

Iranian novel translated into Italian

The title “You will return to Isfahan" [Tu ritornerai a Isfahan] by Mostafa Ensafi has been translated into Italian. Ponte33 Publishers has announced the launch of the book on Saturday 6 April at the Venice Literary Biennale.

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Top ten surprises of Iran for tourists

Top ten surprises of Iran for tourists

Forget about Persepolis and Isfahan's blue mosques! These places are must-see in Iran, however, the country is far from being limited to these famous monuments. Few people know how diverse and surprising the country is. Some developing tourism companies in Iran, such as TasteIran, try to change this by introducing visitors to unexpected experiences in Iran, Mehr News reports.

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