Iranian cultural week begins in Russia
An Iranian cultural week began in Russia on Monday to familiarize Russians with Iranian culture.
Iran's Supreme Leader sets new foreign policy
The address by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei at the annual gathering in Tehran of top foreign ministry officials and envoys in foreign capitals is always a keenly watched event when vital clues to the trajectory of the country’s foreign policy and diplomacy could be gleaned. Things said openly are no doubt important, but things unsaid could at times be even more important. Besides, the entire Persian way of saying things obliquely adds to the mystique. All in all, therefore, Khamenei’s speech in Tehran on Saturday will be read and reread in chancelleries abroad as far apart as Moscow and Washington or Beijing and Brussels. (IRNA)
Increasing ambiguities of Velayati trip to Moscow
The achievements of the Supreme Leader of Iran’s Chief Advisor in international affairs, Ali-Akbar Velayati, during his trip to Moscow has entailed many ambiguities. Its main achievement can be witnessed today following Trump’s meeting with Putin, but the economic agreements made on this trip have thus far been rather obscure.
EU disappointment about Iranian withdrawal from Syria
Akbar Shahid Ahmed writes in the Huffington Post that it’s highly unlikely that the Russian leader can deliver on Trump’s goal of removing the Iranian presence in Syria, two officials from allied countries told HuffPost.
Russia ready to invest USD 50bn in Iran’s energy industry
FT writes that Iran has touted $50bn worth of potential Russian investments in its oil and gas sector as it seeks to deepen its relationship with Moscow, amid mounting pressure from the US to curb the country’s energy exports and diplomatically isolate Tehran.
Iran-Russia consolidate literary ties
Alexander Mazirka, First Secretary of the Russian Embassy in Iran and representative of the Russ Sotero din Chistova Organization, and Dr Zahra Mohammadi, Professor of Russian Language and Literature at Tehran University and representative of Russkiy Mir in Iran, held a meeting on 26 June with Ali-Asghar Mohammad-Khani, international and cultural deputy of “Shahr-e Ketab” chain of bookstores, to discuss cultural cooperation between Iran and Russia.
Trump-Un deal as compared to Iran deal
The Daily Beast in Istanbul writes one was the result of 12 years of painstaking negotiations over two U.S. presidential administrations and three changes of government on the other side, with the U.N. Security Council, the International Atomic Energy Agency, and leaders from the capitals of half a dozen countries actively involved.