Polo registration by Unesco is celebrated
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.
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)
Watching the longest lunar eclipse of the century in Iran (photo)
The longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century occurred on Friday evening and was seen in large parts of Iran, Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and South America. In Iran, this lunar eclipse began at 21:44:47, as the most important astronomical event of the century, and it took 103 minutes for the moon to become fully eclipsed.
Lorestan - the capital of the world's historic bridges
Lorestan Province, in western Iran, has a chain of over 100 unique historic bridges earning it the name of the capital of the world's historic bridges.
Will China Undermines Trump's Iran Strategy?
By Dina Esfandiary and Ariane M. Tabatabai
Dina Esfandiary and Ariane M. Tabatabai wrote in the Foreign Affairs that in May, President Donald Trump announced that he was pulling the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal.
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: No negotiations with the Trump Administration
The Supreme Leader of Iran’s advisor in international affairs has announced: “Iran will not conduct any negotiations with the Trump Administration or any other US officials.”
China and Italy build solar power plant in Yazd
At the same time as the first anniversary of the Unesco registration of Yazd’s historic city fabric, an MoU has been signed for the construction of a solar power plant by Yazd city officials, the Chinese state company Sinosteel representative, and the MD of the Italian Danicon company.