Rouhani and Putin meet on sidelines of Caspian summit
RT writes that the presidents of Russia and Iran met on the sidelines of the Caspian summit in Aktau, Kazakhstan on Sunday. Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani addressed ways in which world’s most acute crises, particularly in the Middle East, can be settled, the Kremlin said.
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)
Iran role in Syria key item at Trump-Putin summit
When President Donald Trump meets Russia's Vladimir Putin on Monday, the Syrian conflict will be one of the most immediately pressing issues on a wide-ranging agenda.
Iran’s advice to N Korea on talks with the US
Speaking about the meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un, the spokesperson for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, Bahram Ghassemi, said: “We would like to see peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and welcome any steps taken towards a better life for its people.
Start of largest military summit in Iran history
The Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) has started work in Tehran, hosted by the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN). Persia Digest reports that IONS has 23 permanent members and nine other states have observer status. The IRIN strategic force is a permanent member of IONS.
Rouhani, Putin, Erdogan stress cooperation in Syria
The presidents of Iran, Russia, and Turkey have issued a joint statement following the Ankara Summit hosted by President Erdogan, reiterating their commitment to achieving lasting ceasefire in Syria and protecting civilians. They pointed out that the Astana talks had been the only effective international initiative for keeping the Syrian crisis in check and reducing violence and that they would continue their determined cooperation in the country, rejecting separatist goals that seek to undermine Syria's sovereignty, territorial integrity, and the security of the neighboring countries.
Hamedan hosts World Tourism Summit
An MoU has been signed between the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran and the World Tourism Organization to hold the World Tourism Summit in Hamedan, Hamedan Province, western Iran. The MoU was signed on Thursday during a trip to Germany by the Organization Deputy, Mohammad Moheb-Khodaei, at the 40th meeting of the World Tourism Organization summit for members.
Rouhani: Dialogue will solve Islamic world problems
In an extraordinary summit of OIC member states in Istanbul, the Iranian President said: “Iran is ready to cooperate with all Islamic countries to defend Al Quds with no preconditions.”
Austria to launch tourism train in Iran
In a visit with the Austrian Ambassador in Tehran today, The Head of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization stressed on Iran as an enjoyable tourist destination for European tourists, and Austrians in particular.
Joint International PhD Programs
Iranian universities launched twelve joint international PhD programs and over 235 joint research projects at home and abroad in 2017.