US and Iran - Tipitoeing past Armageddon
On Feb. 1, 2017, exactly 12 days after President Trump’s inauguration, then-national security adviser Mike Flynn strode to the White House lectern to deliver a 101-second statement that excoriated Iran for its “destabilizing behavior across the entire Middle East.
Oil prices could skyrocket to USD250/barrel if Hormuz closed
The Business Insider writes that crude oil prices could jump as high as US$250 a barrel if Iran goes through with its threat to close the Strait of Hormuz in response to U.S. pressure on oil buyers to cut their Iranian purchases to zero, RT reports, quoting analysts.
US leaves door open to waivers for Iranian oil imports
Max Greenwood writes in The Hill that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday left the door open to granting waivers to countries seeking to import Iranian oil after U.S. sanctions on the nation take effect later this year.
Success of documentary on footwriter
The Iranian documentary “Footwriting” [Panegar], by Sa’adat-Ali Saeidpour, takes a look at the life of Rahim Azimi, the disabled artist from Tabriz, northwester Iran, who uses his feet for his daily routines, university studies, and his artworks. The documentary has been accepted at the Kolkata International Film Festival in India.
Tirgan ancient feast celebrated
The ancient Persian feast of Tirgan has been celebrated on 6 July, at the same time as the National Mount Damavand Day, at the university of Rineh city in Amol, northern Iran. The celebrations were attended by people from across Iran.
Shushtar waterfalls – a masterpiece of engineering
One of the attractive places to visit in Iran is Shushtar town in Khuzestan Province. There, you can see the waterfalls of Shuhstar (Sika) which were built to generate hydraulic power for the industrial mills in the Sassanid era.
World’s largest gas condensate refinery opens
The second phase of the Persian Gulf Star Refinery has opened as the world's largest gas condensate refinery with the presence of the Iranian President.