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A night to remember with ADS DS musicians

A night to remember with ADS DS musicians

On 13 August 2018, at 21h30, the concert titled “A song from another world” began playing in Vahdat Hall in Tehran with a band of musicians with autism and down syndrome, for an audience that included figures such as Loris Tjeknavorian and Kambiz Derambakhsh.

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Trump needs confidence-building for talks with Tehran

Trump needs confidence-building for talks with Tehran

Ted Regencia wrote in Al Jazeera that it was September 1980. The Iran hostage crisis involving 52 American diplomats and citizens was in its 10th month. On the streets of the capital, there were no signs of the anti-American sentiment fading away. Within a few days, the Iran-Iraq War would erupt, drowning the region in more blood.

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Littoral nations sign landmark Caspian deal

Littoral nations sign landmark Caspian deal

The Guardian writes that Vladimir Putin met the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, on Sunday at the close of a dramatic week in which each had been threatened with punishing economic sanctions by the US.

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The Flick Cinema in Tehran

The Flick Cinema in Tehran

“The Flick” written by “Annie Baker” and directed by Mohammad-Hassan Majouni is focused on a love triangle happening during the final days of life of the classic cinema; it will be on stage in Shahrzad theater in Tehran.

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Why should Iran talk to Trump?

Why should Iran talk to Trump?

Vali Asr writes in the Atlantic that on August 6, Donald Trump’s administration reimposed economic sanctions on Iran that Barack Obama’s administration had lifted when it signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in 2015, the anticipated next step following Trump’s decision to leave the deal in May. Since then, the Trump administration has talked about bringing more economic pressure on Tehran not only to end its nuclear ambitions, but also to curb its regional influence and even weaken the Islamic Republic’s hold on power, which led many to see U.S. policy as one aimed at regime change.

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Ordinary Iranians want to try talks with the US

Ordinary Iranians want to try talks with the US

Thomas Erdbrink writes in the New York Time that Iran’s leaders cannot stand the thought of talking to the United States and say President Trump cannot be trusted. But Jamshid Moniri, a 45-year-old building contractor sweating under the Tehran summer sun, summed up what many ordinary Iranians think.

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America preferred belligerency to diplomacy

America preferred belligerency to diplomacy

Trita Parsi writes in NBC News that after withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal and threatening Iran with "consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before," President Trump announced on Monday that he wants to meet with President Rouhani without preconditions to craft a new deal.

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Iran's Supreme Leader sets new foreign policy

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)

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“I alone can fix it” rhetoric on the world stage

“I alone can fix it” rhetoric on the world stage

James Kitfield writes in Yahoo News that as a candidate, Donald Trump advocated an “America First” foreign policy to rebalance what he saw as an unfair international order, promising that “I alone can fix it.” In a recent, extraordinary burst of diplomacy, President Trump has put that premise to the test on the world stage, tearing up the Iran nuclear accord, launching multiple trade wars, publicly admonishing NATO and Western allies, and holding chummy one-on-one summits with the autocratic leaders of North Korea and Russia. The upshot has been a string of gaffes and retractions that put his top aides on continuous cleanup duty, prompting congressional Republicans this week to stage an intervention. After meeting at the White House with the Republican leaders of the House and Senate, Trump even walked back his proposed fall summit with Vladimir Putin, and suspended his trade war with the European Union.

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