Saudi-Russian axis rules oil markets as Trump fights Iran
Iran may be Russia’s ally in the Syrian conflict but when it comes to oil, Tehran’s arch-enemy Saudi Arabia takes precedence - if last week’s OPEC meeting in Vienna is anything to go by.
Iran suspends football relations with Greece
Iran Football Federation in a statement on Thursday announced suspension of football relations with Greece.
Iran seeks OPEC support against U.S. sanctions: letter
Iran has asked OPEC to support it against new U.S. sanctions and signalled it is not yet in agreement with Saudi Arabia’s views on the possible need to increase global oil supplies, creating potential problems for OPEC at its meeting next month.
Roshandel: JCPOA failure has unanticipated consequences for the world
Citing a diplomatic source in Germany, Reuters reported on 28 February that “European and US officials are planning to meet in Berlin in March for talks on Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.” Previously, The New York Times had reported that European countries had agreed to safeguard the JCPOA, not by amending it, but by reaching a separate agreement. The paper wrote that Europe had agreed on three issues: 1) Requiring Iran to negotiate its missile program; 2) Guaranteeing unrestricted access to Iranian military installations; 3) Extending the expiration date for the JCPOA sunset clauses.
Chaharshanbeh Suri - The festival of fire
Iran has had a long tradition of holding festivals, and Chaharshanbeh Suri is one of the ancient Iranian festivals of fire and a prelude to Nowruz. Many Iranian festivals have been forgotten during the course of history, but Chaharshanbeh Suri, on the eve of the last Wednesday of the year, is a night which, according to ancient Iranian rituals, people light a great fire that sometimes burns until dawn. They jump over bonfires and sing “[let] your ruddiness [be] mine, my paleness yours” to give their illnesses, problems and sorrows to the fire, and the fire gives them its warmth and ruddiness instead.
Pari Saberi and “Cyrus” on the stage in Iran
The play entitled “Cyrus” [Kourosh], written and directed by Pari Saberi and produced by Jahangir Kowsari, will go on stage March-April 2018 following months of penmanship and practice.
New security system for National Museum
The National Museum of Iran, which hosted reputable exhibitions from around the world this year, and will also host the Louvre Museum of France from early March, was connected to "MHA" Electronic Alert Center.
Malayer carpets spread in Golestan Palace
Carpets from Malayer as old as one hundred years are been exhibited for the first time in Golestan Palace from 7 February 2018. As announced by its PR Office, Palace Directory Massoud Nosrati, has said: “The Palace museum complex will be holding periodic exhibitions for the introduction of Qajar era carpets. Two previous exhibitions entitled “A selection of Golestan Palace rugs” and “Qajar woven gardens” are part of the exquisite carpet exhibitions at the Palace, displaying 26 pieces of rugs and carpets.