The Zagross Mountains in western Iran have many waterfalls; the biggest one of these is Shuy Waterfall in the village of Shuy, near Dezful town. It is the biggest waterfall in the Middle East with a 100-meter drop and a 40-meter width.
In an untouched area of Noshahr city in the Caspian Sea area of northern Iran, there exists a lake by the name of Mamraz in the midst of a dense, broadleaf forest. Its chilling, deadly silence will surely give you an adrenalin rush.
European and American tourists are coming more to Iran, with the statistics showing a surge of 56.6% since 2016 till July 2017. The same statistics show a decline in tourists from Iraq and the Persian Gulf states.
‘Sarborj’ is a village near Mashhad in Khorasan Province. Just outside the village, there is a wood blanketed with trees which is quiet peaceful during the day, like all other woods. Come nightfall, haunting sounds in the midst of its trees are enough to make you think twice.
There were more of them before cities were spread so far and wide; the butterflies that is. All of us more or less remember the butterflies that lived among us once upon a time. But, it has been a while since they last paid us a visit, especially in big, industrialized cities.
The ‘Valley of the Stars’ is one of the more fantastic results of erosion effects on Qeshm Island, in southern Iran. Some of the locals believe that as night falls, the valley becomes a stamping ground for extraterrestrial animals.
Harandeh village is near Tehran Province, 15kms to the southwest of Firuzkuh town. The village is in a picturesque valley going by the same name. It is set in a picturesque valley, with its brooks, water-filled rivers, tall poplars,
As you leave Tehran and start north towards Mazandaran Province by the Caspian on its scenic mountainous road, at a distance of 200kms from the capital, you can make a detour to ‘Pol Sefid’ and find one of Iran’s most amazing lakes 6kms from the city
In an exclusive interview with Persia Digest (PD) MIT Professor, John Tirman, said: “For all his bluster, Trump probably does not want a war with Iran. But if he takes such a decision, he will not seek congressional approval.”
The Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) of Iraq (al-Hashd ash-Sha’abi) Commander who is in Khuzestan Province to help flood victims in southern Iran has said: “Despite Iraq’s extensive problems, we considered it our duty to help the people of Khuzestan with all our expertise to compensate for a small part of what Iranians have suffered for us.”
An expert of Pakistani affairs in Tehran commented on the ongoing tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia, saying: “Imran Khan is willing to help reduce existing tensions if possible; this will be one of the main topics to be discussed during his visit to Tehran.”
A former Iranian diplomat has said: “In the present circumstances, there is no hope that Iran’s foreign policy or diplomacy can continue its way forward without a paradigm shift; as such, there is nothing to negotiate and use the capacity of Takht-Ravanchi’s presence in New York for as long as this shift is not happening.”
About one year after the United States decided to leave the Iran nuclear deal, the State Department is set to announce that all countries will have to completely end their imports of Iranian oil or be subject to U.S. sanctions. This is an escalation of the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign, which seeks to force Tehran to end its illicit behavior around the world.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly told a group of Iranian-American community leaders that the Trump administration is not seeking regime change in the Islamic Republic through direct military intervention.
Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Commander of All Iranian Armed Forces, has appointed the former IRGC Deputy Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami as the new chief commander of the Revolutionary Guards.