The Deputy of Iran’s Tourism Organization has announced that trips by US nationals to Iran over the first seven months of the Iranian calendar year has grown by 27 percent and said discussions were taking place to facilitate issuing visas for US nationals.
The Holy Hovhannes Church is an Armenian Catholic Church named after one of the disciples of Jesus called Johannes, or Hovhannes. It is located in Maragheh, northwestern Iran, and is the city’s only church.
The Shapour Cave is an important one in Iran, dating back to before the Sassanid dynasty. Evidence indicates that this must have been used as a religious venue by the inhabitants in the region. It is situated 12kms from Kazeroun in southern Iran.
The Fin Garden is located in the city of Kashan in one of the central Iranian provinces called Isfahan. Dynamic elements such as water and trees along with a beautiful architecture bring this historic cultural work to life. The Garden lies in a 33,700-square meter area. The present building of the Fin Garden dates back to the era of King Abbas Safavid I and the designer of the Garden as acknowledged by Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization is Ghias-e-Din Jamshid Kashani. However, according to academic sources, Sheikh Bahaei is known as the designer of the Garden.
At a meeting with the UK Ambassador in Tehran, Robert Macaire, the Head of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran stated: “A joint exhibition held between the National Museum of Iran and the British Museum can be a common project between the two countries. We are also ready to hold a handicrafts fair in the UK.”
With almost two million visitors, Iraq tops the list of countries with the highest number of tourists visiting Iran during the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year (21 March-22 October, 2018).
The new Schiller album called “Morgenstund” which is fusion music recorded with Iranian musicians was released internationally in March this year. They have now started their tour in which Yalda Abbasi, Iranian woman musician, also plays the dotar.
A Russian affairs analyst in Iran believes: “The main addressees of Putin’s recent speech were Europe and the US. But, Russia will not take Iran’s side as tensions rise and, essentially, it is not in a position to help Iran.”
President Trump on Monday played down tensions with Iran, saying his administration currently has no signs of threatening actions by Tehran but that if that changes, the United States “will have no choice” but to respond forcefully.