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The four seasons of tourism in Iran

2018/05/20

Iran is a large country with different climates. Its four seasons make it a beautiful, varied land with a myriad of different places to visit in any one season. On the Iranian calendar, May 20 is Iran Tourism and Iranology Day.  

Life among 3000-year old spirits

2018/05/20

The Iron Age Museum site in Tabriz, Azerbaijan Province in northwestern Iran, was used as a cemetery for 400 years. Presently, it is a main museum in the city, housing artifacts and skeletons discovered in the cemetery dating back to the Iron Age, 3200 years ago.  

Oldest Iranian dolls in Freedom Tower

2018/05/19

The oldest dolls in Iran that have already traveled to nine countries as ambassadors of peace will go on show in Tehran’s Azadi [Freedom] Tower in an exhibition titled “Dolls in the passage of time”.

Tourism office opens at Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2018/05/12

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs representative office in northeastern Iran has announced: “A tourism office has opened at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to work alongside its other departments, empowering the tourism sector in Iran.”

Banks to exchange currency for tourists

2018/05/12

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has issued a memo allowing all banks and credit institutions to buy currency from foreign tourists, foreign lorry drivers in transit, foreign investors, diplomats residing in Iran, and representative offices of foreign banks, with written requests at prices announced daily by the CBI. They can sell the currency within the forex market regulations in Iran.

International Museum Day

2018/05/08

May 18 is the International Museum Day. On this day, which is on Friday next week, visiting all the museums will be free of charge in Iran and the museums will be open until 22h00.  

Politics

Pompeo outlines new US policy on Iran

2018/05/21

The New York Times writes on 21 May 2018 that United States on Monday issued a steep list of demands to be included in a nuclear treaty with Iran to replace the deal scuttled by President Donald Trump and threatened "the strongest sanctions in history" if Iran doesn't change course.

Russia calls for Iran to leave Syria?

2018/05/21

Talking about the reasons for Russia’s comments on the necessity of Iran leaving Syria, former Iranian Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan, Afshar Soleimani, said: “Russia seems to be working with the United States on Syria, and Iran must announce readiness to negotiate on Syria with all countries, including the United States.”  

Iran tells Russia: We will stay in Syria as necessary

2018/05/21

To the question on remarks made by Putin’s advisor, Lavrentiev, on Syria about foreign forces leaving this country, the spokesperson of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bahram Ghassemi, answered: “Nobody can force Iran into anything. Iran is an independent country and its policies are based on its own global interests.”  

Arab prince request from Trump to attack Iran

2018/05/21

The New York Times wrote on 19 May 2018 that three months before the 2016 election, a small group gathered at Trump Tower to meet with Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son. One was an Israeli specialist in social media manipulation. Another was an emissary for two wealthy Arab princes. The third was a Republican donor with a controversial past in the Middle East as a private security contractor.  

EU denies proposal to add clauses to JCPOA

2018/05/21

Reuters reported on Sunday, 20 May 2018: “Three EU sources have denied allegations about considering financial aid to Iran in return for obtaining concessions from Tehran to save the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal.”  

Paul Pillar: Trump widens EU-US gap

2018/05/19

In an interview with Persia Digest, Paul Pillar has said leaving the JCPOA is a step in the direction of isolating the United States. It is also a blow to U.S. credibility, when it comes to trying to negotiate agreements with anybody on anything.  

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Silence Best Short Film at SSFF

2018/05/21

The short film Silence, directed by Pegah Arzi, has won Best Director and Best Short Film at Shawna Shea Film Festival (SSFF) in the US. The short film made in 2010 is 20 minutes and has already won seven other awards from various festivals.  

Arab prince request from Trump to attack Iran

2018/05/21

The New York Times wrote on 19 May 2018 that three months before the 2016 election, a small group gathered at Trump Tower to meet with Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son. One was an Israeli specialist in social media manipulation. Another was an emissary for two wealthy Arab princes. The third was a Republican donor with a controversial past in the Middle East as a private security contractor.  

EU denies proposal to add clauses to JCPOA

2018/05/21

Reuters reported on Sunday, 20 May 2018: “Three EU sources have denied allegations about considering financial aid to Iran in return for obtaining concessions from Tehran to save the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal.”  

The four seasons of tourism in Iran

2018/05/20

Iran is a large country with different climates. Its four seasons make it a beautiful, varied land with a myriad of different places to visit in any one season. On the Iranian calendar, May 20 is Iran Tourism and Iranology Day.  

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