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Educational Structure of Iran at a Difficult Point

Educational Structure of Iran at a Difficult Point

The educational system in Iran was defined several years ago at three levels: primary school (5 years), guidance (3 years) and high school (4 years). But now, after several decades, it has again been divided into two parts: primary school (6 years) and high school (6 years); plus one year pre-school. Of course, with the […]

A Difficult Year for Iran

A Difficult Year for Iran

2019 would be a very difficult and of course crucial year for the president Hassan Rouhani. The New Year in Iran is celebrated on March 21 with the onset of spring from ancient and pre-Islamic time. Many Christians are now living in Iran and due to the respect Muslims have for Christ, Christmas and New […]

Summit Misdirection: Trump’s North Korea Ploy to Tackle Iran

Summit Misdirection: Trump’s North Korea Ploy to Tackle Iran

US President Donald Trump’s summit meeting on North Korea’s nuclear weapons and his administration’s reversal of the multilateral nuclear deal with Iran negotiated under former President Barack Obama are being treated as separate matters. In this article, I suggest that the two events are related. Trump cares far more about bringing Iran to heel than […]

Shirin Ebadi: 71 years as an activist

Shirin Ebadi: 71 years as an activist

She lives in the hearts of the oppressed and in the minds of millions who are her admirers— she is Shirin Ebadi. People refer to her as the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Iranian lawyer, human rights activist, and former lawyer. Just as the various titles suggest, she is a woman who can not be […]

Iran as an Increasing Regional Power in the South Caucasus Iran nuclear deal

Iran as an Increasing Regional Power in the South Caucasus Iran nuclear deal

Quite progressive and optimistic assessment of significance of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, i.e. Iran’s long-term deal on its nuclear programme with the P5+1 group of world powers has not been big news. However, the U.S. President Donald Trump’s (on May 8, 2018) announced withdrawal of the States from the deal makes the latter […]

Nowruz, the Persian New Year

Nowruz, the Persian New Year

The Persian New year through Iranian Solar calendar is the first day of spring will begin on 21st March 2017. “Nowruz literally “New Day” is the name of the Iranian New Year, also known as the Persian New Year, which is celebrated worldwide by the Iranian peoples, along with some other ethno-linguistic groups, as the […]

Railway line of Azerbaijani and Iranian Astara to start operating in March

Railway line of Azerbaijani and Iranian Astara to start operating in March

Chairman of CJSC Azerbaijani Railways (ADY) Javid Gurbanov has received Said Mohammadzade, Deputy Minister of Roads & Urban Development of Iran and President of Iranian Railways, abc.az reports. ADY reports that during the meeting the parties discussed progress of the construction of a railroad between Azerbaijani and Iranian Astara, the development of terminal Astara and […]

Rouhani and Nazarbayev sign 5 co-op documents

Rouhani and Nazarbayev sign 5 co-op documents

Iranian and Kazakh officials signed five memorandums of understanding (MOUs) on the sidelines of a meeting between the visiting Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev in Astana. The signed documents include MOU for animal quarantine, a document for cooperation in the field of shipping in the Caspian Sea, a MoU on […]

Iran’s Rouhani to visit Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

Iran’s Rouhani to visit Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani will visit Armenia at the invitation of President Serzh Sargsyan. After his trip to Armenia, Rouhani is expected to travel to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. During his meetings with the three leaders, IRI President will discuss bilateral cooperation and will exchange views on regional and international challenges, Fars agency reported.

Russia and Iran in oil swap talks

Russia and Iran in oil swap talks

Tehran is in talks with Russian companies on petroleum swap deals, Iran’s deputy oil minister for international affairs Amirhossein Zamaninia said. “Yes, we are,” he said when asked whether the country is in talks with Russia on swap deals, Financial Tribune reported cting TASS. According to deputy minister, initially the deals may total 150,000 barrels […]

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