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Iran – Korea: So far, so close

Iran – Korea: So far, so close

By Alireza Bahrami TEHRAN: In the 1960s and 1970s, Iran and Korea were two countries that were both seeking to make progress. Initially, Iran made more rapid progress. But afterwards, South Korea moved faster. During these years, the two countries usually had good relations. But over the past few months, the political and economic challenges […]

Iran: Death of a young journalist just a few days before her wedding

Iran: Death of a young journalist just a few days before her wedding

By: Alireza Bahrami TEHRAN: At this moment on Tuesday evening, as I write these sentences, the family wedding of “Iranian journalist” Mahshad Karimi was supposed to take place. But her friends and family have been returning home from her grave in Tehran cemetery for an hour, and they are all depressed and sad. Last Wednesday, […]

Iran in new political era

Iran in new political era

By: Alireza Bahrami TEHRAN: The 13th presidential election was held in the Islamic Republic of Iran. This election, unlike the previous six, was not exciting, because part of the Iranian people believed that their preferred candidate would not be allowed to run in the election. Also, the difficult economic situation in Iran has created dissatisfaction. […]

Iran agrees to release sailors of seized South Korean oil tanker; captain to remain for management

Iran agrees to release sailors of seized South Korean oil tanker; captain to remain for management

SEOUL: Iran has agreed to release all sailors of a seized South Korean oil tanker except for the captain for its management, the foreign ministry confirmed Tuesday, capping weeks of tough negotiations between the two countries. The MT Hankuk Chemi, along with its 20 sailors, including five Koreans, has been held at an Iranian port […]

Seoul sends anti-piracy unit to Strait of Hormuz after Iran seizes South Korean tanker

Seoul sends anti-piracy unit to Strait of Hormuz after Iran seizes South Korean tanker

SEOUL: South Korea’s anti-piracy unit began operations in the Strait of Hormuz Tuesday to respond to heightened tensions after Iran’s seizure of a South Korean oil tanker, officials said. On Tuesday, Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps seized the tanker, MT Hankuk Chemi, due to what Teheran claims to be environmental and chemical pollution by the […]

85 journalists from 53 countries  exchange views on global issues at WJC 2020

85 journalists from 53 countries  exchange views on global issues at WJC 2020

By Alireza Bahrami Head of Arts and Culture, ISNA, Iran AsiaN Contributor TEHRAN: The 8th Annual World Conference of Journalists (WJC 2020) in South Korea was held online this year due to travel restrictions due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The three-day conference (September 14-16) had three main topics that were covered in three days […]

Parliamentary election taking place in Iran

Parliamentary election taking place in Iran

By Peter Jaegeul Song Staff Reporter Seoul: The election for Iran’s parliament (Majlis) began on Friday morning across Iran. According to the National Election Commission of Iran’s Interior Ministry, the term of senator is four years, and 290 senators (including five seats allocated to minority sects) will be selected in the election. Currently, 7,148 candidates […]

The Soul of Quince

The Soul of Quince

  By: Pooneh Nedai Editor in chief of Shokaran magazine- Iran What is the fate of quince tree From earth’s core to heaven? From bits of this land to world’s atmosphere? To be beautiful, Fruits watch sunlight, wind and rain What is the fate of beauty? Earth’s music is still saved In the ears of […]

Strange ‌events in Tehran-Kiev plane crash

Strange ‌events in Tehran-Kiev plane crash

By Alireza Bahrami Tehran: The crash of a Ukrainian plane that left Tehran for Kiev last Wednesday morning but crashed was accompanied by strange and sometimes interesting events. The flight came shortly after Iran’s military strike on the US military base in Iraq. As the plane crashed near Tehran shortly after takeoff, it was first […]

The new phase of cultural relations between Iran and Korea

The new phase of cultural relations between Iran and Korea

By Pooneh Nedai Editor in chief of Shokaran magazine and publisher of Amrood Tehran: Iran and Korea have a long historical relation that goes back to more than 1500 years through the silk road and the time of merchants exchanging goods. A piece of precious glass related to Persia found in Korea is now kept […]

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