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Ta’zieh Performance (On the Occasion of Ashura)
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Ta’zieh is a traditional Persian theatrical genre in which the drama is conveyed predominantly through music and dramatic narration. The common theme is the heroic tales of resistance against the evil, love and sacrifice. It is a play on religious rituals, which is especially performed in Iran during the holy month of Muharram concurrent with the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS) and 72 of his companions in Karbala.

Brexit to help Iran-UK expansion of ties
Thursday, October 6, 2016

British Ambassador to Tehran has told Mehr News Agency, Brexit would pave the way for better economic relations between Iran and the UK.

Saudi’s campaign in Yemen is like that of the U.S. in Vietnam: analyst
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

An interview with Robert Carter

With the war in Yemen still raging during a time when Saudi has placed itself under the international spotlight for abuses to minorities, Saudi’s campaign in Yemen, like Egypt, may be referred to in history as Saudi Arabia’s Vietnam.

All obstacles against JCPOA must be removed:President Rouhani in an interview with NBC
Monday, September 26, 2016

Hassan Rouhani
“If we cannot make JCPOA stable, then that would mean that political activity, diplomatic activity, is unsuccessful,” said President Rouhani in an interview with NBC News.

Iran blames UAE for helping warmongering policies in region
Monday, September 26, 2016

Bahram Qasemi
Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Sunday that United Arab Emirates distanced itself from the traditional conservative role of the past, opting for encouraging the radical players and warmongers in the region.


Reasons behind the Rise of Trumpism and its Consequences in the United States
Monday, September 26, 2016

Hossein Kebriaeizadeh

There has always been a special sensitivity toward empowerment of radical right currents in political and social structures of the West, especially in the United States. However, despite all mechanisms devised to prevent this from happening, a new phenomenon in the form of the US Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, is taking shape within the presidential election system of the world’s main hub of democracy, which carries many similarities to the West’s past bitter experiences with regard to the rise of radical right parties.

NAM Plays Undeniable Role in Resolving World Crises
Sunday, September 18, 2016

Hassan Rouhani
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for further cooperation among the member states of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), saying the bloc plays an “undeniable” role in resolving the crises across the world.

A One-day Delicious Excursion in Tehran with Iran Review
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Today get along with Iran Review and spend a memorable day in one of the oldest neighborhoods of Tehran: Tajrish neighborhood. Tajrish neighborhood is the center of Tehran province’s Shemiranat County and is located in Tehran's municipal District 1. Tajrish square, which is the end point of Tehran's Vali Asr Avenue, is among Tehran's crowded trading and commercial hubs. The old bazaar, Tajrish Grand Tekiyeh (a place for religious mourning ceremonies) and the shrine of Emamzadeh Saleh in addition to numerous shopping centers are among main attractions of Tajrish neighborhood. 

The Roots of Daesh and Threats It Poses to Region
Monday, September 19, 2016

Alireza Miryousefi
In order to have a long-term framework to fight the root causes of violence in the region, all countries must reach the common understanding that any degree of economic cooperation, poverty alleviation and narrowing down of class divides would be able to reduce violence in the long run. 

Saudi Arabia Trying to Make Iran Angry
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Ali Mousavi Khalkhali
At present, the world’ public opinion is against Saudi Arabia due to its support for Salafism and radicalism and Riyadh is trying to change this situation by focusing on making Iran angry. Although giving a firm response to Saudi Arabia’s hostile behavior is necessary and even obligatory, any reaction shown on the basis of pure sentiments and accompanied with anger can produce totally different results.



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