Nowruz, the day of vernal equinox, is celebrated as the beginning of the new year by more than 300 million people all around the world and has been celebrated for over 3,000 years in the Balkans, the Black Sea Basin, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Middle East and other regions.
In practice, Iran and Russia had significant security cooperation in the past few years of the Syrian crisis and this extended to the operational level in the military field. Although this cooperation is vital and effective for their interests and for stability and security in the Middle East, but can we really consider these actions as a strategic alliance or strategic cooperation?
The following is the full text of the speech delivered on March 21, 2017 by Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, in a meeting with a large gathering of pilgrims at Imam Ridha's (a.s.) holy shrine in the city of Mashhad. The meeting was held on the first day of the year 1396.
Returning to the barren landscape after almost four years, I was able to see water. Not nearly enough, but much more than last time. The lake is reviving. And this revival is the result of an immensely successful collaborative effort involving many players – some Iranian, some foreign.
President Hassan Rouhani will pay an official visit to Moscow on March 28, 2017. The importance of Rouhani’s visit lies in the fact that Tehran-Moscow relations have now moved to a new level, and there is need for talks at a higher level between officials of the two countries.
The common thread running through the two major ‘hot spots’ in the Middle East today – the conflicts in Syria and Libya – is undoubtedly the threat to international security from the extremist groups operating in these theatres
The Rouhani administration has six foreign policy shots, which have little to do with the six-shooter of militarism.
While Iranians would bear the brunt of Donald Trump's visa ban, if it ever comes into force, international officials say the country has quietly emerged as one of the most generous towards refugees.
Formation of suffocating clouds of dust over parts of Iran and their severe health and environmental implications have prompted many experts across the country to find a way out of the crisis mainly caused by regional drought.
The Middle East is a region of wonders. Most governments in this region have differences with each other and try to tolerate each other one way or another. However, there is also a small and not very strong country in this region, which can play a mediatory role with regard to differences that exist among big players.