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May 20, 20215 months ago

“The Past” by Iranian Oscar winning director

Iranian Oscar winning director Asghar Farhadi premiered a drama called “The Past” at Cannes on Friday.

The Past picks up many of the family themes and the taut drama of the Tehran-based A Separation, which saw Farhadi scoop the Academy Award for best foreign-language film last year.

Farhadi said his decision to set his movie in France this time was for the sake of the story, not because of any restriction on artists at home.

“I can work for years outside Iran but I do remain a very Iranian director. Of course the set may change but I don’t change,” Farhadi told reporters.

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May 14, 20215 months ago

Iran’s elections are more democratic or that of U.S?

The U.S. officials and media have long accused Iran of holding undemocratic elections. However, the characteristics of numerous elections in Iran during past three decades and its comparison with similar elections in U.S show that Iran’s elections are not only democratic, but also are even more democratic than that of U.S in some ways.

On the eve of presidential elections in Iran, we’re going to do a comparison between Iran and U.S elections.

This comparison helps to gain a better understanding of the Iranian elections and to indicate that contrary to claims by U.S. officials, Iran’s elections are held in a democratic and fair environment.

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May 6, 20215 months ago

The New Persian Kitchen: A Journey to Iran

“I LAHV YOU too mahch,” said the glamorous woman with the clinking bangles. She was my dad’s sister, my Aunt Mansoureh—known to all as Mali—and she beamed as she hugged me for the umpteenth time since she had arrived in Philadelphia from Iran. Because she barely spoke English and I didn’t speak Persian, we communicated with smiles. In the kitchen, the scents of freshly cut dill, caramelized onions and steeping saffron mingled into a spicy perfume. It was the late ’70s, before the 1979 Islamic revolution, and I was getting my first real taste of Persian culture. I was not yet 10 years old.

My dad had come to America in 1961, fresh out of medical school in Tehran, to do his residency at a hospital in Philadelphia. Leaving » Read more

April 6, 20216 months ago

Seven Iranian satellites launch into orbit this year

Seven Iranian satellites will be launched into orbit in 2013, head of Iran’s Space Agency said.

“Currently the construction and preparation of the satellites is underway, as we are working directly with local space universities,” Fazeli said.

He also said that one of the satellites named the “Nahid” satellite has been designed by local scientists using new technology.

Fazeli added the “satellite pages” are attached to the satellite via a different way that allows them to be opened as soon as the satellite reaches the destination height. » Read more

March 25, 20217 months ago

Iranian New Year celebrations; customs and traditions

The Persian New Year is composed of several rituals and ceremonies which starts since the last Wednesday of every Iranian year (Chaharshanbe Suri) and continues to Sizdah Bedar. During the New Year celebrations, it is a custom and tradition that Iranian families go into the homes of their relatives and friends.

In this post, we’re going to introduce some customs and traditions of Iranian New Year celebrations which start since the Chaharshanbe Suri and continue to Sizdah Bedar.

1- Chaharshanbe Suri

Chahārshanbe-Sūri (Persian: چهارشنبه ‌سوری‎, pronounced Chārshambe-Sūri) is the Persian Fire-Jumping Festival. Chahrshanbeh Souri means Wednesday Feast, from the word sour which means feast in Persian, or more plausibly, consider sūr to be a variant of sorkh (red) and take it to refer either to the fire itself or to the ruddiness (sorkhī), meaning good health or ripeness, supposedly obtained by jumping over it, is an ancient Iranian festival dating back to at least 1700 BCE of the early Zoroastrian era. Also called the Festival of Fire, it is a prelude to Nowruz, which marks the arrival of spring. The words Chahar Shanbeh mean Wednesday and Suri means red. Bonfires are lit to “keep the sun alive” until early morning. The celebration usually starts in the evening, with people making bonfires in the streets and jumping over them singing zardi-ye man az toh, sorkhi-ye toh az man. » Read more

February 25, 20228 months ago

Gandhi’s Goat story and Iran’s nuclear program

Gandhi, who almost everyone heard about him to date, was a free man with no abnormal attitude! He knew very well about the complexity and tough-to-violate-LAWs in Britain! He knew there is no way to bring animals into Britain’s parliament! He knew the guards at the entrance will avoid Gandhiji entering to the parliament with his goat! But! Insist of Gandhi made the parliament to add a new law to their Guinness-record-book-of-laws, which, “avoids entering of any animals to Britain’s parliament -except Gandhi’s goat”!

The story of Gandhi’s goat does not occur for everyone. The incident occurred due to British Parliament’s respect for Gandhi. This respect was based on Gandhi’s values, i.e World Peace and peaceful values.

Despite access to nuclear enrichment technology, Iran has repeatedly declared its opposition to build a nuclear weapon. In all inspections done by IAEA on Iran’s nuclear program over 10 years ago, no evidence have been found that indicate Iran is trying to build nuclear weapons. Even the obstacles world powers put in the way of iran, neither dissuade the contry from a decision to refrain from bulding making weapons nor preclude the development of the country.

The term “peaceful nuclear program”, which is now used even by propaganda  media (including VOA), is a term that is used only for Iran.

Like Britain parliament that understood, which there is no way to avoid Gandhi entering the parliament without his goat, nowadays international community and world powers have to face the reality and to understand there is nothing to abandon determined Iran from developing its  peaceful nuclear program.

For the sake of new advancements and increased applications of nuclear ENERGY, we will have to recognize Iran’s right to develop its enrichment program for the peaceful purposes some day.

IRAN, as its high rank officials repeatedly stated, will not use nuclear developments for Non-peaceful purposes!

Be sure, like Gandhi’s goat story ended up with no problems, Iran’s nuclear issue will not be problematic for anyone.

February 23, 20228 months ago

Iran; champions of the Freestyle Wrestling World Cup

Iran won the 2013 Freestyle Wrestling World Cup on Friday, by beating Russia 6-1 in Tehran.

Also, in the bronze medal match which was held before the final on the same day, the United States overpowered Belarus 6-1.

Iranian wrestlers beat their Russian rivals in the 55-, 60-, 74-, 84-, 96-, and 120-kilogram weight classes.

Iran’s Hassan Rahimi in 55 kg and Masoud Esmailpour in 60 kg both dominated and gave Iran the early 2-0 lead.

Then Mehdi Taghavi lost in the 66 kg category. Sadegh Goudarzi made a great come back to win in 74 kg. The most important battle was Ehsan Lashgari who sealed the win for Iran in the 84 kg. » Read more

February 16, 20228 months ago

Iran registered a new record in eye operations

Tehran’s Farabi hospital registered a new record on the number of eye surgeries per one day.
On Thursday, Surgeons performed a number of 600 eye surgeries in Farabi Hospital.
It is considered a new record in eye operations.
Dr. Jabarvand, head of Farabi Eye Hospital, told Realiran that Farabi is one of the best equipped hospitals for eye surgery and many patients per year are admitted to the hospital.
He added that registering the new surgery eye record in Farabi is one pride for the hospital and in general Iranian medical system. » Read more

February 7, 20228 months ago

Iran Unveils Production Line of Scan Eagle Drones

For the first time, Iran has unveiled a production line of Scan Eagle drones.

According to Fars news Agency, Iran has released the first images of production line of U.S-origin drones.

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Rear-Admiral Ali Fadavi had said previously that Iran has launched the production line of Scan Eagle drones.

Fadavi announced on December 4 that a US Scan Eagle drone had been captured by Iranian forces over the Persian Gulf upon the aircraft’s intrusion into the Iranian airspace. » Read more

February 7, 20228 months ago

Iran releases evidence of US drone decoding

Iran released a video obtained from the wreckage of the US drone surveillance aircraft, US RQ-170, it shot down last year in December.

All the data obtained from the aircraft has been decoded according to Senior Iranian commander Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh.

Earlier in April, the country’s military officers announced that Iranian experts have decoded the drone’s intelligence gathering system and hard discs, but provided little evidence of the breakthrough.

However, the newly released video specifics the first samples of the unmanned air vehicle’s activities, including flying around the Kandahar airfield (KAF) in Afghanistan, a building under observation and a Reaper drone parked at the KAF. » Read more

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