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Iran as a tourist destination

Iran as a tourist destination

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A brief glance at some of the tourist attractions of Iran

Javad Amini, cultural attache at the embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Sofia

Unlike what the Western media has always been trying to portray, Iran is one the safest countries in the world for foreign tourists and travelers.

Iran, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia. It is bordered by Iraq and Turkey to the west, by Azerbaijan and Armenia to the northwest, by the Caspian Sea and Turkmenistan to the north, by Afghanistan and Pakistan to the east, and by the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf to the south. It covers an area of 1.64 million square kilometers, making it the 17th largest country in the world, and has a population of 86 million.

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Good governance relies on the votes of the majority of the people

Good governance relies on the votes of the majority of the people

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Fereydoun Majlessi, an Iranian foreign policy analyst in an interview with Setareh Sobh (Morning Star)

Morning Star, Faezeh Sadr: This year, Student Day is a different experience for the officials who go to the country’s universities as speakers. Because they face serious questions from students. Therefore, the impact of the social atmosphere and recent protests on the officials’ words is evident. Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf gave a speech on the occasion of Student’s Day at Tarbiat Modares University. In a part of his speech, the speaker of the parliament mentioned the recent protests and while introducing himself as one of those who contributed to the country’s problems with his mistakes, he said: “…we must prove the effectiveness of religion in the government…” Setareh Sobh made an interview with Fereydoun Majlesi, the analyst, who analyzed the words of the speaker of the parliament, which you can read below:

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Buna guvernare se bazează pe voturile majorității populației

Buna guvernare se bazează pe voturile majorității populației

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Fereydoun Majlessi, un analist iranian de politică externă, într-un interviu acordat lui Setareh Sobh (Luceafărul)

Luceafărul, Faezeh Sadr: Anul acesta, Ziua Studenților este o experiență diferită pentru oficialii care merg în universitățile din țară în calitate de vorbitori. Pentru că se confruntă cu întrebări serioase din partea studenților. Prin urmare, impactul atmosferei sociale și al protestelor recente asupra cuvintelor oficialilor este evident. Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf a ținut un discurs cu ocazia Zilei Studentului la Universitatea Tarbiat Modares. Într-o parte a discursului său, președintele parlamentului a menționat protestele recente și, în timp ce se prezenta ca fiind unul dintre cei care au contribuit la problemele țării prin greșelile sale, a spus “…trebuie să dovedim eficiența religiei în guvern…”. Setareh Sobh a realizat un interviu cu analistul Fereydoun Majlesi, care a analizat cuvintele președintelui parlamentului, pe care îl puteți citi mai jos:

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What foreign policy line will Albania follow now that it has severed diplomatic relations with Iran?

What foreign policy line will Albania follow now that it has severed diplomatic relations with Iran?

The Iranian embassy in Tirana (source: YouTube)

We talk to a Bulgarian Albanologist – Anton Panchev, about the controversy between Albania and Iran and Bulgarian-Albanian relations

Vladimir Mitev

Anton Panchev is a professor of Albanian language, culture and society at Sofia University. He is also one of the editors of the website Obshtestvo.net, which is the de facto Bulgarian media link between the Albanian and Bulgarian-speaking world. 

Mr Panchev, Albania broke off diplomatic relations with Iran after it accused it of a hacking attack on its state institutions. How does this conflict fit into the foreign policy line of Tirana, which is a NATO member and is trying to open negotiations with the EU?

On 15 July 2022, Albania’s e-government systems collapsed (as of 1 May, the whole country went e-government). Prime Minister Edi Rama immediately announced that a “foreign power” was behind the cyber attack, and Iran was subsequently blamed. Iranian officials categorically denied any state involvement, but the authorities in Tirana felt they had evidence of a hostile act and closed the Iranian embassy.

Following the severing of diplomatic relations with Albania, a hacking attack on Albanian border crossings took place on 10 September 2022, with the Albanian border crossings having their systems taken offline for several hours, this time with Iranian hackers claiming responsibility and saying this was “just the beginning”. In the first week of September 2022, hacking attacks were reported on institutions in other Balkan countries, such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Montenegro. US officials said they fully support and assist Albania in the investigation and subsequent decision to sever diplomatic relations with Iran. The US has also announced sanctions against Iranian officials in connection with the allegation. Authorities in Tirana said the measures were taken “in coordination with partners” and were supported at NATO level.   

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The influence Of European intellectual ideas upon Iranian prose and non-fiction in the 60s and 70s

The influence Of European intellectual ideas upon Iranian prose and non-fiction in the 60s and 70s

In the 60s and 70s gradually Iranian intellectuals start viewing Islam and tradition as a source of energy for social change (source: Pixabay, CC0)

A publication in the Romanian journal Studia Europaea on the changing Iranian identity in the pre-revolutionary period

Vladimir Mitev

This publication appeared in the 1/2022 volume of Studia Europaea journal of the University ”Babeș-Bolyai”, Cluj-Napoca Romania on 1 July 2022

Abstract

Following the coup d’etat of 1953 and the trauma caused by it gradually in the 60s and 70s in Iran a new subjectivity, a new vision for the Iranian subject of modernity emerged. Iranians were called by their intellectuals to overcome the trauma, which was called “occidentosis”, a state in which everything that they try to create and produce is “stilborn”. They were asked to no longer accept predestination and quietism, developing courage instead, becoming militant and finding their own, authentic way of encountering technologies and the West. This paper systematically demonstrates that the new subjectivity, which can be seen in the Iranian prose and non-fiction in the 60s and 70s is heavily influenced by European intellectual ideas. 

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