Two days later, however, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei evoked Iranians' sense of their 4,000-year past when he claimed Donald Trump would be "lost in history." -Gareth Smyth, Lobe Log 5/30/18 - As Iran's national soccer team finalizes its squad and tactics for the upcoming World Cup in Russia, President Hassan Rohani is offering his thoughts on how Ramadan, chaste women athletes, and faith among members of Team Melli, as it's known, can work in concert to make the Islamic republic victorious.
5/30/18 - The Baha'i International Community (BIC) at the United Nations has expressed alarm over a spate of arrests of Baha'i faith members in three Iranian provinces by agents of the Intelligence Ministry.
5/29/18Iranian hard rock singer Arian Naini gets green light for "Loneliness Border" - The Iranian hard rock singer Arian Naini got the nod for the first time from the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance to release a music video, Persian media reported on Monday.
Kian Hejazi is the producer of the video, which has been directed by Saba Moqaddami.
Khamenei who was speaking to a group of university students in Tehran on Monday, May 28, said although he appoints Iran's Judiciary chief and the head of the state TV, he does not intervene in their management, Iranian media reported.
5/29/18 - Israel's National Security Advisor, Meir Ben-Shabbat left for Washington on Monday to meet John Bolton, his newly appointed American counterpart, Israel's Channel 10 reported.
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"Baha'is have been arrested since the inception of the Islamic Republic.
But this new wave of arrests, that is taking place more rapidly and throughout Iran, raises concern for the BIC about their situation and the fate of all the Baha'is living in Iran," said Diane Ala'i, the non-governmental organization's representative to the UN in Geneva, in an interview with the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) on May 25, 2018.
5/29/18German FM vows to assist Iran's economy if it adheres to nuclear deal - German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says Berlin is prepared to help Iran improve its economy and business ties by the time that Tehran remains committed to a landmark nuclear agreement it signed with major powers in 2015.
"We will continue to make efforts to fulfill Iran's hopes for economic recovery and good trade relations as long as Iran is ready and able to prove that it adheres to its obligations under the nuclear deal," Maas said on Tuesday.
Isfahan University webcam, Iran Isfahan - Isfahan University of Medical Science - A view of the campus of the Isfahan University of Medical Science.