Iran, Russia, Turkey Underline Respect for Syria’s Territorial Integrity

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran, Russia and Turkey issued a joint statement on Tuesday, calling for continued cooperation on Syria and reiterating their respect for Syria’s sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity. According to the statement, the ministers of foreign affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey, meeting …

Iranian FM, DM in Russia for Talks on Syria

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan have paid a visit to Moscow to meet with senior Russian officials and discuss issues of mutual interests, the Syrian crisis in particular. Heading high-ranking delegations, Zarif and Dehqan arrived in Moscow on Tuesday morning to hold trilateral talks with …

Karlov gave final interview to Anadolu Agency

By Satuk Bugra Kutlugun — Russia’s Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov, who was assassinated Monday, gave his final interview to Anadolu Agency. The envoy assured Turkey of Russian cooperation “in every sense, at the bilateral or international level,” during the Nov. 30 sit-down. Karlov was killed after being shot multiple times in Ankara as he …

RUMI’S UNTOLD STORY

by Shahram Shiva from near 30 years of research on Rumi http://www.rumi.net/about_rumi_main.htm Rumi is now one of the most widely read poets in America. I began translating Rumi in 1988, and performing his poetry in 1992. In all of these years I never thought that he would become so popular in the West in such …