Slovenia president arrives in Iran for talks to enhance ties

Slovenia’s President Borut Pahor has arrived in Tehran to hold talks with senior Iranian officials on avenues to develop political and economic relations. (Press TV) November 22, 2016 Heading a high-ranking politico-economic delegation, Pahor arrived in Tehran on Monday and was welcomed by Iran’s Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian upon his arrival at the [...]

By |November 22nd, 2016|Balkans|

Why is Iran so keen to maintain cultural centres in the Balkans?

'Days of Iranian Culture' annual workshop at the Iranian cultural centre in Uzice city in western Serbia. (Track Persia) By Aleksandar Samardjiev Track Persia- October 25, 2016 Iran maintains good economic ties with the Balkans states, though not as strong as used to be before the latter split from the Soviet Union.  Possibly one [...]

By |October 25th, 2016|Balkans|

Arrest of Iranian cleric in Kosovo sheds light on Tehran’s influence in Balkans

Al Mustafa International University. (The Tower) July 30, 2016 The arrest of an Iranian cleric by authorities in Kosovo this week shed light on Tehran’s efforts to gain influence in the central European Muslim-majority nation, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported Thursday. Hasan Azari Bejandi was arrested earlier this week on charges of financing [...]

By |July 30th, 2016|Balkans|