By Sadeq Dehqan and Hamideh Hosseini
Japanese pianist feels at home in Iran
Now it’s Moscow’s turn to show Iranian director Majid Majidi’s 'Muhammad: The Messenger of God' after the religion-themed film hit the silver screens in many countries including Iraq, Canada and Sweden.
Moscow next stop for Majidi's 'Muhammad'
By Sadeq Dehqan & Davood Baqeri Iranian ambassador to Beijing said on Wednesday that Iran and China will ink a joint comprehensive cooperation document during the upcoming visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Tehran.
Iran, China to sign joint comprehensive cooperation document
Western economic sanctions against Iran caused Iran a great deal of problems during the past few years. Embargoes crippled Iran's export and import and led to the freezing of Iran's assets in foreign banks. This both heightened pressure on domestic producers and created a sense of insecurity among foreign investors, thus, making them reluctant to join Iranian projects. Following July 14 nuclear deal between Tehran and P5+1, hopes of increased trade between Iran and Western countries have significantly grown. Foreign companies have lined up clamoring for access to Iran's 80-million strong market. A large number of MoUs have been signed between domestic and foreign firms since the date. While countdown has begun for the implementation day of the fruit of the nuclear deal, i.e. the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Iranian and foreign traders have already begun transactions. Nevertheless, there are a large number of countries that view the accord as a threat to their interests and are doing their best to hinder the implementation of the JCPOA. During the past few days, for instance, Saudi Arabia severed its diplomatic and economic ties with Iran and provoked some other Arab countries against Iran to prevent Tehran from making maximum use of the opportunities it will be provided with in the post-sanctions era. Some analysts maintain that since annual trade between Iran and Saudi Arabia amounts to $200 million, its severance will not seriously harm Iran. Iran Daily conducted an interview with Abolfazl Hejazi, the vice-chairman of the legal committee of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, to gain more knowledge about the negative impacts of this political move on Iran's economy as well as the future of the domestic economy and Iranian producers in the post-JCPOA. Excerpts of the interview follow:
Trade official: Economic growth to become positive by yearend
The government has allocated $312.5 million worth of low-interest loans for the development of rural economy, said the deputy first vice-president for rural development and deprived areas.
Deputy veep: Gov’t allocates low-interest loans to rural areas
Political Desk A senior member of the political bureau of Yemen’s Ansarullah movement, Mohammed al-Bukhaiti, Tuesday rejected the report on Saudi-led mercenaries’ advance toward the Yemeni capital Sana’a.
Ansarullah denies ‘Saudi-led forces’ advance toward Sana’a'
Leading American political analyst and philosopher Noam Chomsky has blamed the United States and its Western allies for tlast month's Paris terrorist attacks.
Noam Chomsky blames US policy for Paris attacks
By Sadeq Dehqan & Farzam Vanaki
Foreign firms seek cooperation at Tehran Summit

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