Iran trying to activate trade foreign offices

The Iranian government, relevant organization of the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade and the country’s private sector are trying to activate the country’s foreign trade offices, said Hamid Zadboum, Deputy Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade of Iran and Chairman of the Trade Development Organization, Trend reports citing official website of Organization.

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Iran looms large in Central Asia despite sanctions

Saudi Arabia may have gotten more than it bargained for when authorities in Khujand, Tajikistan’s second-largest city, ordered that the city’s largest and most popular mosque be converted into a cinema. The order followed the closure of some 2,000 mosques in the country in the last three years, and the arrest last month of scores of Muslim clerics and teachers, many of whom were accused of being members of the Muslim Brotherhood, a group that is banned in both Tajikistan and the Saudi kingdom

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