About the Author

Kourosh Ziabari

Kourosh Ziabari is an award-winning Iranian journalist and reporter. He has won three prizes in Iran's National Press Festival. In August 2015, he was named the recipient of the Senior Journalists Seminar  Fellowship by the Hawaii-based East-West Center. In June 2015, he was selected by Deutsche Welle and European Youth Press to be part of a team of 16 young reporters and journos from different countries covering the Global Media Forum 2015 in Bonn, Germany. Kourosh is also the recipient of the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Fellowship in Cultural Journalism 2015 by the FNPI Foundation in Colombia. Kourosh is a staff writer and reporter at Iran Review. He is the Iran correspondent of Fair Observer, an international media corporation based in California. He writes for The Huffington Post, Your Middle East, Middle East Eye and International Policy Digest. Follow him on Twitter at @KZiabari.

Introducing the Heritage of Khayyam

May 18 is dedicated to the commemoration of Omar Khayyam in the Iranian solar calendar; the calendar which Khayyam invented himself. To the Western world, which has always been enchanted by the magnificence and glory of the oriental culture, Omar Khayyam is a venerable and honored figure who brings to mind the delicacy and gracefulness of ancient Persian civilization.

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U.S. Aggressiveness towards Iran

In his latest interview with CBS news, U.S. President Barack Obama refused to rule out the possibility of a military strike against Iran by harking back to the infamous catchphrase of former U.S. President George W. Bush, with reagard to Iran’s nuclear program, that “all options are on the table”.

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Why I appreciate Press TV

While the Iranian people might not otherwise find a simple exposure of their country’s innumerable historical, architectural, and archeological sites in the national media, Press TV commendably acquaints its global audience with the priceless heritage of Iranian civilization.

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