The second Atomic Energy High School opened in Mashhad on Mon. in the presence of Iran's nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi.
The modest mausoleum of Nader Shah in downtown Mashhad is well worth a visit while traveling to the northeastern Iranian metropolis.
Deputy Director General of Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), Amina al-Hajri, said on Tuesday that civilization and history of Mashad caused election of the city as cultural capital of the Islamic world.
More than 250 foreign guests and ambassadors from 40 different countries will attend 'Mashad 2017' cultural event on January 24, 2017.
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, addressing a large and lively crowd of pilgrims to the holy shrine of Imam Reza and residents of the holy city of Mashhad on the first day of the Persian New Year, in an important address elucidated the real meaning as well as the “hidden and dangerous objectives of the submissive thought” the United States and some people inside the country are trying to insinuate into the minds of elites and the public opinion of the Iranian nation by presenting a fabricated and artificial double-track approach.
Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati said that election of Mashad as Asia's Cultural Capital of the Islamic World in 2017 is an opportunity to better introduce Iran.
Deputy Head of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) said that efforts are being made to register Mashhad as the world’s city of precious and semi-precious stones.