From teeny tiny paintings with a royal pedigree to monumental carpets that shimmer with actual gold, the 'Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands' exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) mines a super-secret (but not for long) private collection of Persian art.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his talks in Oman and Kuwait will focus, among other issues, on a message recently relayed to Tehran by Kuwait City on relations between the Islamic Republic and the Persian Gulf Arab countries.
Iran has announced that the military presence of US forces in the Persian Gulf is the main source of problems in the region. The came after the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy ruled out Washington’s claim that an Iranian vessel had pointed its weapon at a US helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz. The IRGC has said that the US officials occasionally level such false accusations against the Islamic Republic to pursue their goals in the region.