Safavid Iran and the Christian Mi This essay examines the relationship between the Safavid ruling elite and the representatives of Christianity residing in Isfahan in the 17th century, with a focus on the small but influential group of Catholic missionaries active in the Safavid capital at the time. The relationship between the two was marked by ambiguity and ambivalence. Even instances of wine-fuelled conviviality are attested. This ambience of toleration can partly be explained by pragmatism, involving the role missionaries played in Safavid society as cultural brokers, diplomats, translators, and interpreters. They were also popular, admired for their erudition, and esteemed for their presumed medical skills.
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From diplomacy to sabotage: Iran's nuclear program and efforts to thwart it | The Times of Israel
The sabotage threatens to upend those negotiations and further heighten regional tensions across the Mideast. Tehran insists its atomic program is peaceful. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu long has alleged Iran continues to want nuclear weapons to this day. Its Fordo enrichment site is also dug deep into a mountainside. Tehran also still operates the Tehran research reactor.
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The move has raised the stakes in the nuclear standoff and Iran risks being hauled before the UN Security Council for possible sanctions, a persistent demand of the United States, which accuses Tehran of seeking atomic weapons. On Saturday Iran set a Monday deadline for EU negotiators -Britain, France and Germany — to offer a package of trade, technology and security incentives in return for Iran guaranteeing its nuclear programme is peaceful. The Europeans had previously said they intended to submit the proposals after new President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad takes office on 3 August. Conversion, a process carried out in Iran at a facility in the central city of Isfahan, changes uranium ore into uranium gas that is the feedstock for enrichment.
Sara Shafiee is 32 years old, born in Iran and now lives in Charlottenlund, Denmark, with her Iranian husband. Young woman with long black hair, dark pretty eyes, and a winning smile. Sara has always had a passion for the natural sciences. She has a curious mind and loves everything associated with mathematics and IT. In Iran, education is given high priority, with women often being in the majority at the universities—something the government is trying to remedy by actually reserving places for male students.