Tehran (IP) - The Iranian Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicraft reported the return of 30 historical monuments from the beginning of the current administration.

Iran PressIran news: Ezzatollah Zarghami told reporters on Wednesday on the sidelines of the cabinet session that the statue of the Sassanid soldier returned to Iran.

The statue entered the UAE in 1988 and left the UAE in 2006. Then it was banned in the UK in 2016. Finally, it returned to Iran in late June 2023. 

Meanwhile, he talked about the tourism industry status quo and said: "Despite last year's riots, which had an impact on tourism, the comparison of the first two months of the year with the same period in the previous year shows a 55% increase. 

Unrest broke out in Iran in September 2022 under the pretext of a 22-year-old girl named Mahsa Amini and caused the enemies of the Islamic Republic to use the opportunity to interfere with the domestic affairs of Iran and fuel the recent riots.

The rioters destroyed public property, even ambulances, and set fire to houses, mosques, and people in the streets. They carried out armed attacks in some cities, including Isfahan, central Iran.


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