6th international conference of New Horizon in Mashhad
The international conference of New Horizon has finished its sessions in Iran's northeastern city of Mashhad. US President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal was among the issues highlighted in the conference.
The conference hosted academics, politicians, authors, journalists, activists, filmmakers, and media commentators from around the world who came to discuss different viewpoints and show worldwide solidarity with palestinian oppressed people.
The participants flocked to the three-day event from the UK, the United States, and several countries of Europe.
The conference chairman is Nader Talebzadeh who is an Iranian iconic cultural figure, documentary filmmaker and director of controversial movie The Messiah (2007), and prestigious TV host.
The theme of this year’s conference is “JERUSALEM/AL-QUDS, THE ETERNAL CAPITAL OF PALESTINE” which was organized by New Horizon Secretariat, as well as Secretariat of 6th International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada, and was taking place on May 12th through the 15th 2018.
Nader Talebzadeh elaborated that the conference hosts special guests this year, including well-known senior officials who have already been in the Pentagon, as well as those were invited to attend the conference for many years.
"What we did in this event, Nader Talebzadeh underlined, was like being a helping hand to the Foreign Ministry, to help public diplomacy, launch a kind of soft war and provide an opportunity for the guests to see each other in Tehran."
Touching upon the time of this event, Talebzade said, "the time for this conference was very important to us, because Americans are coming to Tehran following the time President of the United States Donald Trump makes a statement about JCPOA and al-Quds. In fact, it wasplanned that these people would gather here precisely at this time. This is to say that some of the guests are veterans and prominent people who wrote important books about the 9/11 and are experts in this field."
The first edition of the International New Horizon Independent Conference was presented in 2012 along with a film festival centered on the related issues.
New Horizon conference and festival was aimed at providing a platform where independent thinkers could gather together, feature their films and engage in debate and deliberation on various aspects of world and the reality of Hollywood.
More than 50 senior American, European, Asian and Russian scholars as well as political commentators from Iran were attending the three-day event.