Your Letters Mon, 29 May 2017 22:54:24 +0000 en-gb Abdulkarim Alhousieni from Libya

My warm congratulation by the new year wishing you a very happy new year full of success.


I am so sorry for my delay to congratulate you in time because the war in my country I hope the war will come to an end after the formation of coalition government. I still enjoy listening to your very interesting informative and educative programs. Please keep it up.

I would like to inform you that I am in the desert where I work and the network sometimes get interrupted and I am waiting for your call on pins and needles.

Your Letters Tue, 09 Feb 2016 05:36:35 +0000
Fadi Bidawid from Russia

Iran has a large land size mass and high population, both of which will fuel the country's domestic air transport industry.

Its central position in the world also makes it an ideal hub for international travel and a viable competitor against the Arab carriers of the Persian Gulf.


Your Letters Tue, 09 Feb 2016 05:36:05 +0000
Igor Nogueira from Brazil

Hello friends of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting.


It is with great pleasure that I am sending this message to report listening to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting in English on 21 January 2016. My greatest joy is being able to hear stations from far away via shortwave and this interest comes from childhood, when out of curiosity, I moved the tuning dial of multiple radios that my father repaired.

Recently I discovered that this hobby had a name and a number of people worldwide practice DXing. I find interesting to learn about the culture of your country through the radio rather than the Internet and my interest does not end. I hope that you read my email.

Your Letters Sun, 31 Jan 2016 10:04:02 +0000
Yong Zhong Lee from China

Dear Sir/Madam,


Hello!  My name is YongZhong Lee, a university student from JiangSu Province, China. Here is south of the lower branch of the Yangtze River a region where fish and rice is in abundant. I'm a shortwave radio enthusiast.  I listen to your program recently and I do enjoy it.  I hope that you may be interested in knowing that your program can be heard many thousands of kilometers away. I am looking for your help on verification of your radio.

Your Letters Sun, 31 Jan 2016 10:01:38 +0000
Jyrki Hytönen from Finlandönen-from-finlandönen-from-finland

I am glad to have an opportunity to write a few lines about Finnish New Year traditions and my plans for this New Year.

 Finnish Christmas in traditionally celebrated quietly among family members. However, New Year is more like a general party.  During the New Year the whole country is snow covered and there can be quite low temperatures.  One of the musts are the numerous firework displayed all over the country. Families show fireworks and fire them in the evening before midnight. Professional firework shows are displayed by many towns. My hometown Kannus has also a firework display.  In Finland Sauna bath is tradition in the evening.  Many wait for the midnight in a party with friends at homes or go to restaurants.  I will stay at home together with my wife. The party is usually informal, usually a Nordic buffet table consisting of simple hot or cold dishes, snack and coffee.  E.g. we have smoked salmon, potato salad, green salad, bread and butter etc.  At midnight, people pop out to see the displays of fireworks.  Some make New Year resolutions. I have stopped making them….  New Years’ eve has traditionally been time for fortune telling and predicting of the future.  One of the most popular tricks in casting of tin. Everyone gets a small piece of tin shaped like a miniature horse shoe, a symbol of good luck. The horseshoe is melted and the liquid is poured into a bucket of cold water. Then you take the hardened tin and examine its shape and especially the shape of shadow it makes. One can interpret from the shadow the fortune of the next year.   I have many times especially when kid casted tin and it is very common. 

Happy New Year to you all at English Service… you have still to wait for the Nowruz almost three months.

Your Letters Wed, 27 Jan 2016 08:33:08 +0000
Rowan Reid from the UK

Dear Colleagues at IRIB


Thank you for the broadcast. Please could you let me know if there will be an international radio festival again this year?

I was a judge for your Radio Festival in 2012 and 2014 and would be very interested in continuing that if you still plan for that this year.

Please could you let me know. 

Kind Regards 

Your Letters Wed, 27 Jan 2016 08:31:58 +0000
Ian Evans from the UK

Dear IRIB, I like the new style Listeners Special very much.

The health tips were not a bad idea but Listeners Special is more enjoyable without them.

I enjoy all of your programs, the news, current affairs, religious and cultural programs and the interviews and political comments. I am glad that IRIB continues on shortwave. I personally do not like to use the internet for listening to programs, I much prefer to use my radio because it is cheaper, more portable and more reliable. Please do not stop your programs. Many thanks and best wishes to you and all your listeners.

Your Letters Thu, 21 Jan 2016 14:51:50 +0000
Staffan Crona from Sweden

My name is Staffan Crona, and I am 64 years old, with wife and five children, and two grandchildren.


You can see all of them, more or less on the picture which I have sent you – My son in law in always included.

We have a tradition to make a family picture every Christmas so this is from 2015

About 50 years ago I was a shortwave listener, and now I started again – which I call it a reborn.

I work in the field of air purification around the world, and I also work with some inventors.

I am educated at Chalmers university of Technology (electronics) and at Göteborgs University in Economics.

Other interests I have are history and my family ancestor history.

Your Letters Thu, 21 Jan 2016 14:50:21 +0000
Mohammed Khaku from Pakistan

January 2nd 2016 Saudi Interior Ministry issuing a brief statement of executing of Sheikh Nimr on charges of terrorism and adapting a Takfiri ideology. 


Sheikh Nimr was an outspoken critic of the government’s despotic rule, and a proponent of reform, freedom, and human rights in Saudi Arabia. His only crime was to speak up by saying

Kingdom’s Shia community would no longer be cowed into silence. We have the determination to resist your injustices and we will not surrender. The most you can do is to kill us, and we love martyrdom for the sake of Allah. Either we live on this earth as freeman or we die in it as a pious man.

Your Letters Thu, 14 Jan 2016 08:03:20 +0000
Rich D'Angel from Germany

Thank very much for the 2016 calendar.


This year we spent a relatively quiet New Year, gathering at a friend's house for some appetizers before heading to a concert.  After the concert, we headed to another friend's (part of our concert group) for refreshments to bring in the New Year.  Naturally, my wife and I had a great time gathering with friends and discussing a variety of topics.  However, our greatest thrill was sharing a Face time chat with our twin grandsons who are only six months old. That was the highlight of the evening. Best wishes to everyone at IRIB English Radio for the coming New Year.

Your Letters Thu, 14 Jan 2016 08:02:46 +0000