Yalda, Hanukkah, Christmas, Iran and Europe — in Conversation with Amir Taheri

By Nazenin Ansari

As 2019 comes to a close, Amir Taheri, Chairman of Gatestone Europe and former editor-in-chief of Kayhan, explains the significance of the ancient Persian Yalda celebration as well as Christmas, and Hanukkah for Iranians.

Mr Taheri also reviews the top headlines of the past year and points to the trends emerging in 2020. In particular, he points to the strategic position of  the European Union and the United States vis a vis the Islamic Republic and addresses the recent violent crackdown against protesters and civilians in Iran.