The 11th International Festival of Tribal Culture kicked off in Gorgan in Golestan province last Monday and then shifted four days later to Gonbad-e Kavus
, a seemingly appropriate move for an event filled with many nomads.
Yavar Abbas said in the opening ceremony of the 11th International Culture Festival in Gonbad-e Kavus
, in the northern province of Golestan that Iranian ethnic cultures are so dynamic and show the strength of the Iranian culture and the flexibility of Islam.
During a speech in the Caspian coastal city of Gonbad-e Kavus
, Ahmadinejad declared: "Today our country is moving towards drought, which is partly unintentional due to industry and partly intentional, as a result of the enemy [the West] destroying the clouds moving towards our country and this is a war that Iran is going to overcome.