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Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, Iran

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[Islamic Culture and Relations Organization] image by Randy Young, 8 January 2016

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The ICRO (Islamic Culture and Relations Organization), subordinate to the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance (official websites:
http://www.ershad.gov.ir/ and http://www.farhang.gov.ir/en/home), is (the Islamic Republic of) Iranís primary organization for implementing and leading cultural outreach outside of Iran. The purpose of the ICRO is to promote "cultural ties with other nations and communities; consolidation of cultural ties of the Islamic republic of Iran with other nations; [offer] proper presentation of the Iranian culture and civilization; preparing the grounds for unity among Muslims; revival and promotion of Islamic culture and teachings in the world; and information dissemination about the principles and realities of the Islamic Revolution." The Islamic Culture and Relations Organization is Iranís de facto public diplomacy organization.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_diplomacy_in_the_Islamic_Republic_of_Iran#Islamic_Culture_and_Relations_Organization

The flag is the logo (http://www.ibna.ir/images/docs/000229/n00229792-b.jpg) on the middle of a white horizontal background as seen here:
http://en.abna24.com/cache/image/2015/11/24/2f34b6044558b3fca1b147e37f7da086.jpg (flag on the right) (source: http://en.abna24.com/service/iran/archive/2015/11/24/721292/story.html)
http://www.ibna.ir/images/docs/000215/n00215870-t.jpg (source: http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/215870/international-quran-foundation-will-be-established)
http://cid.icro.ir/uploads/2_171035_171833.jpg (flag on the left) (source: http://cid.icro.ir/index.aspx?siteid=237&pageid=11727&newsview=611118)
http://www.shamstoos.ir/Content/media/image/2015/09/71576_orig.jpg (second flag from left to right) (source: http://www.shamstoos.ir/en/news/46369/Razavi-Doctrine-Set-its-Foundation-on-Wisdom-Says-Head-of-Iranian-President-Office-at-Razavi-Culture-Devotees-World-Assembly)
http://www.shamstoos.ir/Content/media/image/2015/09/71573_orig.jpg (second and fourth flags from left to right) (source: http://www.shamstoos.ir/en/news/46366/Ebrahimi-Turkmen-Imam-Reza-A-S-Festival-Held-in-79-Countries)
Esteban Rivera, 5 January 2016