Weekly report: Zarif briefs new parliament on JCPOA implementation

Tehran, June 12, The Iran Project – Starting holy month of Ramadan in Iran, Iran-Russia-Syria trilateral meeting on fighting terror, Iranian officials condemnation of BBC Persian releasing false documents and Foreign Minster Mohammad Javad Zarif briefing new parliament on JCPOA dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (June 6–June 12).

Politics

Amano: Iran fully committed to JCPOA

Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano said here on Monday that Iran is fully committed to implement the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) under the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231.

BBC seeks to extenuate having ties with US by forgery

Iran’s Parl. Speaker said Tue. the intention of BBC by releasing forged US documents was to shock the public opinion and thus extenuate having relations with the Western country.

Surplus of heavy water could stay in Iran: Atomic Energy Organization

The Islamic Republic, based on its JCPOA commitments, should solely put on sale the surplus of its heavy water, says Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization.

Iranian envoy urges all parties to implement JCPOA in good faith

Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) called on all parties involved in a lasting nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers to “demonstrate their good faith in practice and action on the ground” for the successful implementation of the JCPOA.

Saudis not admitting Iranian pilgrims to Hajj

Head of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Saeed Ohadi said on Wednesday that since the beginning, Saudi Arabia has not been willing to accept Iranian Hajj pilgrims to the House of God.

State Dept. reopens investigation into deliberately edited video on Iran talks

Facing mounting pressure from members of Congress and from inquiring journalists, the State Department said today it has reopened its investigation into who ordered the video edit of a State Department briefing from December 2013.

Iran, Russia, Syria will boost efforts to find ways to stop war, bloodshed

Secretary of Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said on Friday that Iran, Russia and Syria are further activating their diplomatic capacity to reach a comprehensive strategy to stop war and bloodshed, while strengthening military coordination to control Takfiri terrorism.

Iranian DM pledges continued advisory support for Syria

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan reiterated the Islamic Republic’s determination to provide advisory support for Syria in the fight against terrorist groups in the Arab country.

Canadian court seizes $13mln of Iran’s non-diplomatic assets

A court in Canada has issued a verdict giving $13 million of Iran’s non-diplomatic assets to the families of Americans who died in several attacks blamed on Iran.

Iran FM due in Norway for talks, Oslo Forum

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit Norway to hold talks with the European country’s officials and participate in an international forum.

Zarif reporting to Majlis on foreign investment

Foreign Minster Mohammad Javad Zarif attended Majlis (parliament) open session Sunday to give a report on Economy of Resistance and foreign investments.

Zarif: JCPOA reached thanks to Supreme Leader guidelines, people resistance

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said here on Sunday that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has been reached thanks to the guidelines of the Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei and people’s resistance and prayers.

Economy

Labor min. unveils anti-poverty policy

Iran’s labor minister has announced the implementation of new anti-poverty policies in Iran via comprehensive poverty-oriented employment.

Official: 10.5mln Euros of Bank Mellat’s frozen assets transferred to Armenia’s branch

An Iranian banking official announced that over 10 million euros of Bank Mellat’s frozen assets in Europe has been transferred via Germany to the bank’s branch to Yerevan, Armenia.

World Bank forecasts 4.7% economic growth for Iran

The growth of Iran’s GDP is projected at 4.7 percent in 2018, a World Bank report forecasted.

Export of petchem products up by 37%

Iran Petrochemical Commercial Co. Managing Director, Mehdi Sharifi Nik Nafas, said on Friday that export of petrochemical products has increased by about 30 to 37 percent in weight in the post-sanctions era.

Iran’s private sector steel production rising despite world decline

Iranian private sector steel industry is experiencing a boom contrary to international downturn, a report said.

Phases 20&21 drilling over

Iran has finished drilling operations at phases 20 and 21 of the massive South Pars gas field in Persian Gulf waters.

Society

Criminalizing animal abuse

Killing of a female bear in front of her cubs, injecting stray dogs with acid and burning a donkey alive are but a few examples of animal abuse that have been reported in Iran in recent months.

Precious Qur’an manuscript to be unveiled

One of the most precious manuscripts of the holy Qur’an will be unveiled during the 24th International Holy Quran Exhibition, in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani.

UNESCO celebrated World Environment Day in Tehran

On the 6th of June, UNESCO celebrated World Environment Day with the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, and the Department of Environment.

Iran’s Kafashian nominated for FIFA Council Seat

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced the eight candidates to be elected for the three available Asia places on the new FIFA Council. Ali Kafashian from Iran is among the list.

Qeshm Geopark to become Iran tourism brand

Director of Qeshm Island Geopark announced that the park will be added to the list of global geoparks when the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) presented a green card to it.

Regional Affairs

Iran ready to help Syria with police training

Commander of Iran’s Law Enforcement Police Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari stressed the country’s preparedness to transfer its experiences to Syria in any field of police operations.

Iranian Defense Ministry says its mission is to fight terrorism

The ministry says the policy of the United States, Israel and some other countries, patronizes terrorism.

Iran, Russia, Syria agree to promote anti-terror cooperation

Iran, Russia and Syria have agreed to step up cooperation in their fight against Takfiri terror groups wreaking havoc across the Syrian soil and elsewhere in the region.

United Nations chief exposes limits to his authority by citing Saudi threat

The United Nations secretary general is supposed to answer to every nation on earth — and no nation at all.

US, Europe mum on Saudi blackmail of UN

France and the UK have called for calm in an angry row between Saudi Arabia and the UN but have kept silent on each side’s misconduct in dropping Riyadh from a blacklist of children’s rights violators.

Iraq’s Sadr warns of ‘million-man’ demo after Ramadan

Senior Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has called for a halt to anti-government protests during Ramadan but warned that a “million-man” demonstration would be held after the Muslim holy month ends.

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