Zarif & Hollande

Weekly report: Third Zarif EU tour

Tehran, June 26, The Iran Project – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif trip to France and Netherlands on his Third EU tour, Zarif attendance in SCO summit in Tashkent and Iranians commemoration of Qadr night nationwide dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (June 20–June 26).

 

Politics

 

Iran foils several terrorist attacks

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry announced on Monday its agents have thwarted a major plot by the Takfiri-Wahhabi groups for several terrorist attacks in Tehran and a number of other provinces, with terrorists arrested and a large amount of bombs and explosive material confiscated.

Iran censures Bahrain’s move to strip Sheikh Qassim’s citizenship

Iran’s Foreign Ministry denounces Bahrain’s move to strip the citizenship of the country’s most senior Shia cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim.

 

Zarif meets French Senate president

Iranian foreign minister in his first day of Paris trip met and discussed with President of the Senate of France Gérard Larcher on Wednesday.

 

Iran’s FM Zarif urges global efforts against terrorism

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif highlighted the importance of concerted global efforts against terrorism.

 

Leader urges confrontation with luxurious wages

Leader of the Islamic Revolution received on Wednesday evening President Rouhani and his cabinet members on occasion of holy month of Ramadan.

 

Zarif in Tashkent to attend SCO

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Tashkent from Hague, the Netherlands, Thursday morning to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) conference.

Zarif, Lavrov meet in Tashkent

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on the sideline of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting in Uzbekistan capital, Tashkent, on Friday.

Leader receives families of martyred defenders of holy shrines

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei received families of defenders of holy shrines martyred in the fight against Daesh terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

 

Nothing can silence Bahrainis anymore: Ayatollah Khamenei

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has strongly criticized the revocation of the citizenship of a senior cleric in Bahrain, saying Bahraini youths cannot be silenced anymore.

 

‘ISIL created to paralyze Iran, but paralyzed Arrogance’

Ayatollah Khamenei has told a group of families of martyrs that Iraq and Levant were a prelude to paralyze Iran, while they were paralyzed by the Islamic Republic’s power.

Economy

Government announces new vehicle import ruling

The government has announced a new ruling regarding certain imported cars.

 

US State department ‘welcomes’ Boeing deal with Iran Air

The US State Department said it welcomes Boeing’s announcement of a deal with Iran Air, and that it involves the “type of permissible business activity envisioned” in the Iran nuclear deal.

 

French FM: Iran can be a great partner for France

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault called for long-term cooperation with Iran, and described Tehran as a great trade partner for Paris.

Iran calls for facilitation of banking ties with Netherlands

Visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday called for facilitation of banking ties with the Netherlands.

 

Boeing says Iran deal involves 80 direct-sales aircraft

The Boeing Co. this week offered further detail to a tentative agreement with Iran for aircraft sales, saying the proposed deal between the two sides would involve a mix of direct sales and leases.

Regional Affairs

Bahrain revokes citizenship of top Shia cleric

Bahrain has revoked the citizenship of the country’s most senior Shia cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim, a move which could further complicate the social unrest in the tiny Persian Gulf Arab state.

 

Iran’s Quds force commander Qassem Soleimani warns Bahrain to stay away from Sheikh or wait for overthrow

Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani warned the Manama regime to stay away from Bahraini Shiite cleric Ayatollah Sheikh Issa Qassim or wait for dire repercussions, including armed struggle by people and overthrow of the Al-Khalifa dynasty.

Zarif: Only diplomatic solution works for Syria

Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that there are two diplomatic and military solutions for Syria, but the diplomatic choice should be taken.

President Putin: No obstacles for Iran to join SCO

Russian President Vladimir Putin says there are no obstacles left for Iran to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a regional security and economic cooperation body led by China and Russia.

 

Nasrallah says US sanctions have no impact on Hezbollah

Hezbollah Secretary General Seyed Hassan Nasrallah deplored a US sanctions law seeking to tighten the noose on the party’s finances, saying that the law would not have any financial impact on the movement.

Society

Iran completes conceptual design phase of manned spacecraft

Iranian space scientists have concluded research on the conceptual design of a homegrown manned spacecraft together with its carrier rocket, or launch vehicle.

Iran urges Iraq to tackle dust pollution waves

Vice President and Head of Iran’s Department of the Environment, Massoumeh Ebtekar here on Tuesday urged Iraq to tackle dust and haze pollution.

40 ambassadors to tour Qazvin

To promote the tourist attractions and investment opportunities of Qazvin Province, the provincial office of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization has organized a one-day tour for the ambassadors and diplomats of over 40 countries.

 

Iranians pray, hold vigils on Night of Destiny

Millions of people across the Islamic Republic of Iran have observed the Laylat al-Qadr (the Night of Destiny), which represents a great chance for Muslims during the holy fasting month of Ramadan to purify their souls and further focus on the spiritual aspects of life.

 

‘I, Sajjad Qaribi, am an Iranian soldier’

A gigantic Iranian bodybuilder, weightlifter, and powerlifter has taken the Internet by storm, stealing his fellow sportsmen’s thunder with his jaw-dropping muscular bulk and self-effacing and patriotic attitude.