Intl. Quds Day rallies across Iran

Weekly report: Quds Day rallies

Tehran, July 03, The Iran Project – Iranians commemorating martyrdom anniversary of Imam Ali, Millions of Iranians marking anti-Israel rallies on int’l Quds Day and Iran honoring anniversary of US missile attack on Iran Air Flight 655 dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (June 27–July 03).

 

 

Politics

 

Iran threatens to publish Hajj contract with Riyadh if necessary

If it is needed, Iran will publish the contract with Saudi Arabia about this year’s Hajj ritual, the head of Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization of Iran said.

Iran calls for a world free of chemical weapons

Iranian Foreign has called for a world free of chemical weapons reminding the international community of its legal and ethical duty to provide compensation for the victims of chemical weapons.

IRGC forces kill 11 terrorists in northwest Iran

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) forces have destroyed an 11-member gang of terrorists tied to an anti-Iran Kurdish terror outfit.

 

Iranian President Rouhani urges firm action over Saudi embassy raids

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for firm judicial action against the individuals involved in raids on Saudi diplomatic perimeters in two Iranian cities back in January.

 

Supreme Leader receives Judiciary chief, staff

Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday received Judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani and the Judiciary officials.

Leader calls for pursuing violated Iran’s rights by judiciary

The judiciary system should put on its agenda pursing the case of Iran’s violated rights during the sanctions, says Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

Putin: ‘Mythical’ nuclear threat from Iran becomes history

Despite the “mythical” Iranian nuclear threat becoming a thing of the past, ballistic missile defense is still being built in Eastern Europe, President Vladimir Putin said.

Millions of Iranians stage anti-Israel rallies on int’l Quds Day

Millions of Iranians have taken to the streets in all Iranian cities across the country on the International Quds Day on Friday to voice support for the Palestinian nation against the Israeli regime.

Commander: Iran to hold joint naval drills with neighbors

Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari unveiled plans for joint naval exercise with the regional countries.

Economy

Iran, Saudi Arabia begin rivalry for EU petchem market

An official said Iranian petrochemical industries and Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) have started new competition over European markets.

UK could drop Iran sanctions after Brexit

Indications are growing that London could soon decide to drop sanctions to expand its trade with Iran in the wake of the recent vote by the British to quit the European Union.

 

Refinery exports all Q1 LPG output

Fajr Jam Gas Refinery exported all of the natural gas it processed into liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) during the first three months of the current Iranian calendar year which began on March 20.

Leader urges firm action on unconventional salaries

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei ordered decisive reaction by all Iranian organizations to cases of exorbitant, unconventional wages, and called for unrelenting punitive action on breaking regulations.

Daimler vows to take China off Iran roads

Daimler says its trucks division will start the deliveries of Mitsubishi Fuso brand in Iran later this year.

 

Executives on top Iran fund resign en masse

President Hassan Rouhani has accepted the mass resignation of those on the board of trustees of Iran’s sovereign wealth fund as revelations about high compensation packages at state-owned firms take new casualties.

 

Society

 

Iranians marking martyrdom anniversary of Imam Ali

Millions of people in Iran are marking the anniversary of the martyrdom of the first Shia Imam, Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (PBUH), who passed away on the 21st day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan some 14 centuries ago.

29th anniversary of Sardasht chemical attack

The city of Sardasht is the third city in the world after Japan’s Hiroshima and Nagasaki which became the target of Weapons of Mass Destruction. In June 28 and 29, 1987, Iraqi bombers attacked 4 crowded parts of Sardasht with chemical bombs and engulfed its residents, women and children, young and old, with fatal chemical gases.

 

Leader attends Imam Ali’s martyrdom mourning ceremony in Tehran

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei attended the mourning ceremony for the martyrdom anniversary of the first Shia Imam Ali (AS) in the capital Tehran on Monday.

Demand grows for legal protection for park rangers

The murders of three park rangers last week in two separate incidents has compelled both environmental officials and activists to demand better legal protection for park wardens.

 

SAIPA’s Ario to join Tehran’s taxi fleet

Following an internal review, the Chinese-derived SAIPA’s Ario sedan has been announced as the new entrant to join the capital’s taxi fleet.

 

Iran marks anniversary of US missile attack on Iran Air Flight 655

Iran is marking the 28th anniversary of the downing of its commercial airliner by a United States Navy guided-missile cruiser back in 1988 as the aircraft was flying in Iranian airspace, and over Iran’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.

 

AFC penalizes Saudi club over fan’s misconduct against Iranian team

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has punished a Saudi Arabian club over the misbehavior of its fans toward an Iranian team, a report said.

Regional Affairs

36 killed, 147 injured in terrorist attack in Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport

At least 36 people have been killed and 147 more injured in a gun and bomb attack in Istanbul’s Atatürk international airport.

Iran urges massive turnout in intl. Quds Day rallies globally

Alwaght- Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has called for massive turnout nationally and globally in rallies marking the International Quds Day on the last Friday of Holy month of Ramadan.

Rouhani: Palestinian nation will never be left alone

President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday that Palestinian nation will never remain alone and it will certainly achieve victory in the wake of resistance.

Shamkhani: Designation of Int’l Quds Day a wise measure to promote divine prudence

Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SCNC) Ali Shamkhani said that designation of International Quds Day signifies a completely well-calculated and divine prudence.

Kremlin says Putin and Erdogan could meet before G20 summit in September

The Kremlin said on Friday it did not rule out that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan could meet before a G20 summit scheduled for September in China.