JCPOA meeting in Vienna

Weekly report: JCPOA joint commission meeting in Vienna

Tehran, July 24, The Iran Project – The 4th JCPOA joint commission meeting in Vienna, Head of the Strategic Research Center of Iran’s Expediency Council Ali Akbar Velayati trip to Singapore and Zarif Africa tour dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (July 18–July 24).

 

Politics

IRGC detects explosives in southeast Iran

The IRGC has detected explosives and related equipment in provinces of Kerman and Sistan-Balouchestan, it was reported on Monday.

Iran delegation in Vienna for JCPOA meeting

Iranian delegation arrived here Tuesday morning to attend the fourth meeting on Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to be held with participation of Iranian officials and representatives of the P5+1.

US Congress after creating discomfort about Iran ties: Zarif

The US Congress by adopting anti-Iranian measures, is trying to create discomfort among those countries that want to engage with Iran following the implementation of the JCPOA, Says Iran’s foreign minister.

Problems of JCPOA implementation discussed in Vienna meeting: Araqchi

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said existing anti-Iran sanctions and problems in the way of the implementation of Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA) was among the main topics discussed at the meeting of the JCPOA commission in Vienna, Austria.

Larijani urges AEOI to devise plan to set up nuclear enrichment plant

Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani urged the Iranian nuclear body to start devising plans for setting up a nuclear enrichment plant.

Iran DM: S-300 defense shield deployed

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan announced that the Russian S-300 missile defense system which was delivered to Tehran by Moscow recently has been deployed and integrated into the country’s missile defense network.

UN chief calls on world powers to make JCPOA beneficial for Iranians

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on world powers to make sure that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is beneficial to the people of Iran.

IRGC arrests suspects in terror attack in west Iran

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps forces have arrested three people suspected of being behind a recent terrorist attack targeting an Iranian lawmaker in the western province of Kermanshah, an IRGC commander says.

Foreign minister to depart for West Africa

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif leading a politico-economic delegation will depart for West Africa for a 6-day official visit on Sunday.

Economy

Shia holy city may become Iranian video game industry’s capital

The Iranian city of Mashhad, home to one of the world’s greatest Shia holy sites, may soon also become the capital of the country’s fledgling video game industry.

Velayati urges expansion of Iran-Malaysia trade, economic ties 

Head of the Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Council Ali-Akbar Velayati on Thursday called for expansion of Tehran-Kuala Lumpur economic relations and cooperation as they enjoy abundant capacity for the purpose.

Iranian, French carmakers enter joint venture deal

Iranian automaker SAIPA on Thursday signed a joint venture deal with French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroën to build and sell vehicles for its Citroen brand in the country.

Iran seeking $60 billion from Total to Mitsui for petrochemicals

Iran is in talks with Mitsui & Co. Ltd. and Total SA as part of its push to attract $60 billion in foreign investment to more than double the country’s capacity to produce petrochemicals over the next decade.

Parliament to review details of deal with FATF: Iranian MP

A member of the Iranian Parliament’s Economy Commission said details of an agreement between the Islamic Republic and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the policy-making body of the international financial system, needs to be reviewed and approved by the legislature.

Society

UNESCO committee adds 8 new sites on World Heritage List

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee included eight new sites on the List of World Heritage in Danger, the organization said in a statement on Sunday.

Russia to unveil first monument honoring Persian poet Omar Khayyam on August 4

There are currently monuments to Omar Khayyam in Tehran, Dushanbe, Bucharest, and Ashkhabad.

Kerman tourism yearning for development

With 11 ancient qanats and Lut Desert added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, Kerman Province now boasts three world heritage sites while four are part of chain inscriptions.

Bus crash kills 16, injures 13 in north Iran

At least 16 people have been killed and 13 others injured after their bus smashed into a concrete electricity pylon and overturned in a mountainous road in northern Iran, a provincial police official says.

Researchers produce nanosensor to detect nitrate ion in water

Iranian and Italian researchers used silver nanoparticles to produce nanosensors capable of quickly detecting nitrate ions in water, which are among the potential causes of cancer.

 

Regional Affairs

Indian Kashmir protests flare, 3 killed as army opens fire

Indian soldiers fired on a stone-throwing crowd defying a curfew in the Kashmir region, killing three people, police said Tuesday, as unrest sparked by the death of a separatist militant flared.

US-called ‘Moderates’ behead Palestinian child in Syria’s Aleppo

Alwaght- Militants from the “Noureddine Zanki” group, which is labelled as moderate by the US, have beheaded a Palestinian child from the city of Aleppo. The child whose killing has been recorded and circulated appears to be no older than 13 years old.

West silence on Syria terrorists’ crimes deafening: Iran FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has lashed out at the West for its “deafening” silence on the atrocities committed by the Western-backed militants in Syria.

US airstrikes leave over a dozen civilian casualtis in Syria

More than a dozen civilians are dead or injured after US warplanes launch fresh airstrikes in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo.

10 people killed in twin blasts in Kabul

At least 10 people were killed Saturday during a protest in the Afghan capital Kabul when two bombs were detonated among the crowd.

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