Weekly report: Kimia Alizadeh Iran’s 1st female Olympic medalist

August 21, The Iran Project – Trip of Burundi Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Alain Aimé Nyamitwe to Iran, Russian President’s Special Representative for the Middle East and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov visit to Iran, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela Delcy Eloína Rodríguez Gómez trip to Iran, Norwegian FM Boerge Brende meetings with senior officials in Tehran, Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives Salim al-Jabouri visit to Iran and Iranian taekwondoka Kimia Alizadeh winning first medal in the history of Iran’s women Olympics sports dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (August 15–August 21).

 

Politics

 

Russian bombers hit major Daesh arms depots in Syria after entering from Iran

Five major arms depots destroyed by Russia’s Tu-22M3 and Su-34 were used to supply Daesh militants near Aleppo, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

Zarif: US lagging behind implementing JCPOA

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday echoed grievances about US lagging behind implementing JCPOA, saying that advances were made with the European parties to the nuclear deal.

Lavrov: Russia not violating UNSC resolution by deploying jets to Iran

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow is not violating a UN Security Council resolution by deploying jets to Iran to carry out strikes against terrorists in Syria.

Zarif, Cavusoglu discuss regional developments in Tehran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu have held key talks in Tehran on bilateral relations and the latest developments in the Middle East.

Second airbase would be provided for Russia

Defense minister has told a press conference on Saturday Iran would provide a second airbase to Russia if situation demands, as a measure in the framework of quadrilateral deal to fight ISIL.

Iran opposed to regional conflicts, rivalry: FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif voiced the country’s opposition to skirmishes and harmful rivalry in the Middle East, stressing that regional cooperation should involve all regional parties.

Zarif kicks off his Latin American tour, departs for Havana

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif kicked off his Latin American tour and departed for Cuba capial, Havana early Sunday morning.

Economy

Iran exports $27.6mn hand-woven carpet to US

INCC head has reported on the significant growth in Iran’s hand-woven carpet exports to the US following JCPOA implementation.

‘US gave another $1.3 billion of Iran money’

US payment of $400 million of Iranian money which sparked outcry among American politicians was followed by another transfer of $1.3 billion, it has been reported.

China seals deals to award loans to Iran

Iran says it has signed two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with two major Chinese banks to provide loans for its key development projects.

Norway earmarks one billion euro credit line to Iran

Norway will earmark one billion euro credit line to Iran upon three MoUs signed in presence of foreign ministers of Iran and Norway in Tehran on Wednesday.

Siemens values partnership in Iran’s economic development

Drawing on their long-standing presence in a wide-range of sectors in Iran, German firms have been among the first to plan for the resumption of their engagement in the Iranian market following the nuclear deal Iran signed last year, and the ensuing removal of sanctions against the country over its nuclear energy program.

 

Society

 

Iran, Japan to jointly save Lake Oroumiyeh: Official

Iran plans to save the endangered Lake Oroumiyeh in northwest of the country in joint cooperation with Japanese experts, the secretary of Oroumiyeh Lake Revival Headquarters said Monday.

76th death anniversary of Kamal-ol-Molk: The eminent Iranian painter

Mohammad Ghaffari, better known as Kamal-ol-Molk, was born in Kashan in 1847 to a family greatly attached to art. He was undoubtedly one of the most eminent artists of Iran.

Celtic fans fly Palestinian flags against Israeli team as European tie turns political

The fans of Scottish football team Celtic defied Europe’s footballing body and police to make a political protest against their team’s Israeli opponents, Hapoel Beer Sheva FC, on Wednesday night, with hundreds flying the Palestinian flag.

Iran’s Alizadeh wins Olympic taekwondo bronze in -57kg class

Iran’s Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin has won the bronze medal in the -57kg class of taekwondo competitions at the Rio 2016 Olympics, becoming the first Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal.

76th death anniversary of Kamal-ol-Molk: The eminent Iranian painter

Mohammad Ghaffari, better known as Kamal-ol-Molk, was born in Kashan in 1847 to a family greatly attached to art. He was undoubtedly one of the most eminent artists of Iran.

 

Regional Affairs

 

Tehran, Ankara can propose ‘best solution’ to Syria crisis: Turkish PM

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Tehran and Ankara plan to offer the “best” solution to help settle the ongoing crisis in Syria.

UN halts Syria humanitarian task force amid intense fighting

The United Nations has suspended a meeting of its humanitarian task force in Syria amid concerns over the ongoing conflict in the Middle Eastern country.

Ankara praises crucial roles of Moscow, Tehran on Syria

Turkish top diplomat said on Thursday that Moscow and Tehran are playing vital roles in resolving the Syrian conflict.

Hezbollah will defeat Israel in any new war: Nasrallah

Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of Hezbollah, says the Lebanese resistance movement will defeat Israel in any potential new military confrontation waged by the Tel Aviv regime.

Situation in Kashmir heading towards referendum: OIC chief 

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Ayad Ameen Madani believes situation in Kashmir is heading towards a referendum.

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