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Weekly report: Iranians observe Ashura

October 16, The Iran Project – Iran President Hassan Rouhani attending ACD Summit and meeting with Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena, Iranians commemorating Ashura & Tasua on the occasion of imam Hussein (PBUH) martyrdom nationwide & Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif participating in Lausanne meeting on Syria crisis dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (Oct. 10–16).

 

Politics

Iran asks UN chief to help arrange for aid to Yemen victims

Iran’s foreign minister is asking U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to use his “good offices” to arrange for an Iranian aircraft to bring humanitarian supplies to victims of the deadly attack on a funeral home in Yemen’s capital and evacuate the injured.

Security of East, West Asia intertwined: President Rouhani of Iran

Iran says there is an inextricable connection between the security situation in Eastern and Western Asia, citing foreign intervention as a main source of insecurity in both sides.

Leader leads mourning ceremonies on Imam Hossein martyrdom anniv.

Mourning ceremonies, attended by Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei , were held in Tehran on Monday on the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hossein (AS), the third Shia Imam.

Zarif: Saudi regime, its enablers must be held to account

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in response to the latest Saudi air attacks in Yemen, has said that the Saudi regime and its supporters must be held accountable.

Shamkhani: West is desperate before anti-terrorism initiative of Iran, Russia, Syria, resistance

Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani says west is desperate before initiative of Iran, Russia, Syria and resistance front for campaign against terrorism.

Russia completes supplies of S-300 air defense systems to Iran

The contract for selling S-300 to Iran was concluded back in 2007 and resumed in 2015

US Secretary of Energy: Iran’s missile program was never part of negotiations

According to a report by Columbia Spectator, as covered by Mehr, at the Energy Leaders Forum at Columbia, United States Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz discussed climate change, clean energy, the US responsibilities in the field of energy security.

Clinton: ” Israel isn’t capable of causing substantial damage to Iranian nuclear program”

Wikileaks reveals Clinton’s speech from 2013 regarding the Iranian nuclear issue: “Israel estimates that even if it will only cause a small set back to the program, an attack might be the best option. But it lacks the ability to cause serious damage.”

Economy

Minister: Iran ready to broaden economic relations with EU

Minister of Economy Ali Tayyebnia reiterated that the conditions are set for boosting trade and economic cooperation between Iran and European countries.

New U.S. guidance on Iran sanctions seeks to reassure banks

New guidance from the Obama administration offers reassurance to foreign banks which have been skittish about doing U.S. dollar transactions with Iran, lawyers and former sanctions officials said on Monday.

OPEC says Iran’s oil output at 3.6 mb/d

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) says Iran’s oil production has reached a new record high of 3.665 million barrels per day (mb/d).

Richard Nephew: US non-compliance with Iran deal to undermine use of sanctions

A former US official who led a campaign to construct the global sanctions wall around Iran says if US is viewed as not abiding by its commitments under the nuclear deal, its ability to use such coercive measures as a tool in the the future will be undermined.

Iran tells banks US allowed dollar deals

Iran says the US Treasury Department has effectively opened the way for non-American banks and financial institutions to proceed with dollar-dominated transactions with Iranians.

Society

Iran’s first female triathlete Shirin Gerami set to make history at Ironman Kona

On Tuesday, just four days before the start of the 2016 Ironman World Championship, competitors from around the globe were settling in to Hawaii’s heat and humidity. Some took time to relax and enjoy the scenery, while others made sure to get in a pre-race practice swim or ride.

Iranian cyclists clinch four medals in ACC Track Asia Cup

Iranian male and female cyclists have put a convincing end to their campaign at the Asian Cycling Championships (ACC) Track Asia Cup 2016 in Thailand, and taken home four more medals, including a gold.

Millions of Shia Muslims commemorate Tasu’a across world

Millions of Shia Muslims are holding mourning ceremonies worldwide to venerate Tasu’a, the eve of the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia Imam.

Iran beats S Korea at FIFA Asian Qualifiers

Group A leader Iran got the better of South Korea 1-nil at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium on Tuesday evening as part of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Asian Qualifiers.

Iranian powerlifter receives Allianz Best Male Athlete of the Month

Iran’s heavyweight powerlifting champion Siamand Rahman has been voted by the public as the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Allianz Best Male Athlete of the Month for September.

 

Regional Affairs

Yemeni army, Houthi Ansarullah movement warn US against further attacks

The Yemeni army and the Houthi Ansarullah movement have warned Washington against further attacks on the war-ravaged nation after the US military carried out cruise missile strikes on the country’s coastal radar sites.

Iraqi PM warns against foreign interference in liberating Mosul

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has warned against foreign interference in the country’s internal affairs as the army is gearing up to launch a full-scale offensive to liberate the Daesh-held city of Mosul, the Takfiri group’s last major bastion in the Arab country.

Participants of ministerial talks on Syria reached consensus on key issues

Participants of the international ministerial meeting on Syrian settlement, which was held earlier in the day in Swiss Lausanne, reached consensus on key issues including the necessity to restore the ceasefire, the US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday.

Lausanne meeting on Syria brings no results, sides agree to continue contacts

According to the Egyptian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid, Lausanne meeting on Syrian crisis has brought no specific results.

Iran lauds UNESCO anti-Israel resolution on Palestinians’ rights

Iran has hailed a resolution by the UN heritage body, UNESCO, that denounces Israel’s illegal activities at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds.

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