Imam Reza (AS) Shrine hosts Ramadan Iftar in Mashhad

Weekly report: Iranians mark beginning of Ramadan

May 28, The Iran Project – Iran unveiling new military geography projects, President Rouhani and his cabinet paying tribute to Late Imam Khomeini, Iran marking 35th anniversary of liberation of Khorramshahr, Army ground force staging drill in central Iran, President-elect Rouhani visit to Qom and meeting with Ulema, start of observing fasting month of Ramadan and Leader receiving Quran reciters on commencement of Ramadan dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (May 22–May 28).

Politics

Iran unveils new military geography projects

Iran’s defense minister on Monday unveiled three strategic projects developed by the local experts at the military geography institutes.

President Rouhani, his cabinet pay tribute to Late Imam Khomeini

In his first working program after winning Iran’s presidential election, President Hassan Rouhani and his cabinet attended the mausoleum of the late founder of the Islamic Revolution Imam Khomeini on Tuesday morning and paid tribute to the late Leader.

Army ground force stages drill in central Iran

Iran’s Army Ground Force launched a military exercise in central parts of the country on Wednesday to put into operation the latest homegrown weapons.

Moscow int’l security meeting kicks off

The 8th International Meeting of High Representatives for Security Issues started in Zavidovo, near Moscow, with the participation of Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani and senior experts in the field on Wednesday.

US, Soviets, and regional reactionaries fought against Iran for 8 years: Leader

During the Iraqi imposed war against Iran, all global powers including the US, NATO, former Soviet Union and regional reactionaries stood against Iran but” we succeeded to overcome all of them,” said the Supreme Leader.

President-elect Rouhani met with Ulema in Qom

President-elect Hassan Rouhani arrived in Qom on Thursday and conferred with a number of Ulema on issues of mutual interest.

Iran to keep up missile work with utmost strength: Qassemi
Iran says it will keep up its missile work with utmost determination, and does not pay heed to “empty” interventionist statements on the matter.

Iran’s nuclear chief rejects ‘Incorrect’ reports on uranium contract with Kazakhstan

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) rejected as “incorrect” recent reports by some British media over the role of Kazakhstan and the new US administration in the suspension of a contract to export uranium to the Islamic Republic.

Saudi regime believes in Quran only in appearance: Ayatollah Khamenei 

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says “incompetent” Saudi rulers believe in the Quran only in appearance but act in contravention of its teachings.

Zarif: Unity main lesson of Ramadan

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that the major lesson of the holy fasting month of Ramadan is unity among Muslims.

Economy

Iran, Spanish company sign $615 million deal for oil pipes

Iran on Wednesday signed a deal worth $615 million – or euros 550 million – with a Spanish-Iranian consortium under which the group will provide pipes used in Iran’s oil industry.

OPEC extends oil output cut by nine months to fight glut

OPEC decided on Thursday to extend cuts in oil output by nine months to March 2018, OPEC delegates said, as the producer group battles a global glut of crude after seeing prices halve and revenues drop sharply in the past three years.

US Senate committee approves new Iran sanctions bill

The United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations has passed a bill that would impose new sanctions on Iran over its missile program that Tehran has repeatedly said is solely for defensive purposes.

Head of Gazprom meets with Iranian Oil Minister

Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller has held talks with Iran’s oil minister Bijan Namdar Zangeneh, the TASS correspondent reports from the meeting point.

Iran inks deal to build its first air logistics center

Iran has signed an agreement with Swiss and Dutch companies to design, develop and construct its first freight logistics center at Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKIA).

Regional Affairs

Trump ‘cozying up’ to despots behind Bahrain crackdown: Iran FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the deadly crackdown by Bahraini security forces on protesters was the outcome of US President Donald Trump “cozying up” to despots during a recent visit to Saudi Arabia.

“Iran should have been invited to Riyadh Summit”

A senior Lebanese politician says Iran should have been invited to the Riyadh summit to help work out an anti-terror deal.

Only Iran, Syria helped Lebanon when it was occupied by Israel

Secretary General of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, says when southern Lebanon was occupied by Israel, no country in the world except Iran and Syria helped the country to end occupation.

Palestinian inmates end hunger strike after deal with Israel

Israeli authorities have agreed to a deal with the Palestinian prisoners who have been on hunger strike in Israeli jails over the past 40 days.

Iran ready to help ensure security of Syria de-escalation zones: Official

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said the Islamic Republic is prepared to deploy its forces to Syria to maintain the security of the de-escalation zones in the war-torn country.

Society

Iran’s Khademalsharieh earns silver in Asian individual blitz championship

Iranian chess player Sarasadat Khademalsharieh has featured sparkling performances at the 2017 Asian Individual Championship (Men and Women) in China to scoop a silver medal in the prestigious continental event.

Islamic Solidarity Games: Iran finishes third

The Iranian delegation finished in third place in the 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games in the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Iran claims AFC U-20 Futsal Championship title

Iran’s team has claimed the AFC U-20 Futsal Championship title after defeating Iraq 2-0 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Muslims worldwide start observing fasting month of Ramadan

Muslim nations around the world have started observing the rituals of the holy month of Ramadan, during which adult people fast from dawn to dusk.

IRGC-Made tunnel to revive Iran’s shrinking Lake Urmia

The Construction Base of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) is working on a water transfer project to save the shrinking Lake Urmia in northwestern Iran.