Weekly report: Iranians mark demise anniversary of Imam Khomeini

June 4, The Iran Project – Guardian Council confirming result of Iran’s 12th presidential election, Intl. Holy Quran Exhibition kicking off in Tehran, Larijani re-electing parliament speaker, Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi attendance in the 21st St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2017), Tehran-Moscow signing coop. roadmap and Iranians commemorating 28th demise anniversary of Imam Khomeini dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (May 29–June 04).


Guardian Council confirms result of Iran’s 12th presidential election

Iran’s Interior Ministry says the Guardian Council has confirmed the result of the country’s 12th presidential election, which saw President Hassan Rouhani reelected for another four years in office.

Larijani re-elected parliament speaker

Iranian lawmakers on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to re-elect Ali Larijani as parliament speaker for the second year of the 10th Parliament.

Iran’s foreign ministry not involved in Saudi flight’s itinerary change: FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif dismissed an account of what happened recently to a Saudi flight in Iran’s airspace, provided by a controversial lawmaker, saying a change in the flight path for foreign planes is a very ordinary issue handled by the Air Defense.

C.I.A. names new Iran chief in a sign of Trump’s hard line

He is known as the Dark Prince or Ayatollah Mike, nicknames he earned as the Central Intelligence Agency officer who oversaw the hunt for Osama bin Laden and the American drone strike campaign that killed thousands of Islamist militants and hundreds of civilians.

IAEA confirms Iran commitment to JCPOA

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed that Iran has been committed to its obligations enshrined in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action reached between Tehran and G5+1 (US, UK, France, Russia and China plus Germany) in 2015.

Report says UAE envoy, pro-Israel think tank working against Iran

A number of emails belonging to the ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States have revealed that Yousef Al-Otaiba has been collaborating with a pro-Israel think tank against Iran, a report says.

Iran mourns anniversary of Imam Khomeini’s passing

Millions of Iranians are marking the anniversary of the eternal departure of the founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, 28 years ago.

Leader: Islamic Revolution gave identity, independence to Iran

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the Islamic Revolution gave identity and independence to Iranian society by toppling the previous tyrannical regime.

Recent elections echoes nation’s trust in Islamic Republic

Leader Ayatollah Khamenei is addressing the official ceremony to commemorate 28th anniversary of demise of founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini at his mausoleum in Tehran.


UAE’s ENOC clears Iran oil dues: Report

Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) has paid its outstanding oil dues to Iran, a report said.

Asian imports of Iran oil rise 23%

The four biggest buyers of Iranian crude oil in Asia increased their imports in April by nearly 23% from a year earlier as Tehran’s exemption from a global production cuts favours the country’s oil export drive.

NITC closely looking’ at 1st post-sanctions VLCC orders

Managing director Siroos Kianersi says any contracts would be for renewal not growth at a time when the owner has opened the door for ‘the right pool partners’.

Iran in talks with Russia-led EEU on free-trade pact: state media

Iran is in talks with the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) to forge a free-trade pact, state-run media said, amid problems in securing fresh Western investment despite the lifting of most global sanctions against Tehran.

Tehran, Moscow ink coop. roadmap

Iran and Russia signed a cooperation roadmap at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

Regional Affairs

Saudis reportedly invite Russia to work with ‘Arab NATO’

Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammad bin Salman is likely to have invited Russia to work with the emerging Saudi-led military alliance in the Middle East during his visit to Moscow, political analyst Gevorg Mirzayan wrote for Sputnik.

Barzani: Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan taking common stances in fighting terrorism

President of Iraqi Kurdistan Masoud Barzani highlighted common stances taken between Iran and Iraqi Kurdistan in fighting terrorism and Takfiri thoughts.

Russia, Iran, Turkey work on Syrian de-escalation zones — diplomat
Military experts continue the work on finalizing the memorandum on setting up de-escalation zones

Official condemns Tel Aviv’s efforts to judaize Al-Aqsa

Secretary General of International Conference on Palestinian Intifada Hossein Amir Abdollahian on Saturday strongly condemned Tel Aviv’s efforts to judaize al-Aqsa, the first Qiblah of the world Muslims.

I’m sure worst of crisis is behind us, says Syria’s Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has hailed continued victories by the army forces and allies against militants across the country, saying his government has weathered the worst part of the conflict and is now moving in the right direction.


Blood thinner medicine behind Iranian filmmaker Kiarostami’s death: Official

An Iranian health official attributed the cause of death of celebrated film director Abbas Kiarostami to “meningeal hemorrhage” due to a blood thinner medicine he was given when he was hospitalized in France.

Armenian president awards Iranian musician

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian awarded Iranian musician Razmik Ohanian the Movses Khorenatsi Medal in recognition of many years of his artistic career and efforts to bring the Armenian and Iranian nations together.

Iranian Himalayan climber back home

The legendary mountain-climber Azim Qeichisaz returned home on Wednesday receiving a hero’s welcome by his fellow citizens after successfully ascending the 8,516-meter (27,940 ft) Mt. Lhotse Summit in Nepal without supplementary oxygen.

Large explosion rocks Iranian city of Shiraz

An explosion rocked the Iranian city of Shiraz at around 1:00 a.m local time.

DOE probes Leopard death cover-up allegations

The Department of Environment has begun investigating reports that one of its local offices covered up the death of a young Persian leopard.