Weekly report: Iranians show solidarity with Palestine on Quds Day

June 25, The Iran Project – IRGC launching missiles at Daesh headquarters in Syria, New ambassadors submiting credentials to Iranian President, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visit to Iran and meeting with senior officials and Iranians marching on al-Quds Day dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week ( June 19–June 25).

Politics

IRGC launches missiles at Daesh headquarters in Syria from western Iran

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps has launched missiles at Daesh Takfiris’ headquarters in Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr.

Iran warns missile attack on ISIS in Syria can be repeated

After firing missiles targeting the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard on Monday issued a stark warning to IS militants, saying that any future attack against Iran will result in more powerful launches.

Terrorist ringleader killed in clashes with IRGC in SE Iran

The ringleader of a terrorist group has been killed in clashes with Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Forces in the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan-and-Baluchestan, a provincial security official says.

Ayat. Khamenei: Defending Palestine, defending truth

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says defending the nation of Palestine is tantamount to defending the truth, not simply defending an oppressed nation that has been driven out of its home.

Over 170 terrorists killed in Iran’s missile attack on Daesh: IRGC

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Public Relations Department said more than 170 Daesh (ISIL) terrorists, including several ringleaders, have been killed in its recent missile attack on terrorist sites in Syria’s eastern province of Deir ez-Zor.

Iran, world countries mark Quds Day with rallies

Millions of people are taking to the streets across Iran and other world countries Friday to show their solidarity with the Palestinians and condemn Israel’s decades-long occupation and atrocities.

Message of Quds Day: Hatred towards Israel continues

President Hassan Rouhani on Friday that the message of the International Quds Day is a message of ‘detestation of the occupying regime and support for the great and cultured nation of Palestine.’

Nasrallah: Saudis too weak to wage war on Iran

Secretary General of Lebanese Hezbollah Seyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday that the Saudi regime is too weak and too scared to go into a war with Iran.

ISIS finally confirms Iran missile strikes

Several days after Iranian missiles targeted the ISIS positions in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor, the terrorist group finally confirmed the attacks.

Tehran, Riyadh not decided yet to open interest sections

A top Iranian official says Iran and Saudi Arabia have not yet made any decision to open interest sections in the two countries.

Economy

Iran’s oil industry paves way for capable women

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh has issued an order, paving the way for women with high capabilities to boost presence in the oil industry.

Russia’s aircraft corporation hopes for US approval of superjet delivery to Iran

Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) on Monday expressed hope that the United States would green-light the deliveries of Sukhoi SuperJet 100 (SSJ100) airliners to Iran.

NIOC, ENI sign MoU over Iran oil/gas fields study

The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) and Italy’s Eni Company signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for Eni to carry out studies over Kish and Darquain fields in Iran.

Wintershall, Gazprom eyeing Iran partnership

Germany’s biggest oil and gas company Wintershall says it is looking into a plan to collaborate with Russia’s energy giant Gazprom over projects in Iran.

FATF to continue suspension of Iran restrictions

The international anti-money-laundering body Financial Action Task Force (FATF) said on Friday that it would continue suspension of its punitive measures against Iran due to the country’s commitment to its monetary obligations.

Regional Affairs

Lavrov intends to ask Tillerson why US is not targeting al-Nusra militants

Russia’s top diplomat also assumes that strikes on pro-government forces in Syria may be geared to frustrate ceasefire

It’s ‘Highly Likely’ Daesh leader has been eliminated – Russian Foreign Ministry

Russian Foreign Ministry said it’s ‘higly likely’ that Daesh leader al-Baghdadi was eliminated in Russian airstrike earlier this month.

Saudis demand Qatar close Al-Jazeera, cut Iran ties

Host of Arab countries join Saudis in cutting ties with Qatar and issuing numerous demands including closure of Al-Jazeera, cutting back Iranian ties and severing links with Muslim Brotherhood; accusing Qatar of funding terrorism, countries give 10 days for it to comply with demands.

Muslims vow support for Palestinian cause on Quds Day

Muslims across the world took part in rallies on the International Quds Day on Friday in a show of support for the Palestinian cause.

Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot

A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque in Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said Saturday.

Society

Ebtekar calls for water diplomacy with Turkey

Massoumeh Ebtekar, the head of the Department of Environment, has called on the Foreign Ministry to help convince Turkey to abandon its obsession with dam construction.

Kimia Alizadeh to bear flag at 2017 World Taekwondo Champ.

Kimia Alizadeh, the first Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal, has been selected as flag-bearer for the opening ceremony of the 23rd edition of the World Taekwondo Championships in South Korea.

Dowlatabadi’s ‘Kelidar’ in New German Edition

A new edition of the German translation of ‘Kelidar,’ written by the celebrated Iranian writer Mahmoud Dowlatabadi in Persian and translated by the late German-Iranian translator Sigrid Lotfi, has been released in Germany.

Iran jumps to 55th at FIFA Women’s World ranking

Iran moved up to the 55th place at the latest FIFA Women’s World Ranking released on Friday.

20m Instagram users in Iran

Instagram is now the second most used social media application in Iran with some 20 million downloads so far, according to a new report by a local tech blog.