Iran in photos: Aug. 7-13

August 13, The Iran Project – Renault signing 660 mln euro deal with Iran, Incoming City Council electing Najafi as Tehran mayor, UN’s Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed trip to Iran and meeting with senior officials, the country 5th in Intl. Army Games 2017 and parliament passing general outlines of countermeasure bill to US exploits dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (Aug 07–Aug 13).

 

 

President Rouhani meets Senegalese culture minister

President Rouhani meets the Minister of Culture and Communication of Senegal, Mbagnick Ndiaye, and described Senegal as a significant country in West Africa and Iran’s friend, saying: “For years, Presidents of Iran and Senegal have had constructive, fruitful meetings and our relations have always been good”.

 

France’s Renault signs major auto deal in Iran

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French carmaker Renault on Monday signed an agreement with Iran. The value of the agreement, which was signed after 10 months of negotiations, would be €660 million.

 

Iranian IRGC forces take part at Seaborne Assault Contest during 2017 Army Games

Iranian IRGC forces participated at an obstacle course event, Stage 1 of the Seaborne Assault contest as part of the 2017 Army Games, an international event organized by the Russian Defense Ministry.

 

Lunar eclipse in Tehran

 

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A partial lunar eclipse occurred on Monday night at 1722 GMT (21:52:55 Tehran time) that was visible across the country and it only covered a small part of the Moon’s Southern hemisphere and lasted for about an hour.

 

Russia: Iran’s Elbrus Ring competitors perform highland march, wounded evacuation mission

Iranian army and other participants in the ‘Elbrus Ring’ international contest performed special tasks of evacuation and transportation of a wounded companion over a 2 km zone using improvised climbing equipment on a combined slope after landing from Mi-8 helicopters and marching in highland conditions as well as crossing various forms of mountainous terrain in Russia’s Kabardino-Balkar Republic.

 

Iranian horse festival

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The second festival of Persian horse breeding and riding underway in the central province of Isfahan on Aug 11, 2017.

 

Caspian Sea Day marked by littoral states

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August 12 marks the Day of the Caspian Sea, the largest land-locked body of water on earth. The Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea, also known as the Tehran Convention, entered into force on August 12, 2006.

 

Incoming City Council elects Najafi as Tehran mayor

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The new members of the City Council of Tehran on Thursday singled out Mohammad Ali Najafi as the final pick to take over the position of mayor.

 

Flash floods kill 12 in northwest Iran

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Saturday’s report from TV website irinn.ir quotes the spokesman for the country’s disaster agency, Ali Bakhtiari, as saying the number of people killed in the floods rose to 12 in three northeastern provinces – Golestan, Khorasan and Khorasan Razavi. He said at least two others are missing.Saturday’s report from TV website irinn.ir quotes the spokesman for the country’s disaster agency, Ali Bakhtiari, as saying the number of people killed in the floods rose to 12 in three northeastern provinces – Golestan, Khorasan and Khorasan Razavi. He said at least two others are missing.

 

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs meets UN envoy on Yemen

In a Saturday meeting in Tehran, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari held talks with UN envoy on Yemen affairs Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.

 

Iran FM Zarif meets UN’s Special Envoy for Yemen

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Iran FM Mohammad Javad Zarif meets The United Nations (UN)’s Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed in the Iranian capital, Tehran on Saturday.

 

Parl. passes general outlines of countermeasure bill to US exploits

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Iranian parliament has passed on Sunday a bill on the general outlines of a countermeasure plan to US exploits and terrorist acts in the region. Iranian lawmakers unanimously passed the general outlines of the bill in a 240-0 vote with one abstention.