Weekly report: Parl. passes general outlines of countermeasure bill to US exploits

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).

 

Politics

EU emphasizes full implementation of nuclear deal 

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini underscored complete implementation of Iran nuclear deal also known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Iran arrests 27 Daesh-linked terrorists plotting attacks 

Iranian security forces have arrested 27 terrorists linked to the Daesh Takfiri group before they could carry out any acts of terror in the country.

Britain pressed US to join Iran coup against Mosaddegh 

The British government in 1952 repeatedly asked the US to join in a coup aimed at toppling Mohammad Mosaddegh, Iran’s prime minister, according to newly declassified State Department documents.

Total deal trouble-free, Iran’s judiciary confirms

Iran’s Judiciary spokesperson verified on Wednesday that a major gas deal Iran signed with France’s Total in July does not contain any problem.

Iran Embassy dismisses allegations made by Tajikistan 

Iran’s Embassy in Dushanbe in a statement on Wednesday rdismissed unfounded claims made in a film aired by Tajikistan TV on August 8.

Incoming City Council elects Najafi as Tehran mayor 

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.

Serious costs await nuclear deal violators: Iran deputy FM 

A senior Iranian official has warned against serious ramifications of breaching the 2015 nuclear deal, expressing Tehran’s preparedness to respond to any such scenario.

IRGC vows to avenge ISIS beheading of Iranian fighter 

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says it will retaliate against the Takfiri terrorists who recently beheaded a young Iranian resistance fighter in Syria.

President Rouhani due in Majlis Tuesday for proposed ministers 

President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to attend Majlis (Parliament) confidence vote session Tuesday, Vice President for Parliamentary Affairs Hosseinali Amiri said.

Parl. passes general outlines of countermeasure bill to US exploits 

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.

 

Regional Affairs

Iran urges UN to remain neutral in Yemen crisis 

A top Iranian diplomat says the success of efforts to end the Yemen war is subject to the UN’s neutrality in the crisis.

Bahrainis demonstrate in support of top Shia cleric 

Scores of Bahraini people have staged fresh protests in a northern region to express solidarity with prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim and his supporters, who have been subject to a heavy-handed regime crackdown.

Erdogan expects setting up safe zone in Idlib after talks with Russia, Iran 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said he expects that the issue of setting up the fourth and final Syrian de-escalation zone in Idlib will be successfully resolved during talks with Russia and Iran.

UN finally breaks silence on Saudi razing of Shia town 

The UN has reacted to media reports about a deadly and destructive Saudi military crackdown against an eastern Shia town, urging the regime in Riyadh to respect human rights.

Saudi Arabia sentences senior Shia clergyman to 13 years in prison 

A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced distinguished Shia cleric Ayatollah Sheikh Hussein al-Radhi to 13 years in prison as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown on members of the religious community.

 

Economy

Renault signs landmark auto deal in Iran 

French carmaker Renault has signed a much-awaited agreement with Iran to produce more than 150,000 cars a year in the country – what is already being described as the Islamic Republic’s biggest ever auto deal.

Iran, Turkey, Russia sign deal on investment in oil, gas fields development 

Iran’s Ghadir investment company, Russia’s Zarubezhneft oil and gas intermediary and Turkey’s Unit International have signed an agreement on joint investments in oil and gas fields’ development projects, following a meeting in Moscow, Iranian media reported Tuesday.

NPC signs deal with Air Liquide for MTP license acquisition 

Iran’s National Petrochemical Company (NPC) has signed a deal with French multinational company, Air Liquide S.A., for obtaining methane-to-propane process license.

Norway’s DNO submits study results to NIOC 

DNO ASA has submitted the result of its feasibility studies on Iran’s Changuleh Oilfield to the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC).

Zarif: JCPOA pumps billion of dollars into Iran 

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that after implementation of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) billion of US dollars have been pumped into the country.

 

Society

Iran to hold 10th intl. Nano Festival in Oct. 

Iran will be hosting the 10th International Nanotechnology Festival (IranNano 2017), as 20the second largest nanotechnology exhibition in Asia, in early October 2017.

Nature schools; Different environment to nurture students 

Nature schools are a new initiative giving Iranian students the chance to get away from the restrictions of conventional schools.

Iran’s Muay Thai team wins 3 gold, 3 bronze medals in Thailand 

Iran’s Junior Muay Thai Team grabbed three gold and three bronze medals during international competitions held in Thailand.

Iranian among world’s top Greco-Roman wrestlers 

According to the latest ranking of the United World Wrestling, by the end of July 31, an Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler is among the top three wrestlers in the world.

AI researcher Lotfi Aliasker Zadeh, Fuzzy logic founder, has passed away 

The founder of fuzzy logic and University of Tehran graduate Lotfi Aliasker Zadeh has passed away.

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