Iran in photos: Aug. 14-20

August 20, The Iran Project – Pres. Rouhani introducing cabinet appointees to Parliament, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri visit to Turkey and meeting with senior officials and New ambassadors of Serbia, Austria and Uruguay submitting credentials to Iranian President dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (Aug 14–Aug 20).

 

 

Pres. Rouhani introduces cabinet appointees to Parl.

President Hassan Rouhani has introduced and spoken in defense of each of his appointed ministers for his second-term cabinet in today’s confidence vote session at the Parliament.

 

IRGC Ground Force team returns from Russia Intl. Army Games 2017

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Special unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Ground Force returns home from Russia Intl. Army Games 2017. Iranian army, police and IRGC forces displayed their military capabilities during competitions at the 2017 International Army Games that have been held at 22 test ranges in Russia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and China from July 29 to August 12.

 

Iran’s top general in Turkey for talks

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Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri arrived in Ankara on Tuesday morning for talks with top Turkish military and political officials.

 

Iran’s top general, Turkish defense minister discuss ties

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri and Turkey’s Minister of National Defense Nurettin Canikli on Wednesday held talks on a range of issues, including fighting terrorism.

 

Iran’s top general confers with Turkish president

A handout picture released by the Turkish president’s press office on August 16, 2017 shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C) and Chief of the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces Hulusi Akar (R) meeting with Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri at the presidential complex in Ankara.

 

 

Second day of debate on President Rouhani’s proposed ministers start

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Second day of Iran’s Majlis (Parliament) open session to discuss plans of President Hassan Rouhani’s proposed ministers kicked off here on Wednesday.

 

New ambassadors submit credentials to Iranian President

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In the meeting that was held on Wednesday in Tehran, Dr Rouhani received Ambassador Dragan Todorovic’s letter of credence and said: “The two countries can make the best use of the ample opportunities for development of relations in political, economic, cultural and technological fields, as well as tourism to establish closer relations”.

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In the meeting that was held on Wednesday in Tehran, Dr Rouhani received Ambassador Stefan Scholz’s letter of credence and said: “Tehran welcomes deepening ties with the European Union member countries, including Austria”.

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President Rouhani met with the new Ambassador of Uruguay to Tehran and said: “The Islamic Republic of Iran is politically determined to develop ties with friend countries in the Latin America, including Uruguay”. In the meeting that was held on Wednesday in Tehran, Dr Rouhani received the new Uruguayan ambassador’s letter of credence and said: “We must take the best advantage of potentials of Tehran and Montevideo to develop ties”.

 

Perseids meteor shower in Iran central deserts

The Perseids meteor shower, an annual event that peaks around mid-August, is regarded as one of the brightest and most visible meteor showers. During the peak, the rate of meteors reaches 60 or more per hour. They can be seen all across the sky; however, because of the shower’s radiant in the constellation of Perseus, the Perseids are primarily visible in the Northern Hemisphere.

 

 

3rd day of debate on President Rouhani’s proposed ministers starts

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Third day of Iran’s Majlis (Parliament) open session to discuss plans of President Hassan Rouhani’s proposed ministers started here on Thursday.

 

Rouhani visits families of war veterans, martyr

President Rouhani visited the families of martyrs Asghari Torkani ad war veteran Morteza Raziee on Thursday.

 

Iran parliament holds final session to vet ministerial picks

The final round of parliamentary sessions for vetting of President Hassan Rouhani’s proposed ministers began on Sunday ahead of a ballot for the vote of confidence for the 17 picks.