Weekly report: Iran unveils advanced homegrown marine gearbox

August 27, The Iran Project – Mohsen Hashemi electing as head of Tehran City Council, holding 6th Educational Workshop of UNSC Simulation in Tehran, Qatar restoring diplomatic ties with Iran, the country unveiling advanced homegrown marine gearbox, Supreme Leader receiving President, new cabinet and Pres. Rouhani, cabinet renewing allegiance to Imam Khomeini dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (Aug 21–Aug 27).

 

Politics

Leader appoints Gen. Dehghan as advisor in defense industries

Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei appointed former Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan as an adviser in the field of defense industries.

Martyr Hojaji brilliant example of Islamic Revolution’s germination 

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei has hailed martyr Mohsen Hojaji underling the need to strengthen Revolutionary spirit in young generation.

Iranian FM warns IAEA chief about US envoy’s upcoming talks on JCPOA

 The Iranian foreign minister cautioned International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Yukiya Amano against “detrimental consequences” of forthcoming talks by the US ambassador to the UN on the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, known as JCPOA.

Mohsen Hashemi elected as head of Tehran City Council 

Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani, the eldest son of the late former President Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, won the maximum votes to be the head of Tehran’s new City Council on Wednesday.

Iran, Hezbollah discuss region’s developments

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister and Lebanese Hezbollah leader on Tuesday discussed the latest developments in the region.

Iran unveils advanced homegrown marine gearbox 

The Iranian Defense Ministry’s Marine Industries Organization unveiled a state-of-the-art domestically made two-speed gearbox used in vessels.

AEOI head: Fordow’s new plan to be unveiled in few weeks 

Iran’s nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi said Sat. that the first phase of a new plan for Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant (FFEP) will come on stream in one or two weeks, adding the actual inauguration is scheduled for April 9.

Qatar’s envoy officially resumes activities in Iran 

Ali Bin Hamad al-Sulaiti, Qatar’s ambassador to Tehran, officially resumed his diplomatic duties in the Islamic Republic on Saturday.

Leader underlines revolutionary spirit in foreign diplomacy 

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei called on the Iranian diplomats to keep alive their revolutionary morale and take pride in their commitment to the principles of the Islamic Revolution.

Pres. Rouhani, cabinet renew allegiance to Imam Khomeini 

The Iranian administration has renewed allegiance to the ideals of the late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini (RH) on Sunday morning.

ICT min., Zarif team up against Apple’s removal of Iranian apps 

Iranian ICT Minister Azari Jahromi said Sat. that he has held talks with FM Zarif for his help on pursuing the recent measure by Apple to shut down Iranian apps from its App Store.

 

Economy

Rosneft to pay Indian Essar’s $2.4bn debt to Iran 

Rosneft has undertaken to settle over 2 billion euros ($2.4 billion) owed to Iran for past oil purchases by Essar Group after the biggest Russian oil producer bought the Indian refiner on Monday.

Iran ready to implement gas, oil projects in Iraq: Minister 

Iran’s Minister of Petroleum said on Wednesday that Iranian companies are ready to implement gas and oil projects in Iraq.

Apple, citing U.S. sanctions, removes popular Apps in Iran 

Officially, Apple has no presence in Iran. Because of American sanctions against the country, the company’s iPhones are not legally available for sale here, and Apple does not offer a version of its App Store in the country.

Iran hopes €8bn loan will open investment floodgates 

Iranian media on Saturday celebrated the country’s biggest credit line deal in recent years with South Korea’s Eximbank, saying it marked a new opening in attracting foreign investment.

Eurasian Economic Union mandate on free trade zone deal with Iran can be received in fall 

The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) can request a mandate for signing a temporary free trade zone (FTZ) agreement between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) in October 2017, EEC trade minister Veronika Nikishina said on Friday.

 

Regional Affairs

Iraqi Kurdistan referendum in line with US policy: Iranian general 

Iran’s chief Armed Forces spokesman says the planned referendum on the independence of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region is in line with the US policy of partitioning the region, reaffirming Iran’s opposition to the plebiscite.

1.4 million Muslims arrive in Saudi Arabia for Hajj: Officials 

More than 1.4 million Muslims have arrived so far in Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj pilgrimage slated to begin next week, with this year’s rituals featuring the return of tens of thousands of Iranians.

Daesh terrorists under siege along Syria-Lebanon border: Hezbollah chief 

Leader of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement says armed members of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group are now under siege over an area of about 60 square kilometers, which straddles Lebanon’s border with Syria, after scores of them killed by resistance fighters.

Iraqi army, allies liberate 90% of Tal Afar from Daesh 

A high-ranking Iraqi military figure says army soldiers, backed by allied fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units, have liberated most of Tal Afar as they recaptured more neighborhoods in their multi-pronged operation to dislodge Daesh Takfiri terrorists from the northern city.

 

Society

Iran to present science award in memory of Maryam Mirzakhani

Iran’s science ministry plans to present young female scientists with an international award named after the late Iranian math genius Maryam Mirzakhani.

Iranian documentary to compete in Sydney Film Festival

Iranian documentary ‘Mashti Esmaeil’ will take part in the competition section of the 15th Experimental International Film Festival (flExiff 2002-2022), which is due to be held in Sydney, Australia, on September 23-24, 2017.

Iran capital hosts World’s biggest handmade carpet expo

The 26th Persian handmade carpet exhibition has kicked off in Tehran’s international trade fair. In addition to displaying a diverse range of hand woven rugs, the exhibition this year provides an opportunity for visitors to get familiar with some of the aspects of the Persian carpet that were less known by the people.

Hassan Yazdani wins historic gold at World Wrestling Championships

Hassan Yazdani won the gold medal of men’s freestyle 86kg at the 2017 World Wrestling Championships in Paris, to become the first man grabbing gold in the Iranian wrestling caravan.

Iran finishes runner-up in 2017 IBSA Goalball Asia/Pacific Championships

The Iranian men’s national goalball team has commendably ended its campaign at the 2017 International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Goalball Asia/Pacific Championships in Thailand, and managed to finish in the second place overall at the continental event.