Iran unveils new air defense gear

Weekly report: Iran unveils new air defense gear

September 3, The Iran Project – United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura visit to Iran and meeting with senior officials, Iran unveiling new air defense gear, Iran marking 36th anniversary of PM office bombing, Iranians observing Hajj rituals in Mecca and Baleka Mbete, Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa trip to Iran dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (Aug 28–Sep 03).

 

Politics

Creating Islamic society needs constant struggle: Ayatollah Khamenei

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says establishing revolutionary norms and creating an Islamic society needs constant struggle.

Iran self-sufficient in repairing naval vessels: Official 

Iran has acquired the expertise to carry out all maintenance and repair work on its naval watercraft, a deputy defense minister said.

Iran marks 36th anniversary of PM office bombing 

Iran marks the anniversary of the 1981 assassination of former President Mohammad Ali Rajaei and then Prime Minister Mohammad Javad Bahonar in a massive bombing in Tehran. The attack was orchestrated by the MKO terror organization. Our correspondent reports.

Parl. report finds 7 guilty in Plasco collapse 

A parliament report on the Jan. 19 collapse of an ageing high-rise in downtown Tehran has found seven entities responsible for the tragic incident in which 16 firefighters lost their lives trying to contain the flames.

In Hajj 2017 message; Leader urges immediate end to domestic wars in Muslim states 

In his Hajj 2017 message, Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei called for an immediate end to domestic wars in Muslim countries and urged more attention toward creating unity and saving Palestine.

Zarif, Lavrov discuss JCPOA, Syria 

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov discussed issues pertaining to July 2015 nuclear deal known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and Syrian situation on phone on Thursday.

Envoy: US officials’ rhetoric not affecting IAEA professional job 

Iran’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Reza Najafi said that the entity’s new report on Iran’s compliance with nuclear deal reveals that US officials’ rhetoric and media hype has not impacted its verification activities and reporting on the case.

Iran keen to cement ties with South Africa: President Rouhani 

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said it is the Islamic Republic’s unwavering policy to promote relations with all African nations, South Africa in particular.

Iran among world’s top radar producers: Commander 

Iran ranks among the world’s top six countries manufacturing radars, thanks to its local experts, Iran’s Air Defense Commander Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili said.

Zarif: IAEA verifies Iran’s peaceful nuclear program 

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his twitter Saturday that IAEA’s verification of Iran’s compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is based on terms of agreement; not the ulterior motives of the US officials, nor lobbyists.

Iran issues warning to two spy drones 

Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base Commander Farzad Esmaili recounted on issuance of warning to U2 and RQ4 spy planes on March 21 and August 26, 2017.

 

Economy

Gazprom Neft to submit to NIOC result of studies on Iran oilfields: Dy. Min. 

A senior Iranian oil official said Russian oil major Gazprom Neft will submit the result of its studies on two Iranian oil fields, Changouleh and Cheshmeh Khosh, to the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) on Tuesday.

Iran Khodro to finalize deal for Nissan’s Datsun cars 

Iran Khodro (IKCO) expects to finalize a deal with Nissan Motor Co for production of low-budget Datsun cars, the largest Iranian automaker’s CEO Hashem Yekezare says.

Petzone facilities to launch 7 infrastructure projects by yearend 

The petrochemical companies operating in Mahshahr Special Petrochemical Energy Zone (Petzone) will launch 7 infrastructure projects in the region by the end of the current Iranian calendar year to March 20 2018.

Japan’s METI request budget hike for Iran ventures 

With Japanese companies looking at upstream tender opportunities in Iran, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) says it has requested an 11% hike in its budget for acquiring exploration and upstream development-stage assets in fiscal 2018-19.

Iran discovers huge iron ore reserves in Yazd 

Iran has discovered a new iron ore mine in the central city of Yazd, estimated to hold 2 billion tonnes of reserves with iron content of 70 percent, an official says.

 

Regional Affairs

President al-Assad: Terrorist project in Syria has failed 

President Bashar al-Assad received on Wednesday Iranian Assistant Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and the accompanying delegation.

Lebanon fully liberated from Daesh terrorists: Hezbollah leader 

The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement has praised the victories recently achieved by the movement’s fighters and army soldiers in the fight against Daesh Takfiri terrorists, stressing Lebanon’s soil has been fully liberated from the extremist elements.

Hariri rejects Israeli claims about ‘missile factories’ in Lebanon 

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri has rejected Israel’s claims that Iran is building factories to produce missiles in Lebanese territory, accusing the Israeli regime of carrying out “deception campaigns.”

#I_Speak_For_Buthaina: An international hashtag to condemn Saudi violence 

Photo of a one-eyed Yemeni girl, the lone survivor of a recent brutal airstrike by Saudi Arabia, has gone viral, setting off a wave of solidarity on social media networks.

Iran: Improvement in Syria creates chances to find political solution 

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif says that the improvement of the situation in Syria provides an opportunity to work out a political solution to the Syrian crisis.

 

Society

Uber picks Iranian-American entrepreneur as new CEO 

Dara Khosrowshahi, the Tehran-born CEO of Expedia Inc., has been picked as the new chief executive of the embattled ride-hailing startup Uber.

Iran with world’s fastest-growing science rate 

According to Scopus website’s report, Iran’s rank in growth of scientific articles reached first in 2016, while it was 10th in 2016, said an Iranian science and research official on Monday.

‘Abji’ wins Best Award at US festival 

Iranian film ‘Abji’ (The Sis), directed by Marjan Ashrafizadeh, won the Best Film Award at the 13th edition of the Action On Film International Film Festival in the USA.

12 female students killed in Iran road accident

Iranian media are reporting that 12 female students have been killed in a road accident in the country’s south.

Iran’s Siamand Rahman still hungry for further glory 

World’s strongest Paralympian Siamand Rahman is ready for another showdown in the world stage.