September 17, The Iran Project – Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif visit to Iran and meeting with senior officials, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif travel to Russia, Ayatollah Khamenei receiving new chairman and members of Council of Expediency, 19th Iran Cinema Celebration, US imposing new restrictions on Iran, extending sanctions relief under nuclear deal, Chamber of Representatives of Belgium Siegfried Bracke trip to Iran and President Rouhani leaving for New York to participate in 72nd UNGA dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (Sep 11–Sep 17).
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called on Islamic governments to exert political and economic pressure on Myanmar’s “cruel” government to make it stop a deadly crackdown on minority Rohingya Muslims in the Southeast Asian country.
A division of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says it has arrested a Takfiri terrorist linked to a Daesh-affiliated ring, which planned to carry out hundreds of terror attacks in the capital, Tehran.
Foreign Minister Zarif said Wed. that the IAEA’s inspections of Iran’s nuclear facilities cannot be used as a pretext to learn about the Islamic Republic’s military secrets.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif described as substantial and positive his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying they discussed Tehran-Moscow ties, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and regional issues, including Syria.
The United States has announced economic sanctions on 11individuals and companies in Iran accused of supporting Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) or engaging in cyber attacks on US banks, but has decided to continue for now to exempt Iran from nuclear-related sanctions.
Iranian Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Reza Najafi has denounced the West’s double standard approaches on the possession and development of atomic technology, urging a complete end to any nuclear cooperation with the Israeli regime.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his American counterpart Rex Tillerson are expected to meet on the sidelines of the 72nd annual session of the UN General Assembly next week, a report said.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told a television channel in the country that he will pay an official visit to Iran on October 4, to hold talks with Iranian top officials.
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani underlined that Washington’s threats can no way make Tehran change its principled policies in the region and block its increasing defense advancements.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani left here for New York Sunday morning to participate in the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Iraqi President Fuad Masum has acknowledged Iran’s support for Iraqi nation, particularly in ‘fight against terrorism’, a statement by his office read on Tuesday.
The world’s largest Muslim organization has called on Myanmar to allow United Nations investigators into a violence-stricken state in the country where the military and Buddhist mobs are conducting “systematic brutality” against minority Muslims.
Russia, Iran and Turkey have agreed to deploy observers on the edge of a de-escalation zone in northern Syria’s Idlib region, which is largely controlled by Islamist militants, Turkey’s foreign ministry said on Friday.
Iraqi Kurdish legislators of the country’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region have approved a plan to hold a referendum on independence from Baghdad later this month, a contentious move spearheaded by regional President Masoud Barzani that has faced bitter opposition from the central government and several other countries, including neighboring Iran, Turkey and Syria.
Forty tons of Iran’s relief aid has reached the Bangladesh border with Myanmar, where tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims are stranded after fleeing what has been called “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing” by the UN.
Germany’s Mercedes-Benz Trucks signed a contract on Tuesday with Tehran-based automaker Iran Khodro, parent company Daimler AG (DAIGn.DE) told Reuters, laying the foundation for resuming distribution of its trucks in Iran.
US House of Representatives adopted different measures to ‘prevent sale of commercial aircraft to Iran’, The Hill , an American political website reported on Wednesday.
China has signed an agreement with Iran to provide a credit line of $10 billion for its infrastructure projects – what is seen as the biggest economic deal between the two countries after the removal of sanctions against the Islamic Republic in 2016.
Norway’s Scatec Solar is in talks to build its first solar power plants in Iran, its chief executive told Reuters, joining a wave of foreign energy firms looking to invest in the oil major.
State-run Korea Gas Corp (KOGAS), the world’s second-largest single buyer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), says it plans to import natural gas from Iran as well as explore opportunities to acquire gas field stakes in the country.
While Iran has already sent two monkeys to space and successfully returned them to the Earth, a senior Iranian official says the country plans to send a man into space within the next eight years.
The best of Iranian cinema this year were awarded during a special ceremony of the 19th Iran Cinema Celebration on Tue., with Asghar Farhadi’s ‘The Salesman’ scooping the most awards.
An Iranian woman has been appointed for the first time as the manager of a major gas field development project in the country.
Iranian two-time Paralympic Champion Zahra Nemati earned a gold medal in women’s individual recurve open with a 6-2 win over her Turkish opponent at the World Archery Para Championships in Beijing.
Iran’s deputy foreign minister says the water crisis in the Middle East is getting worse and more serious day by day so much so that “probably the future wars in this region would be on water.”