January 21, The Iran Project – Holding PUIC Conf. with Parliament speakers in attendance; Pakistani Minister of Defense Production Rana Tanveer Hussain visit to Iran and meeting with senior officials; Ayatollah seyyed Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani receiving top Muslim world parliamentarians; New ambassadors submiting credentials to Iranian president; People commemorating Iranian firemen killed in Plasco building collapse and 33rd Fajr Music Festival wraping up in Iran dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (January 15–January 21).
PUIC General Committee meeting kicks off in Tehran
The 20th session of the PUIC General Committee started with the attendance of Iran Majlis (parliament) speaker Ali Larijani on Monday in Tehran. Larijani is scheduled to deliver a speech in the meeting. The 7th Meeting of the Muslim Women Parliamentarians is also slated to be held today. The 13th Conference of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC member states (PUIC) and the related meetings started in the Iranian capital on Saturday.
Iranian FM meets with UN official
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and talked with UN coordinator in Iran Gary Lewis on Monday afternoon in Tehran.
PUIC Conf. kicks off, with Parl. speakers in attendance
The 13th Session of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC member states started this morning in the presence of Iran’s president, with parliament speakers, deputy speakers and delegations from 44 countries in attendance.
President Rouhani meetings on the sidelines of PUIC Conf.
In the meeting with the Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Salim Abdullah al-Jabouri on Tuesday, President Hassan Rouhani said: “We must work harder to cement relations and cooperation in all fields”.
Speaking at the meeting with the Speaker of People’s National Assembly of Algeria Said Bouhadja, President Rouhani referred to the developing relations between the two friend and revolutionary countries, saying: “We must work towards full development of relations and partnerships”.
Dr Hassan Rouhani met with the Speaker of the Advisory Council of Qatar Ahmad bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud on Tuesday, and said: “Iran and Qatar have always been friends and brothers in history, and have proved their brotherhood to each other in hardships and happiness”.
President Rouhani met with the President of the National Assembly of Senegal Moustapha Niasse on Tuesday and described Tehran-Dakar relations brotherly and friendly, saying: “The two countries are determined to cement ties and cooperation”.
The president met with the Speaker of the People’s Council of Syria Hammouda Youssef Sabbagh on Tuesday and emphasised that the two countries should boost efforts to develop and strengthen close, inclusive relations between Tehran and Damascus.
Leader receives top Muslim world parliamentarians
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei receives participants in the 13th Session of the Parliamentary Union of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Conference.
Zarif, Syrian head of People’s Council meet in Tehran
The Speaker of the People’s Council of Syria Hammouda Youssef Sabbagh who has traveled to Tehran met with Iranian foreign minister in order to discuss issues of mutual concern. The Speaker of the People’s Council of Syria Hammouda Youssef Sabbagh who has traveled to Tehran met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in the foreign ministry headquarters.
Iran, Pakistan joint statement on coop.
Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami and Pakistani Minister of Defense Production Rana Tanveer Hussain met on Wednesday (January 13) in order to sign a joint statement on cooperation.
Swiss envoy meeting Iranian President’s aide
The ambassador of Switzerland is meeting with the Iran’s President Assistant for Citizens’ Rights Affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi in the presidential office.
Photo of Iranian man supplicating for rain goes viral
Water shortage in Iran has become so acute that people in some cities have held public prayer sessions for rain. Meanwhile, the photo of a man supplicating for rain has received more attention.
People commemorate Iranian firemen killed in Plasco building collapse
A memorial service was held in a cemetery south of Tehran to pay tribute to the firefighters killed in a tragic collapse of a blazing building in downtown Tehran. The Plasco building collapsed on January 19, 2017, killing dozens, including 16 firefighters.
Dust pollution cripples life in southwestern Iran
Dust storm in Iran’s southwestern city of Ahwaz has caused the amount of suspended solids and dirt in the air to rocket, exceeding the maximum permitted levels by up to 50 times. Blankets of dust have darkened the provincial capital, causing school closures.
New ambassadors submit credentials to Iranian president
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani received a copy of the credentials of the new Cuban ambassador to Tehran Alexis Bandrich Vega on Saturday (January 20).
President Hassan Rouhani met with the new Ambassador of Ghana to Tehran, Sayuti Yahaya Iddi, on Saturday to receive his letter of credence, voicing Iran’s keen interest in cementing its economic, scientific, cultural and health cooperation with the West African country.
President Hassan Rouhani met with the new Ambassador of Chile to Tehran, Ignacio Lianos, on Saturday to receive his letter of credence and said: “Developing relations and cooperation with Latin American countries, including Chile is very important for Iran”.
President Hassan Rouhani met with the new Ambassador of Cyprus to Tehran, Petros Nacouzis, on Saturday to receive his letter of credence and said: “There are good potentials for deepening ties in various economic fields between the two countries and promoting banking relations can lay the groundwork for better relations between Tehran and Nicosia”.
33rd Fajr Music Festival wraps up in Iran
The 33rd edition of Iran’s Fajr International Film Festival came to an end on Friday, after 10 days of hosting Iranian and foreign music performances.
Pres. Rouhani attends Iranian sailors’ memorial
President Hassan Rouhani participated in a memorial service held Sunday in Tehran to commemorate victims of Sanchi tanker inferno.