Amano in Iran Parliament to brief lawmakers on Iran-IAEA cooperation

Weekly Report: Amano trip to Iran for discussing JCPOA roadmap

Tehran, Sept 20, The Iran Project – Iran’s FM trip to China and Bangladesh, opening of Microsoft store in Tehran, Dutch FM meetings with senior state officials and Amano visit to Iran for discussing JCPOA roadmap dominated country’s media outlets in the past week (14-20 September).

Politics 

Tehran, Beijing to boost ties after removal of bans: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif in a meeting here on Tuesday assured his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi that Tehran-Beijing cooperation will be expanded after lifting of anti-Iran sanctions.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attend a news conference after a bilateral meeting in Beijing, China September 15, 2015. REUTERS/Lintao Zhang/Pool

 

FM Zarif views China as “Iran’s strategic partner”

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a Tuesday meeting with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang praised as “strategic” the ties between the two influential Asian countries.

Zarif meeting with Li Keqiang

 

First issue of Diplomat Monthly published in Iran

The first issue of Diplomat Monthly has been published with Kayhan Barzegar, the Director of the Center for Middle East Strategic Studies and Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the Islamic Azad University’s Science and Research Branch, as Editor in chief.

 

Zarif, Bangladesh Pres.: No military solution to regional crises

Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif and Bangladeshi President Abdul Hamid on Wednesday announced that ongoing regional crises have no military solution and dialogue and diplomacy are the solution.

 

P5+1, Iran ministers expected to meet in New York to agree nuclear program

The P5+1 group and Iran may meet in New York on September 28 on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly to discuss Iran’s nuclear action plan, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department on Arms Control said.

 

IAEA chief arrives in Iran to discuss nuclear roadmap

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano has arrived in Tehran to hold talks with senior Iranian officials on the implementation of a roadmap for Iran’s civilian nuclear program.

Yukiya Amano in tehran

 

Rouhani to attend UN General Assembly

Iran’s president will leave Tehran for New York on September 25 in order to attend the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

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Zarif, Amano review Iran, IAEA cooperation

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reviewed the process of cooperation between Iran and IAEA with the visiting Managing Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano here on Sunday.

 

Zarif, Amano meet in Tehran (5)

 

Iran government, nation do not trust US officials: FM Zarif

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says lack of trust on the part of the Iranian nation and government in the US statesmen is the main problem in relations between Tehran and Washington.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) and his Dutch counterpart, Bert Koenders, attend a joint press conference in Tehran, Iran, on September 20, 2015. ©IRNA

 

Rouhani: Iran is to voluntarily implement Additional Protocol to NPT

President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that the Islamic Republic of Iran is to voluntarily implement additional protocol to the NPT and expects IAEA to verify accurate implementation of the additional protocol under JCPOA.

 

Iran’s Salehi, IAEA chief hold talks in Tehran

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi and Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano sat down for talks in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

 

Amano in Iran Parliament to brief lawmakers on Iran-IAEA cooperation

Visiting Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano on Sunday attended a session of the Parliamentary commission tasked with examining the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached in Vienna on July 24.

 

Economics

Iran to host trade teams from 10 EU states

Iran says it is preparing to host 10 European trade delegations within the next two weeks, stressing that the rise in the frequency of visits by trade delegations is a result of July nuclear breakthrough with the P5+1.

 

French group to open two hotels in Iran

According to the contract signed on September 15, Iran handed over the management of two four and five star hotels of the airport to the French AccorHotels group, Iran’s Fars news agency reported.

 

Iran to launch int’l halal food brand

Iran plans to launch its international halal food brand in the next few months, aiming to tap an under-served regional market of 400 million people, an official said.

 

Russia’s Lukoil to sign MoU with Iran

Russia’s energy giant Lukoil is set a sign an MoU for boosting oil recovery, oil exploration and extraction with Iran, an Iranian deputy petroleum minister says.

 

Boeing foresees big business in Iran

Boeing sees a good opportunity for business in Iran, citing its “long history” in the country and saying it was awaiting a good-ahead from the US government to enter commercial talks with Iranian airlines.

 

‘I am back’: Iran to unveil newest oil deals soon as nuclear deal reached

Iran will unveil its newest oil contracts, clinched after the signing of the historic deal on its nuclear program, at a conference in Tehran, tentatively scheduled for November, the managing director of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) said Friday.

 

First Microsoft Store opens in Iran

A Microsoft Store has opened in Tehran for sales of mobile phones produced by the multinational US technology giant, an Iranian news agency says.

A Microsoft Store has reportedly opened in Tehran for sales of mobile phones. ©Tasnim

 

Military

Iran putting into service new long-range radar system

Iran is putting into service a domestically-developed long-range radar system that would further boost the country’s air defense capability.

The Iranian-made long-range “Qaem” radar system

 

IRGC, protector of Revolution: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday described the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as protector of Revolution and its achievements.

Rouhani & General Soleimani

 

President: No world power can decide for Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani praised the country’s independence after the Islamic Revolution in 1979, saying that today, no world power can decide for the Islamic Republic in the international arena any more.

Rouhani meeting with IRGC commanders

 

Commander: IRGC owns unique ballistic missile

Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said the IRGC is in possession of a type of sophisticated ballistic missile that only Russia and the US may have.

 

Navy dispatches 36th Fleet to Gulf of Aden

Iran’s Navy dispatched its 36th Fleet to the Gulf of Aden on Thursday to help protect Iranian trade vessels in international waters.

 

Society

Iranian women win gold medals at West Asian Karate Championship

Iranian women have won four gold medals in the West Asian Karate Championship underway in Sharjah, the UAE.

 

American family gifts rare Quran manuscripts to Iran’s Astan Quds Museum

An American family from New York gifted three rare copies of the Holy Quran to the Museum of Astan Quds Razavi in the holy city of Mashhad, northeast Iran.

 

Specialized fertility clinics in all provinces

Specialized fertility clinics will soon be established in all provinces, said Nahid Khodakarami, secretary of health, sanitation, and environment workgroup at the Vice-President’s Office for Family and Women’s Affairs, and head of the Iranian Association of Midwifery.

 

Actor says “Muhammad(S)” made positive impression on non-Muslim audience

Actor Alireza Shojanuri believes that Majid Majidi’s “Muhammad (S), the Messenger of God” has made a positive impression on the non-Muslim audience at the Montreal Film Festival.

 

Boroumand wins Italy’s Golden Sirens award

Iranian puppeteer and director Marzieh Boroumand has won the Golden Sirens award of Italy’s Puppet Theater Festival “Arrivano dal mare.”

 

Regional Affairs 

11 Iranians confirmed dead in Mecca crane collapse

The Iranian death toll from the collapse of a crane in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, rose from 8 to 11, the deputy head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization announced on Tuesday.

 

NAM blasts Israel’s raids on al-Aqsa Mosque

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has denounced the Israeli military’s assaults on the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied al-Quds (Jerusalem) over the past few days, urging global efforts to help end the raids.

 

Iran condemns targeting residence of Omani ambassador in San’a

Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham on Saturday strongly denounced targeting the residence of Omani ambassador to San’a by the Saudi-led coalition.

 

Refugee crisis requires fighting terror: Iran

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the solution to the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe lies in “serious” fight against terrorism.