President Rouhani attends Sustainable Development summit at UN

Weekly Report: From #MinaStampede to Rouhani New York trip

 Tehran, Sept 28, The Iran Project – Iran’s president Rouhani meetings in New York on the sidelines of 70th annual session of the UN General Assembly, deaths of hundreds at Hajj disaster and marking the Sacred Defense Week dominated country’s media outlets in the past week (21-27 Sept).
Politics
Iran’s Rouhani says U.S.-Iran enmity eased, but distrust will remain
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in an interview with a U.S. television network that aired on Sunday that Tehran and Washington “have taken the first steps” toward decreasing their enmity due to a landmark nuclear accord.
Rouhani & Steve Kroft
Iranian nuclear experts take Parchin samples without IAEA: IRNA
Iranian nuclear experts have taken environmental samples from the military base at Parchin without United Nations inspectors being present, the spokesman for Iran’s atomic energy agency was quoted as saying on Monday.
UN nuke agency: Iran’s role in nuclear probe meets standards
The chief of the U.N. nuclear agency has acknowledged that it agreed to have Iranian experts take samples it wants to analyze for signs that Tehran might have worked on atomic arms. But it says that the probe meets strict agency standards.
salehi & Amano
Araqchi appointed as head of JCPOA headquarters
Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affaris Abbas Araqchi was appointed as head of a headquarters in charge of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), it was announced on Tuesday.
 Pope Francis praises Iran-P5+1 nuclear agreement
Pope Francis has hailed the recent nuclear agreement clinched between Iran and the P5+1, saying the breakthrough proved “political goodwill” can play a significant role in resolving international issues.
Iran’s president, UN chief meet in New York
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met at the UN headquarters in New York on Saturday.
Rouhani & Ban Ki-moon
 President Rouhani: Iran ready to expand all-out ties with EU
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a meeting with President of the European Council Donald Tusk here on late Saturday voiced Iran’s readiness to considerably boost cooperation with the European Union.
 Rouhani meeting with President of the European Council Donald Tusk in New York
 Rouhani calls for enhanced ties with Japan
President Hassan Rouhani said Japan is a strategic partner of Iran and diplomatic, economic and cultural relations between the two countries shall further increase.
Rouhani meeting with Shinzo Abe
Rouhani, Hollande support new bilateral ties
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and French President François Hollande met here on Sunday discussing new areas of cooperation between Tehran and Paris under the post-sanction conditions.
Rouhani meeting with François Hollande
Economy
 NIOC, Total planning new, diverse cooperation
Managing Director of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) Rokneddin Javadi and Total’s President of Exploration and Production Arnaud Breuillac have expressed determination of their companies to expand their cooperation in areas of mutual interest.
 France business development office inaugurated in Tehran
France has inaugurated a business development office in the Iranian capital Tehran as part of efforts to strengthen economic ties with Iran.
 Stephane Le Foll
Novo Nordisk to build €70 million plant in Iran
Danish insulin maker Novo Nordisk A/S NVO, -1.50% has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Food and Drug Administration of Iran to build a new manufacturing facility in the country.
Iran, China sign major electricity deal
China has signed a major strategic agreement with Iran based on which it will provide funds for Iran to develop electricity projects.
German firm to organize Iran Plast 2016
Messe Düsseldorf, one of the world’s largest trade fair organizers, has announced that it plans to organize Iran’s biggest plastics show that will be held next year.
Swiss firm opens Airbnb-style service in Iran
OrientStay lists 200 flats in nine cities, and is seeking investors at Europe-Iran Forum in Geneva
US firms can use post-sanction conditions: Rouhani
 President Hassan Rouhani said Iran is not banning US companies adding they can also use the post-sanction conditions and in a competitive setting invest and transfer techonology to Iran.
 Rouhani in New York
Military
Iran Armed Forces biggest anti-terror force: President Rouhani
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran are the biggest anti-terrorism force.
Iran marks Sacred Defense anniversary with nationwide parades
Iranian Armed Forces staged military parades across the country on Tuesday morning to commemorate the Sacred Defense Week, which marks the onset of the Iraqi imposed war on Iran 35 years ago.
Iran’s Army Ground Force furnished with new artillery gear
The Iranian Army Ground Force on Saturday officially received a number of the latest homegrown military equipment, including cannons and anti-armor missiles.
Report: Iran unveils indigenous reconnaissance drone
Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that the country’s army has unveiled a new home-made reconnaissance drone that can stay aloft for up to six hours.
 Iran Mohajem 92 drone
Society
President officially starts new school year in Iran
President Hassan Rouhani here on Wednesday officially started the new school year in the country by ringing the bell in a high school in southeast of Tehran.
President officially starts new school year
 Head of space agency: Orbiting home-made satellites Iran’s priority
“Orbiting satellites is our priority; generally we have strategies for different levels and we will start from lower to the higher orbits,” Manteqi, who used to serve as the managing director of Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO), told FNA on Sunday.
Iran’s Festival of Tribes going global
The 10th Festival of Iranian Tribes’ Culture will also host tribes from Central Asian countries.
 Persin Tribes festival
Mesbah satellite to return home after sanction lifting
President of Iranian Organization for Science and Technology (IROST) said Mesbah satellite was sent to Italy for final experiments and is scheduled to return to the country by the removal of sanctions.
Iran wins AFC Women’s Futsal Championship
Iranian national futsal team claimed the title of the inaugural AFC Women’s Futsal Championship after beating Japan 1-0 in a thrilling final on Saturday.
 AFC Women Futsal Championship
 Epic ‘Muhammad’ film represents Iran at the Oscars
The epic film “Muhammad” by director Majid Majidi, which portrays the childhood of the Muslim prophet, will represent Iran in next year’s competition for an Oscar for best foreign film, media reported Saturday.
Regional Affairs
Iran president condemns raid on diplomatic missions in Yemen
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has strongly condemned airstrikes against civilians, infrastructure and specifically diplomatic missions in Yemen.
Palestine President Abbas warns Israel of Intifada
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has warned Israel of another Intifada (Palestinian uprising) over the intensification of clashes in al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds (Jerusalem).
Iran leader hits at Israel over al-Aqsa violence
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei denounced Israel on Wednesday for what he called its “insult” to Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque in connection with Israeli actions at one of Islam’s holiest places.
43 Iranians killed, tens of others injured in Hajj stampede
As many as 43 Iranians were killed and tens of others were injured in Hajj stampede in Mena on Thursday.
 Hajj stampede
 At U.N., Iran’s Rouhani calls for investigation into Hajj crush
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani used a major United Nations speech on Saturday to demand an investigation into a crush that killed over 700 people at the haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
 Rouhani at UNGA

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