Weekly Report: From martyrdom of General Hamedani to “Emad” missile unveiling

Tehran, Oct. 11, The Iran Project – Martyrdom of IRGC Commander General Hossein Hamedani in Syria, ratification of JCPOA general outlines in Iran Parliament and unveiling Emad long-range ballistic Missile dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (5 Oct.-11 Oct.).

 

Politics

Ban stresses UN cooperation on JCPOA implementation

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon repeated his satisfaction over the nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers and reiterated the world body’s cooperation in full implementation of the deal.

 

UN asks Iran to help peace in Syria

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon urged Iran on Monday to pressure its ally Syria to reach a peaceful resolution of the brutal civil war there.

 

Nobel ​peace ​prize: top contenders for 2015 award

The winner of this year’s Nobel peace prize is to be named on Friday morning, putting an end to a period of speculation and volatile betting. Past experience, however, suggests that bookies’ odds are an unreliable guide: the Oslo-based prize committee has shown itself to be leak-proof, inscrutable and quite capable of springing surprises, such as the award to Barack Obama only a few months into his tenure, and to the European Union in 2012.

 

Leader: Enemies trying to influence youth

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said the enemies are trying to influence young people to undermine their political and religious beliefs.

 

IRGC Navy commanders, staff meet with Supreme Leader

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei here on Wednesday.

 

European parliament president due in Iran Monday

European Parliament President Martin Schulz would step in Iran on October 12. He is officially invited by Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and would be accompanied by a number of the parliament members.

 

Majlis ratifies general outline of JCPOA

Iranian parliament ratified the general outline of a single-urgency bill on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) here on Sunday.

 

 

Economy

Report: Iran offers Europe first wheat barter

European traders say Iran’s state grains agency has offered to barter about 200,000 metric tons of locally-produced durum wheat with 250,000 tons of milling wheat, a news agency says.

 

Iran, France agree to raise agricultural products exports to Western Europe

Iran and France agreed on increasing agricultural exports to western Europe, said Iranian Minister of Agriculture Mahmoud Hojjati.

Iran’s pistachio exports triple

Iran exported 25.200 tons of pistachio over the first six months of Iranian calendar year (started on March 21, 2016) to 52 countries, worth $208 million.

 

Japan, Germany seek long-term economic, industrial cooperation with Iran

The Japanese and German economic teams in Tehran have said that they can help Iran revamp its automotive industry and develop its agriculture and food industries.

 

New chapter opened in Iran-world economic relations

Economy and Treasure Minister Ali Tayyebnia in an address in Joint Annual Meeting of World Bank and International Monetary Fund said that a new Chapter has opened in Iran’s economic relations with the world.

 

Iran announces London oil conference in February

Iran on Saturday announced dates for a three-day oil and gas conference in London in February designed to attract foreign investors awaiting new contract terms to be unveiled next month.Oil majors have expressed interest in returning to Iran as soon as international sanctions linked to its nuclear programme are lifted, but they are currently still barred from signing any deals.

 

Seif attending IMF session in Peru

Head of the Central Bank of Iran left Tehran for the Peruvian capital Lima to attend the annual meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, the CBI reported late Wednesday.

 

Economy minister meets German counterpart, South Korean Deputy PM

Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Ali Tayebnia held separate meetings with his German counterpart and South Korean deputy prime minister in Lima, Capital of Peru, on Saturday.

Military

Commander: US targets within IRGC’s missiles range

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said all US military bases in the Middle East are within the range of the IRGC’s missiles, but the country still sees no restriction for boosting its missile capabilities.

Iran reveals new torpedo-armed watercraft

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy has revealed a torpedo-armed watercraft which can operate both on and under water.

Iran capable of producing guided drones: Dehqan

Tehran, Oct 5, IRNA – Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said Iran is fully capable of producing guided drones.Speaking in a local gathering in Tehran, Dehqan reiterated that Iran’s Defense Ministry enjoys valuable infrastructures in aviation industries.

Deputy Chief of Staff: Iran’s defense power untouched by N. agreement

TEHRAN (FNA)- Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazzayeri underscored that the country will not implement any part of the nuclear agreement between Tehran and the world powers that could debilitate its defensive power.

Iran ready for lightning reaction to any military action: IRGC officer

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said Iran knows about the US vulnerabilities more than any other country does, stressing that any hostile moves against the Islamic Republic will be followed by Iran’s rapid and firm response.

Iran test-fires new generation of ballistic missiles

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan says the country has successfully test-fired a new long-range ballistic missile, dubbed “Emad.”

Society

Eight Iranian universities among Times’ top 800

Eight Iranian universities have been ranked among the top 800 universities in the world, according to the 2015-2016 Times Higher Education World University Ranking. The Times Higher Education (THE) magazine on Wednesday published its rankings, which have expanded to 800 institutions from 70 countries.

 

UN praises Iran’s efforts for building safe, healthy schools

United Nations Resident Coordinator in Iran Gary Lewis hailed Iran’s efforts for building safe and healthy schools. During the past decade, Iran has repaired and constructed earthquake-resisting buildings, he added.

 

Governor welcomes election of Tabriz as World Carpet City

Tabriz, Oct 6, IRNA – Governor General of East Azerbaijan Province Esmaeil Jabbarzadeh has welcomed election of Tabriz as the World Carpet City by the World Crafts Council. ‘Carpet has been tied to the history of Tabriz,’ he said in a meeting with visiting Asia-Pacific Executive Board members of the World Crafts Council.

 

Standup comedy show gives Iranians a reason to laugh

Khandavaneh, an uplifting entertainment programme on national state television, is successfully introducing standup to TV viewers in Iran.

 

French support for Yazd’s UNESCO inscription

Experts from the France-based International Center for Earthen Architecture, CRAterre, have traveled to Yazd to help local cultural heritage officials complete the dossier for Yazd historical texture’s inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

 

UNESCO registers Kulliyyāt-i Saʽdi on Memory of the World

Two Iranian literary artworks, Kulliyyāt-i Saʽdi and Al-Masaalik Wa Al-Mamaalik, were registered on UNESCO’s Memory of the World program. The 12th meeting of the International Advisory Committee (IAC) of the Memory of the World program held in Abu Dhabi October 4-6, and two new Iranian artworks were registered on the list for documentary heritage.

 

Regional Affairs

Saudi clerics call for jihad against Russia in Syria – to back ISIS?

Dozens of Saudi Arabian clerics not officially affiliated with Riyadh have urged Muslims to support the fight of “holy warriors” against Syria’s government and its Iranian and Russian allies. The clerics are outraged by Russia’s bombing of Islamic State.

 

Yemeni forces destroy Saudi warship in Bab al-Mandab Strait

Yemeni army soldiers backed by allied popular committees loyal to Ansarullah fighters have launched a missile attack against a Saudi warship and managed to destroy it.

 

 

‘Risk of total war:’ Hollande urges EU countries to unite to solve Syrian crisis

Failure to resolve the Syrian crisis could lead to “total war” in the Middle East that would seriously affect Europe, French President Francois Hollande said, calling on EU countries to unite in their efforts to resolve the conflict in the war-torn country.

AP Exclusive: Saudi crush was deadliest hajj tragedy ever

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One survivor of last month’s crush and stampede at the hajj in Saudi Arabia recalled seeing so many bodies that he couldn’t tell how many there were.

 

Two explosions rock Turkey capital, claim 86 lives

At least 86 people have lost their lives in two large explosions that rocked a road junction in the center of Turkey’s capital, Ankara, officials say.

 

Iranian commander killed in Syria

Iranian military commander Brigadier General Hossein Hamedani has been killed in Syria, where he was giving military advice to the Syrian army in its fight against Takfiri militants in the Arab country.

 

Russian Aerospace Forces conduct 64 sorties in Syria, hit 55 ISIL targets

The Russian Aerospace Forces have conducted 64 sorties in Syria hitting 55 ISIL targets, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday.

 

DM promises tough revenge on ISIL for death of Iranian general in Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan underlined that the death of IRGC Commander Brigadier General Hossein Hamadani will make his followers and forces more determined to continue his path and crush the terrorists in Syria.