Iran in photos: Dec.27-Jan.3

Tehran, January 3, The Iran Project – Ceremonies related to the Islamic Unity Week, Ayatollah Khamenei’s remarks in meeting with the participants of International Islamic Unity Confab and the Iranian’s massive protests following the execution of Sheikh Nimr and 46 others dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (Dec.27-Jan.3).


Ammar Hakim meets with Iran’s senior officials

Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and Ammar al-Hakim, Head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI) have met in Tehran on Monday


Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI) Ammar al-Hakim met here on Monday.


Visiting Head of the Supreme Islamic Council of Iraq Ammar al-Hakim conferred on Tuesday with the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani on issues of mutual concern as well as regional developments.


Iran’s Zarif, Hezbollah Official Meet in Tehran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Hezbollah Resistance Movement’s second-in-command, Sheikh Naim Qassem, sat down for talks in Tehran on the sidelines of the 29th International Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran.


Iran begins issuing e-Passport for citizens abroad

In a ceremony held in Tehran on Monday to unveil new electronic passport system, Zarif said: “The Foreign Ministry’s officials, either inside or outside the country, must consider respect for each and every Iranian as their most important duty.”


Leader receives participants of Intl. Islamic Unity Confab

Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei received Shia and Sunni scholars as well as ministers of Muslim countries who are attending the 29th International Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran as well as government officials earlier today.


Opening of 6th Ammar Popular Filmfest

The 6th Ammar Popular Film Festival was opened here on Tuesday at Iran’s Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA).


Celebration of Holy Prophet, Imam Sadegh birthday anniversary

The birthday anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and Imam Jafar Sadegh (AS) was celebrated at Shrine of Shah Cheragh in Shiraz, Fars Province.


Commemoration ceremony of Ali Nasirian

Commemoration ceremony of renowned actor Ali Nasirian was held at Rayzan International Conference Center here on Wednesday, in the presence of veteran artists and sports figures.


Iranians commemorate December 30 (Dey 9) anniversary

Iranians in Tehran attended ceremonies to mark the sixth anniversary of the December 30 gatherings during which people demonstrated faith in the Islamic Republic despite negative propaganda campaign in the wake of the post-presidential election unrest six years ago.


Iranians in Gorgan and other cities also took part in ceremonies on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of Dec. 30, known as the 9-Dey Epic.

Tehran’s air pollution hits worst level in months

Air pollution has forced Iranian authorities to close kindergartens and all other schools in Tehran province for few days last week.


Presidential Office Chief Meets Grand Ayatollahs in Qom

Mohammad Nahavandian, President Hassan Rouhani’s chief of staff, held talks with senior clerics during his visit to the holy city of Qom on Thursday

Nahavandian met with some marja taqlids, including Grand Ayatollahs Hossein Nouri Hamadani, Javadi-Amoli, Naser Makarem Shirazi, Lotfollah Safi Golpaygani, Jafar Sobhani, and Alavi-Gorgani.


Iranian Christians celebrate New Year

Iranian Christians took part in the New Year’s mass on December 31, 2015, at various churches across the country including the Vank Church in Isfahan.


Iranian Protesters Rally for Sheikh Nimr Execution by Saudi Regime

News of prominent Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr’s execution has sparked outrage within Iran. Hundreds of Iranians gathered outside Saudi diplomatic buildings in Tehran to protest against Shia cleric execution by Saudi Arabia.

Protesters, angered by the execution of a prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr by Saudi Arabia, gathered in front of the Saudi consulate in Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi province, later on Saturday.