Cavusoglu & Zarif & Mammadyarov

Weekly report: Iran, Turkey, Azerbaijan FMs trilateral meeting

Tehran, April 10,The Iran Project –  Iran, Turkey, Azerbaijan FMs trilateral meeting on Karabakh conflict, marking Iran’s National Nuclear Technology Day, delivery of S300 missile to Iran dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (April.04 – April.10).

 

Politics

Iran slams West for supporting Saudi war crimes in Yemen

A senior Iranian official has slammed the west for supporting Saudi Arabia’s war crimes in Yemen, calling it a big scandal for the western countries.

Iranian army commandos in Syria on advisory mission

Iran’s Army Ground Force has deployed commandos from its Special Forces, known as the 65th Brigade, to Syria for an advisory mission, a commander said Monday.

Japanese PM to visit Iran in August

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is going to visit Iran in August, Japanese media said on Tuesday.

Iran, Turkey, Azerbaijan FMs hold trilateral meeting

The fourth trilateral meeting of the foreign ministers of Iran, Turkey and Azerbaijan Republic started in Ramsar city Tuesday.

Russia filed no application to UNSC for supplies of Su-30 fighters to Iran — source

Accordiong to a well-informed source at the Russian Foreign Ministry, the United States’ threats to clock this deal is just a speculation.

Moscow, Tehran not holding talks on delivery of S-400 missiles to Iran

According to the director of the Second Asian Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Moscow and Tehran are not holding talks regarding the delivery of S-400 air defense systems to Iran.

Iran safest country in region for investors: IRGC Cmdr.

A commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has stressed that Iran is the safest country in the region.

Turkey’s Cavusoglu hails Ramsar meeting as positive

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu said his meetings with Iranian and Azerbaijani counterparts in the Iranian city of Ramsar was ‘constructive and successful.’

Region’s future one of cooperation, security: Iranian FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined that cooperation and security will mark regional and global future, adding that Iran believes in working with its neighbors at different levels.

Iran nuclear chief: Arak’s new reactor meets latest Int’l standards

Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Chief Ali Akbar Salehi said the new heavy water research reactor near the central city of Arak has been built in accordance with the latest international standards.

Russian vice-premier: no problems with S-300 missile system deliveries to Iran

There are no problems concerning the deliveries of S-300 antiaircraft missile systems to Iran, Russian Vice-Premier Dmitry Rogozin said on Friday.

Russia readying Flankers for delivery to Iran

The contract to sell the advanced Russian fighter jets, Sukhoi 30 (NATO reporting name: Flanker), to Iran will be finalized by the end of this year, media reports said.

Iranian delegation off to Istanbul for OIC Summit

The Iranian delegation of experts headed by Deputy FM Abbas Araghchi has left for the Turkish city of Istanbul Sun. morning to attend the 13th OIC Summit.

Economy

Pres. Rouhani: ‘E-government’ one way to fight corruption

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Mon. making things more transparent in cyberspace is one way to uproot corruption in society.

Iran National Bank hopes to resume cooperation with russian Banks soon

Due to the lifting of international sanctions against Tehran, the country’s largest national bank, Bank Melli Iran, is eager to start working with major Russian banks again soon, according to the chief of its Russian branch.

Iran eyes 4mbd oil output by March 2017

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said the country has planned to raise its crude oil output to 4 million barrels a day, from the current 3.2 mbd, by the end of the current Iranian calendar year which began on March 20و adding the country eyes to boost oil exports to 2.25mbd by then.

Russia supports Iran’s full membership in SCO

Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov voiced his country’s support for Iran’s full membership in Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), saying that Russian president has ordered removal of banking sanctions against Iran.

Iranian merchants still facing barriers to SWIFT

A member of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce complained about the lack of practical influence of the country’s reconnection to SWIFT, saying his company has still difficulty in using the financial telecommunication service for trade with the foreigners.

Tehran, New Delhi ink cooperation Doc

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation in energy fields on Saturday with his Indian counterpart Dharmendra Pradhan.

India urged to pay Iran oil dues in euro

Governor of Central Bank of Iran Valiollah Seif said that India’s Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan has said that India will pay its oil debts to Iran through 3 banks introduced by Iran soon and asked the Indian official to pay debts only in euro.

Iran to get 9 Airbus planes in 2016

Head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) Ali Abedzadeh said the country will receive nine of the new passenger planes it has purchased from Airbus in 2016.

Society

Iranian teacher sacrifices himself to save students’ lives

Hamid-Reza Gangozehi, a selfless teacher in southeastern Iranian province of Sistan and Balouchestan, lost his life after saving three of his pupils from a sudden wall collapse.

World’s 2nd trimaran built in Qeshm Island

Trimaran is a multi-hull boat that comprises a main hull and two smaller outrigger hulls (or “floats”) which are attached to the main hull with lateral beams.

Iran team remain No. 1 in Asia in latest FIFA rankings

Team Iran have maintained Asia’s Top Position, in the latest FIFA World Rankings released on Thursday, as they moved up 2 places into 42nd spot in the world.

Display of Louvre Museum world masterpieces in Iran

The Head of Iran’s museums to IRNA: “For the very first time, there will be a significant exhibition of the Louvre Museum masterpieces in Iran.”

Ocean in the Desert: Sputnik interviews creator of Iran’s largest aquarium

The use of private capital contributed significantly to the opening of Iran’s first-ever aquarium tunnel in the city of Isfahan, which has in turn contributed to Iran’s tourism sector, according to architect Hassan Shafee, who created the aquarium project.

Regional Affairs

Russia says demands for Assad removal impedes political solution

Russia has called for an end to demands for the removal of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, saying the discussions impede efforts to reach a political solution to the crisis in the Arab country.

Zarif concerned about Karabakh conflict, calls for de-escalation

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a meeting with his Azeri counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov in Ramsar on Tuesday expressed deep concern about the Azeri-Armenian conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, calling for de-escalation.

Calls mount for immediate release of Nigerian cleric

A Nigerian human rights lawyer has called for the immediate and unconditional release of senior Shia cleric and leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky.

Kerry asks for Iran’s help in ending crises in Yemen, Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry asked Iran to help end the bloody conflicts in Syria and Yemen, while urging Tehran to make peace with its Arab neighbors.

Palestinians mark 68th anniversary of Israeli Deir Yassin massacre

Palestinians have marked the 68th anniversary of the massacre of over 100 Palestinian civilians by Zionist militia forces in the West Bank village of Deir Yassin.