Iran in photos: May 30-June 5

Tehran, June 5, The Iran Project – Iran’s FM Javad Zarif visits Poland, Finland, Sweden and Latvia in his EU tour, Iranians marking anniversary of Imam Khomeini’s departure and Iran volleyball advance to Rio 2016 Olympics dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (May 30–June 5).



Zarif meets Polish officials on Monday

Zarif in Poland (11)

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, as part of his European tour, met with Polish officials in Warsaw on Monday.

Iran volleyball team loses to France at Olympics Qualifier

The Iranian national volleyball team on Tuesday lost in straight sets its third match at the Men’s World Olympic Qualification Tournament against France.

Pres. Rouhani in Urmia for provincial visit

In his 28th provincial visit, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in West Azerbaijan province on Monday.


Zobahan beats Esteghlal to win Iran football’s Hazfi Cup

Zobahan of Isfahan defeated Esteghalal in Iranian Hazfi cup’s final match to win the title. The team will be one of Iran’s representatives in the Asian Club Championship.


Zarif visits Warsaw monument of gratitude for Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday attended a ceremony at Warsaw’s “monument of gratitude”, a memorial to the people of Iran for hosting a huge number of Polish refugees who had fled the Second World War more than 70 years ago.

Iran’s FM Zarif visits Finland

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived at Helsinki Airport early Tuesday as the second leg of his tour of Baltic Sea and Scandinavian countries.

Zarif meets with Finland parl. speaker

Iran’s Javad Zarif who arrived in Finland earlier Tuesday, has met with country’s Speaker of the Parliament Maria Lohela.

President Rouhani in Mahabad

President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Mahabad in West Azerbaijan, on Tuesday in his 28th visit to the country’s provinces. Upon arrival, he was welcomed by senior local officials.

Zarif attends Iran-Finland Business Forum

Iran’s Mohammad Javad Zarif attended the Iran-Finland Business Forum on Tuesday, and urged all ‘businessmen and politicians’ to wage attempts to remove restrictions on Iran’s financial transactions.

Iran’s House of Cinema honors Asghar Farhadi

Iran’s House of Cinema organized a ceremony on Tuesday evening to celebrate the global accolade of Asghar Farhadi’s ‘The Salesman’, honoring the acclaimed director and cast of the movie.

Iran defense minister unveils home-made technological achievements

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan unveiled three new home-made technological achievements in Tehran on Wednesday. The achievements include 1-MW national GPS system, robotic vacuum plasma coating and vacuum arc remelting furnace.


Bodies of 55 martyrs killed in Iraqi imposed war on Iran repatriated

Remains of 55 Iranian soldiers martyred in the Iraqi imposed war on Iran were delivered to the country’s authorities on Wednesday at Shalamcheh border crossing in the southwestern province of Khouzestan.


Iran, Japan volleyball in frames

Iran national volleyball team won over Japan 3-1 at the 2016 Olympic men’s volleyball qualifier in Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday.

FM Zarif in Stockholm

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks with several political and economic Swedish officials while visiting Stockholm on Wednesday.

FM Zarif, Latvian president meet

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks with Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis in Riga on Thursday.


Iran volleyball steps closer to Rio 2016 Olympics after win over China

Iranian volleyball team increased its chance of securing a place at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after a last-gasp win over the Chinese team at the Men’s World Olympic Qualification Tournament.


Supreme Leader pays tribute to Imam Khomeini

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Friday attended a ceremony at the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini to mark the 27th anniversary of his departure.

Iran renews allegiance to Imam Khomeini’s ideals

Leading political figures and huge number of Iranian people converged on Friday at the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini (RA), south of Tehran, to renew allegiance to the ideals of the late founder of the Islamic Republic.

Iran qualifies for Olympic Games after defeating Poland

Iran achieved a historic feat as they earned their first-ever Olympic Games qualification after they handed Poland their first defeat in the tournament 3-1 (25-20, 25-18, 20-25, 34-32) at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Saturday.

Supreme Leader receives members of new parliament

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei met here Sunday with members of the tenth parliament.

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif held talks with his Armenian counterpart Edward Nalbandian on Sun. morning in Tehran.