Iran in photos: Aug. 8-14

August 14, The Iran Project – Iranian, Azeri, Russian presidents trilateral summit in Baku, winning two gold medals by Iranian athletes in Rio 2016 Olympic Games and Zarif trip to Turkey dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (August 8–August 14).



Rio Olympics 2016, men’s cycling road race

Ghader Mizbani, Arvin Moazemi and Mirsamad Pourseyedi represented Iran at Rio Olympics 2016 Men’s cycling road race.

President Rouhani meets Iranian expatriates in Baku

Visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meeting Iranian expatriates in Baku on August 7, 2016.

Iran’s only boxer in Rio out of Olympics

Iranian boxer, Ehsan Rouzbahani, was knocked out of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after losing to Netherlands’ Peter Mullenberg 3-0 (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) in the Men’s Light (60kg) Round of 32.

President Rouhani meets Azeri clerics

Visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani receives a group of Azerbaijan’s clerics and thinkers in Baku on August 7, 2016.

Argentina beats Iran with straight sets in Rio 2016 Olympics

Argentina’s national volleyball team has defeated the Iranian side with a straight-set win in its opening match at the preliminary round of the volleyball tournaments in the ongoing 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


UN photo & document exhibit opens in Tehran

A joint photo and document exhibition opens in Tehran on August 7, 2016, by the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) and United Nation Information Center in Tehran (UNIC). The event is underway in the venue of the Iranian House of Artists. Several high-ranking Iranian and UN officials attend the event which inaugurated concurrent with Iran’s Reporter’s Day (August 7).


Iran’s President Rouhani meets Russian counterpart in Baku

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meets with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Baku on Sunday.


Iran, Russia, Azerbaijan FMs hold joint press conference

Following the trilateral meeting of Hassan Rouhani, Vladimir Putin and Ilham Aliyev on Monday, the foreign ministers of the three countries Mohammad Javad Zarif, Elmar Mammadyarov and Sergei Lavrov held a joint press conference about the outcomes and results of Baku meeting on Monday night.


Iranian, Azeri, Russian presidents meet in trilateral summit in Baku

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meet with his Russian and Azeri counterparts in a key tripartite summit in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku, to explore avenues for trilateral cooperation.


Iran’s SNSC secretary meets former prime minister of the Iraqi Kurdistan region in Tehran

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani meets former prime minister of the Iraqi Kurdistan region, Barham Ahmad Salih in Tehran.


President returns home from Baku visit

President Hassan Rouhani returns home after a two-day visit to Baku, Azerbaijan Republic, on Aug 8, 2016.


Leader receives Ministry of Intelligence officials

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Seyyed Ali Khamenei received Minister of Intelligence Mahmoud Alavi and his deputies on Tuesday.

Summer festival on Iran’s Kish Island

Every year the Summer Festival is being held on Kish Island, south of Iran. The festival is aimed at boosting the tourism sector in the Persian Gulf Island.

Iranian military servicemen at ‘Elbrus Ring’ competition

Iranian military servicemen took the fourth place in the International Army Games-2016 competition “Elbrus Ring” held in Kabardino-Balkaria on the Training center Terskol base, Russia, after completing two special tasks of individual and team climbing at the height of 5642 meters.

Kite festival in Tehran

A mid-summer kite festival took place at Milad Tower in Northern Tehran, on Monday.

Iran vs Poland at Rio 2016

Iran vs Poland at Rio 2016

Poland defeated Iran’s national men’s volleyball team 3-2 in the men’s tournament of Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Tuesday night.


16th Intl. Automobile Industry Exhibition

The 16th International Automobile Exhibition and Related Industries is ongoing in Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi province.


Ceremony celebrates famous artist’s birthday

A ceremony on Wednesday evening in Imam Ali (as) Museum has celebrated birthday of a famous theatre and cinema artist, Amin Tarokh; a number of celebrities and his fellow artists attended.

Iran volleyball team defeats Cuba at Rio

Iran recorded its first victory in day three of the men’s volleyball tournament at Rio 2016 Olympic Games with a straight-set decision 3-0 (25-21, 31-29, 25-16) over Cuba on Thursday morning.


Fencer Abedini fails to win Iran’s first medal in Rio

Iran’s medal drought at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is not over after fencer Mojtaba Abedini lost to Daryl Homer of the United States on Thursday.


Iran FM Zarif meets Turkish counterpart

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meets Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in the Turkish capital, Ankara on August 12, 2016.

Zarif visits Turkish Parliament

Zarif visits Turkish Parliament

Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has visited Turkish Parliament during his tour of country for the first time following an unsuccessful coup earlier in July.


Iran FM Zarif meets Turkish President

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, shake hands with the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, during their meeting in Ankara, Friday, Aug. 12, 2016

The Iranian foreign minister met the Turkish president on Friday in the most significant visit by a high-ranking foreign dignitary to Turkey since the July 15 failed coup attempt in the country.


Iranian discus thrower Ehsan Hadadi fails to qualify

Holder of the London Olympic silver medal Ehsan Hadadi failed to qualify in the men’s discus throw in Rio de Janeiro on Friday.


Perseid meteor shower from Sky of Qom, Iran

Every year in August, the Swift-Tuttle comet puts on a brilliant show. When the Earth plows into its wake, tiny bits of debris left behind from the comet slam into our atmosphere at 132,000 miles per hour, reach temperatures of 3,000 to 10,000 degrees, and streak across the sky in what we call the Perseid meteor shower.


Weightlifter Kianoush Rostami wins Olympic Gold for Iran

Iranian weightlifter Kianoush Rostami broke his own world record as he clinched Iran’s first gold medal at the Rio Olympics.

Zarif attends Martyr’s Foundation provincial heads’ meeting

The first conference of provincial heads of Foundation of Martyrs and Veterans Affairs have met with a notable figure Foreign Minister Javad Zarif attending.

Leyla Rajabi fails to qualify in Rio Olympics

Leyla Rajabi announced her retirement after failing to secure a place at the final of the women’s shot put.


Velayati meets Cuban vice president in Tehran

A member of Cuba’s Council of Ministers met with Iran’s Ali Akbar Velayati in Tehran on Saturday and passed on a message from Cuban President Raul Castro for Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.


Iran President Rouhani meets Cuban vice president in Tehran

Iran President Hassan Rouhani meets Ricardo Cabrisas, the Cuban President’s representative, in Tehran.

Iranians celebrate Imam Reza’s birthday anniversary

Hundreds of Thousands of Iranian pilgrims flocked to the holy city of Mashhad on Saturday to celebrate anniversary of the birthday of Imam Reza (AS), the eighth Imam of Shia Muslims.

Iran vs Egypt at Rio 2016

Iran defeated Egypt in straight sets (28-26, 25-22, 25-16) in Pool B on Saturday at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games men’s volleyball competition.


Sohrab Moradi gives Iran second gold medal in two days

Iran’s weightlifter Sohrab Moradi has lifted a total of 403 kilograms at the 94-kilogram category of Rio 2016 Olympics Games, and won the second gold medal for the Iranian squad at the event.

President Rouhani arrives in Yasuj

President Hassan Rouhani, in his 30th provincial tour, arrived at Yasuj Airport on Sunday.