August 21, The Iran Project – Trip of Burundi Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Alain Aimé Nyamitwe to Iran, Russian President’s Special Representative for the Middle East and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov visit to Iran, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela Delcy Eloína Rodríguez Gómez trip to Iran, Norwegian FM Boerge Brende meetings with senior officials in Tehran, Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives Salim al-Jabouri visit to Iran and Iranian taekwondoka Kimia Alizadeh winning first medal in the history of Iran’s women Olympics sports dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (August 15–August 21).
Abdevali bags bronze in men’s Greco-Roman wrestling
Iranian wrestler Saeid Abdevali snatches a bronze medal in the men’s Greco-Roman 75-kilogram category on Aug 15, 2016.
Spanish folklore band at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall
A nine-member ensemble Spanish folk music (Gypsies) performing at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on Aug 15, 2016. The acclaimed Gipsy Kings singer Paul Reyes is the solo vocalist of the band.
Iran Deputy FM, Putin special envoy in Mideast discuss Syria
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Countries Hossein Jaberi-Ansari and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s special envoy to the Middle East Mikhail Bogdanov discussed the latest Syrian developments here in Tehran.
Iranian forces return home after participating in Russia’s Int’l Army Games
Iranian military servicemen returned home late on Sunday after taking part in International Army Games 2016 held in Russia from August 1 to 14. They received a warm welcome from their comrades at Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran.
Zarif, Bogdanov meet in Tehran
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks with Russian President’s Special Representative for the Middle East and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov in Tehran on Monday.
Zarif meets Venezuelan FM
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela Delcy Eloína Rodríguez Gómez on Monday in Tehran.
Iranian wrestler Akhlaghi out of Rio
Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler Habibollah Akhlaghi experienced a bitter defeat vs. Germany’s Denis Maksymilian Kudla on Monday and was eliminated from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Iran President Rouhani meets Burundi FM in Tehran
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meets Burundi Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Alain Aimé Nyamitwe in Tehran.
Two Iranian Greco-Roman wrestlers leave Rio
Iran’s Greco-Roman representatives in 85 and 130kg weight categories said farewell to the wrestling tournament at Rio 2016 after failing to overcome their opponents.
Terrorists’ hideout annihilated in western Iran
Hideout of a terrorist gang is seen in this August 16 photo in the Iranian western province of Kermanshah. Three terrorists were killed during clashes with police force.
Iran’s Rezaei wins 98kg bronze in men’s Greco-Roman wrestling
Iranian wrestler Ghasem Rezaei defeated Sweden’s Carl Fredrik Stefan Schoen early on Wednesday to win the bronze medal in the Men’s Greco-Roman 98kg category at the Rio games.
Iran’s Behdad Salimi breaks world record, jury breaks Salimi
Iran’s super heavyweight weightlifter Behdad Salimi, while beating the world record in snatch, his lifting was surprisingly rejected by the jury after receiving three OK white lights by the judges.
Russian long-range bombers strike ISIL in Syria from Iran
The Russian Defense Ministry says its strategic long-range Tu-22M3 bombers have already delivered airstrikes in Syria against ISIL terrorists from an airfield in Western Iran, while Tehran has now commented on the report.
Iran, China ink MoU
Iranian Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Ali Tayyebnia and Chinese Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng ink a Memorandum of Understanding in the 16th Iran-China joint commission in Beijing on Aug 17, 2016.
Zarif receives Norwegian counterpart in Tehran
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Norwegian counterpart Boerge Brende met here on Wednesday.
Iran inaugurates women’s cross racing field
Young Iranian woman motorcyclists taking selfis on August 16 on the sidelines of the inauguration ceremony for establishing women’s cross racing field in Tehran. President of the Iran Motorsports Federation Mahmoud Sydanlou and a number of athletes and their family members attended the ceremony held at Azadi motorcycle course.
Italy V-Ball team overpowers Iran 3-0 at Rio Olympics
Iranian national team failed to achieve victory against Italy at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games men’s volleyball quarterfinals.
Iran’s Yazdani wins men’s freestyle wrestling 74kg Gold in Rio
Iran’s Hassan Yazdani snatched the gold medal in the men’s freestyle 74kg wrestling category in his maiden Olympic appearance.
Kimia Alizadeh wins first-ever Olympic medal for Iranian women
The first Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal is eighteen-year-old Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin in Taekwondo who beat her Swedish opponent to take the bronze.
Wildfire hits woods west of Iran
Rangers and local volunteers fight a wildfire that laid waste to mountainous woods around Iran’s western city of Marivan. Wildfires are not rare in the Zagros mountainous forests west of the country, largely occupied by oak trees.
Zarif meets Iraqi speaker of parl.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives Salim al-Jabouri here on Saturday.
Iranian, Iraqi parl. Speakers meet
Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani met with Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives Salim al-Jabouri here on Saturday.
Iran’s Qasemi bags silver in Rio 2016 wrestling
Iran’s wrestler Komeil Qasemi wins a silver medal in the 125-kilogram category of Rio 2016 Olympic Games Free-Style wrestling after defeated by Turkish rival on Aug 20, 2016.
Pres. Rouhani meets al-Jabouri
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani met with Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives Salim al-Jabouri here on Saturday.
Pres. Rouhani pays visit to AIO of Defense Ministry
President Hassan Rouhani paid a visit to Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO) at the Ministry of Defense on the occasion of the National Defense Industry Day, unveiling Bavar-373 missile system as well as first indigenous turbo jet motor.
Leader receives Tehran mosques prayer imams
Leader of the Islamic revolution Ayatollah Khamenei received prayer imams of Tehran mosques on Sunday.