Iran in photos: Sep. 5-11

September 11, The Iran Project – President of French National Assembly Claude Bartolone visit to Iran, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O’Brien trip to Iran, Iran marking the 38th anniversary of the massacre of protesters in Tehran by the country’s former US-backed regime, Leader receiving families of Hajj martyrs, Iranians holding massive rallies to protest Saudi and Bahraini crimes and Iran & Russia starting the construction of the second unit of a nuclear power plant near the Iranian southern port city of Bushehr dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (Sep 05 – Sep 11).



First anniversary of Mina tragedy marked in northern Iran


Families of the Iranian victims of the crush of people during the last year’s Hajj rituals in Mina, near the Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca commemorated the first anniversary of the tragedy in Bandar Torkaman city in Iran’s northern province of Golestan.


Iran’s flag raised at Paralympic games village


Iran’s flag was raised at the Paralympic Games Village in a ceremony held on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil with athletes, officials and coaches in presence.

Zangeneh hosts meeting with OPEC Sec. Gen. Barkindo

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Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh hosted a meeting with OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo in his Tehran office on Tuesday.


Speaker Larijani meets with Iranian Olympic medal winners


Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani on Sunday met with the country’s athletes who won medals at the 2016 edition of the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

Birthday celebration for veteran Iranian actors/actresses

Veteran Iranian actors and actresses taking part in a big birthday party held on September 4, 2016, in Tehran for those artists who are born in the Iranian month of Shahrivar (August 22-September 21, 2016).

21st international textile exhibition in Tehran

The 21st international exhibition of textile machinery, raw materials and products are being held in the Iranian capital from September 3-6, 2016, with the participation of over 240 domestic and foreign companies including those from China, India, Turkey, Spain and Britain.


Zarif meets UK new ambassador to Tehran

New British Ambassador to Tehran Nicholas Hopton submits copy of his credentials to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sept 5, 2016.


UN under Secretary’s presser in Tehran

The United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator in Tehran Gary Lewis (L) and UN under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien attend a press conference in Tehran on Sept 5, 2016.

8th int’l machine-made carpet exhibit in Tehran

The eighth international floor covering, moquette, machine made carpet and related industries exhibition currently underway in Tehran on Sept 6, 2016.


Larijani, French counterpart hold presser


Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and President of French National Assembly Claude Bartolone held a joint press conference on Tuesday.


Pres. Rouhani receives French top parliamentarian


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani received the President of French National Assembly Claude Bartolone on Tuesday.


Iran Connect 2016

Iran Connect 2016 launched work on Tuesday as the first gateway for international companies to access the Iranian telecom market in Tehran.


Zarif confers with French senior parliamentarian


Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Claude Bartolone, President of French National Assembly, met in Tehran on Tuesday.


Iran President Rouhani meets OPEC Secretary General in Tehran


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo meet in Tehran on September 6, 2016.


Iran’s Shamkhani receives French Bartolone

Iran’s Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani received the visiting President of French National Assembly Claude Bartolone on Tuesday in Tehran.


Leader receives families of Hajj martyrs


Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei received families of Iranians martyred during Hajj rituals on the occasion of the first anniversary of Mina tragedy.


Museum to commemorate martyrs of Mina tragedy launched in Iran


A museum to keep alive the memories of the people martyred in the crush of people last year at Hajj rituals in Mina, near the Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca, was launched in Tehran on Wednesday, on the occasion of the first anniversary of the tragic incident.

Iran commemorates 38th anniversary of massacre


Iran has marked the 38th anniversary of the massacre of protesters in Tehran by the country’s former US-backed regime.

Iran unveils seven-million-year-old fossils

A number of Iran’s seven-million-year-old fossils, which were sent to US some 40 years ago for scientific studies are open to public in Tehran on September 7, 2016. The fossils were returned home after Tehran won a long time legal struggle with Washington.

Heavy rain hits northern Iran

Heavy rainfall during recent days in northern cities of Sari and Gorgan caused flooding in parts of the cities.

Bartolone visits Iran’s historic ex-capital Isfahan

The President of French National Assembly Bartolone who is visiting Iran, travelled to the historic city of Isfahan on Wednesday and met with the Governor-general of the province.


2016 Summer Paralympics opens in Rio De Janeiro


The opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Paralympics was held on Wednesday at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with representatives from the 164 participating countries, including Iran, parading around the stadium.

Iran: Metro tunnel collapses in Tehran, 4 workers dead

A metro tunnel which was under construction in the Iranian capital, Tehran, collapsed, killing four workers and wounding at least 5 others.


Reporters tours Tehran’s oil facilities

A group of Iranian reporters visiting Tehran’s oil swap project facilities in Moghanak region near the Iranian capital on September 6, 2016.

Iran commemorates victims of Mina tragedy


A mourning ceremony was held in Behesht-e Zahra Cemetry in southern Tehran on Thursday in commemoration of the victims of the last year’s deadly crush of people in Saudi Arabia’s Mina, which led to the death of more than 7,000 people, including 465 Iranians.

Iran football 7-a-side defeats first Paralympic rival Argentina


Iran 7-a-side football team started the 2016 Paralympic Games with a victory over Argentina, defeating its South American opponent 3-1 at the Deodoro Olympic Park on Thursday.


Martyrdom anniversary of Imam Muhammad Baqir (AS)


Ceremony was held in Iran to commemorate martyrdom anniversary of Imam Muhammad Baqir (AS), fifth Shia imam.


Iranians condemn Saudi, Bahraini regimes’ aggression after Friday Prayers

Iranians in Tehran, as well as other cities in the country, held rallies to denounce the Saudi crimes in Yemen and the Bahraini regime’s crackdown on political dissidents.

Female shooter earns Iran’s first Gold at Rio Paralympics


Iranian female sports shooter Sareh Javanmardi has put in a brilliant performance at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and claimed the top podium place in the P2 10m air pistol shooting competitions of the major international multi-sport event.


Construction of 2nd unit of Bushehr nuclear plant kicks off in Iran

Iran and Russia on Saturday started the construction of the second unit of a nuclear power plant near the Iranian southern port city of Bushehr.


Joint press conference between Iranian, Russian nuclear officials

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi in a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart said Iran’s nuclear industry remains a strategic symbol of cooperation between Tehran and Moscow.

First contemporary visual arts exhibit in Shiraz

The first contemporary visual arts exhibition is currently underway in Shiraz in southern Iran on Sept 20, 2016. The revenue collected by the exhibition would be allocated to the children of deprived areas in the country.

Zarif meets Indian MoS for external affairs

Foreign Minister Javad Zarif held talks with India’s Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs, Mobasher Jawed Akbar, who is visiting Tehran to discuss bilateral ties.

Celebration of Iranian cinema elites

Iranian cinema elites were honored in a ceremony held at the Shams Hall on Saturday evening.