Iran in photos: Sep. 12-18

September 18, The Iran Project – Iranians commemoration of Eid al-Adha, IRGC Navy unveil of long-range fast cruising vessel, start of The 48th edition of the Armenian Olympics in Tehran and Iran’s President Rouhani attendance in NAM summit dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (Sep 12 – Sep 18).

Eid al-Adha prayers in Tehran

Eid al-Adha prayers was held by leadership of Ayatollah Khatami in Tehran University.


IRGC disbands Saudi-affiliated terrorist cell in Southeastern Iran

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) dismantled a team of 9 terrorists “sent by Saudi Arabia to foment insecurity inside the country” on Sunday.

Pilgrims gather in Imam Reza (AS) shrine for day of Arafah prayers

A huge crowd of people flocked into the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS), the eighth Shiite imam, in Iran’s northeastern city of Mashhad, for the Day of Arafah prayers.

Leader Ayatollah Khamenei meets officials from statistical center of Iran

The Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei received the staff of 8th national population and housing census of Iran on Tuesday.


Iranian Paralympics athletes dedicate medals to their heroes after shining in Rio 2016

Peyman Nasiri Bazanjani dedicated his medal to General Qassem Suleimani after he won a bronze in the men’s 1500-meter T20 final contest. Ebrahim Ranjbar who also won the bronze medal at Individual Recurve dedicated his medal to the defenders of Shrine of Sayidda Zeinab in Syria.


Iran launches high-speed chopper-carrier vessel

Iran launched Shahid Nazeri vessel on Tuesday. The vessel that will operate under the IRGC Navy is capable of conducting operations in tidy waters and carrying 100 military personnel and military helicopters. The navy vessel can sail at a speed of 27 knots per hour.

Iranian javelin throwers win Gold, Silver medals in Paralympics

Two Iranian pitchers won gold and silver medals in the men’s javelin throw F56/57 division at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Iran’s Rahimi win Gold at individual recurve

Iranian Paralympic archer Gholamreza Rahimi collected another gold medal for the Islamic Republic at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Iranian cinema artists attend 18th Cinema Celebration

Khaneh Cinema’s annual ceremony to honor the best productions of Iran’s cinema was held on the occasion of National Day of Cinema on Monday evening.


UNIC “permanent development goals” press conference in Tehran

Head of the UN Information Center in Tehran Maria Dotsenko attending a press conference in Tehran on September 13, 2016, on permanent development goals.


 48th Olympic Games of Iran’s Armenians opens in Tehran

Inaugural ceremony is being held in Tehran on Sept 13, 2016, for the 48th Olympic Games of the Iranian Armenian minorities. Ali Younesi, President Hassan Rouhani’s adviser on ethnic and religious minority affairs also attends the ceremony.


Rio Paralympics: Iran’s powerlifter makes history by breaking 300kg barrier

Iran’s Siamand Rahman wrote his name into the history books after doing what no man had ever done before as he cleared the bar at 310kg in the men’s over 107kg, setting a new world record and claiming his second consecutive Paralympic gold.

Iran wins 7th Paralympics Gold as Nemati defeats rivals in archery

Iran won its 7th gold medal at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Thursday after para-archer Zahra Nemati defeated her Chinese opponent in the final encounter at women’s individual recurve competitions.

Persepolis, Esteghlal draw in Tehran Derby

The Iranian giant football clubs, Persepolis and Esteghlal, played out a 0-0 draw on Friday in Tehran’s 83rd derby.

Chairman of AEOI in London

Chairman of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali-Akbar Salehi addressing the World Nuclear Association Symposium 2016 in London on September 16.


100 tons of smuggled commodities smashed in Tehran

Some 100 tons of smuggled commodities, worth 20 billion rials, are being annihilated in Tehran on September 14, 2016. The commodities include smuggled foodstuff, fruits, hygienic products and second-hand clothes.


Iran’s Northern province of Alborz hosts off-road racing event

More than one hundred vehicles took part in the third edition of the off-road racing competitions held in Iran’s northern province of Alborz on Friday.

President Rouhani meets Venezuelan counterpart

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meets his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro.

Iran’s Zarif, Syrian envoy to UN hold talks in Venezuela


Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari held a meeting in Venezuela and exchanged views about Tehran-Damascus cooperation in various areas.

President Rouhani meets Ecuadorian counterpart

President Rouhani meets Ecuadorian counterpart Rafael Correa on Saturday. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 17th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).


Iran’s President Rouhani speech in NAM summit

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani giving speech in NAM summit.

Iran’s Rouhani meets Bolivian President

President Rouhani meets Bolivian President Evo Morales on the sidelines of the 17th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) held here in northern Venezuela.

President Rouhani meets Algerian Foreign Minister

Pres. Rouhani meets Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra on the sidelines of NAM summit in Venezuela.

President Rouhani meets Indian Vice-President

Pres. Rouhani meets Indian Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on the sidelines of the 17th Non-Aligned Movement Summit on Saturday afternoon on Margarita Island in Venezuela.

Leader receives IRGC commanders

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei meets with a group of commanders of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Sunday.