Iran in photos: Sep. 26-Oct. 2

October 2, The Iran Project –  Iran’s Army Ground Forces holding joint drills, the country’s Army Ground Force producing 3 new homegrown products, Dual-citizen inmate Homa Houdfar releasing from Iranian prison on humanitarian grounds, Syrian parliament speaker Hadieh Khalaf Abbas visit to Iran and meets senior Iranian officials, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif trip to Turkey and discussing regional affairs and IRGC releasing first photos of captured American drone dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (Sep 26 – Oct 02).

Iran holds radiation defense drill

Iran has conducted exercises, named after the founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, to test its preparedness in responding to potential radiation hazards, in the holy city of Qom on Sunday.

Supreme National Defense University starts new academic year

The ceremony to begin the new academic year of Supreme National Defense University was held on Sunday morning in the presence of Chief of Staff for the Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri and high-ranking commanders.

Joint drill of Army Ground Forces

Army Ground Forces held morning joint drill unveiling the latest military achievement, in presence of Commander of Army’s Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan.

Iran’s Leader advanced course on Islamic religious studies held in Tehran

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei holds an advanced course on Islamic religious studies on Monday in the capital Tehran.

Tehran hosts 8th seasonal flower exhibition

The 8th edition of Seasonal Flower and Plant Exhibition, which puts on display various types of flowers and plants opened on Tuesday at Tehran Municipality’s Specialized Exhibition Center.


Larijani, Abbas held presser in Tehran

Iran’s Speaker of Parliament Ali Larijani met with his Syrian counterpart Hadiyeh Abbas on Monday, which was followed by a press conference.

World Tourism Day marked in Iran

The World Tourism Day, initiated by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), aims to stress the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic impacts amongst the international community.


President Rouhani meets Syrian parliament speaker in Tehran

Iran‘s President Hassan Rouhani meets Syrian parliament speaker Hadieh Khalaf Abbas in Tehran on Tuesday.

Pres. Rouhani meets with staff of national census

President Rouhani met with staff of national population and housing census on Tuesday.

President Rouhani in Qazvin

President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Qazvin on Wednesday morning on the 31st leg of his provincial visits.

Leader attends graduation, oath-taking ceremony

Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei has addressed a graduation and oath-taking ceremony of students of Shahid Sattari University of Aeronautical Engineering on Wednesday morning.

Dual-citizen inmate released on ‘humanitarian grounds’

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Iran Foreign Ministry spokesperson has told reporters that Iranian-Canadian university professor Homa Houdfar has been released from prison on humanitarian grounds.

Iran, South Korea hold Joint Photo Exhibition

A Joint Photo Exhibition is underway simultaneously in Tehran and Seoul. The event is co-organized by the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) and its South Korean counterpart ‘Yonhap’ News Agency. The photo exhibition inaugurated in the House of Artists in Tehran on September 27, 2016. Some 100 photos including political, sports, natural and tourist attractions were depicted in the exhibition.

Zarif, Yildrim meet in Ankara


Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim officially welcomed Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif before their meeting at Cankaya Palace in Ankara.

7,500-year-old skeleton unveiled in Shazand

The 7,500-year-old skeleton of an adult man discovered in Shazand in central Iran was unveiled today on the third day of Tourism Week, in Chahar-Fasl Museum of Arak, Markazi province.

Carpet washing ceremony in Iran’s Mashhad-e Ardehal

The Carpet Washing (also Ghali Shuyan) Ceremony, one of religious ceremonies of the Shiites, is held in Mashhad-e Ardehal, near the central city of Kashan. People travel to the city to mourn and represent this event each year on the second Friday of the Iranian month of Mehr.

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has unveiled the recently-manufactured combat unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) called Saeqeh (thunderbolt).

IRGC releases first photos of captured American drone

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force on Saturday released the first photos of a US drone captured by Iran.

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force on Saturday released the first photos of a US drone captured by Iran.

SNSC secretary visits drone unveiling event


Rear Adm. Ali Shamkhani has paid a visit to an IRGC exhibition, Turning Threats to Opportunity, where IRGC unveiled its latest drone Thunder.

International Resistance Film Festival ends work in Tehran

The 14th edition of the International Resistance Film Festival (IRFF) ended work on Friday. The festival is held annually during the Sacred Defense Week to commemorate the anniversary of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.

IRGC’s “Towards Jerusalem” military drills

The fast reaction units of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps’ Basij force exercise “Towards Jerusalem” drills in Semnan province, Friday.

Iranian people preparing for Muharram mourning ceremonies

Iranians across the country are preparing for Muharram mourning ceremonies which commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS) and his companions in the Battle of Karbala in the year 680 A.D.