Iran in photos: Oct. 17-23

October 23, The Iran Project – Côte d’Ivoire Foreign Minister Abdallah Albert Toikeusse Mabri trip to Iran, Iran Air Force holding large-scale drills, Ali Akbar Velayati attendance The 9th Session of the Islamic Awakening Supreme Council and Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro visit to Iran and meeting with senior officials dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (Oct.17–23).

President Rouhani meets Ivory Coast FM

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has received Côte d’Ivoire Foreign Minister Abdallah Albert Toikeusse Mabri, who is visiting Tehran to discuss economic relations and the possibilities of better ties after JCPOA brought a modicum of hope for Iran’s economy.

Iran’s Air Force has started large-scale three-day military drills in the central province of Isfahan, demonstrating the aviation branch of the Army’s prowess in defending the country’s airspace.

Iran, Luxembourg economy ministers meet in Tehran

Luxembourg’s Economy Minister Etienne Schneider met with Ali Tayebnia, Iran’s Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance, during his three-day visit to Iran on Monday.

Iran, Europe joint seminar on railway policy

Iran-Europe joint seminar on railway policy was held on Monday in the presence of Iran's Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mehrdad Taghizadeh.

Iran-Europe joint seminar on railway policy was held on Monday in the presence of Iran’s Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mehrdad Taghizadeh.


Iranian Navy warships set sail for Azerbaijan Republic

An Iranian flotilla of warships has left the country’s northern waters on Sunday for an overseas mission to the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Intl. Police Safety, Security Equipment Exhibition

The 15th International Police Safety & Security Equipment Exhibition kicked off on Monday, in the Grand Mosalla of Tehran, in the presence of Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari.

Russian warships berth in Iran’s Anzali port

A fleet of Russian warships docked in the Caspian Sea port of Anzali in Northern Iran on Tuesday as part of the two countries’ efforts to widen their existing military cooperation.



Second day of Iran Air Force military drills

The e-warfare exercises were held on Tuesday, the second day of ongoing drills codenamed Fada’eeyan-e Harim-e Velayat 6 (The Devotees of the Velayat Sanctuary 6).


Zarif, senior EU official meet in Tehran

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif talking with EU Commissioner for Industry and entrepreneurship Ms. Elzbieta Bienkowska here on Oct 18, 2016.


Distillation unit of Iran’s Persian Gulf Oil Refinery inaugurated

Iranian First Vice-President Ishaq Jahangiri on Tuesday inaugurated the distillation unit of Persian Gulf oil refinery south of the country.


Vaezi, Luxembourg Deputy PM meet in Tehran

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi talking with visiting Luxembourg Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy Etienne Schneider here on Oct 18, 2016.


Leader receives top Iranian university students, elites

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei received a group of top university students and members of Iran’s National Elites Foundation (INEF) here on Wednesday.


Day 3 of Iran Air Force massive wargames

The Iranian Air Force has used 2,000-pound laser-guided munitions and precision-guided missiles against mock targets on the last day of a major aerial drill in central Iran. The munitions were used on Wednesday, which was the third and last day of the drills code-named Fada’eeyan-e Harim-e Velayat 6 (The Devotees of the Velayat Sanctuary 6), in the central province of Isfahan’s Anarak district.


President Rouhani opens National Exports Day event

Ceremony on the National Exports Day in Iran started here on Thursday with President Hassan Rouhani attending the event.


4 Iranian technicians killed in ISIL attack on Iraqi power plant in Kirkuk

At least 24 people including 4 Iranians were killed and dozens of others wounded in multiple attacks by ISIL terrorists on police compound and a power plant in the Iraqi Northern city of Kirkuk.

Iraq’s Baghdad hosts Islamic Awakening Supreme Council meeting

The 9th Session of the Islamic Awakening Supreme Council kicked off in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Saturday morning. Muslim clerics, scholars and intellectuals from 22 countries have taken part in the two-day gathering, the majority of whom are Sunni Muslims.

National day of village, nomads celebrated

President Hassan Rouhani opens a one-day conference celebrating the National Day of Village and Nomads at Iran International Conference Center in Tehran on October 22, 2016. Several cultural officials as well as countrywide tribespeople and village dwellers attended the conference.


President Rouhani meets Venezuelan counterpart

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meets his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro here in Tehran.


Supreme Leader receives Venezuelan President Maduro

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday afternoon received Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.


47th Caspian Sea Working Group kicks off in Tehran

The 47th meeting of the Working Group on Determining the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea started work on Sunday in Tehran.

Pres. Rouhani in Arak on provincial tour

President Hassan Rouhani, together with members of the cabinet on his 32nd provincial tour, arrived in Arak on Sunday.