Iran in photos: Dec. 26 – Jan. 1

January 01, The Iran Project – Iran Army, IRGC holding joint air defense maneuvers, Iranians marking 2009 pro-establishment rallies, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem visit to Iran and meeting with senior Iranian officials, President Rouhani receiving credential of new ambassadors and Iranian Christians celebrating Christmas dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (Dec 26 – Jan 01).



Tehran Int’l packing, printing machinery exhibition

The 23rd International Packing and Printing Machinery Exhibition of Iran started work at Tehran International permanent fair ground on Sunday.


Foggy sky of Tehran

From the early hours of Sunday morning, the rain and temperature drop caused thick fog covering some parts of Tehran.


Christmas in Tehran

Two children are watching Santa Claus statues and Christmas gifts behind a shop window in Tehran on Dec 25,2016.


Iran forces drill high-precision targeting

Major joint military drills by Iran’s Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have entered their second day, when the recruits practiced high-precision targeting against mock invasive aircraft.


Rouhani attends meeting of inspecting bodies

President Hassan Rouhani attended on Wednesday in a specialist meeting of inspecting bodies of government, ministries, organizations, and governorates across the nation.


Iran launches modern anti-air missile systems in Aseman-e Velayat 7 drills

Iran tested its state-of-the-art missile systems in its massive air defense drills, Modafe’an-e Aseman-e Velayat 7, in the Southern parts of the country on Wednesday.


Tehran Municipality houses homeless

Tehran Municipality has responded to demands to house the homeless suffering the inclement weather in Tehran’s cold December. Now, a group of photojournalists have visited the warm house which hosts the homeless; similar demands had been made to mosques to open the doors to the homeless out of humanitarian considerations.


Millions mark anniversary of December-30 support for Islamic establishment after 2009 post-election unrests

Thousands of people in the Iranian capital gathered at Tehran’s Grand Mosque (Mosalla) on Thursday to commemorate the anniversary of the massive pro-government rallies that put an end to the post-election unrests in 2009.


Funeral ceremony of Iranian puppeteer Donya Fanizadeh

Funeral ceremony of Donya Fanizadeh, famous Iranian puppeteer, known for the portrayal of Kolah Ghermezi was held on Thursday, Dec. 29.


Int’l festival of tribes culture held in Iran

The 10th International Festival of Tribes Culture was held in the Iranian northeastern city of Gorgan, the provincial capital city of Golestan.


UNESCO puts Iran’s Lut desert on World Heritage List

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) registered the Lut Desert (Dasht-e Loot) on the World Heritage List.


Iran’s President meets new ambassadors of Romania, Germany, Ecuador, Morocco

Iran’s Hassan Rouhani receives credential of new Romanian ambassador to Tehran on Saturday.


President Hassan Rouhani (R) meets with Germany’s new Ambassador to Iran Michael Klor-Berchtold in Tehran, December 31, 2016.


President Hassan Rouhani received the credentials of Ecuador’s newly-appointed ambassador to Tehran, Germán Alejandro Ortega Almeida, on Saturday.


President Rouhani received the credentials of Morocco’s newly-appointed ambassador to Tehran, Hassan Hami on Saturday.

Iran FM meets Syrian counterpart

Iran FM Zarif meets Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem in Tehran on Saturday.


Pres. Rouhani meets with Syrian FM

President Hassan Rouhani held talks with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem in Tehran on Saturday.


New Year celebration in Sarkis Cathedral

New Year celebration was held Saturday evening in Saint Sarkis Cathedral in Tehran.


Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council meets Syria FM

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani meets Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem.

Leader’s senior adviser meets Syria FM

Head of Strategic Research Center Ali Akbar Velayati meets Foreign Minister of Syria Walid al-Muallem on Sunday.