Plasco building collapse

Iran in photos: Jan. 16-22


January 22, The Iran Project – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attendance in the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis visit to Iran and meeting with senior Iranian officials, Iranian senior diplomats participation in OIC extraordinary meeting on Rohingya Muslims in Malaysia, Tehran’s 17-story Plasco building collapse after blaze and closing ceremony of 32nd Fajr International Music Festival dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (Jan 16 – Jan 22).



Fajr Fest. hosts orchestras, philharmonic choirs

The third day of the 32nd Fajr International Music Festival hosted Mehr Orchestra, Namira Choir conducted by Farhad Harati, Kara Wind Orchestra led by Iranian conductor Bardia Kiaras and Iran Philharmonic Choir by conductor Alireza Shafaqinejad at Vahdat and Roudaki Halls on Sunday.


Iran, Germany seal diesel locomotives deal

Iran says it has signed a deal with Germany to cooperate over production of 50 diesel locomotives which will be used in the Iranian rail network. Iran’s Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi said the deal was signed during a visit to Tehran by Germany’s Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Alexander Dobrindt.


Iran shoots down unidentified UAV in Tehran

Iran’s anti-aircraft units shot down an unidentified drone in Central Tehran on Monday.


Welcoming ceremony of Syrian PM

Iranian Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Masoud Soltanifar officially welcomed Syrian Prime Minister Emad Khamis at Mehrabad Airport on Monday night.


Iran, Syria sign 5 MoUs

Iran and Syria inked five cooperation documents in economic areas here on Tuesday.


President Rouhani holds presser on first anniv. of JCPOA

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a press conference in Tehran on January 17, 2017.


President Rouhani meets Syrian PM

President Hassan Rouhani meets Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis here on Wednesday.


Larijani, Syrian PM meet

Ali Larijani, Iran’s Speaker of Parliament, held talks with Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis on Wednesday in Tehran.


Iran’s Zarif meets EU’s Mogherini in Davos

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini on Wednesday held talks on various issues, including the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.


Rouhani visits indiginous electric vehicles

President Hassan Rouhani and his Cabinet members visited domestically-made electric vehicles on the sidelines of the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday morning.


Iranian FM Zarif attends the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos

Le ministre iranien des Affaires étrangères, Mohammad Javad Zarif, lors d'une réunion au deuxième jour du Forum économique mondial à Davos, le 18 janvier 2017. ©AFP

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, January 18, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)


OIC ministerial meeting kicks off in Malaysia

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation ministerial meeting begins in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on January 19, 2017, with the participation of foreign ministers from the 57member states, including Iran.


High-rise building collapses in Tehran

Iran’s oldest high-rise building in downtown Tehran collapsed on Thursday following a major fire in the building and at least 30 firefighters are feared to have been killed in the collapse.


Tribute to Iranian firefighters trapped in Plasco inferno

People of Isfahan province sympathizing with Tehran firefighters by attending fire stations and lighting candles on January 20 .


Rescue work continues following high-rise collapse in Tehran

Rescue operations continued on Friday to save those stuck under the rubble after a tall building caught fire and collapsed in downtown Tehran a day earlier.


32nd Fajr Intl. Music Fest. ends on Fri.

The 32nd Fajr International Music Festival came to end on Friday night with a big shock over the collapse of the Plasco Building in Tehran on Thursday.


Iranian teams claim Takhti wrestling cup titles

Razavi Khorasan Pahlavani Wrestling team has been crowned as the champion of the 37th edition of Takhti Cup on Friday.


Iranian President visits collapsed building site

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visits the site of the collapsed Plasco high-rise in downtown Tehran to inspect the ongoing search and rescue operation there.


Relief work continues in collapesd Plasco building

Firefighters and rescue units are working hard for clearing the rubble at the site of Plasco building and digging tunnel to reach the trapped ones under the debris.