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Iran in photos: Jan. 23-29

January 29, The Iran Project – IRGC Ground Forces launching massive drills in west Iran, Syria peace talks in Astana, selection of Mashhad as Islamic world cultural capital in 2017, Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah visit to Iran and meeting with senior officials, holding 17th World Federation of Tourist Guides Associations in Tehran, opening ceremony of 35th edition of Fajr Film Festival dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (Jan 23– Jan 29).

 

 

Iran, Arab world cultural dialogue meeting

Cultural dialogue between Iran and the Arab nations kicked off in Tehran on Saturday. A number of officials and scholars from Iran and some Arab countries attended the three-day meeting titled “The Cultural Dialogue between Iran and the Arab World.”

 

Rescue operation at Plasco building enters 5th day

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Firefighters, soldiers and other emergency responders have been digging through smoldering debris to find bodies in the rubble of the 17-story Plasco building in downtown Tehran, which was razed to the ground on January 19 after a massive fire.

Iran attends Fitur International Tourism Fair in Spain

Iran’s tourism potential is on display in the 37th Fitur International Tourism Fair in Spain on June 22, 2017.

 

Hero firemen remember lost comrades

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100 hours after collapse of a blazing high-rise in Tehran, firefighters still hope to find comrades trapped in a mass of smoldering rubble. The 17-story Plasco building in central Tehran was razed to the ground on January 19 after a massive fire.

 

Syria peace talks start in Astana

Delegations of Russia, Iran and Turkey hold talks on Syrian peace at a hotel in Astana, Kazakhstan, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017.

Peace talks gathering the Syrian government and opposition groups began Monday in the Kazakh capital, Astana, although rebels said they would not negotiate face-to-face with the government in the talks’ first session.

 

Thirty fifth Fajr International Film Festival poster unveiled

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The poster of the 35th Fajr Film Festival has been unveiled, featuring late Iranian director Ali Hatami. The poster was revealed during a ceremony attended by late director’s family and a number of prominent artists and on Sunday January 22.

 

Zarif receives outgoing Mexican ambassador

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif receives outgoing ambassador of Mexico at the end of his mission to Tehran on Jan 23, 2017.

 

Iran FM Zarif meets Kuwaiti counterpart in Tehran

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Iran FM Mohammad Javad Zarif meets Kuwaiti Foreign Minister, Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled in Tehran on Wednesday.

 

Mashad 2017″ foreign guests tour Astan Quds Razavi Central Museum

Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi, a number of foreign guests and foreign ambassadors residing in Tehran tour Astan Quds Razavi Central Museum in Mashad on the sidelines of Mashad 2017 ceremonies on Jan 24, 2017.

 

Water flows again in Zayandeh-Rud

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Zyandeh-Rud in Iran’s central province of Isfahan once again witnessed the flow of water after a period of dryness.

 

President Rouhani meets Kuwait FM

President Hassan Rouhani meets Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah in Tehran on Wednesday.

 

Mashhad named Islamic world cultural capital in 2017

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The Iranian city of Mashhad has been selected as the cultural capital of the Islamic world in 2017. The city is home to the shrine of Imam Reza, the eighth Shia Imam. Officials plan to increase the number of religious tourists to almost six million in the next two years.

 

More bodies retrieved from Plasco building rubble

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Rescuers found the bodies of 8 firefighters in the rubble of the Plasco building in Tehran on Wednesday alone. A total of 16 firemen lost their lives in an operation to extinguish a massive fire at the 17-story building which was razed to the ground on January 19.

 

Director General of International Affairs at the Iranian Parliament meets President Assad

Amir Abdollahian & Assad

Iran has been the main supporter of the Syrian government and nation in the fight against terrorism in the past six years, President Assad said in a meeting with Director General of International Affairs at the Iranian Parliament Hossein Amir Abdollahian in Damascus on Thursday.

 

IRGC stages war game west of Iran

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Officials are informed about the tactics at a large-scale military exercise that the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force is holding in western parts of Iran. Commander of the force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour has also attended ‘Imam Ali (AS)’ exercise.

 

Plasco rubble removal operation ends

Nine days after the collapse of Plasco Trade Center in Central Tehran, the rubble removal operation in the building came to an end.

 

17th WFTGA Convention held in Tehran

The 17th World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA) Convention was held in Tehran on Saturday, in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani.

 

Boroujerdi tours Constitution Alley in Parliament in Pakistan

Visting Chairman of the Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security of Iran, Ala’eddin Boroujerdi tours the “Constitution Alley in Parliament” which portrays the process of democracy in Pakistan on Jan 28, 2017.

 

35th Fajr Filmfest. kicks off on Sat.

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The opening ceremony of the 35th Fajr Film Festival was held at Tehran’s Milad Tower on Saturday.

 

Jamaran destroyer replica unveiled in Mashhad

 

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The replica of Iran’s first home-made destroyer, Jamaran, was unveiled in Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi province, in the presence of Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari.