Iran in photos: Mar. 6-12

March 12, The Iran Project – Iranian officials planting tree to mark the National Arbour Day and Week of Natural Resources, First train crossing Azerbaijan–Iran border bridge, Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan unveiling Saba-248 indigenous helicopter, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visit to Qatar and meeting with senior officials, successfully testing Hormuz-2 ballistic missile, Iran’s 2nd new Airbus jetliner land in Tehran and Iran unveiling highly-advanced Karrar Tank dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (Mar 6–Mar 12).



Leader receives officials of Rahian-e Noor pilgrimage

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei received organizers of Rahian-e Noor trips – popular visits to war zones from time of Saddam’s imposed war on Iran – on Monday.


Saipa Group unveils all Iranian-made car ‘Quick’

All Iranian-made car ‘Quick’ has been unveiled by the country’s leading automaker Saipa Group. Designed by the Saipa research center, Quick was unveiled on Monday at a ceremony attended by Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani, Saipa group President Mehdi Jamali and Minister of Industry and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh.


First train crosses Azerbaijan – Iran border bridge

The first test train ran across the recently-completed bridge over the River Astarachay which forms the border between Azerbaijan and Iran at Astara on March 3, hauled by a GE/LKZ TE33A Evolution diesel locomotive.


Assembly of Experts holds its 2nd session

5th Assembly of Experts has held its 2nd session on Tuesday where influential veteran cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati chaired the session with President Rouhani attending.


Def. Min. unveils Saba-248 indigenous helicopter

Saba-248 indigenous helicopter designed and created by Iran’s helicopter modernization experts, was unveiled on Tuesday.


Finance minister meets deputy PM of Slovakia

Iran’s Economic Affairs and Finance Minister Ali Tayyebnia holds talks with visiting Slovakian Deputy Prime Minister for Investments and Information Peter Pellegrini in Tehran on March 7, 2017.


Iran’s President plants Tree on National Arbour Day

President Rouhani on Sunday planted a sapling in Sa’dabad Complex in Tehran as a symbolic gesture of respect for the Mother Nature to highlight the importance of natural resources and to mark the National Arbour Day and Week of Natural Resources.


Iran celebrates Women’s Football Day

Iranians has celebrated Women’s Football Day on Tuesday.


Leader plants sapling to mark Natl. Arbor Day

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has planted two saplings on the occasion of the National Arbor Day as well as National Week of Natural Resources.


Leader receives members of Assembly of Experts

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei received members of the Assembly of Experts on Thursday.


Iran’s Zarif holds talks with Qatari emir on bilateral ties, Mideast issues

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has met and held talks with the Qatari emir on bilateral relations as well as regional developments.


Assy. of Experts pay homage to Imam Khomeini

Members of the Assembly of Experts have a convention to pay homage to late founder of the Islamic Revolution Imam Khomeini (RA) after their session.


Iran successfully test-fires Hormuz-2 ballistic missile

A top Iranian commander says the Islamic Republic has successfully test-fired Hormuz-2 ballistic missile. Iran “fired Hormuz-2 this week and the missile successfully destroyed a target at a distance of 250 kilometers,” commander of the Aerospace Division of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh said Thursday.


Iran’s 2nd new Airbus jetliner lands in Tehran

A second airplane purchased by Iran through a major post-sanctions deal with the European aviation giant Airbus has landed in the capital, Tehran.


Valiasr Sq. new monument unveiled

The new monument of Vali Asr Square, dubbed “Waiting Porch”, was unveiled on Friday evening in a ceremony attended by Tehran’s Mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf. The square is one of the major ones in downtown Tehran.


Iran unveils most advanced Karrar Tank

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Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan praised the country’s state-of-the-art tank dubbed “Karrar”, saying that the domestically-manufactured tank is a clear sign of the high capability and creativity of the Defense Ministry’s experts. Dehqan made the remark during the unveiling ceremony of Domestically-manufactured battle Karrar (Striker) tank in Tehran.