Iran in photos: May 1-7

May 7, The Iran Project – Syria’s Chief of the General Staff Ali Abdullah Ayyoub visit to Iran and meeting with senior officials, opening ceremony of The 30th Tehran International Book Fair, Iran’s Foreign Minister Zarif trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan, holding WWER Regulators’ Forum in Iran’s Isfahan, Zemestanyurt mine collapse in Golestan province and Iran 2017 presidential candidates holding 2nd live debate dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (May 01–May 07).

Iran launches phase I of the Persian Gulf Condensate Refinery

The Persian Gulf Condensate Refinery – a project that would turn condensate into fuels – was inaugurated during a visit by Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani to the southern port city of Bandar Abbas. The refinery would produce at least 12 million tons per day (mt/d) of high quality gasoline – technically classified as Euro 4/IV – in the first phase.


Iranian presidential candidate Raisi holds campaign meeting in Zanjan

Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, who is racing for Iran’s presidency, gave a speech to his supporters at a campaign meeting in the northwestern city of Zanjan on Sunday. Iran will hold the presidential election on May 19.


Iran marks National Teachers’ Day

Iranian students pay homage to their teachers on the National Teachers’ Day. The event is observed across the country, especially at schools and educational institutions where students plan special ceremonies.


Iran’s presidential candidate Aqa-Mirsalim visits Qom on election trail

Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim, one of the six contenders in Iran’s forthcoming presidential election, traveled to the holy city of Qom on Tuesday as part of his election campaign.


President Rouhani launches Iran Khodro’s Peugeot 2008 production line

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani officially launched the production line of Peugeot 2008 and the locally designed IKCO Dena+.


Dehghan meets with Syrian Chief of Staff

Minister of Defense Hossein Dehghan hosted Syria’s Chief of the General Staff General Ali Abdullah Ayyoub on Tuesday in Tehran.


Iran’s FM Zarif visits Pakistan

Iran’s Foreign Minister Zarif, upon arrival in Islamabad on Wednesday morning, met and talked with Interior Minister of Pakistan Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. Mohammad Javad Zarif, leading a top-ranking political, military and security delegation, landed in Pakistan on Wednesday morning and in scheduled to meet with a number of official in the neighboring country. Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan was the first Pakistani authority to receive the Iranian foreign minister.


Iran: Tens of trapped workers killed in coal mine incident

At least 35 miners have lost their lives and scores of others been injured in a coal mine explosion in the Northeastern Iranian province of Golestan.


30th Tehran International Book Fair opens

The 30th edition of Tehran International Book Fair opened on Tuesday (May 2) in a ceremony attended by senior officials at Shahr-e Aftab International Exhibition Complex in southern Tehran.


Supporters of Qalibaf hold mass meeting in Tehran

Iranian presidential candidate Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf delivered a speech to thousands of his supporters at a hall in Tehran on Tuesday. The incumbent mayor of Tehran has chosen “the administration of people” as his campaign slogan.

Int’l Book Fair underway south of Tehran

The 30th edition of Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) is underway in a fairground south of the Iranian capital with publishers from 110 foreign countries in attendance.

WWER Regulators’ Forum opens in Iran’s Isfahan

The 24th annual meeting of the Forum of the State Nuclear Safety Authorities of the Countries Operating WWER Type Reactors opened in Iran’s central city of Isfahan on Tuesday.


Campaign Rally of Rouhani’s Supporters Held in Tehran

Supporters of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani participated in a campaign rally in the country’s capital of Tehran on Thursday.


Iran presidential candidates begin second live face-off

The second live televised debate with the presence of the six candidates contesting the 12th Iranian presidential election has started.


Int’l oil, gas, refining and petrochemical exhibition starts work in Tehran

The 22nd Iran International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition kicked off in the Iranian capital on Saturday with more than 4,000 domestic and foreign companies showcasing their achievements.

Zarif meets with Afghan president, chief executive

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday.