Iran in photos: June 12-18

June 18, The Iran Project – Austrian finance minister Hans Jörg Schelling visit to Iran and meeting with senior officials, Iran’s qualification for the 2018 World Cup, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif participation in  Oslo Forum 2017 & Iranians observing Night of Decree nationwide dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week ( June11–June 18). 


Iran defeats Argentina in FIVB Volleyball World League

The Iranian national volleyball team defeated Argentina 3-2 (29-27, 25-20, 20-25, 23-25, 15-11) in front of ecstatic fans in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium.


Iran FM meets Austria’s minister of finance

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meets Austrian finance minister Hans Jörg Schelling here on Sunday.


Leader receives Iran’s senior officials

Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei received a number of senior officials and authorities on Monday evening.


Iran secures World Cup ticket

Iranian national football team became the second team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup by beating Uzbekistan 2-0 at Azadi stadium in Tehran late Monday. It is the first time Iran has qualified for consecutive World Cups.


Iran brims with joy on victory to reach World Cup

Iranians have poured into the streets of Tehran to celebrate their country’s qualification into next year’s World Cup finals.


Oslo Forum 2017 begins

Zarif at Oslo Forum

Oslo Forum 2017 opened Tuesday with participation of officials from numerous countries and international organizations, including Iran’s Foreign Minister, the US former Secretary of State, Indonesia and Norway Ministers of Foreign Affairs.


Muslim worshippers hold vigil at Imam Reza Shrine in Mashhad

People gathered in the holy shrine of the eighth Shiite imam, Imam Reza (AS), in Iran’s northeastern city of Mashhad to mark Laylat al-Qadr, one of the most significant events in the holy month of Ramadan, also known as the Night of Destiny, Night of Measure or Night of Value.


Night of Decree observed across Tehran

Ceremonies was held across Tehran to commemorate Laylat al-Qadr or Night of Decree, the first one being the 19th of Ramadan, where Muslims stay awake and worship.


People mark Laylat al-Qadr in Hazrat Masoumeh’s holy shrine

Thousands of worshippers converged on the shrine of Hazrat Masoumah (AS) in Iran’s central city of Qom on Tuesday night to mark Laylat al-Qadr. Also known as the Night of Destiny, Night of Measure or Night of Value, the event is marked three times in the holy month of Ramadan.


President Rouhani meets national football team coach, players, coaching staff

President Rouhani met with the coach, players and the coaching staff of the national football team on Wednesday.

Mourning event for Imam Ali (AS) held in Supreme Leader’s presence

On the 19th day of Ramadan, marking the anniversary of the day when Imam Ali (as) was fatally wounded, a mourning ceremony was held at the Hussayniyah of Imam Khomeini (ra) where several people met with Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.


Vigil held at religious site in central Iran

People gathered in the shrine of Mohammad Hilal bin Ali in Iran’s central town of Aran va Bidgol, to mark Laylat al-Qadr, one of the most significant events in the holy month of Ramadan. Mohammad Hilal was a son of Imam Ali (AS), the first Shiite imam.


Pres. Rouhani hosts journalists at Iftar banquet

President Hassan Rouhani of the Islamic Republic of Iran attended an Iftar banquet with the media people on Thursday in the evening.


Intl. Quran exhibition wraps up

The 25th International Quran Exhibition, which is held during the holy month of Ramadan every year, came to an end at Imam Khomeini Mosalla on Friday.


Iraq: General Soleimani in Holy City of Karbala

Iraqi news media published new photos of Iran’s IRGC Major General Qassem Soleimani and the deputy commander of the Iraqi Popular Forces, Abu Mahdi Al-Mohandes, performing pilgrimage in the holy shrine of Imam Hossein (AS) in the city of Karbala, Iraq.


Night of Decree observed at Jamkaran mosque

Prayers convened at mosques, shrines, and holy venue across the world to do the rituals of Night of Decree. Jamkaran mosque in Qom was one of the venues packed with prayers at Saturday night.