Iran in photos: July 3-9

July 9, The Iran Project – Holding of int’l conference on combating sand and dust storms kin Tehran, Iran signing $5 billion natural gas deal with France’s Total and Chinese firm, Head of the National Iraqi Alliance (NIA) Ammar Hakim visit to Iran and meeting with senior officials, remembering victims of passenger plane downed by US in 1988, closing ceremony of IRTVU General Assembly in Mashhad and ending naval drill in Caspian Sea dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (July 03–July 09).



Leader receives Judiciary officials

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei received Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani and many high-rank officials of this branch of the government on Monday.


Int’l conference on combating sand and dust storms kicks off in Tehran

International Conference on Combating Sand and Dust Storms (SDS) started work here on Monday with participation of 43 world countries which have been affected more by the SDS.



France’s Total, China’s CNPC sign major gas deal with Iran

France’s energy giant Total and China’s National Petroleum Company (CNPC) struck a $5 billion agreement with Iran to develop its giant South Pars gas field.


Zarif meets with Ammar Hakim in Tehran

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held a meeting with Head of the National Iraqi Alliance (NIA) Ammar Hakim in Tehran on Monday.


President Rouhani, Total CEO meet

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani meets Total’s CEO Patrick Pouyanne here on Monday.



Zarif, French official meet in Tehran

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hosted Secretary-General of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Christian Masset in Tehran on Monday.


President Rouhani meets Ammar Hakim in Tehran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held a meeting with Head of the National Iraqi Alliance (NIA) Ammar Hakim in Tehran on Tuesday.


Iran holds Int’l Trumpism cartoon contest

An international cartoon contest with the theme of US President Donald Trump and what is viewed as his racist and interventionist policies both at home and abroad was held in Tehran. Iranian cartoonist Hadi Asadi won the top prize.


IRTVU General Assembly closes in Mashhad

The 9th General Assembly of the Islamic Radio and Television Union (IRTVU) wrapped up in Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi province, on Tuesday.


Iran sets fire to large volume of illicit drugs

A large volume of illicit drugs was set on fire in Iran’s southern city of Lamerd, in Iran’s Fars province, as Iranian law enforcement police forces intensified their war on narcotics across the country.


Week of Azerbaijani culture opens in Iran

Week of Azerbaijani culture has officially opened in Iran on Tuesday in Vahdat Hall, attended by Azerbaijani Culture and Tourism Minister Abulfas Garayev, Iran’s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Reza Salehi Amiri and head of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization Abouzar Ebrahimi Torkaman. The ceremony also featured a concert by Azerbaijani musicians.


Iran remembers victims of passenger plane downed by US in 1988

Iran commemorated the anniversary of the downing of the country’s passenger plane by a US Navy guided-missile cruiser in the Persian Gulf waters in July 3, 1988.


Tehran auction 2017 grosses over $8mn

The 7th Tehran Auction was held 7 July 2017 at Parisan Hotel in the capital city where the best of Iranian artworks were introduced and sold to art collectors.


Iran’s navy drill ‘Lasting Security and Authority 96’ wraps up

The five-day drills in the Caspian Sea, codenamed Lasting Security and Authority 96, wraped up on Saturday.


Int’l Children’s Film Festival wraps up in Iran’s Isfahan

The 30th International Film Festival for Children and Youth ended work in the central Iranian city of Isfahan.


Natl. Conf. on Industry, Mines

National Conference on Industry and Mines was held on Saturday with the presence of Es’hagh Jahangiri, the first VP and Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh, Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade.