Iran in photos: Sept. 25- Oct. 1

October 1, The Iran Project – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meeting with several senior officials on the sidelines of 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in New York, Iran display of S-300 air defense missile system to public, the country biding farewell to iconic martyr Hojaji, Iran receiving two ATR72 passenger planes and Shia Muslims marking Tasua and Ashura mourning ceremonies across Iran dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (Sep 25–Oct 01).



IranPlast Kicks off in Tehran

Iran’s biggest polymer and plastic industries’ showcase, IranPlast 2017, started on Sunday. First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri, Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh and Managing Director of National Petrochemical Company (NPC) Marziyeh Shahdaei attended the exhibition’s opening ceremony.


Zarif meets Indonesian counterpart in New York

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meets Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi on Monday in New York.


Iran’s Army unveils new military achievements

Iran’s Army Ground Forces unveiled new military achievements during an event held Sunday morning in the presence of the Army’s Commander Amir Heidari.

IKCo unveils new compact SUV

At a ceremony in the front-yard of Homa International Hotel in Mashhad, the Mashhad branch of Iran Khodro Company (IKCo) unveiled its domesticated edition of Haima S5 compact SUV to showcase the new vehicle at the Mashhad Auto Show. The new products of IKCo are manufactured under a joint venture with Chinese counterparts. The Sunday event was attended by the regional and national officials of the company and journalists and photographers.


Zarif keeps meeting UN official in NY

Zarif, the Foreign Minister of Iran, met with Vladimir Ivanovich Voronkov, the Under-Secretary-General of the newly created United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office, in New York on Tuesday.


Iran displays S-300 air defense missile system to public

Iran’s IRGC has displayed the country’s sophisticated Russian-made S-300 air defense system in central Tehran. The public show in Tehran’s Baharestan square near the Parliament building square exhibited different missile systems, including ballistic missiles, solid-fuel surface-to-surface Sejjil missiles and the liquid-fuel Ghadr.


Iran’s foreign minister, UN chief meet in New York

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres held a meeting at the UN headquarters in New York to discuss various issues.


Women golf competition in Tehran

Iranian women golf competition is currently underway in Tehran’s Enghelab Sports Complex on Sep 25, 2017.


Iran’s Zarif meets top UN officials in New York

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meets UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed in New York on Thursday.


Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meets President of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly Miroslav Lajcak in New York on Thursday.


Muharram mourning ceremonies in Tehran

Millions of Shiite Muslims across Iran, including Tehran, are mourning the anniversary of martyrdom of the third Imam, Hussein bin Ali (AS), and his companions in the 680 AD Battle of Karbala.


Tehran receives Mohsen Hojaji’s body

The body of Iranian soldier Mohsen Hojaji, beheaded by ISIL terrorists, was handed over to Tehran on Monday, after he was captured in Syria in August .


Basij forces receive military training

The Iranian Basij (volunteer) forces received military training during a massive military drill.


MoD receives Turkish amb. to Tehran

Brigadier General Amir Hatami, the Iranian Minister of Defense and Armed Forces Logistical Support, received Reza Hakan Tekin, Turkish ambassador to Tehran, on Tuesday.


Ayat. Khamenei bids farewell to fallen soldier Hojaji

Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei went to Imam Hossein Mosque on Wednesday morning and bid farewell to Iranian martyr Mohsen Hojaji.


Iran bids farewell to iconic martyr Hojaji

Iranians have held a large funeral procession in the capital, Tehran, in honor of iconic martyr Mohsen Hojaji, who was beheaded by the Takfiri Daesh terror group in Syria last month.


Iconic martyr laid to rest at hometown in central Iran

A large crowd of mourners held another funeral to pay their final respect to Iranian military advisor Mohsen Hojaji in his hometown of Najafabad in Isfahan province.


Iran receives two ATR72 passenger planes

Two Franco-Italian ATR72 aircraft were delivered to Iran on Thursday. The two planes were the fifth and sixth aircarft delivered to Iran to be used for domestic short-distance flights.


Shia Muslims mark Tasua across Iran

Shia Muslims across Iran are marking Tasua, the eve of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH), by holding mourning rituals. The occasion falls on the ninth day on the lunar month of Muharram, 30 Sep. this year.


Shia Muslims commemorate Ashura in Tehran

Shis and other Muslims in Tehran held mourning ceremonies on Sunday, the day of Ashura, to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS) and his companions.


Leader attends Ashura evening ceremony (Sham-e Ghariban)

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei took part in Ashura evening ceremony (Shame Ghariban) at the Husseiniyeh of Imam Khomeini on Sunday night.


Rouhani attends Ashura mourning at Shah-Abdol-Azim shrine

President Rouhani attended Ashura mourning ceremony at Shah-Abdol-Azim holy shrine and mourned for Imam Hossein (AS).


Ashura evening ceremony (Sham-e Ghariban) in Tehran

The mourning ceremony of “sham-e-ghariban”, the eleventh night of Muharram dedicated to the destitute of Karbala, was held on Wednesday evening.


Iranian, Turkish top generals held a presser in Tehran

کنفرانس خبری ارتش ترکیه باقری

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri and his Turkish counterpart General Hulusi Akar held a presser in Tehran on Monday.


FM Zarif arrives in Muscat

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Muscat, Oman, on Monday morning for talks on issues of mutual interests. Upon his arrival in Muscat, Zarif was welcomed by Omani Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah.