December 17, The Iran Project – Int. Seminar on terrorism in West Asia kicking off in Tehran; President Hassan Rouhani attendance in Extraordinary OIC Summit in Istanbul and meeting with Turkish President Erdogan; Holding regular meeting of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in Vienna; Araqchi, Amano meeting on Iran-IAEA cooperation & US Ambassador Nikki Haley’s false allegations on violation of UN resolution by Iran dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (Dec 11–Dec 17).
German electronic Schiller band gives Pop concert in Iran
German electronic musician Christopher von Deylen and his band Schiller are performing a series of concerts in Iran’s capital, Tehran.
Conf. on terrorism, extremism & security order in West Asia
Iran’s Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alawi attended Conf. on terrorism, extremism and security order in West Asia on Tuesday.
Iranian climbers’ funeral procession held in Mashhad
The funeral procession of eight Iranian climbers who died in an avalanche in the country’s southwest was held in the city of Mashhad. They were part of a 15-member team and were trying to reach a shelter when the avalanche struck on Oshtorankouh mountain.
Iranian students rally against Trump’s decision on Quds
Scores of students in Tehran protested the controversial decision by the US president on relocating the country’s embassy in to al-Quds (Jerusalem) to recognize the holy city as the capital of the Zionist regime of Israel.
JCPOA joint commission meeting held in Vienna
EU senior diplomat Helga Schmid (C-L), Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi (C-R) and senior diplomats from six major powers attend a meeting in Vienna, Austria, on December 13, 2017 to review adherence to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
Araqchi, Amano discuss Iran-IAEA cooperation
Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran Abbas Araqchi and Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano on Wednesday discussed cooperation between Iran and the nuclear watchdog as well as implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal.
Extraordinary OIC Summit kicks off in Istanbul
The extraordinary Islamic summit started work in Istanbul Wednesday with a meeting at the level of foreign ministers in preparation for the summit at the leadership level that is expected to convene later in the day to discuss the US decision on Jerusalem (al-Quds). Representatives from 57 OIC members are attending the summit, which is meant to coordinate a response to a US decision to recognize Jerusalem (al-Quds) as Israel’s capital. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani traveled to Istanbul to take part in the summit.
Rouhani, Erdogan meet on the sidelines of OIC summit
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of an Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Istanbul on Wednesday.
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley accused Iran of supplying missiles to Houthis in Yemen
During her press conference on Thursday, Haley appeared standing before what she claimed was debris of an Iranian-origin missile shipped to Yemen and then fired to Saudi Arabia. Tehran has rejected all those charges categorically.
4th round of speed car race c’ship
The fourth round of Iran’s speed car race championship was held at Azadi Sport Complex in Tehran on Friday.
IKCO opens production line for 2 new national cars
Iran’s largest auto manufacturer, Iran Khodro Industrial Group (IKCO), has opened production line for two new vehicles on Saturday.