January 14, The Iran Project – 2nd Tehran Security Conference; Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif two-day visit to Moscow, Brussels over JCPOA; holding OIC parliamentary conference and 1st Asian Cultural Dialogue confab in Tehran and Iranian oil tanker flaring in fire due to collision with Chinese freight ship off China coast dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (January 08–January 14).
Crisis meeting in Iran to discuss missing Iranians in east China coast
Thirty-two crew members, including 30 Iranians and two Bengalese, have gone missing after two vessels collided off China’s east coast on Saturday evening, China’s Ministry of Transport said Sunday according to the country’s news agency ‘Xinhua’. The 32 missing crew members were all from the oil tanker. All the 21 crew members on the bulk freighter, all Chinese nationals, have been rescued, according to the ministry.
Iran SNSC secretary meets National Security Adviser of Pakistan
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani meets National Security Adviser of Pakistan Lt. Gen. Nasser Khan Janjua in Tehran on January 7, 2018.
2nd Tehran Security Conference kicks off
The 2nd Tehran Security Conference 2018 started in Iran capital city on Monday with a speech delivered by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Iranian, Omani FM meeting in Tehran
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Omani counterpart Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah attending a meeting in Tehran on Jan 9, 2018.
Iran FM Zarif meets Italy’s former foreign minister in Tehran
Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif on Monday received Massimo D’Alema, Italy’s former foreign minister on the sidelines of 2nd Tehran Security Conference 2018.
2nd Tehran Security Conference wraps up
The 2nd Tehran Security Conference wraped up in Iranian capital of Tehran on Monday night.
First congress to commemorate late ex-president Rafsanjani held in Tehran
The Iranian capital on Tuesday hosted the first congress in commemoration of the former Iranian president and chairman of the country’s Expediency Council, Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Leader Ayatollah Khamenei receives people from Iran’s holy city of Qom
Thousands of people from the central city of Qom met with the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on the occasion of the anniversary of the January 9th, 1978 uprising against West-backed Pahlavi regime.
Iran FM meets Former British Foreign Secretary in Tehran
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif received Jack Straw, the former Foreign Secretary of Britain, on Tuesday in Tehran.
Zarif meets Lavrov in Russia
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov meet on Wednesday.
Iran FM, top European diplomats discuss JCPOA in Brussels
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has conferred on the Iran nuclear deal in a joint meeting with his French, British, and German counterparts and the EU foreign policy chief deal in Brussels.
Iranian, French FMs discuss JCPOA implementation
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif on Thursday held talks with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian on importance of implementation of Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal.
1st Asian Cultural Dialogue confab kicks off in Tehran
The 1st Conference of Asian Cultural Dialogues has opened Sat. in Tehran with 70 cultural and scientific figures from over 20 Asian countries in attendance.
OIC parliamentary confab begins in Tehran
The 13th Conference of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC member states (PUIC) and the related meetings started in the Iranian capital on Saturday.
9th Farabi Int’l Award on the Humanities and Islamic Studies held in Tehran
The 9th Farabi International Award on the Humanities and Islamic Studies held in the capitalTehran with President Rouhani in attendance.
Flaming Iranian oil tanker sinks after Jan. 6 collision, entire team presumed dead
Iranian oil tanker Sanchi has sunk after burning for more than a week following a collision with a Hong Kong cargo ship in the East China Sea, Chinese state TV and Iranian media reported Sunday. All 32 crew members aboard the vessel presumably died within the first hour of the incident, spokesman for Iran’s rescue team Mohammed Rastad said. “There is no hope of finding survivors among the members of the crew,” he said. Rescuers managed to recover two bodies from the ship, which drifted into Japan’s exclusive economic zone earlier this week.