Iran in photos: Apr. 16-22

Iran Army unveils new chopper gear

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In a ceremony in Tehran, high-ranking Army officials unveiled the latest achievements of the young experts serving in the Ground Force’s Airborne Unit. The major item put on display in the event was a missile dubbed ‘Shafaq’ (Twilight), which is mounted on military helicopters.


Iranian Parliament Speaker Larijani visit to Vietnam and Sri Lanka

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani met and talked with Vietnam’s National Assemly Chairwoman Thi Kim Ngan in Hanoi today. On the sidelines of the meeting, Larijani told reporters that in the meeting with his Vietnamese counterpart, they had discussed expansion of trade, cultural, tourism relations and removing the obstacles ahead of their bilateral relations as well as issues relating to world security.

Ali Larijani, the speaker of Iranian Parliament meets Trần Thanh Mẫn, the Chairman of the Vietnamese Fatherland Front.

Ali Larijani meets Secretary-General of Vietnam Communist Party Nguyen Phú Trong in Hanoi on Tuesday.

Iran’s Majlis (Parliament) speaker Larijani meets Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phúc.


Speaker of the Parliament of Iran Ali Ardeshir Larijani (centre) at the Vietnam-Iran Business Forum
(Photo: VNA)

Ali Larijani, the Speaker of Iranian Parliament meets his Sri Lankan counterpart Karu Jayasuriya in Colombo on Thursday.

Zarif meets Tajik president

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday conferred with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon on bilateral relations as well as regional and international developments.

23rd ECO meeting kicks off in Tajikistan

The 23rd meeting of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) started work Tuesday in Tajikistan. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif heading a delegation is in Tajikistan to attend the meeting. Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are members of ECO.


Iran Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami Iraq visit

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami and his Iraqi counterpart Erfan al-Hayali co-chaired the first session of the high commission on Iran-Iraq defense cooperation in Baghdad on Wednesday.

Iraqi Chief of Staff General Othman al-Ghanimi said on Wednesday Baghdad is to broaden cooperation with Tehran in fight against terrorism till clearance of Iraq’s territory from terrorists. The Iraqi army chief of staff made the remarks in a meeting with Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami in Baghdad on Wednesday.


Iran’s Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics and Iraqi Ministry of Communications on Wednesday signed a technical and specialized cooperation agreement. The deal was inked in the presence of Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami and Iraqi Minister of Communications Hassan Kazim al-Rashid.

Iranian Minister of Defense Brigadier-General Amir Hatami and the Iraqi Minister of Industry and Minerals Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani signed a memorandum of understanding on Wednesday.

Iran’s Minister of Defense Brigadier General Amir Hatami and Vice-Chairman of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (Hashd al-Sha’abi) Abu Mehdi al-Mohandas discussed issues of mutual interests in Baghdad on Thursday.


Iran marks National Army Day

The annual parades marking the Army Day officially started in Tehran and other cities on Wednesday morning. President Rouhani described people as the greatest support of the armed forces and stressed that the Army and Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) will produce or provide any weapons needed for defending the country. The President also stated: “Army has never entered political games and has well administered the Late Imam Khomeini’s will”.


Helicopters perform parade flight on Iran’s National Army Day

Fifty-seven helicopters of Iran’s Army Ground Forces flew over the mausoleum of the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran as a part of a ceremony on occasion of the country’s National Army Day on Wednesday.


Military parade held in Tehran to celebrate Army Day

Troops from different units of the Iranian Army attended a commemorative parade in Tehran on Wednesday morning after a presidential speech to celebrate the Army Day and the Ground Force Day.

Iranian Army unveiled ‘Kamin-2’ missile system during a ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of National Army Day in Tehran today. The ‘Kamin-2’ missile system which is the latest Iranian missile system was unveiled during nationwide parades in Iran to commemorate the Iranian Army Day on Wednesday morning.


President Rouhani meets Turkish economy minister

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meets Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci here on Wednesday.


Iran’s Leader receives Intelligence Ministry officials

Minister of Intelligence Mahmoud Alavi and a number of senior officials of the ministry met with Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khameneni.


Iran FM, UNGA president discuss issues of mutual interest

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif met President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Miroslav Lajcak on Friday. Zarif arrived in New York on Thursday evening and elaborated on the purpose of his trip and also on Iran nuclear deal.

Fajr Intl. Film Festival starts work in Tehran

The 36th Fajr International Film Festival started work in Tehran. Movies from 54 countries will be screened from April 19-27.

Iranians commemorate National Day of Saadi

Iran commemorated the National Day of Saadi, the highly revered 13th-century poet, who is known both in and outside Iran for his enticing choice of word, ethical and social teachings and deep expressive poetry.

President Rouhani meets senior government officials

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meets senior directors of government bodies at Islamic Summit Conference Hall in the north of Tehran on Saturday.


Iran Deputy FM meets UN Syria envoy in Tehran

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari meets United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura in Tehran on Saturday.