Weekly report: Iranian President Rouhani participates in SCO Summit

June 10, The Iran Project – Iranian people mark “Night of Destiny”; 29th demise anniversary of Imam Khomeini (RA) observed in Tehran; Iran attends Parliamentarianism Forum in Moscow; JCPOA parties convene in Tehran; Iranians observe Int’l Quds Day with rallies; Iran’s army holds Zolfaghar 97 war game in Tehran and President Rouhani attends SCO Summit in China and meets world officials on the sidelines of the summit are among major headlines dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (June 04–June 10).

Politics

Iran marks 29 years since Imam Khomeini’s passing

Millions of Iranians and international admirers are marking 29 years since the departure of the revered founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini.

Leader: Nuclear agency must get ready for enrichment up to 190,000SWU as of tomorrow

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has ordered the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) to make preparations for enrichment of uranium up to a level of 190,000SWU without any delay.

German chancellor reiterates support for Iran deal in talks with Netanyahu

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has once again defended the Iran nuclear deal in talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is in Europe to persuade its leaders to follow the US and quit the multilateral accord.

Iran tells IAEA it plans to produce feedstock for centrifuges

Iran has informed the U.N. nuclear watchdog of “tentative” plans to produce the feedstock for centrifuges, the machines that enrich uranium, the agency said on Tuesday after Iran said it was preparing to increase its enrichment capacity.

190,000 SWUs feasible in 10 months: Iran nuclear head

Iran can produce 190,000 SWUs (separative work units) within 10 months as the required infrastructure for 1 million SWUs in long-term has been prepared, Iran’s nuclear organization chief said.

France, Germany, UK demand US to refuse from sanctioning their companies in Iran

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Finance from the UK, Germany, and France have written to top U.S. officials, that they confirm their commitment to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as Iranian nuclear deal, urging Washington to spare European business from secondary sanctions.

Iran’s IAEA envoy: Tehran to restart nuclear activities if JCPOA fails

Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says the country will restart its nuclear activities if the 2015 nuclear deal or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) fails.

Iran marks Intl. Quds Day with massive rallies

Millions of people have taken to the streets across Iran and other countries in the world to show their solidarity with the Palestinians and condemn Israel’s occupation and atrocities.

Participants in Iran’s Quds Day rallies pledge to remove ‘Cancerous Tumor of Israel’

The Iranian people attending nationwide demonstrations on the International Quds Day reaffirmed their commitment to supporting the Palestinian people and vowed to make every effort to remove “the cancerous tumor of Israel”.

Iran, Russia presidents discuss issues of mutual interests

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held talks here on Saturday with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on issues of mutual interests.

IRGC: Terrorist team demolished in border region

Public Relations Office of Hamzeh Headquarters of IRGC Ground Force in a statement acknowledged demolishing a terrorist team in border region of Oshnavieh in northwest of the country.

Iran’s army holds Zolfaghar 97 war game in Tehran

The public relations department of Iran’s army announced on Saturday that AJA University of Command and Staff held an on map tactic war-game.

SCO Summit kicks off in China

Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit started with the attendance of Iran President Hassan Rouhani in China on Sunday.

Iran’s Rouhani criticizes U.S. for imposing its policies on others

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday said that U.S. efforts to impose its policies on others are a threat to all, after Washington last month said it was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal and would reimpose economic sanctions.

 

Economy

Iran expecting 11 new planes this year: Iran Air chief

Iran is expecting to get delivery of 11 passenger planes by the end of this year despite the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal, head of Iranian flag carrier said.

Boeing says it will not deliver any aircraft to Iran

Boeing will not deliver aircraft to Iran in light of US sanctions, effectively aborting a pair of large contracts with Iranian carriers, a Boeing spokesman said Wednesday.

Iran to sue Boeing for unilateral cancellation of deal

Tehran will sue Boeing at international tribunals after the US planemaker said it will not deliver aircraft to Iran in light of American sanctions, an Iranian lawmaker says.

Development of Chabahar Port a major step in fostering transit routes in region

President Rouhani described a secure and stable Afghanistan a must for regional security and development and stressed that Tehran always supports peace and stability in Afghanistan.

Planning underway to increase oil production from 29 oilfields

Iranian Minister of Oil Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said that planning is underway for increasing oil production volume from 29 oilfields.

 

Regional Affairs

At least 18 killed, 90 wounded in Baghdad explosion

At least 18 people have been killed and over 90 more injured in an ammunitions depot blast in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

Yemeni forces take out mercenaries of Saudi Arabia: Yemeni media

Yemeni forces have killed a number of mercenaries fighting on behalf of Saudi Arabia in Yemen’s west, Yemeni media report.

Turkey ready to attack northern Iraq: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country is ready to attack northern Iraq if the Iraqi central government does not take action against Kurdish militant groups there.

Palestinians’ presence in al-Quds best policy to foil Israel plot: Nasrallah

The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement has described the presence of Palestinian population in various districts of Jerusalem al-Quds, and their participation in Muslim religious rituals across the occupied city as the best polices to thwart the Israeli regime’s attempts to change its demographics.

UN peace plan wants Houthis in govt., end to Saudi strikes

The United Nations has reportedly drawn up a peace plan to end the Saudi war on Yemen amid the failure of international diplomacy to halt the deadly aggression.

 

Society

4 Iranian photographers named winners by Salon Daguerre

Four Iranian photographers have been named winners at the 11th Salon Daguerre photography contest in France.

‘Night of Decree’ observed in Imam Khomeini (RA) Mausoleum

The ceremony of ‘Night of Decree’ was marked in the Mausoleum of Imam Khomeini (RA) with the participation of a great number of people.

Iranians mourn on martyrdom anniversary of first Shia Imam

Iranians are marking the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Ali (PBUH), one of the most revered icons of Shia Islam.

Queiroz names Iran team for 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign

Head coach of the Iran men’s national football team Carlos Queiroz has announced the names on the final roster of the squad for the forthcoming fixtures at the 2018 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup in Russia.

Carlos Queiroz: Iran’s Nat’l football team to file complaint against Nike at FIFA

Iran’s National Football Team Head Coach Carlos Queiroz underlined he will in a letter complain against the Nike at the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) for the company’s ban on the supply of its products to Iranian footballers on the eve of the 2018 World Cup.