Iran in photos: Aug. 27- Sept. 2

Iran hauls US before intl. court over ‘illegal’ sanctions

The International Court of Justice has begun hearing a lawsuit brought by Iran against new US sanctions ordered by the Trump administration. Iran last month lodged a complaint with the Hague-based tribunal, arguing that the sanctions violate the terms of a 1955 friendship treaty between the two countries.


National handicraft exhibition underway in Tehran

The 30th edition of the National Handicraft Exhibition of Iran was kicked off on August 25 at Tehran’s International Permanent Fairground.


Iran’s defense minister meets Assad, Syrian counterpart in Damascus


Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier-General Amir Hatami arrived in Damascus on Sunday for a two-day visit. Upon his arrival at Damascus international airport, Hatami was welcomed by Syrian senior military and defense officials, Iran envoy to Syria Javad Torkabadi and Iranian military attaché to Damascus Brigadier General Alinejad.


Brigadier General Hatami, who is on an official visit to Damascus at the head of a high-ranking delegation, met with his Syrian counterpart, General Ali Abdullah Ayyoub, on Sunday, discussing the latest major regional and bilateral issues.


Iran, Syria Sign Military Cooperation Deal

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami and his Syrian counterpart General Ali Abdullah Ayyoub signed a bilateral agreement to develop military and defense cooperation between Tehran and Damascus.


Iran’s DM Meets Syrian President Assad in Damascus

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami, who is in Damascus for an official visit, met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and renewed Iran’s support for unity in the war-torn Arab country.


Int’l Conference of Hamedan kicks off in Iran

The International Conference of Hamedan as the “ACD Tourism Capital, 2018” started in this western Iranian provincial capital city on Monday. Iran’s First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri, Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organization Ali Asghar Mounesan, Secretary General of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Bundit Limschoon and a number of ministers and foreign ambassadors are present in the cultural event.


Behdad Salimi bids farewell to weightlifting

Iranian super heavyweight weightlifter Behdad Salimi bid farewell to weightlifting after winning a gold medal in the 2018 Asian Games on Monday.


Rouhani in Parl. to answer MPs’ questions

President Hassan Rouhani went to the Parliament on Tue. morning to answer MPs’ questions on his government’s handling of the country’s economic situation.


Leader meets with president, govt. members

President Rouhani and his cabinet met with Ayatollah Khamenei, ahead of the Iranian Government Week marking the anniversary of Shahid Bahonar and Shahid Raja’ee.


Zarif Turkey visit

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Washington’s actions will eventually serve to bolster ties among nations. Zarif made the remarks on Wednesday following a surprise visit to Turkey where he met with his counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a meeting in Ankara Wednesday discussed bilateral relations and developments in Syria.


Eid al-Ghadir celebrated across Iran

On the occasion of Eid al-Ghadir, Iranians across the country celebrated the event with illumination of thoroughfares, streets and distribution of sweets among people.


Zarif Pakistan visit

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has held talks with Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan, Assad Qaiser, during his visit to the neighbouring country.


In a meeting with Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad on Friday, Zarif said Tehran sets no limitation to the expansion of ties with Islamabad.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (4th L) and Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan (5th R) meet in Islamabad on August 31, 2018. (Photo by IRNA)


Iranian athletes gearing up for 2018 Asian Para Games

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and the country’s Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs on Wednesday visited the preparation camps of Iranian athletes who will attend the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia.


Iran, Britain start new round of talks

Visiting British Junior Foreign Minister Alistair Burt and Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi have started talks in Tehran centering on the aftermath of the United States withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic.

A fresh round of bilateral talks between Iran and UK started with the attendance of British Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa, Alistair Burt and Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi on Saturday.



Iranian Hajj pilgrims returning home

The first group of Iranian pilgrims from Isfahan arrived in the central province on Friday, returning from the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. The first batch of Iranian pilgrims flew to Saudi Arabia on July 17, 2018.


20th Iran Cinema Celebration gala

The 20th Iran Cinema Celebration, organized annually by the Iranian House of Cinema with an aim to observe Iran’s National Day of Cinema, intorduced the best Iranian cinematic productions in the previous year in a gala held at Vahdat Hall on Saturday evening.