Weekly report: World must confront US threats to global order, Iran tells UN

October 14, The Iran Project – New ambassador of South Africa meets Zarif; IRGC military drill around Shaho Mountain; Larijani departs for Antalya to attend Eurasian parliamentary conf.; ‘Konarak’ missile launcher warship joins Iran Army’s Naval fleet; Fresh from one fight at ICJ, Iran takes on America in another; 3rd meeting of Eurasian parliaments’ speakers kicks off in Turkey; World must confront US threats to global order, Iran tells UN; 9th meeting of Iran police with foreign ambassadors; German ambassador summoned over extradition of Iranian diplomat to Belgium; All govt. branches must join forces to confront US bans, solve economic issues: Leader; Int’l conference for promoting Persian literature kicks off in Shiraz; Iran among top seven powers in military drone industry: Top General; Iran interior minister in Turkey for security talks and Pre. Rouhani starts new academic year are among major headlines dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week ( October 08– October 14).



Iraq’s new president calls for expansion of ties with Iran

The newly-elected president to Iraq, Barham Salih, has stressed his country’s resolve to expand relations and cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Larijani departs for Antalya to attend Eurasian parliamentary conf.

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has set off for Turkey’s Antalya to attend the third meeting of Speakers of Eurasian Countries’ Parliaments.

‘Konarak’ missile launcher warship joins Iran Army’s Naval fleet

Islamic Republic of Iran’s missile launcher warship dubbed ‘Konarak’ has formally joined Iranian Army’s Naval fleet on Monday.

Washington asks UN court to scrap Tehran’s lawsuit on frozen assets

Tehran wants to overturn a US court’s 2016 decision to hand over millions in frozen Iranian funds to American families of victims of attacks attributed to Iran.

3rd meeting of Eurasian parliaments’ speakers kicks off in Turkey

The third meeting of Speakers of Eurasian Countries’ Parliaments has kicked off in Turkey’s Antalya, with parliamentary heads and delegations from 38 countries, including Iran, in attendance.

Global issues stem from US unilateral policies: Larijani

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani rebuked the United States’ aggressive policies, saying that the US’ unilateral approaches are the reason behind the current global issues.

Yildirim: Turkey, Russia, Iran managed to prevent crisis in Syria’s Idlib

Turkey, Russia and Iran managed to prevent a crisis in Syria’s Idlib, Turkish Parliament Speaker Binali Yildirim said on Oct. 9, Turkish media reported.

Defense Minister: Iran developing homegrown jet trainer

Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said the country is developing a new homegrown jet trainer, dubbed Kowsar-88.

Iranian Parl. speaker hails Qatar’s independent foreign policy

In a meeting with Qatari Parliament Speaker on Tue., Ali Larijani said that all people in the world seek to have their own way of living, dismissing as ineffective any kind of hegemonic policies in today’s world.

Iran UN envoy urges int’l swift reaction to US threats

Iran’s UN envoy has called US withdrawal from the Iran Deal and re-imposition of sanctions against the country a serious threat against the UN Charter urging the international community to take a decisive reaction against Washington’s threats.

Iran among top seven powers in military drone industry: Top General

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri says the country has made such a big progress in the military drone industry that it is now among top seven powers across the globe.

Iran interior minister in Turkey for security talks

Iranian Interior minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli has travelled to Ankara at the head of a high-ranking political delegation to meet with Turkish officials and discuss security issues.

Iran summons German ambassador over diplomat’s extradition

Iran says Germany’s ambassador to Tehran has been summoned to the foreign ministry over a German court’s verdict on extradition of an Iranian diplomat to Belgium.

Iran, Turkey high-ranking delegations hold meeting in Ankara

The high-ranking delegations of Iran and Turkey held a meeting in Ankara on Thursday, chaired by Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli and his Turkish counterpart Süleyman Soylu.

Iran’s women lawmakers to chair IPU meeting in Geneva

An Iranian delegation, consisting of women lawmakers, arrived in the Swiss capital on Saturday to attend the 139th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) on October 14-18.

Tehran hosting military medicine conference

The 4th edition of Military Medicine Congress in Asia-Pacific Region began in Tehran on Saturday.

Iran will keep ‘effective, useful’ advisory presence in Syria: IRGC

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the Islamic Republic will keep its military advisory presence in Syria as long as Tehran finds it “effective and useful” and as long as the Arab country’s government demands it.

Pre. Rouhani starts new academic year

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani participated in a ceremony at Tehran University to mark the start of the academic year.



Leader calls for practical measures to rein in economic woes

Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei called for practical and serious measures to solve the country’s major economic issues, including those related to banking system, employment, inflation and liquidity.

ICJ last session on Iran complaint against US wraps up

The Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Friday ended hearing the US lawyers’ defense against the lawsuit filed against the country by Iran.

EU financial chiefs discuss doing business with Iran

Some senior financial executives from Europe have reportedly met in on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank in Bali, Indonesia, to discuss the effect of US sanctions on doing business with Iran, news sources report.

Iran official calls for ‘lobbying anti-Trump movements’

One of Iran’s top foreign policy officials has called for negotiations with “anti-Trump movements” in the US to dampen the impact of sanctions, local media reported Saturday.

Iran heavy crude nears 81 dpb

Iranian heavy crude’s price rises by 2.09 dollars in the week ending on October 5 to approach 81 dollars per barrel.


Regional Affairs

Syrian president says Idlib province will finally return to government control

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says the northwestern province of Idlib will finally return to government control along with other territories, which are still in the hands of foreign-backed militants.

Hariri hopes for speedy Lebanon govt. formation after concessions made

Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri says all political sides have made concessions on their demands for posts in the next Cabinet, expressing hope that a new government would be formed after President Michel Aoun returns from a trip abroad.

1,600 int’l, domestic correspondents covering Arbaeean

Spokesman for the headquarters of Arbaeen said that 1,600 foreign and domestic correspondents and 400 television networks from 43 countries cover the great and spiritual ritual of Arbaeen.

US Senate passes anti-Hezbollah bills

The US Senate approved two bills that clear the way for new sanctions against the Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah.

US-led warplanes drop white phosphorus bombs on eastern Syria: Report

The US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group has reportedly dropped internationally-banned white phosphorus bombs on Syria’s troubled eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.



Int’l conference for promoting Persian literature kicks off in Shiraz

The southwestern Iranian city of Shiraz is hosting the 13th International Conference for the Promotion of Persian Language and Literature.

90bn rials of credit allocated for repairing flood damages in four provinces

The Council of Ministers convened on Wednesday and approved allocating 90 billion rials of credit for repairing damages made by the recent floods in Gilan, Mazandaran, Golestan and North Khorasan provinces.

IRGC to set up 10 field hospitals for March of Arbaeen

IRGC will establish ten field hospitals to provide medical services to Arbaeen pilgrims, said 2nd Brigadier General Ahmad Abdollahi, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ deputy commander for health, rescue, treatment, and medical education.

Iran makes history by finishing 3rd at Asian Para Games

Iranian athletes gained a total of 51 gold medals winning 3rd place for their country at 2018 Asian Para Games, for the first time in history.

Nanotechnology Exhibition opens in Tehran

The 11th edition of the Nanotechnology Exhibition, also known as Iran Nano 2018, has kicked off in the Iranian capital of Tehran with the participation of 160 institutions.