The Iran Project

Weekly report: Iran Leader says Trump has ‘disgraced’ US prestige

November 4, The Iran Project – Millions converge on Iraq’s Karaba on eve of Arba’een; Zarif says no tyrant will end struggle for justice; Iran-Turkey-Azerbaijan ministerial meeting kicks off in Istanbul; Pakistan vowed all-out effort to free abducted Iranian guards; Iran’s Zarif meets Imran Khan in Islamabad; Iran’s FM highlights Israeli attempts to kill JCPOA; Trump set to reimpose all nuclear sanctions on Iran; European officials denounce US plan to reimpose nuclear sanctions on Iran; Iran starts mass-producing local fighter jet: state TV; Leader receives students ahead of Day of Fight against Global Arrogance; D8 Council of Foreign Ministers kicks off in Turkey; Iranian FM Zarif dismisses allegations, reminds Denmark of responsibility to fight terrorism; Ayatollah Khamenei: US always defeated in face-off with Iran; Iran’s General Soleimani to Trump: ‘I Will Stand against You’ and Iranians condemn US arrogant policies in nationwide rallies are among major headlines dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week ( October 29– November 04).

 

Politics

New Iraqi PM stresses promoting ties with Iran

Newly elected prime minister of Iraq on Sunday underlined elevation of relations with Iran.

Iran negated US fratricidal plots in ME: IRGC

The presence of Iran’s military advisors neutralized the US plots in the region to ignite religious, sectarian and fratricidal wars, said the spokesman of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) on Monday.

Zarif says no tyrant will end struggle for justice

The Iranian foreign minister referring to Arbaeen rituals, said no tyrant will be able to end the struggle for justice.

Iran-Turkey-Azerbaijan ministerial meeting kicks off in Istanbul

Foreign ministers of Iran, Turkey and the Republic of Azerbaijan held a trilateral meeting in the Turkish city of Istanbul on Tuesday morning.

Final statement of Istanbul meeting calls for more solidarity, coop.

Sixth trilateral meeting of ministers of Foreign Affairs of Iran, Azerbaijan, and Turkey was held in Istanbul today.

Pakistan vowed all-out effort to free abducted Iranian guards

Iranian Foreign Minister said on Wednesday that Pakistani officials have promised to make every effort and adopt necessary measures to free Iranian border guards who were abducted by terrorists and taken to Pakistan territory.

Denmark’s anti-Iran allegations ‘peculiarly timed’

Iranian Ambassador to London Hamid Baeidinjead said Denmark’s allegations of sudden Iranian involvement in supposed assassination plot are “peculiarly timed”.

Iran’s Zarif meets Imran Khan in Islamabad

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday for talks on political and economic issues.

Mossad’s false flags toughens Iran’s resolve for constructive engagement with world

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Wed. that the false flags planted by Israel’s spy agency Mossad against Iran only strengthens the country’s resolve to engage constructively with the world.

Iran’s FM highlights Israeli attempts to kill JCPOA

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif deplored attempts by Israel and its spy agency, Mossad, to sabotage the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Netanyahu admits Israel behind Europe’s row with Iran over murder plot allegations

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has admitted that Israel is behind what Iran calls “false flags” in Europe where Tehran has been accused of assassination plans.

Nationwide rallies due in Iran on anniversary of US embassy takeover

The Iranian people from all walks of life are slated to participate in rallies across the country to mark the anniversary of US Tehran embassy takeover and express their opposition to the arrogant policies and attitudes of the enemies, particularly the US.

Trump set to reimpose all nuclear sanctions on Iran

The Trump administration plans to reimpose the last set of sanctions lifted under the Iran nuclear deal early next week, administration officials announced Friday.

European officials denounce US plan to reimpose nuclear sanctions on Iran

Foreign and finance ministers from the European Union, United Kingdom, France and Germany on Friday condemned the Trump administration’s plans to reimpose the last set of sanctions lifted under the Iran nuclear deal early next week.

Iran starts mass-producing local fighter jet: state TV

Iran has started mass-producing its locally designed Kowsar fighter plane, state television reported on Saturday.

Leader receives students ahead of Day of Fight against Global Arrogance

A number of university and high school students met with Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei on Sat., ahead of the National Day of Fight against Global Arrogance.

D8 Council of Foreign Ministers kicks off in Turkey

The 18th session of the D8 Council of Foreign Ministers opened with the attendance of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Antalya, Turkey, on Saturday.

Zarif discuss JCPOA, SPV with EU chief, 3 EU FMs

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held a phone call with EU’s top diplomat Federica Mogherini and foreign ministers of three European countries, emphasizing the implementation of a so-called “Special Purpose Vehicle” to facilitate Iranian oil exports.

Ayatollah Khamenei: US always defeated in face-off with Iran

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says a face-off has been going on between the US and Iran for the past 40 years, in which the United States has always been defeated.

Iran’s General Soleimani to Trump: ‘I Will Stand against You’

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Major General Qassem Soleimani responded to US President Donald Trump’s announcement that ‘sanctions are coming’ with a Game of Thrones-inspired meme of his own.

General Staff of Iranian Armed Forces dismisses talks with US

General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces in a statement on Saturday blasted the US administration for its insulting approach towards the country, rejecting any possibility for talks with Washington.

 

Regional Affairs

UN identifies five countries as victims of terrorism in 2017

Head of the UN Information Center in Tehran Maria Dotsenko said on Sunday that in the year 2017 about 3/4th of the victims of terrorists were in Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Somalia and Syria.

Nigerian army martyrs 10 Shia Muslims at Arbaeen procession

According to media reports, the Nigerian Army has martyred 10 members of the Shia protesters during Arbaeen procession at Zuba in central Nigeria Sat.

Omani minister meets Palestinian president after Netanyahu trip

Oman’s Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi has met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah and delivered him a letter from Sultan Qaboos about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s surprise visit to the sultanate last week, a report says.

Senators urge Trump to suspend nuclear energy talks with Saudi Arabia

Both Republican and Democratic senators asked U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday to suspend civilian nuclear energy talks with Saudi Arabia after the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Erdogan: Order to kill Khashoggi came from ‘highest levels’ of Saudi gov’t

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the assassination of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul had been ordered at the “highest levels” of the Saudi government, but he does “not believe for a second” that King Salman issued the order.

 

Economy

U.S. to give eight nations oil waivers under Iran sanctions, official says

The U.S. has agreed to let eight countries — including Japan, India and South Korea — keep buying Iranian oil after it reimposes sanctions on the OPEC producer on Nov. 5, a senior administration official said.

CBI Governor: Iran ready for worst-case scenarios

Governor of Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Abdolnaser Hemmati says the US has failed in its efforts to impose sweeping sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran’s oil exports.

Zarubezhneft bucks sanctions by selling Iran venture to Russian state enterprise — sources

Russia’s oil producer Zarubezhneft that had entered into contracts on developing two fields in Iran in March 2018, quit those projects prior to the US sanctions kicking in by selling them to the Russian federal state unitary enterprise, Promsyryeimport, a source close to the transaction told TASS.

World opposes US anti-Iran policies: FM Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says US policies and decisions are facing “practical opposition” across the world as Washington plans to re-impose sanctions on Iran’s vital oil-exporting and financial sectors.

Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization rejects reports of Turkey’s fuel refusal to Iranian planes

The Civil Aviation Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran (CAO.IRI) has dismissed some media reports that some Iranian airliners were refused fuel in Turkey’s Istanbul airports, saying there is no suspension in flights between the two countries.

 

Society

Iranians win 7 golds, crowned sanda world champions for first time

Iran’s national wushu team has been crowned world’s champions for the first time in the 9th Sanda World Cup.

Millions converge on Iraq’s Karaba on eve of Arba’een

Pilgrims from around the world continue to converge on the holy Iraqi city of Karbala on the eve of Arba’een, which marks 40 days since the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia Imam.

Millions converge on Iraq’s Karaba on eve of Arba’een

Pilgrims from around the world continue to converge on the holy Iraqi city of Karbala on the eve of Arba’een, which marks 40 days since the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia Imam.

Iranian Lambo clone creator says car is first step to domestic supercar industry

Engineers showcased a reverse-engineered Lamborghini Murcielago SV clone earlier this month in Tabriz, an industrial hub in northeast Iran, painstakingly reverse-engineering and building the supercar copy after four-and-a-half years of research, design, modeling and manufacturing work.

Nearly 50 Iranians lose lives during Arbaeen mourning ceremony

Some 46 Iranian pilgrims died during the Arbaeen mourning ceremony in Iraq, an Iranian Insurance official announced in this central Iraqi city of Karbala on Wednesday.

Iran’s Kish Island joins World Tourism Organisation

Kish Free Zone Organisation has officially joined the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), a United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.

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