Iran in photos: Feb. 18-24

Iran FM’s speech at Munich Security Conference

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif delivered a speech at the Munich Security Conference on February 17.


Iran unveils Fateh submarine equipped with cruise missiles

Home-made Fateh submarine joined the Iranian Army naval fleet on Sunday in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani in southern Iran.


Rouhani inaugurates phase III of Persian Gulf Star Refinery

On the second day of his trip to Hormozgan province, President Rouhani launched phase III of Bandar Abbas Gas Condensate Refinery (also called the Persian Gulf Star Refinery) and a project to enhance productivity of Bandar Abbas Oil Refinery. The projects are being launched on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution.


Leader receives thousands of people from East Azarbaijan prov.

دیدار مردم آذربایجان شرقی با رهبر معظم انقلاب

The Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei on Monday received thousands of people from the East Azarbaijan province on the anniversary of the Popular Uprising of the People of Tabriz, which took place on February 18, 1978.


Zarif visits China

Meeting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at a state guest house in Beijing, Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi said he had watched Zarif’s Sunday speech at the Munich Security Conference, where he had accused Israel of looking for war.


Larijani China visit

Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani is visiting China to hold meetings with high-ranking Chinese officials. The visit to Beijing is being paid upon an official invitation by his Chinese counterpart. Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Farhad Dejpasand, Governor of the Central Bank of Iran Abdolnaser Hemati, Head of Majlis Plan, Budget and Audit Commission Gholamreza Tajgardoon and Head of Majlis Energy Commission Fereydoun Hassanvand are accompanying Larijani during his visit to Beijing.


Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani Tuesday visited an exhibition of China’s achievements of the past 40 years.


Speaker of the Iranian parliament Ali Larijani on Tuesday met with the head of the People’s Congress of China, emphasizing that Iran is ready to strengthen relations with China in various fields. In a meeting with Li Zhanshu in Beijing, while acknowledging the good hosting of the People’s Parliament of China, the high-ranking Iranian official underlined that the two countries’ ties have always been in history along with friendship of two nations.


Iran Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani ddressed a gathering of professors and students at Renmin University of China in Beijing.


Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday met with visiting Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.


Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces meets senior clerics in Qom

دیدار سرلشکر باقری رئیس ستاد کل نیروهای مسلح با آیت‌الله صافی گلپایگانی مرجع تقلید شیعیان

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri has met with senior clerics in Qom on Monday.

IRGC holds ceremony to commemorate ‘Martyrs of Security’

سرلشکر قاسم سلیمانى فرمانده نیروى قدس در مراسم گرامیداشت شهدای حادثه تروریستی جاده خاش-زاهدان

A ceremony was held in IRGC Ground Forces HQ in Tehran in commemoration of its 27 personnel who were martyred last week in a terrorist attack in southeast Iran. Major General Ghasem Soleimani attended the event along with a host of other high-ranking military and security officials.

Closing ceremony of 34th Fajr Intl. Music Festival

گروه «خنیاگران مهر» به سرپرستی بهزاد عبدی آئین اختتامیه سی و چهارمین جشنواره موسیقی فجر

The closing ceremony of the 34th Fajr International Music Festival, Iran’s major music event, was held Tue. night at Vahdat Hall in the presence of culture minister Abbas Salehi.


‘Velayat 97’ naval drill in Sea of Oman

Iranian naval forces on Fri. started massive three-day naval drills, codenamed ‘Velayat 97’, in the Sea of Oman and the Indian Ocean with the participation of home-grown, recently unveiled ‘Fateh’ submarine and ‘Sahand’ destroyer. The following photos show part of the large-scale exercises in Makran coastal areas on the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman.


Iran Fires Cruise Missiles in Naval Drill

The Iranian Navy launched coast-to-sea and sea-to-sea cruise missiles in an ongoing military exercise in the country’s southern waters. The homegrown Qader and Qadeer cruise missiles were fired from destroyers and onshore launchers.


President Rouhani visits exhibition of knowledge-based firms’ achievements

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visited the exhibition of scientific and technological achievements of knowledge-based companies in Pardis Technology Park on Sat. Feb. 23.


Funeral held for senior cleric in Qom

The funeral for senior Iranian cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Momen was held in the holy city of Qom on Saturday. A large number of people, including seminary scholars and students, attended the funeral. Ayatollah Momen was a jurist member of Iran’s Guardians Council. He died at the age of 81 in a Tehran hospital on Thursday after battling brain hemorrhage and respiratory problems for several months.


Kharazmi Uni. becomes 100 years old

Kharazmi University, the oldest institution of higher education in Iran, celebrated its 100th birthday on Saturday, in a ceremony attended by First VP Es’hagh Jahangiri. The university was established in 1919, and presently offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in a variety of disciplines.


37th Fajr Intl. Theater Festival award ceremony

اختتامیه سی و هفتمین جشنواره بین‌المللی تئاتر فجر

Curtains fell on the 37th edition of Iran’s major theater event, Fajr International Theater Festival, during an award ceremony on Saturday evening at Vahdat Hall in downtown Tehran. The event’s grand prix went to ‘(Fore)named’ directed by Ali Asghar Dashti from Iran.