Iran in photos: Mar. 11-17

Introduction ceremony of new Judiciary chief

The introduction and farewell ceremony of new and former judiciary chiefs was held in Tehran this morning, in the presence of state, military officials, deputies of the Judiciary branch, a number of Parliament representatives, heads of justice administration departments and also government officials. The Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi Seyed Ebrahim Raeisi was announced as new judiciary chief by the decree of the Leader of Islamic Revolution on Thursday.

Rouhani Iraq visit

President Hassan Rouhani was officially welcomed by President Barham Salih of Iraq on Monday at Baghdad’s as-Salam Palace.

President Hassan Rouhani and his Iraqi counterpart Barham Salih hold joint presser in Baghdad on Monday.


President Hassan Rouhani was officially welcomed by the Prime Minister of Iraq Adil Abdul-Mahdi on Monday in Baghdad. In the official welcoming ceremony, after the national anthems of the two countries were played, Dr Rouhani and Prime Minister Abdul-Mahdi reviewed the honour guards, and then introduced their high-ranking delegations to each other.


Iran and Iraq have signed five memorandums of understanding for the expansion of bilateral cooperation in various economic and healthcare sectors. The documents were signed by senior officials of the two countries in the presence of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi in Baghdad on Monday.


Speaking at the meeting of high-ranking delegations of Iran and Iraq on Monday, President Hassan Rouhani said, “Iran-Iraq relations have roots in history and have always been friendly and brotherly”. Stating that the Iranian nation have been alongside the Iraqi nation in hard days, he said, “We consider Iraq’s stability and security as our own stability and security”.


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi in a meeting in Baghdad late on Monday explored avenues for deepening of mutual cooperation.


Economic-Trade Forum of Iran and Iraq was held late on Monday with the attendence President Rouhani. Referring to the achievements of stability and security in Iraq, Rouhani said, “Iranian economic and trade executives have stood by the Iraqi nation even when the country was insecure.”


Speaking in a meeting with the Former Prime Minister of Iraq Nouri al-Maliki on Tuesday, Dr Hassan Rouhani said, “Relations between Iran and Iraq have always been good”.

Speaking with the Leader of National Wisdom Movement of Iraq Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim on Tuesday, Dr Hassan Rouhani said, “We should attempt to carry out our responsibilities towards the two nations well”.

Speaking with the Former Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday, Dr Hassan Rouhani said, “We should attempt to promote multilateral cooperation among the countries of the region in different fields such as transit, railways and combatting terrorism”.

Speaking in a meeting with Advisor of the National Security Council and Chairman of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) of Iraq Falih Alfayyadh on Tuesday, Dr Hassan Rouhani said, “Fighting terrorists in Iraq has been achieved through the Iraqi people’s self-sacrifice and is a great honour for Muslims and the World of Islam”.

Rouhani and his accompanying delegation arrived in the Iraqi holy city of Karbala on Tuesday afternoon and visited the holy Shrines of Imam Hussain (AS) and Hazrat Abolfazl (AS) in Karbala and met a group of prominent figures in the city.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met the Iraqi elite, nomads and religious leaders of Holy city of Karbala on Tuesday evening. In this meeting President Hassan Rouhani described bonds between the Iranian and Iraqi nations as strong, saying that they are united in terms of culture and beliefs and no power can separate the unified Ummah.


Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani who is on a three-day tour to Iraq, arrived in the central-south city of Najaf Wednesday morning and visited the holy shrine of Imam Ali (AS), the first Imam of Shia Muslims.


President of the Islamic Republic of Iran visited the Late Imam Khomeini’s (RA) house in Najafi city on Wednesday afternoon.


Senior Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Seyed Ali Sistani in a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani lauded the role played by the “friendly” states in victory against the ISIL terrorist group in Iraq. During the meeting in the holy city of Najaf on Wednesday, Ayatollah Sistani also welcomed any steps to develop Iraq’s relations with its neighbors based on mutual interests, respect for each other’s sovereignty and non-interference in internal affairs of either country.


President of the Islamic Republic of Iran met with Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Is’haq al-Fayadh, one of the senior Shia marja at Najaf Seminary.

President Rouhani met with Grand Ayatollah Basheer al-Najafi on Wednesday in Najaf City and talked with him in a cordial atmosphere.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (L) meets with Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Saeed al-Hakim in Najaf, Iraq, on March 13, 2019. (Photo by

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran made pilgrimage to Kufa Mosque on the third day of his visit to Iraq. Dr Hassan Rouhani made pilgrimage to Kufa Mosque, where Imam Ali was attacked, and tombs of Muslim ibn Aqil and Hani ibn Urwa on Wednesday.

President Hassan Rouhani wrapped his three-day official visit to Iraq and arrived in Tehran late on Wednesday.


Leader awards General Soleimani with Iran’s highest military order

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has awarded Iran’s highest military order, the Order of Zulfaqar, to IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani.


INSTEX president arrives in Tehran

The president of Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges between Iran and EU arrived in Tehran and was welcomed by Germany, France and UK’s ambassadors in Iran. “E3(Germany, France and UK) Heads of Missions welcome INSTEX’s president, Per Fischer, to Tehran. Important step to discuss with Iranian counterparts how to make the EU-Iran trade mechanism operational,” the French embassy in Tehran wrote on its tweeter account. Per Fischer has come to Tehran to discuss operationalizing INSTEX with Iranian officials.


The Aerospace Division of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) holds a major combat drone drill in the Persian Gulf.

Members of the Assembly of Experts met with Ayatollah Khamenei

دیدار رئیس و اعضای مجلس خبرگان رهبری با رهبر معظم انقلاب

Members of the Assembly of Experts of the Leadership met with the Leader of the Islamic Revolution—Ayatollah Khamenei—this morning, Thursday, March 14, 2019.


Bodies of 115 Iranian martyrs repatriated from Iraq

Remains of 115 Iranian troops unearthed more than 30 years after the end of the Iraqi imposed war on Iran in the 1980s were repatriated from the Arab country via a southwestern border crossing.


Zarif’s meeting with Ghani’s adviser in reconciliation affairs

دیدار نماینده ویژه رئیس جمهور افغانستان با ظریف

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with Afghan president’s senior adviser in reconciliation affairs, Mohammad Omar Daudzai, in Tehran on Saturday.


Inauguration of 3 new subway stations in Tehran

Three new stations of the Tehran Metro Line 7 came on stream on Saturday during an inauguration ceremony in the presence of the capital’s mayor Pirouz Hanachi.


President Rouhani visits Bushehr province

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addressed people in Kangan sport stadium on Sunday. Rouhani heading a delegation has arrived in Asalouyeh in Bushehr province to inaugurate a number of projects, including the new phases of South Pars gas field in the Persian Gulf.