April 7, The Iran Project – Iran’s president urges using all capacities in flood-hit areas; Iran marks 40th anniversary of Islamic Republic referendum; Zarif: US waging ‘economic terrorism’ against Iran; Iran FM decries Pompeo’s comments about flood assistance as ‘fake news’; Acclaimed Iranian actor Jamshid Mashayekhi passes away at 85; Leader urges continuation of measures to tackle the problems in flood-hit areas; IRGC using all capacities to prevent further flood damages; Ayatollah khamenei appoints new chief custodian of Astan Quds Razavi; IAEA visits Iran site which exposed Netanyahu’s lie: Report; Blocking intl. humanitarian aid to flood-hit people ‘unprecedented crime’; Zarif derides Trump dmin. over ‘contradictory’ claims against Iran; US to designate elite Iranian force as terrorist organization; Iran to designate US forces as terrorists if Washington blacklists IRGC: senior MP; Leader pardons, commutes sentences of large number of prisoners; Iraqi PM trip to Iran and meeting with senior Iranian officias; Ayatollah Khamenei receives Iraqi PM for a meeting and Iraqi FM confers with Zarif are among major headlines dominated the country’s media outlets in the past week (April 1 – April 7).
Iran’s president urges using all capacities in flood-hit areas
Iran’s President Rouhani called on Interior Minister and governors of the western and southern provinces to use all equipments and facilities for saving the lives of people who are facing floods.
Iran marks 40th anniversary of Islamic Republic referendum
Iran has marked the 40th anniversary of the historic referendum in which Iranians overwhelmingly voted for the establishment of an Islamic Republic following the overthrow of the monarchy of the US-backed Pahlavi regime.
Spox criticizes Arab League statement on trio islands
Iran has brotherly and close relations with many Arab states on a number of Muslim world issues and shares concerns and interests with them, and thus, is following all issues and developments of the Arab countries, Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman said.
Iran issuing free visa for Iraqi visitors
Iran’s embassy in Baghdad started issuing fee visas for Iraqis on Monday.
Zarif: US waging ‘economic terrorism’ against Iran
Iran’s foreign minister says the US is waging “economic terrorism” against the Islamic Republic by employing restrictive measures that are troubling the relief efforts targeting flood-stricken people across the country.
Army dispatches helicopters to flood-stricken Lorestan prov.
Iran’s Army Ground Force has dispatched helicopters to help the flood-stricken people in Pol-e Dokhtar County, western Lorestan province, Army spokesman Brigadier General Shahin Taghikhani said on Tuesday.
US blocking humanitarian aid to flood-hit Iranians: Qassemi
Tehran says the United States has frozen the accounts of the Iranian Red Crescent Society as part of its cruel sanctions against the Iranian people, thus preventing other countries from sending humanitarian aid to people in Iran’s flood-stricken areas.
Zarif decries Pompeo’s comments about flood assistance as ‘fake news’
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has dismissed claims by United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo that Washington seeks to contribute to relief operations following nation-wide floods in Iran as “fake news.”
Leader urges continuation of measures to tackle the problems in flood-hit areas
In a special urgent meeting with responsible officials on Tuesday evening, Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei asked officials to continue all necessary taken measures seriously until all problems of the people in the flood-hit areas of the country are tackled.
Blocking intl. humanitarian aid to flood-hit people ‘unprecedented crime’
President Hassan Rouhani has strongly rebuked the US for blocking international financial channels that are trying to provide relief to flood-stricken people across the country, calling it an ‘unprecedented crime’.
Zarif slams Europe for not resisting US economic terrorism
Iranian Foreign Minister in a message criticized Europe for failing to confront US economic terrorism.
IRGC using all capacities to prevent further flood damages
MNA – Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said the force is taking every necessary measure to prevent the possible damages of the upcoming wave of rains in the flood-hit areas.
Ayatollah khamenei appoints new chief custodian of Astan Quds Razavi
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Thursday appointed Hojatoleslam Ahmad Marvi as the new chief custodian and trustee of the Astan Quds Razavi, a charitable organization holding trusteeship of the eighth Shiite Imam’s shrine in holy city of Mashhad.
Iran to keep pressurizing Europe to fulfill JCPOA commitments
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Tehran will keep pressurizing Europe to comply with their commitments to the landmark nuclear deal (JCPOA) which Iran signed with world powers in 2015.
US and its propaganda war to complete economic terrorism
American officials are struggling to increase the severity of their propaganda war against Tehran in the face of accusations of economic terrorism and the relief from the overwhelming pressure in the relief efforts for flood-hit Iranian.
IAEA visits Iran site which exposed Netanyahu’s lie: Report
The UN nuclear agency says it has inspected a site in Tehran which Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu last year described as a “secret atomic warehouse” but it turned out to be a carpet cleaning facility.
Arbaeen’s special tents to help flood-hit people: Gen. Soleimani
IRGC Quds Force’s Commander Maj. Gen. Ghasem Soleimani said ‘mokeb’ tents, used to serve the pilgrims of Imam Hossein (PBUH) during Arbaeen trek, will be settled in the flood-stricken regions of Iran to help the affected people.
Zarif derides Trump dmin. over ‘contradictory’ claims against Iran
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said US President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would make any “contradictory” claims against Iran as the occasion may demand to either demonize the Islamic Republic or push for “regime change” in the country.
US to designate elite Iranian force as terrorist organization
The United States is expected to designate Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards Corps a foreign terrorist organization, three U.S. officials told Reuters, marking the first time Washington has formally labeled another country’s military a terrorist group.
Iran to designate US forces as terrorists if Washington blacklists IRGC: senior MP
Chairman of National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iranian Parliament Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh said that Iran will strike back at any move for blacklisting Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.
Pres. Rouhani welcomes Iraqi PM in Tehran
President Hassan Rouhani received Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, who arrived in Tehran this morning for a two-day official visit.
Rouhani says Iran ready to expand gas, power trade with Iraq – TV
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on Saturday for Iran and neighbouring Iraq to expand their gas and electricity trade and work towards fulfilling a plan to connect their railroads.
‘US blocks Red Cross flood relief aid to Iran’: Larijani
Despite its made announcement, the US has blocked the Red Cross humanitarian aid from reaching Iran’s Red Crescent Society, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani lamented on Saturday.
AEOI chief to review latest situation of Iran’s peaceful nuclear activities
Spokesperson for the Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Ali Najafi Khoshroudi revealed that Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Chief Ali-Akbar Salehi will mull over the latest situation of Iran’s peaceful nuclear activities on April 7 concurrent with April 9 the anniversary of Iran’s Nuclear Technology.
President Rouhani: Quds Palestine’s permanent capital, Golan Syrian soil
President.ir – The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Prime Minister of Iraq stressed that both governments are serious about further development of relations between the two countries.
Leader pardons, commutes sentences of 1,117 convicts
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei pardoned or commuted the sentences of 1,117 of Iranian convicts on the occasion of Eid al-Mab’ath, and the Islamic Republic Day.
Iraqi PM meets with Supreme leader
Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi and accompanying delegation met on Saturday evening with Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
Iraqi govt. should take actions to force US troops out of Iraq: Ayatollah Khamenei
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei has urged the Iraqi government to take actions to make the American troops leave Iraq.
Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammad Ali Al-Hakim held talks with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif late on Saturday
Oil market supply and demand balance fragile: Zanganeh
The balance between supply and demand in the oil market is fragile, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said on Monday.
Pipelines in south Iran oilfields completely safe from floods
Despite recent flood and river outburst in Khuzestan, all pipelines and oil installations of the National Iranian South Oil Company are in full protection and security, NISOC chief said.
US sanctions ineffective to reduce foreign tourists to Iran
Deputy head of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) described as ineffective US sanctions on tourists visiting Iran.
India says in talks with US on import of Iranian oil
India said on Thursday it was engaged in talks with the US over extending a waiver beyond May 4 for the import of Iranian crude, according to local news outlets.
Expediency still undecided on date for FATF reviewing session: member
A member of the Expediency Council, Gholamreza Mesbahi Moghadam, said Sat. the date for holding a session on reviewing Iran’s accession to the two FATF-related bills is still uncertain.
Bad time to nuclearize Saudis: US Senators warn Trump
bipartisan group of American lawmakers have raised concerns about Washington’s nuclear dealings with Saudi Arabia despite Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s “deeply troubling actions” and his not-so-secret penchant for acquiring nuclear weapons.
Israeli forces injure 80 Gazans
Israeli forces have attacked Palestinians taking part in an anti-occupation protest along the edge of the besieged Gaza Strip, leaving more than 80 people injured.
Iraq closes border crossing with Iran due to floods: sources
Iraq on Saturday closed its Sheeb border crossing with Iran to travelers and trade until further notice, Iraqi security sources said, as flooding continues to submerge villages in the south of Iran.
audi reopens consulate in Iraq amid warming Iran ties
Saudi Arabia has reopened its consulate in Iraq as Riyadh seeks closer ties with Baghdad amid Iran’s growing relations with his neighboring Arab country following the defeat of Daesh.
Quake hits flooded areas west of Iran
While several cities and villages in western Iran are grappling with serious flooding, an earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale struck an area on the border of provinces of Ilam and Kermanshah on Monday.
Iranians celebrate Nature’s Day
Iranians marked the end of their two-week Nowruz holiday by spending a quality time with their families in the nature.
Acclaimed Iranian actor Jamshid Mashayekhi passes away at 85
Iranian prominent actor Jamshid Mashayekhi passed away at 85 due to old age and illness on Tuesday night.
Iran, Turkmenistan hold joint Nowruz rituals
Iran-Turkmenistan first joint Nowruz rituals was held with the attendance of Iranian and Turkmen vice presidents in Bajgiran border crossing.
Iran’s dried wetlands recovered after heavy rains: minister
Iran’s Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian has announced that the country’s wetlands have been revived after the recent rainfalls, while the water level in Lake Urmia, northwest of Iran, has increased by 32 centimeters.