Iran in photos: May 6-12

Iranian lion returns home after 78 years

The photo shows the Iranian lion named Kamran who returned home from Bristol Zoo in southwest England in May, 2019, after 78 years.

Ayatollah Khamenei attends ceremony of Quran recitation

محفل انس با قرآن کریم در حضور رهبر معظم انقلاب اسلامی

On the eve of the beginning of the Month of Ramadan, a ceremony of establishing bonds with the Holy Quran was held this afternoon May 6, 2019, at the Hussayniyah of Imam Khomeini (r.a.) with the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei in attendance.


Syrian amb. to Tehran meets with judiciary chief

Syrian Ambassador to Tehran Adnan Hassan Mahmoud met and held talks with Judiciary Chief Seyed Ebrahim Raeisi in Tehran on Tuesday.


First day of Ramadan in Iran

Iran has marked the beginning of the fasting month of Ramadan. Fasting is aimed at reminding the faithful of the plight of the poor, which raises a major incentive for Muslims to engage in charitable activities.


Lavrov and Iran’s Zarif meet in Moscow as Tehran announces partial withdrawal from nuke deal

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif met in Moscow on Wednesday, amid Tehran announcing its partial withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal.


Iran, Russia agree to facilitate visa issuance

Iran and Russia on Wednesday signed a cooperation document to facilitate visa issuance for the two countries’ citizens. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov signed a protocol which will facilitate visits by the two countries’ people.


Seminary students meet with Ayat. Khamenei

On the second day of the auspicious month of Ramadan, a group of students of seminary schools (Hawza Ilmiyah) met with the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei this afternoon May 8, 2019.


Fire incurs $1.3 million loss to Iran’s historic Bazaar of Tabriz

A blaze that erupted at the historic Bazaar of Tabriz, northwest Iran, on Thursday is estimated to have caused about 200 billion rials ($1.33 million) to the centuries-old site.


Rallies in support of Iran’s recent JCPOA decision

After Friday prayers, people held a rally in Tehran to express support for Supreme National Security Council’s decision to reduce part of Iran’s commitments to 2015 Nuclear Deal, also known as JCPOA.


Spring horse riding competitions in north Iran

Seventh week of horse racing championship for spring is being held in Gonbad-e Kavus in northern Iranian province of Golestan on May 10, 2019.


27th intl. Quran exhibition kicks off in Tehran

The 27th edition of International Quran Exhibition kicked off on Saturday evening with a special ceremony attended by Minister of Culture Abbas Salehi and a number of foreign guests.


Holy Quran recitation in at Hazrat Masoumeh (SA) Mausoleum

Hazrat Masoumeh (SA) Mausoleum in Qom hosts a large gathering of fasting Muslims who recite the Holy Quran on a daily basis during the blessed month of Ramadan.