Iran in photos: May. 13-19

Meeting between Judiciary chief and MPs

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Iranian lawmakers visited the head of the Judiciary Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi at his office on Sunday.

 

Zarif meets with departing Bulgarian envoy

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the departing Bulgarian Ambassador to Tehran Christo Polendakov meet and held talks on Sunday. Polendakov officially ended his mission as Bulgaria’s envoy to the Islamic Republic after four years.

 

Iftar banquet at Hazrat Masoumeh (SA) Mausoleum

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Shrine of Hazrat Fatima Masumeh in Qom every night hosts thousands of fasting people for Iftar banquet during the holy month of Ramadan.

 

President Rouhani meets Sunni Ulama

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held a meeting with senior Sunni Ulama in Tehran late on Monday. During the meeting Rouhani stressed that the Islamic Revolution does not belong to a special religion; rather all of the people and religions are owner of the country and Islamic Revolution, as they were actively present in the scene.

 

Colorful butterflies flap wings across the capital

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Great numbers of butterflies are taking to the skies of the capital, following rainy periods, Tehran City Council member has stated. The butterflies are mostly flying over the capital especially southern parts, Mahmoud Mirlouhi told Fars news agency.

 

Zarif meets Turkmenistan’s president in Ashgabat

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has met and held talks with President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow in the neighboring country’s capital on Monday.

 

Zarif meets Turkmen counterpart in Ashgabat

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed Iran’s full readiness to expand bilateral ties with the friend and neighboring country of Turkmenistan. He made the remarks in a Monday meeting with his Turkmen counterpart Rasit Meredow in Ashgabat.

 

Iranian, Indian top diplomats discuss closer ties

Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj (R) poses for photos with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif prior to a meeting in New Delhi on May 14, 2019. (By AFP)

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Indian counterpart, Sushma Swaraj, held talks on a range of issues, including ways to boost bilateral relations between the two countries in diverse fields.

 

Meeting between Leader and gov. officials, MPs

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On the eighth day of the auspicious month of Ramadan, the heads of power branches, officials and government authorities as well as a group of senior managers of various sectors, members of parliament, political, social and cultural activists met with the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei this afternoon May 14, 2019.

 

Funeral ceremony of Behnam Safavi

مراسم وداع با پیکر بهنام صفوی

Iranian pop star Behnam safavi has passed away on Monday, after years of battling with cancer. He died at 36. The funeral ceremony took place Wednesday at Isfahan’s Artists Forum.

 

Zarif Japan visit

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) and his Japanese counterpart, Taro Kono, (R) hold a meeting at the foreign minister’s audience room in Tokyo on May 16, 2019.

 

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) speak at Abe’s official residence in Tokyo on May 16, 2019. (Photo by AFP)

 

Iranian, Chinese foreign ministers meet in Beijing

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi discussed a range of issues at a meeting in Beijing.

 

Persepolis win Persian Gulf Pro League crown

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Persepolis have won their 3rd successive title in Iran’s top flight, known as the Persian Gulf Pro League, after defeating their hosts Pars Jonoubi Jam, 1-0, on the final day of the Season.

Iranians celebrate birth anniv. of Omar Khayyam

On the 971st birth anniversary of renowned Persian mathematician, poet, philosopher, and astronomer Omar Khayyam people gathered at his mausoleum in Neyshabur in northeast Iran and paid tribute to him by setting flowers on his grave.

 

Representatives from economic sectors meet with judiciary chief

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A meeting was held between those involved in the business and economic sectors, entrepreneurs and producers and Judiciary Chief Hojjatoleslam Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi late on Saturday.

 

President Rouhani receives artists and cultural experts

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held a meeting with a group of artists and cultural experts from the art community in Tehran late on Saturday.