Iran in photos: May 27-31

Shah Abdolazim shrine re-opened by observing health guidelines

By the direct order of the National Coronavirus Combat and Prevention Headquarters, holy shrines across the country, including Hazrat Abdolazim in Tehran’s Rey, were reopened on Monday after 69 days due to the outbreak of coronavirus. Pilgrims are required to follow social distancing and health guidelines.



Ceremony to mark start of new Parliament

Elected MPs and senior officials of the country attend a ceremony on Wednesday to mark the start of the new Iranian Parliament, which is known as ‘Majlis’ in the country.


Third Iranian tanker arrives in Venezuela under escort of Bolivarian navy

The Iranian-flagged tanker Petunia sailed into Venezuela’s territorial waters on Tuesday, escorted by the Yekuana PO13 oceanic patrol vessel of the Venezuelan Navy, Telesur has reported, citing shipping data.


Iran’s parliament elects Qalibaf as new speaker

The newly-elected Iranian MPs convened for a second time on Thursday and elected Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf as the Parliament speaker for the first year of the new Parliament.


Unveiling ceremony of 112 offensive fast boats in southern Iran

آیین الحاق بیش از 100 فروند شناور ساخت وزارت دفاع به نیروی دریایی سپاه

The naval forces of Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps received 112 missile-launching speed boats in Bandar Abbas waters on Thursday, in a ceremony attended by top commanders, including Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami, IRGC Chief Major General Hossein Salami, and IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri.


Statue of Fereshteh Mehr ‘Angel of Compassion’ unveiled in Tehran

A commemoration ceremony of martyrs of health and unveiling of an statue entitled ‘Angel of Compassion [Fereshteh Mehr]’ was held in Shohada-ye Tajrish Hospital on Thu. in the presence of some state and military officials.

Iran deploys military choppers to put out Zagros wildlife

Iran Deploys Military Choppers to Put Out Zagros Wildlife 3

The Airborne Division of the Iranian Army Ground Force as well as the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have deployed their helicopters to help extinguish a wildfire in the country’s south-west.


Iranian people hold vigil for George Floyd

A group of people in Iranian city of Mashhad have held a candlelight vigil for the Black American man, George Floyd, who was killed by the US police.