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Shift in Policies and Partners 22 Sep 2021
By: Hamid Reza Naghashian

Shift in Policies and Partners

As it was expected by taking office of a revolutionary government in the Islamic Republic of Iran, there would be a shift in policies and the partners and allies of the country and now Iran under its revolutionary President Seyed Ebrahim Raisi is gradually making this shift come true.

Major economic issues explored at TCCIMA board meeting 22 Sep 2021

Major economic issues explored at TCCIMA board meeting

The 26th meeting of the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (TCCIMA) Board of Representatives was held on Tuesday in which major economic issues were discussed.

Major economic issues explored at TCCIMA board meeting 22 Sep 2021

Major economic issues explored at TCCIMA board meeting

The 26th meeting of the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (TCCIMA) Board of Representatives was held on Tuesday in which major economic issues were discussed.

Oman Assessing Admission of Iranian Vessels in Its Ports 22 Sep 2021

Oman Assessing Admission of Iranian Vessels in Its Ports

Chairman of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mine and Agriculture (ICCIMA) says Oman’s government is assessing the admission of Iranian ships in its ports and its approval can have positive effect for easing economic exchanges between Iran and Oman and for using the advantages of free trade zones of the two countries for bilateral trade.

Iran to Launch Trade Centers in UAE, Uganda 22 Sep 2021

Iran to Launch Trade Centers in UAE, Uganda

Director General of the Arab and African Bureau of the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPO) Mr. Farzad Piltan says the TPO is to launch trade centers in the UAE and Uganda in line with expansion of the trade market.

Tehran, Rome Eye Cooperation on Energy Transition, Environment 22 Sep 2021

Tehran, Rome Eye Cooperation on Energy Transition, Environment

Italy and Iran are keen to expand their historical cooperation in some new fields like energy transition and environment which will cement their amicable ties.

Beheshti appointed Oil Minister representative in Iraq affairs 21 Sep 2021

Beheshti appointed Oil Minister representative in Iraq affairs

Iranian Oil Minister Javad Oji, in a decree on Monday, appointed Seyyed Abbas Beheshti as his representative in Iraq affairs in a move aimed at strengthening bilateral energy ties.

Trade with ECO members rises 38% in 5 months yr/yr 21 Sep 2021

Trade with ECO members rises 38% in 5 months yr/yr

Iran’s trade with the members of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) reached $4.976 billion in the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-August 22) to register a 38 percent increase year on year, the spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) said.

Raisi tells UN: Nuclear talks useful only if they lead to lifting all oppressive sanctions on Iran 22 Sep 2021

Raisi tells UN: Nuclear talks useful only if they lead to lifting all oppressive sanctions on Iran

In his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday night, President Ebrahim Raisi of Iran said although Americans themselves have admitted that “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran has ended in total failure, the policy of “maximum oppression” is still on.

Raisi tells UN: Nuclear talks useful only if they lead to lifting all oppressive sanctions on Iran 22 Sep 2021

Raisi tells UN: Nuclear talks useful only if they lead to lifting all oppressive sanctions on Iran

In his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday night, President Ebrahim Raisi of Iran said although Americans themselves have admitted that “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran has ended in total failure, the policy of “maximum oppression” is still on.

Shift in Policies and Partners 22 Sep 2021
By: Hamid Reza Naghashian

Shift in Policies and Partners

As it was expected by taking office of a revolutionary government in the Islamic Republic of Iran, there would be a shift in policies and the partners and allies of the country and now Iran under its revolutionary President Seyed Ebrahim Raisi is gradually making this shift come true.

Martyrs Show Right Way of Success to Young Generation 22 Sep 2021

Martyrs Show Right Way of Success to Young Generation

President Seyed Ebrahim Raisi says that martyrs help the youth generation find and distinguish the right way of success.

Ministries must take advantage of SCO membership 21 Sep 2021

Ministries must take advantage of SCO membership

Speaking at a cabinet meeting on Sunday, President Ebrahim Raisi said Iran’s foreign policy is centered on comprehensive relations with neighbors and regional countries.

humanitarian situation in Afghanistan 21 Sep 2021

humanitarian situation in Afghanistan

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi have highlighted the importance of holding closer consultations between the two sides and discussed different dimensions of bilateral ties.

Iran, UK FMs meet in New York 21 Sep 2021

Iran, UK FMs meet in New York

The British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss was to meet Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian in New York on Monday to discuss detained British nationals in Iran and the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

American guards “whipping” black refugees triggers outrage 22 Sep 2021

American guards “whipping” black refugees triggers outrage

The White House has been mired in controversy after footage circulated online showing U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback whipping black Haitian asylum seekers attempting to cross the American-Mexico border

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev: Uzbekistan is ready  to develop the mutually beneficial, long-term and multifaceted partnership with all countries of the world 22 Sep 2021

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev: Uzbekistan is ready to develop the mutually beneficial, long-term and multifaceted partnership with all countries of the world

On September 21, 2021, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev made a video message in the High-Level General Debate at the 76th session of the UN General Assembly.

Canada’s election marred by rising Islamophobia 21 Sep 2021

Canada’s election marred by rising Islamophobia

Throughout Canada’s general election campaign, the ruling Liberals party and opposition Conservative Party had been neck and neck in the polls, at times trading the lead within the margin of error. Canadian Muslims, who account for 3.2 percent of the country’s population, can play a decisive role.

France, U.S. tensions enter “crisis” mode 20 Sep 2021

France, U.S. tensions enter “crisis” mode

In an unprecedented step that has exposed the intensity of France’s anger against its allies, Paris has recalled its ambassadors to the United States and Australia in a furious row over the scrapping of a submarine contract. 

U.S. struggles to contain French anger 19 Sep 2021

U.S. struggles to contain French anger

As France furiously protests Australia's scrapping of a major arms deal in favor of American nuclear submarines, Washington is struggling to contain the fallout from Paris. 

U.S. finally admits Afghan airstrike killed civilians 19 Sep 2021

U.S. finally admits Afghan airstrike killed civilians

In yet another blow to the image of America’s intelligence gathering efforts, the U.S. military has admitted that a drone strike in Kabul last month killed as many as 10 civilians, including seven children and apologized for what it called a "tragic mistake".

Some $4b allocated to support knowledge-based firms 18 Sep 2021

Some $4b allocated to support knowledge-based firms

The Innovation and Prosperity Fund affiliated with the Vice Presidency of Science and Technology has earmarked a sum of 170 trillion rials (nearly $4 billion at the official rate of 42,000 rials) to support knowledge-based companies over the past 4 years.

Govt. supports 7,000 technological projects in 8 years 13 Sep 2021

Govt. supports 7,000 technological projects in 8 years

The Vice Presidency for Science and Technology has paved the way for research and production of technological products by supporting 7,000 projects.

Iran among upper-middle countries in readiness for frontier technologies 31 Aug 2021

Iran among upper-middle countries in readiness for frontier technologies

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Technology and Innovation Report 2021 has placed Iran among upper-middle countries in terms of readiness for frontier technologies.

Over $125 million allocated to nanotechnology sector 29 Aug 2021

Over $125 million allocated to nanotechnology sector

As of the start of a national plan to develop the nanotechnology sector 15 years ago, more than 5,283 billion rials (about $125.7 million at the official exchange rate of 42,000 rials) has been allocated to nanotechnology projects, IRNA reported on Saturday.

Nine national macro technology projects inaugurated 04 Aug 2021

Nine national macro technology projects inaugurated

Nine national macro projects have come on stream with high technological complexity and strategic importance.

Iran Launches ‘Simorgh’ Supercomputer, 2nd One in the Pipeline 17 May 2021

Iran Launches ‘Simorgh’ Supercomputer, 2nd One in the Pipeline

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi says the country will name its next homegrown supercomputer after Maryam Mirzakhani, the late Iranian math genius.

Plan prepared to support families with multiple births 21 Sep 2021

Plan prepared to support families with multiple births

A program has been prepared to support families with multiple births in line with population growth policies, deputy head of Welfare Organization, has announced.

Govt. supporting knowledge-based firms set up by foreign nationals 20 Sep 2021

Govt. supporting knowledge-based firms set up by foreign nationals

The Vice Presidency for Science and Technology is currently providing all services to support the knowledge-based companies set up by foreign nationals in Iran, the head of the international science and technology interaction center, has announced.

227 knowledge-based companies operating in medical sector 20 Sep 2021

227 knowledge-based companies operating in medical sector

A total of 227 knowledge-based firms are supplying medical equipment for health centers across the country, according to the Vice Presidency for Science and Technology.

Iranians Set Record for Buying Properties in Turkey 20 Sep 2021

Iranians Set Record for Buying Properties in Turkey

According to a report released by the Turkish Statistics Center, Iranians bought 911 housing units in Turkey in August, the highest monthly figure for buying housing by Iranian citizens in Turkey.

Tehran, Dushanbe to enhance social welfare, labor co-op 19 Sep 2021

Tehran, Dushanbe to enhance social welfare, labor co-op

Two memorandums of understanding (MOU) were signed between Iran and Tajikistan on Saturday to expand cooperation on social welfare and labor, IRINN reported.

Guidelines prepared to use Iranian traditional medicine for COVID-19 treatment 18 Sep 2021

Guidelines prepared to use Iranian traditional medicine for COVID-19 treatment

The instructions for the use of Iranian traditional medicine to treat COVID-19 have been prepared, the director of the Iranian Medicine Office of the Ministry of Health, has announced.

Iranian puppeteers to build “The House of Bernarda Alba” 22 Sep 2021

Iranian puppeteers to build “The House of Bernarda Alba”

Yase Tamam, an Iranian puppetry group, will perform Garcia Lorca’s 1936 tragedy “The House of Bernarda Alba” at the 26th edition of the World Puppet Theatre Festival in the French city of Charleville-Mézières.

21 Sep 2021

“Lost Whispers in the Distance” explores refugee misery in Europe

In his latest documentary “Lost Whispers in the Distance” Budapest-based Iranian filmmaker Mansur Foruzesh has turned the spotlight on the hard lives of refugees in Europe, particularly those who are Iranians.

Sapporo festival to screen shorts from Iran 20 Sep 2021

Sapporo festival to screen shorts from Iran

Seven movies by Iranian filmmakers will be screened at the 16th Sapporo International Short Film Festival and Market.

National Day of Persian Poetry and Literature celebrated in Tabriz 19 Sep 2021

National Day of Persian Poetry and Literature celebrated in Tabriz

Groups of Iranian literati and cultural figures came together during a meeting at Maqbarat ush-Shoara (Cemetery Of Poets) in Tabriz on Friday evening to celebrate the National Day of Persian Poetry and Literature. 

Iranian movies line up for Busan film festival 18 Sep 2021

Iranian movies line up for Busan film festival

Five movies by Iranian filmmakers, including Saghar Farhadi’s acclaimed drama “A Hero”, will be screened at the 26th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) as the organizers announced the official lineup last week.

15 Sep 2021

El Faro to publish book on Arbaeen gathering in Colombian

The El Faro International Publishing House in the Colombian capital of Bogota has announced its plan to publish a book on the Arbaeen gathering.

Iran volleyball need to rekindle fans’ interest: coach 21 Sep 2021

Iran volleyball need to rekindle fans’ interest: coach

Former Iran volleyball coach Naser Shahnazi says that Iran needed to win the Asian title to maintain the interest of their supporters.

Iranian volleyball coach Hossein Kazemi dies 20 Sep 2021

Iranian volleyball coach Hossein Kazemi dies

Iranian volleyball coach Hossein Kazemi passed away at the age of 42 on Sunday.

Iran down Japan to win Asian Volleyball Championship 19 Sep 2021

Iran down Japan to win Asian Volleyball Championship

Iran defeated Japan 3-0 (27-25, 25-22, 31-29) on Sunday to win the 21st Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship.

Iran trounce Palestine at Asian Women’s Handball Championship 18 Sep 2021

Iran trounce Palestine at Asian Women’s Handball Championship

Iran eased past Palestine 52-9 at the 2021 Asian Women's Handball Championship on Saturday.

Iran start 2021 Futsal World Cup on high 15 Sep 2021

Iran start 2021 Futsal World Cup on high

Iran defeated Serbia 3-2 in their opening match at the 2021 FIFA Futsal World Cup on Tuesday.

Iran too strong for Pakistan at Asian Volleyball C’ship 14 Sep 2021

Iran too strong for Pakistan at Asian Volleyball C’ship

Iran defeated Pakistan 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-20) in Pool B and advanced to top eight teams of the 21st Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship.

Domestic production of 2 catalysts saves Iran’s petchem sector $70m 12 Sep 2021

Domestic production of 2 catalysts saves Iran’s petchem sector $70m

Iranian experts succeeded in indigenizing the knowledge for the production of two catalysts used in the petrochemical sector, which saves this sector $70 million.

Iran Can Hit $900k Cruise Missiles at a Cost of Only $10 02 Sep 2021

Iran Can Hit $900k Cruise Missiles at a Cost of Only $10

  A senior Iranian commander has praised the Air Defense Force’s achievements over the past years, saying the country, a pioneer in the technology of directed energy, is today capable of targeting micro air vehicles (MAVs) that violate its airspace.

Production by major automakers exceeds 345,000 30 Aug 2021

Production by major automakers exceeds 345,000

Three major Iranian carmakers, namely Iran Khodro Company (IKCO), SAIPA Group, and Pars Khodro, manufactured 345,392 vehicles during the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-August 22), the data released by Codal website showed.

Promoting domestic production in industry, mining sectors seriously pursued 29 Aug 2021

Promoting domestic production in industry, mining sectors seriously pursued

Developing domestic production and cutting reliance on external sources for meeting the country’s needs have become one of the main priorities of the Iranian government over the past few years, and especially since the re-imposition of the U.S. sanctions in 2018.

Domestic contractors able to construct 1m housing units per year 07 Aug 2021

Domestic contractors able to construct 1m housing units per year

Deputy Head of Iran’s Mass Construction Association Iraj Rahbar has said the country’s contractors are capable of constructing one million housing units a year if the necessary funding and land is provided, IRNA reported.

Manufacturing of 32 major industrial, mining products rises 20 Jun 2021

Manufacturing of 32 major industrial, mining products rises

The production of 32 major mining and industrial products has increased in the first two months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-May 21), compared to the same period of time in the past year, according to the Industry, Mining and Trade Ministry data.

Iraqi Kurdistan ’s inaction over Kurdish militants angers Iran 08 Sep 2021

Iraqi Kurdistan ’s inaction over Kurdish militants angers Iran

In the latest indication that Iraqi Kurdistan’s regional government has not sufficiently heeded Iran’s earlier warnings over the activism of dissident groups, a senior Iranian general starkly warned the Iraqi Kurdish authorities to rein in the activities of these groups. 

Iraqi Kurdistan ’s inaction over Kurdish militants angers Iran 08 Sep 2021

Iraqi Kurdistan ’s inaction over Kurdish militants angers Iran

In the latest indication that Iraqi Kurdistan’s regional government has not sufficiently heeded Iran’s earlier warnings over the activism of dissident groups, a senior Iranian general starkly warned the Iraqi Kurdish authorities to rein in the activities of these groups. 

IRGC Plans to Enhance Missile Power 05 Sep 2021

IRGC Plans to Enhance Missile Power

Head of the Aerospace Division of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the force has plans to boost cooperation with the Defense Ministry to enhance its missile power in the new administration.

Iranian military warns against fabricating stories, says won’t allow military engagement in peripher 08 Aug 2021

Iranian military warns against fabricating stories, says won’t allow military engagement in peripher

A senior spokesman for the Iranian Armed Forces General Staff on Saturday dismissed as untrue statements by the United States about a suspicious incident for an Israeli-operated tanker in the Sea of Oman, warning the enemy that Iran will not allow any military engagement in its periphery.

US ‘increasingly alarmed’ by drone attacks from Iraqi resistance groups 30 May 2021

US ‘increasingly alarmed’ by drone attacks from Iraqi resistance groups

US military officials are “increasingly alarmed” by drone attacks from anti-terror resistance groups in Iraq, which are posing a growing threat to American military bases and diplomatic facilities in the Arab country, according to a report.

Serial Military Progresses Continue 23 May 2021

Serial Military Progresses Continue

Iran before the Islamic Revolution and even during the eight-year-Iraqi imposed war was one of the major purchasers of arms from other countries mostly Western and sometimes Russian but it has not turned into a major producers of different light and heavy weapons and it can also export its products to other countries.

British Army killed innocent civilians in Belfast in 1971 12 May 2021

British Army killed innocent civilians in Belfast in 1971

British soldiers unjustifiably shot or used disproportionate force in the deaths of nine of the 10 innocent people killed in a 1971 incident in Belfast that sparked an upsurge of violence during Northern Ireland's "Troubles," a judge-led inquiry found.