The 21st Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship was held from Sept. 12 to 19 in Chiba, Japan, and the participating teams vied for two spots in next year’s FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship in Russia.
At the end of the competitions, the Iranian coach Behrouz Ataei was introduced as the best coach in Asia, while the Iranian player Saber Kazemi was also named the most valuable player in the competitions.
This was Iran’s fourth win in the Asian championships, while Japan have won the title nine times so far.
By advancing the final, both Iran and Japan booked their tickets at the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship already on Saturday.
The FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship will be held in Russia from Aug. 26 to Sept. 11, 2022 with the participation of 24 teams.
The technical tests and training of the national women’s ice hockey team, in full compliance with health protocols, began on Monday, September 13, under the supervision of the coach Azamsadat Sanaaei, with the presence of 30 athletes at the IRAN MALL ice track.
The girls in national ice hockey are preparing for the Asian Cup, which will be held in May 1401 in the Philippines.
The national women’s online hockey team was sent to the Asian Games in China for the first time in 2012 and won the third place. After that, in 2014, they were sent to the Asian Championships in China for the second time, and they were able to return to the country by winning the fourth place in Asia. In 2016, for the first time, this team was sent to the Inline Hockey World Cup in Italy and won the 19th place. In their last appearance in 2018, the South Korean Asian Championships were able to win the third place in Asia.
Iranmall Sports Complex
Iranmall Sports Complex has been created with the aim of creating physical and mental comfort, focusing on mental relaxation, developing motor skills and proper training of sports exercises, in a different environment and using the latest technology in the world. This collection includes various facilities for performing various sports and games, spending leisure time, enjoying spectacular games for the young generation and Iranian families, and holding domestic, regional and international sports events. In this regard, and to create a dynamic, safe and family environment for sports affairs, the founders of the Grand Bazaar of Iran have provided unique spaces in this complex, which is explained in the section on mobile sports sub-categories.
Irna: The lead researcher of Iranian-Austrian COVID-19 vaccine Spikogen hoped that the vaccine would be authorized to be administered in Iran after completion of the third phase of its clinical test.
Dr. Payam Tabarsi, infectious decease specialist, said in interview with IRNA on Saturday that authorization of Spikogen vaccine to be administered in Iran depends on being licensed by the Health Ministry.
And the current situation suggests that the vaccine would be authorized to be used, Dr. Tabarsi noted, adding that Spikogen’s manufacturer, CinnaGen company, has a capacity to produce 3 million doses a month.
He said that the vaccine has produced 77-percent immunity in its second phase of clinical test and the third phase would be completed by the end of September.
In the first and second phases of clinical test, respectively 16,800 and 2,500 people received the vaccine and 400 people have registered for the third phase, according to Dr. Tabarsi.
A joint production of Australia and Iran, Spikogen COVID-19 vaccine would be authorized in Iran for emergency use if its third phase clinical test is successful.
The vaccine has passed the pre-clinical and first phase of clinical test in Australia and confirmed by the Australian Health Ministry.
Iran’s Health Ministry also authorized the vaccine to continue with its second and third phases of clinical test in Iran.
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Tuesday endorsed the decree of Ebrahim Raisi as the next President of Iran.
Based on article 110 of the Iranian constitution, the endorsement of the presidents’ decrees is among Supreme Leader duties.
The Late Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini confirmed three presidents and Ayatollah Khamenei has confirmed four others so far. Raisi is the fourth president-elect, who is being confirmed by the Supreme Leader. The Leader himself was the last president, who was confirmed by late Imam Khomeini as president.
The various confirmations of presidents are proof to the fact that the Islamic Republic is based on Islamic laws and the votes of the people. In all confirmation texts recited by Imam Khomeini and Ayatollah Khamenei, the expression of “confirming people’s vote” comes before “appointment as President.”
Prior to the endorsement ceremony Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli presented a report of the process of holding the 13th presidential elections.
Leader urges formation of new cabinet ASAP
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called on new President Ebrahim Raisi and the Parliament to pave the ground for the formation of the new administration due to the current situation of Iran.
Supreme Leader made the remark during the endorsement ceremony of the new president in Tehran on Tuesday, noting that resolving economic problems is a time-consuming job and the revered people of Iran are well aware that problems cannot be solved over one night or in a short period of time.
It is important that an all-out effort is needed to narrow down the time period, Ayatollah Khamenei said, adding that with the help of the almighty God, the job will be done and progress will be made.
There is a piece of necessary advice, which is the acceleration of forming a new government because the current situation of the country does not allow any delay, the Leader said, noting that the honored president should speed up offering his proposed ministers to the parliament and the revered lawmakers should accelerate endorsing the cabinet picks and of course they are expected to comment frankly on the proposed ministers to form the new government sooner.
Pointing to President Raisi’s communication with ordinary people as a good opportunity to find out day-to-day problems, the Leader asked Raisi to utilize the elite’s expertise as well.
Fortunately, Raisi reiterated that he will rely on the principle values of the Islamic Revolution, including justice and the fight against corruption, which is a correct path, the Leader mentioned.
Supreme Leader also stated that every economic or non-economic move should be part of a scheduled program to guarantee progress in the country.
Ayatollah Khamenei thanked God for the opportunity that the Iranians could cast their vote during the 13th presidential election to show the importance of religious democracy and the fact that the Iranian people firmly responded to the enemies’ plots.
The shift of power is promising because many new officials will take power and fresh enthusiasts especially the youths will find the opportunity to collaborate, the Leader added.
Iran’s new President: Iran presidential election symbol of religious democracy
Ebrahim Raisi, the new President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, said on Tuesday that the June 18 presidential election was a symbol of religious democracy during which the Iranians showcased a glorious turnout.
Raisi made the remark during his endorsement as president by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution of Iran Seyyed Ali Khamenei in Tehran on Tuesday.
The new president thanked Almighty God for His numerous mercies in particular the Iranian people’s confidence and the Leader’s endorsement.
The shining sun of religious democracy has risen more than 40 years in the country under the guidance of the Grand Imam and with the help of the great and responsible people to present a new model of governance to the world, Raisi stated.
This kind of governance represents a new version of governing by using religion along with world issues, science along with morals, justice along with progress, and dignity along with welfare, he said, noting that all should know that spirituality has been interrelated with the life of contemporary human beings.
Religion can rule all aspects of human life and in one word, republic along with Islamic and independence along with freedom are interconnected, he argued.
The statesmen and people have made all efforts to materialize the objectives of democracy over 40 years, Raisi said, adding that paying attention to the guidelines of the Leader caused progress, while ignorance to the guidance led to problems in Iran.
The June 18 presidential election was an important occasion when the Iranian people overcame all hostilities of the foes and difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to display a great epic when it came to their turnout, the new president noted.
On Friday, June 18, the 13th presidential election was held simultaneous with the sixth round of city and village councils elections, the first mid-term for the 11th parliament’s by-election, and the second mid-term for the fifth Assembly of Experts election.
Out of over 59.3 million eligible voters in the presidential election, nearly 29 million took part in the national event. Ebrahim Raisi won the presidential race with 17,926,345 votes out of the total 28,933,004 ballots, which shows 48.8 percent turnout.
First remote surgery in Iran was performed using 100% homegrown system in Imam Khomeini and Sina hospitals of Tehran in presence of Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari.
The process of this remote robotic surgery was conducted in Iran Advanced Clinical Skills Training Center based in Imam Khomeini and Sina hospitals of Tehran in presence of Vice President DR. Sorena Sattari and Dr. Saeed Sarkar Head of Advanced Medical Technologies & Equipment Institute.
The surgery was performed on a dog (vasectomy operation) by Dr. Talebpour at Sina Hospital of Tehran.
As located seven km away from each other, the remote surgical operation was conducted in these two hospitals using a 5G network.
This robot has a surgical console that the surgeon can control and guide the surgery remotely by standing behind it and using two robotic arms.
Also a monitor has been placed next to the console that shows the image of surgery for surgeon clearly. The surgeon uses this system to control the surgery with a pedal and two robotic arms.
Iran started injecting gas condensates to Soroush field in its Persian Gulf waters from the South Pars joint field on Monday.
The Soroush gas field in located on Kharg Island, Bushehr province.
The operation was undertaken with cooperation of National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) and coordination of Iranian Offshore Oil Company (IOOC) by dispatching “Forest” tanker to Soroush field to inject gas condensates to its wells.
The operation was successfully accomplished for the first time in the history of Iran oil industry.
It was aimed at paving the way for continuation of gas production in the joint field and increasing the industry’s flexibility in critical conditions.
Photo Report|| Iran’s President-elect Ebrahim Raisi on Monday said the US should return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and carry out all its commitments to the international nuclear deal.
He made the remarks during his first press conference on Monday following his victory in the election.
Answering the question “what do you have to say to the US and Europe?”, the President-elect said he frankly advised the US to return to the JCPOA and fulfill its commitment because this is the demand of the Iranian nation.
He also said that the Iranian nation conveyed a message of unity and solidarity via their participation in the June 18 presidential elections.
“We emphasize that the US government should be sincere towards its commitments while noting that the regional and missile issues are not negotiable,” Raisi added.
During the remarks, Raisi also said the massive turnout of the elections happened despite the heavy psychological warfare by the enemies who tried to discourage people.
He said people queued to cast their votes in ballot boxes for hours despite their unhappiness about certain economic conditions.
The President-elect further stressed that people voted for change in this presidential election and said their presence sent out different messages.
He said the votes conveyed a message of national unity and solidarity and also the need for a change in their economic situation and living conditions.
They also called for fighting corruption, poverty, discrimination, and, in one word, administering justice for all walks of life.
Noting that the large turnout of people for the presidential elections has changed the scenario, President-elect Raisi said that the policy pursued by former US administration to exert “maximum pressure” on the Iranian people has failed to work.
The Iranian president-elect said that the US officials have to reconsider their policies towards Iran.
The foreign policy of the new Iranian government will neither begin with nor be limited to negotiations over the revival of a 2015 Iran nuclear deal (known as JCPOA), Raisi said.
“We will pursue engagement with all countries of the world as a principle and a broad and balanced interaction in foreign policy,” he added.
Iran does not favor negotiation for negotiation’s sake
He said that his government will support any negotiation which will ensure the interests of the Iranian nation.
He, however, noted that he will not favor negotiations for the sake of negotiations and will not tie the economy and the living conditions of people to the negotiations.
Top domestic priorities of Raisi government
“Our priorities in this government will be to improve the business situation and improve the living conditions of the people,” the president-elect said.
He said that dealing with the issues of employment and housing will be the first steps that his government will take.
Raisi noted that liquidity in the country must be managed and go to production.
198 correspondents from Iranian media and press as well as 182 journalists who represented 113 foreign media took part in the press conference.
On Saturday, Raisi registered his victory in the June 18 presidential election by winning 17,926,345 votes out of a total of 28,933,004 ballots.
Other candidates Mohsen Rezaei Mirqaed, Abdolnaser Hemmati, and Amir-Hossein Ghazizadeh won 3,412,712 and 2,427,201 and 999,718 votes, respectively, according to the interior minister.
Shortly after the early results were out, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei urged the president-elect and those elected as village and city councilors in Friday’s nationwide elections to take the chance to serve the Iranian nation.
In a message, published as the results of Friday elections were out, Ayatollah Khamenei also hailed the massive turnout of people in the elections.
Iran ‘s Health Minister Saeed Namaki has issued an emergency permit to use COV-Iran Barakat in the current vaccination of the population.
Speaking to Iranian state TV on Sunday night, Health Minister Saeed Namaki issued an emergency permit to use COV-Iran Barakat in the current vaccination of the population.
He also said that the necessary permit to use Iran-Cuba jointly produced COVID vaccine will also be issued as early as next week.
The move comes amid reports of a shortage of vaccines in Iran as the vaccination of elderly aged above 60 is underway.
This is while, Jafar Sadegh Tabrizi, Director General for PHC Network Management at the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Ministry of Health said on Sunday that the country needs 120,000,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines. He also said that a new shipment of vaccines containing a million doses will enter the country in the coming days.
Meanwhile, Head of Iran’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Mohammad-Reza Shanesaz, said Sunday the Iranian citizens who have been injected with a foreign-made coronavirus vaccine might be injected with an Iranian-made vaccine for their second dose. He assured that the Iranian and foreign-made vaccines are made in the same way and with the same quality.
The National Task Force for Fighting Coronavirus in Iran has announced that the second dose of Chinese vaccine will be distributed from Saturday and the second dose of Sputnik V will also be available.
Iranian Sputnik vaccine to be unveiled
Iran’s Health Minister Namaki informed that the Iranian version of the Sputnik Covid-19 vaccine will be unveiled on Sat.
Iranian Minister Masoud Namaki vowed that all Iranians will be vaccinated by the end of Autumn by domestically produced or imported vaccines.
The Spokesman of the Iran Food and Drug Administration (IFDA) said in mid-June that the Islamic Republic of Iran joined the club of manufacturers of coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccine.
In a tweet, Kianoush Jahanpour wrote, “Islamic Republic of Iran joined the coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccine manufacturers’ club by issuing a license for emergency use of COV-Iran Barakat; Iran, Russia, United States, China, UK, and India.”
The Cuban biopharmaceutical corporation BioCubaFarma announced that the Soberana 02 vaccine against COVID-19 has an efficacy of over 60 percent.
“With only 2 doses, #Soberana02 reached 62% efficacy,” BioCubaFarma tweeted on Saturday.
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel tweeted that the result has been confirmed by an independent committee with the Instituto Finlay de Vacunas, but the emergency use of the vaccine is yet to be approved by the Cuban regulatory agency CECMED, Sputnik reported.
“The efficacy of #Soberana02, in its two doses, exceeds the requirements of the World Health Organization for a vaccine candidate against #COVID19 to become an effective vaccine, which is 50%,” Diaz-Canel tweeted, adding that data on the three-shot Soberana Plus vaccine will be available soon.
Cuba has developed five promising vaccine candidates: Soberana 01, Soberana 02, Soberana Plus, Mambisa and Abdala. Over 4.3 million people have participated in trials of the Soberana 02 and Abdala vaccines, according to Cuba’s health ministry.
The Iran’s national women’s golf free competition was held in the golf course of the Enqelab Sports Complex in Tehran with the participation of 50 athletes from 13 provinces in full compliance with Covid-19 health protocols.
China’s Shanghai International Association of Small and Medium-Sized Industries and Iran’s Small Industries and Industrial Parks Organization launched Joint Cooperation Center for Small and Medium-Sized Industries on Monday.
Iran’s Consul-General in Shanghai Ramezan Parvaz pointed to the historical ties between Iran and China and the role of the Silk Road in connecting the two regions and said that they enjoy good ties today as two independent states in the international arena.
Parvaz highlighted the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of establishing diplomatic ties between Iran and China this year, saying that Beijing and Tehran has upgraded their ties from a mere bilateral trade relationship to a 25-year strategic cooperation.
The newly launched cooperation center should facilitate exchanging and sharing information and help solve problems ahead of bilateral relations.
In the launching ceremony, China-based Iranian businessman Hossein Khalifi who is a senior advisor in Iran Chamber in Shanghai International Association of Small and Medium-Sized Industries was appointed as the head of Iran-China Joint Cooperation Center for Small and Medium-Sized Industries.