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Miscellaneous unidentified flags, Iran

Last modified: 2013-12-02 by ian macdonald
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YJC Photos website

Many flags (or in some cases insignia) were reported in January 2010 at http://www.yjcphotos.ir/photos/Default.aspx. The links to the individual photos appear all to have been changed (or photos removed). The reader is invited to review the website.


Flag with Farsi script, Na'in

National Health System, Iran image located by Valentin Poposki, 9 December 2011
Full image at http://blog.travelpod.com/travel-photo/skiwiman/1/1226176140/flag-with-farsi-scriptx-naxin.jpg/tpod.html

This flag is described as "Flag with Farsi script, Na'in" on the source web page.
Valentin Poposki, 9 December 2011


Government UFE

UFE, Iran image located by Esteban Rivera, 15 September 2012
Full image: http://www.yjcphotos.ir/photos/Images/large/File_197_3545.jpg

Picture taken on 1389-10-25 (Persian calendar)


Possible Air Force flag

Possible Air Force flag, Iran image located by Esteban Rivera, 15 September 2012
Full image: http://www.yjcphotos.ir/photos/Images/large/File_197_3545.jpg

Picture taken on 1389-11-10 (Persian calendar)


Possible Navy flag

Possible Navy flag, Iran image located by Esteban Rivera, 15 September 2012
ISNA (Iranian Student's News Agency).

Picture taken on 2011


Possible Ministry flags

Possible Ministry flag, Iran image located by Esteban Rivera, 15 October 2012

This unidentified Iranian flag is possibly a Ministry flag, as it has the pattern of all Ministries' flags, which is a Iranian flag in the canton.
Source: http://mfa.gov.ir/ContentFiles/NewsPhotos/6084.jpg.
Article: http://mfa.gov.ir/NewsShow.aspx?id=6084&menu=247&lang=
Esteban Rivera, 15 October 2012

Possible Ministry flag, Iran image located by Esteban Rivera, 15 October 2012

This unidentified Iranian flag is possibly a Ministry flag (Navy, or Communications) as it has the pattern of all Ministries' flags, which is a Iranian flag in the canton.
Source: http://arabiangazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/iran-oil-tanker.jpg.
Article: http://arabiangazette.com/iran-sanctions-failed/
Esteban Rivera, 15 October 2012


Black flag with Iranian emblem

black flag, Iran  black flag, Iran images located by Esteban Rivera, 15 October 2012

Today I spotted a very unusual Iranian (possibly) government-related flag. It is a horizontal plain black background flat with the emblem in the middle in white. The flag can be seen here:
http://www.mop.ir/Portal/Picture/ShowPicture.aspx?Width=450&Height=450&ID=d165149f-35a3-46cb-9035-619a9408efe0 (picture on the left) and
http://www.mop.ir/Portal/Picture/ShowPicture.aspx?Width=450&Height=450&ID=de8c0464-4c7a-4754-a044-c51292b7833a (picture on the left)
Source: http://www.mop.ir, Picture taken on 1391/7/18 (Persian calendar)
Esteban Rivera, 15 October 2012

It looks to me as though the background is not quite plain, but there might be the national flag as a small canton. Since this is the Ministry of Petroleum website, and (according to machine translation) the event involved the Deputy Oil Minister for Research and Technology), I wonder whether it's the ministry flag reported separately, although it doesn't seem particularly likely that the black is actually blue, or that there is text hidden in the folds.
Jonathan Dixon, 16 October 2012

After taking a sharper look, you're right in the sense that this flag may have an Iranian flag in the canton, as all Ministerial flags I have encountered so far. Evidence of this can be seen here: http://www.mop.ir/Portal/Picture/ShowPicture.aspx?Width=450&Height=450&ID=d165149f-35a3-46cb-9035-619a9408efe0

Now, using an online translator, the text that comes up is this:
"Workshop between Systems Experts, the Research Automatic Integrated System and the Industry Technology (CPMIS) with the Vice Minister of Petroleum Reza Moghadam"

Now, doing further research, the same news of this workshop is reported also in the website of the Ministry of Petroleum ( http://www.mop.ir/Portal/Home/ShowPage.aspx?Object=NEWS&ID=ea60170e-8265-4cb8-97a2-a892aad2bb6b&LayoutID=a720c1ea-c0e3-4bcc-8323-91bcbb553fe7&CategoryID=b37c877a-1ec5-4ae5-90a0-a36ed666ca3c), mentioning the Information Center of the Ministry of Petroleum and its speaker Reza Moghadam as the source of the news. However, again, I doubt this is the Ministry of Petroleum flag, based on the actual flag reported by me yesterday, since these two flags (this unknown flag and the Ministry of Petroleum flag) do not seem to be the same, at least judging from a visual point of view. There's one interesting thing to point out, and that is, that Iran's central emblem is featured in official flags (Ministerial-ranking flags) in those cases in which the entity does not have its own flag or arms (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabinet_of_Iran).

So the status is still unidentified for this flag but thanks for the remarks.
Esteban Rivera, 16 October 2012


Zulfiqar Main Battle Tank presentation

Zulfiqar flag, Iran
Source: http://www.facebook.com

During the presentation of the Zolfaghar (also Zulfiqar) Iran MBT (Main Battle Tank), an Iranian military flag can be seen on top of this prototype. The flag on a white horizontal background, shows a black Zulfiqar "bifurcated" sword of Ali (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dhulfiqar.svg) with a green inscription I cannot understand.
The picture can be seen here: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151254093211681&set=o.117513008295394&type=1&relevant_count=1&ref=nf
Esteban Rivera, 11 February 2013