Feb 2, 2020, 9:02 AM
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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on Feb 2

Tehran, Feb 2, IRNA – The following headlines appeared in the English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Sunday:

** IRAN DAILY

- Iran starts 10-day celebrations on anniversary of Islamic Revolution

 Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei Saturday visited the mausoleum of the founder of the Islamic Revolution   Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini to pay tribute to the late leader as the 10-day annual celebrations marking the anniversary of the 1979   Islamic Revolution began in Iran.

- Iraqi leader picks Mohammed Allawi as new PM: State TV

  Iraqi President Barham Salih appointed Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi as the country’s new prime minister, according to state television,     ending more than two months of political deadlock.

- Palestinians cut all ties with Israel, US: Abbas

  Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced Saturday a cut of all ties with Israel and the United States, including security     cooperation, days after Washington unveiled a controversial Middle East ‘peace plan’.

** KAYHAN INTERNATIONAL

- Iraqi president appoints Mohammed Allawi as new PM

  Iraqi President Barham Salih has appointed Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi as new prime minister, State TV reported, after squabbling political   parties failed to name a candidate in the two months since the former premier was ousted by popular protests.

- Kish Island to host Asia Beach Rugby Championship

  Iran’s Kish Island in the Persian Gulf has been chosen to host the inaugural edition of Asia Beach Rugby Championship.

- Critics, screenwriters choose ‘The Warden’

  Nima Javidi’s ‘The Warden’ has bagged awards at the Iran critics and screenwriters gala.

** TEHRAN TIMES

- IRGC: Deal of the century doomed to failure

 The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps issued a statement on Saturday saying that the United States’ so-called peace plan for the Israeli-   Palestinian conflict, titled “deal of the century”, is doomed to failure and to be thrown into the “dustbin of history”.

- Fajr festival play reveals impacts of war on veterans’ families

 The 38th Fajr International Theater Festival will present a play titled “Life with the Taste of Mustard”, which illustrates the repercussions of    the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war on the families of the veterans.

- Iran, Ukraine jointly analyzing downed plane’s black box

  Transportation Minister Mohammad Eslami has said that Iran and Ukraine are jointly investigating the black box of the downed Ukrainian     plane in Iran.

** Financial Tribune

- INSTEX: An instrument only on paper

  Exactly one year ago the foreign ministers of France, Germany and the UK created the so-called Instrument for Supporting Trade     Exchanges (INSTEX) to facilitate legitimate trade with Iran without violating the US economic sanctions. Since then absolutely nothing has    happened.

- Tehran’s construction material inflation at 42% in Q3

  The general price index of construction materials for residential units in Tehran stood at 422 in the third quarter of the current Iranian year (Sept. 23-Dec. 21), according to the Statistical Center of Iran's latest report published on its website.

- 54% growth in private port investments

  The private sector has signed investment contracts worth 54,982 billion rials ($407 million) with Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran     for the development of Iranian ports during the 10 months to Jan. 20, according to a PMO official.

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