Feb 3, 2020, 9:00 AM
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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on Feb 3

Tehran, Feb 3, IRNA – The following headlines appeared in the English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Monday:

** IRAN DAILY

- Resistance sole way for Iranian nation against oppression: Rouhani

  President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday the Iranian nation believes resistance is the only way to overcome the enemies’ political and     economic oppression.

- IME monthly trade worth around $3.4b

  Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME) announced that 2.87 million tons of commodities, valued at over $3.39 billion, were traded in its domestic    trading and export halls during January.

- Iran, Afghanistan discuss ties, fight against terrorism, drugs

 Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Iran’s Foreign Ministry’s special envoy to Afghanistan Mohammad Ibrahim Taherian     discussed a range of issues, including bilateral ties, fight against terrorism, extremism and drugs.

** KAYHAN INTERNATIONAL

- More candidates cleared to run in elections

  Iran’s Guardian Council has cleared 2,000 candidates initially disqualified from running in the February 21 legislative elections, the election    supervisory body said on Sunday.

- Sadr tells followers to end sit-ins

  Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has urged his followers to help security forces clear roads blocked during months of sit-in protests, calling for    a return to normal life after the designation of a new prime minister.

- Djokovic beats Thiem in five-set thriller to win eighth Australian Open

  Novak Djokovic battled through intense pressure from Dominic Thiem to reassert his dominance at the Australian Open Sunday, claiming     a record eighth title and returning to world number one in the process.

** TEHRAN TIMES

- Overseas musicians to perform at Fajr Music Festival

  Celebrated musicians from seven countries will be performing at the 35th Fajr Music Festival in Tehran, the organizers announced on     Sunday.

- Bijan Heydari to officiate Tehran derby

  Bijan Heydari has been chosen to officiate Tehran derby between Persepolis and Esteghlal.

- India doubles budget for Chabahar development project

  India has doubled the allocated funding for the development of Iran’s Chabahar port in its national budget bill for 2020, Times of India     reported on Saturday.

** FINANCIAL TRIBUNE

- Top EU diplomat due in Tehran for nuclear talks

  European Union foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, is expected to visit Tehran on Monday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry announced, amid     intensified efforts to find solutions to settle the Iranian nuclear issue.

- TSE world's 2nd best performer

  Data released by the World Federation of Exchanges ranks Tehran Stock Exchange and Iran Fara Bourse as world's second and third best-    performing exchanges in terms of the annual growth in their main index in 2019.

- Steel exports rise 40% to 7.8m tons

  A total of 7.8 million tons of finished and semi-finished steel products were exported from Iran during the first nine months of the current     Iranian year (March 21-Dec. 21) to register a 40% year-on-year increase, according to the Iranian Steel Producers Association's latest report.

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