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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on May 18

Tehran, May 18, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Tuesday:

** IRAN DAILY

-- Iranian company to develop Farzad B gas field

The National Iranian Oil Company signed a $1.78 billion deal with a domestic company to develop the Farzad B gas field in the Persian Gulf on Monday.
Petropars, Iran’s leading general contractor, inked a buyback deal with the NIOC to produce 28 million cubic meters per day of sour gas over five years from reserves shared with Saudi Arabia, Shana reported. The gas condensates and sour gas produced will be sent to southern South Pars gas plants. The Farzad B field’s gas in place is around 23 trillion cubic feet.

-- Iran’s MAPNA manufacturing over 200 hi-tech industrial products

Iran’s MAPNA managing director said the group is producing over 200 types of hi-tech industrial products.
Speaking on the sidelines of a visit to Wagon Pars Company in Arak, Markazi Province, Abbas Ali-Abadi said, “MAPNA strives to establish a constructive interaction with its subsidiaries, and in this due, plans to establish connections not only in terms of structure, but also culture, work ethics, and capacities.

-- Zabol to host cultural heritage protection confab

A conference on protection of the cultural heritage will be held today in Zabol, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, said Reza Keikhah-Arya, the head of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Department in the southeastern Iranian city.
The Anthropology Museum of Sistan will host the event on the celebration of International Museum Day (May 18) and the beginning of Cultural Heritage Week in Iran.

** KAYHAN INTERNATIONAL

-- Rouhani, Iraqi PM Hold Phone Talks

 Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Monday the presence of U.S. forces in Iraq will not help restore stability and security to the country. Rouhani made the remarks in a phone conversation with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi. The president questioned the U.S. military presence in Iraq, saying Washington is playing a dubious game in its so-called fight against terrorism, and described U.S. activities on the Iraqi-Syrian border as “ambiguous.” Americans, he said, have always played a destructive role in the regain and their presence in Iraq will not contribute to stability and security in the country.

-- Iran’s Judo Federation to Lodge Complaint With CAS Against IJF’s Vote

Iranian athletes from participation in international contests.
“Given the recent decisions of the World Judo Federation, the officials of the Iranian Judo Federation in coordination and joint meetings with the officials of the Ministry of Sports and Youth and the National Olympic Committee, and consulting with experienced sports lawyers, decided to file a lawsuit with the Court of Arbitration for Sport against the disciplinary committee of the World Judo Federation, which does not comply with legal standards,” the statement said on Sunday.

-- Iraqi Fighters Ready to Help Palestinian Resistance

Iraq’s Al-Nujaba resistance movement has reiterated its readiness to provide the Palestinians with military support and to even engage in the fight against the occupying regime of Israel, noting that its weapons can hit targets deep in the occupied territories.
Speaking in an interview with Iran’s Mehr news agency, Nasr al-Shammari, the official spokesman of the al-Nujaba, reiterated his movement’s firm position on supporting the Palestinian people with all possible means.

** TEHRAN TIMES

-- Stock market able to provide necessary investment for refining industry: SEO head

 Head of Iran’s Securities and Exchange Organization (SEO) has said the country’s refining industry requires $30 billion of investment for completing semi-finished projects and the capital market is the best place to provide this funding.

Speaking in an online meeting with the heads of the country’s major companies active in the mentioned industry on Sunday, Mohammad-Ali Dehqan Dehnavi said the stock market can provide solutions to finance petrochemical companies and increase investment in this area.

-- Berlin Sinema Transtopia to review Iranian New Wave masterpieces

 Nine masterpieces of the Iranian New Wave cinema will be reviewed in a massive program at Sinema Transtopia, a center in Berlin that explores cinema as a space for social discourse and a place for exchange and solidarity.

The program traces the course of the blazing years before the Revolution with the newly restored movies from the movement that started and moved forward from the 1962 Oberhausen prize-winner, “The House Is Black”, directed by poet Forugh Farrokhzad.

-- Russian tourists eager to visit Iran: expert

Eager to travel to Iran, an Iranian travel expert said on Monday, recounting his Russian counterparts.

“Many [potential] Russian travelers are motivated to visit novel and lesser-known destinations such as Iran that could be a safe and attractive destination,” said Mostafa Sarvari who presides over the tourism marketing and advertising office of the Iranian Tour Operators Association. He quoted the idea from a host of Russian tourism insiders.

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