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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on May 29

Tehran, May 29, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Saturday:

*** IRAN DAILY

-- President Rouhani inaugurates tourism, cultural projects

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated several cultural and tourism projects with a total investment of 25,370 billion rials ($112m) across the country on Thursday.
The inauguration ceremony was held through a videoconference based in Tehran, IRNA reported.
The projects created job opportunities for 2,697 people.
A five star hotel in the gracious landscape of Heiran as well as the renovation project of Amjad Palace in Talesh, both located in the northern province of Gilan, were among the inaugurated projects.

-- Japan, India could resume Iran oil imports after sanctions removal

Japanese refiners could resume oil imports from Iran as early as three months after confirming Iranian sanctions are being lifted, Petroleum Association of Japan President Tsutomu Sugimori said on Thursday.
In the event of confirmation of the lifting of sanctions, “that’s when we start our consideration and [the resumption of Iranian oil imports] could come as early as in three months,” Sugimori told an online press conference.

-- Shining a light on five millennia of civilization, ‘Epic Iran’ at London’s V&A to open today

A UK-based exhibition on Iranian art, history and culture, ‘Epic Iran’, opens today, according to the official website of Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A).
‘Epic Iran’ explores 5,000 years of Iranian art, design and culture, bringing together over 300 objects from ancient, Islamic and contemporary Iran, vam.ac.uk wrote.
From ancient sculptures to contemporary photographs and objects go on display at London’s V&A museum in the first such major UK exhibition on Iran since 1931.

** KAYHAN INTERNATIONAL

-- Leader to Iranians: Election Belongs to You

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Thursday urged Iranians to ignore calls to boycott next month’s presidential election.
“Dear Iranian nation! Election takes place in one day, but its outcome is there for several years. Participate in the election! Consider the election as belonging to yourselves, because it does belong to you,” he said during a speech to legislators via videoconference, calling on Iranians to participate in the June 18 vote.

-- IRGC: Enemies Work for Low Turnout in Election

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said Thursday the enemies are trying to infuse despair and despondency among the Iranians in order to keep them away from the ballot boxes in the presidential election next month.
IRGC spokesman Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif the enemy is painting a bleak picture and spreading lies and false claims against the Islamic establishment and the Iranian nation.
To counter this plot, it is incumbent upon the country’s media activists to call for a massive turnout in the June 18 election, he told a group of media activists and Basij volunteers in the northwestern city of Tabriz.

-- Iran Remains Unchanged in FIFA Rankings

Iran football team remains at the 31st position in the latest FIFA men’s rankings released on Thursday.
Iran also stayed second among Asian countries. Japan is first in the rankings.
Team Melli prepares for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Dragan Skocic’s side is set to take on Hong Kong, Bahrain, Cambodia and Iraq in Group C of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in Manama.

** TEHRAN TIMES

-- Antoin Sevruguin’s photos of Iran on view at Alexander Solzhenitsyn House

Photos of social life during the 19th century by the Armenian-Georgian photographer Antoin Sevruguin are on display in an exhibition that opened Wednesday at the Alexander Solzhenitsyn House of Russia Abroad in Moscow.

The exhibition has been organized in collaboration with the Iranian Culture Center in Moscow, the center announced. Sevruguin was born into a mixed Armenian-Georgian family in the Russian Embassy in Tehran.

-- Tehran, Moscow confer on joint investment in agricultural sector

Iranian Agriculture Minister Kazem Khavazi met with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Patrushev to discuss potential areas for expanding cooperation in agricultural sectors, IRNA reported on Thursday.

In the meeting, which was attended by the Iranian Ambassador to Russia Kazem Jalali as well as some deputies from the two countries’ agriculture ministries, the two sides expressed readiness for joint investment in various agricultural fields.

-- Historical texture of Khusf capable of becoming UNESCO site: official  

Iran’s deputy minister of cultural heritage and tourism has said that the historical texture of Khusf, which was once situated on the ancient Silk Road, is capable of becoming a UNESCO World Heritage site. “The historical texture of Khusf is a noteworthy property, and it is capable of being registered as a World Heritage site,” Mohammad-Hassan Talebian said on Thursday.

The official made the remarks during a visit to Khusf that is an oasis town on the east side of the country in South Khorasan province, during which he inaugurated an eco-lodge center embedded within a fully-restored historical house.

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