May 31, 2021, 8:15 AM
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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on May 31

Tehran, May 31, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Monday:

*** IRAN DAILY

-- New chief of Iran’s central bank appointed

Iran’s Cabinet has assigned Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Akbar Komijani with the responsibility to run the bank in just more than two months remaining from the incumbent government’s second term in office.

The official IRNA news agency said in a Sunday report that ministers in President Hassan Rouhani’s Cabinet had reached a decision to end Abdolnasser Hemmati’s tenure as CBI governor due to his decision to launch a presidential election campaign for the June 18 votes.

-- Iran’s SCO membership on agenda

The Tajik ambassador to Tehran said that Iran’s joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as a full member is on agenda.
Speaking at a press conference on Tajikistan’s current chairmanship of the SCO held in Tehran on Sunday, Nizomiddin Zohidi added that Tajikistan was the first country to propose Iran’s membership in the organization.
He went on to say that approval of the provisions of the contracts and decisions must be agreed by all sides of the SCO. “SCO is one of the most influential organizations in the world,” Zohidi noted.

-- Coin museum to be established in Kurdestan’s Qorveh

A coin museum will be established in the city of Qorveh in the western province of Kurdestan in cooperation with the private sector in near future, said the head of the city’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department.
Organized by Qorveh’s Islamic City Council and Municipality and in cooperation with the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department, the museum will be set up in an octagonal building located in Rezvan Park to attract tourists, Mohammad Moradi said.

** KAYHAN INTERNATIONAL

-- Tehran, Baghdad take new steps for expanding economic ties

 Iraqi Finance Minister Ali Abdul-Amir Allawi has visited Iran on top of a high-ranking delegation to hold talks with senior Iranian officials for discussing ways of expanding economic ties between the two neighbors.

Upon arrival on Saturday, Allawi met with Iranian Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Farhad Dejpasand in which the two sides discussed various issues including customs cooperation, joint investment, transportation, and settling Iraq’s energy debts to Iran, etc.

-- Yekta Jamali wins Iran’s first-ever medal in weightlifting

Yekta Jamali from Iran claimed Iran’s first-ever medal in the weightlifting championships. She won a bronze medal in the 87kg weight class at the 2021 IWF Junior World Weightlifting Championships underway in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Jamali lifted the 92kg in snatch and 116kg in clean and jerk. She won the bronze medal with a total of 208. Uzbekistan weightlifter Tursunoy Jabborova made 111-113-244 to win the gold medal and American participant Avery Owens took the silver medal with 93-118-211.

-- Historical texture of Tabriz demarcated 

Historical texture of Tabriz and its associated lands, properties, and legal boundaries has been demarcated in order to facilitate the maintenance of the ancient Iranian city. 

The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism has announced the exact legal boundaries of the historical core of Tabriz in a letter to the governor-general of the province, the deputy minister Mohammad Hassan Talebian said on Sunday.

Construction inquiries and urban development plans should be done so as to maintain and preserve the historical character of the area, the official added. 

** TEHRAN TIMES

-- Iranian Vessels Sailing in High Seas Worry U.S.

U.S. security agencies are keeping a close eye on two Iranian warships that may be headed toward Venezuela, anonymous sources have told Washington-based online political journalism network Politico.
An Iranian frigate and a former oil tanker known as the Makran are currently sailing south along the east coast of Africa, they said.
U.S. officials do not know for sure the destination of the Iranian ships, the officials said, but believe they may be ultimately headed for Venezuela, Politico said.
The 755-foot long Makran, which was commissioned this year, can serve as a platform for electronic warfare and special operations missions. Iranian officials have detailed the ship’s missile and weapons capabilities. It is able to carry six to seven helicopters, as well as drones.

-- Iran’s Wrestlers Bag 5 Medals in Turkey

Iranian Greco-Roman wrestling team has grabbed five medals in Turkey. Amir Reza Deh Bozorgi in the weight category of 55kg, Iman Muhammadi in 63kg, Amir Abdi in 72kg, Muhammad Naghoosi in 82kg and Morteza Alghosi in 97kg received gold medals.
Muhammad Mahdi Javaheri snatched a bronze medal in the weight category of 55kg.

Meanwhile, Danial Sohrabi in the weight category of 67kg and Alireza Muhammadi in the weight category 77kg advanced to the final match. The event wrapped up on Sunday on May 30, 2021.

-- Islamic Jihad Warns Zionist Regime Against Assassination Bids

As the fragile ceasefire between the Zionist regime and the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas continues to hold, the head of Palestinian Islamic Jihad Ziyad al-Nakhalah has issued a stern warning against the Zionist regime. “The assassination of any of our commanders or soldiers, wherever it is, will lead us to respond immediately by bombing Tel Aviv,” stated al-Nakhalah.
The remarks came as the regime has carried out targeted killing operations against several such senior figures in the past, and has threatened another assassination. The regime suffered a heavy defeat in the face of Gaza’s resistance groups during an 11-day aggression it launched on the coastal sliver of land.

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