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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on June 1

Tehran, June 1, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Tuesday:

*** IRAN DAILY

--- Iran receives rare disease drugs from Qatar amid US sanctions

Qatar has supplied Iran with two batched of medicines used for treatment of complicated diseases as Tehran continues to struggle with sanctions imposed by the US which hamper its access to humanitarian items.

Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian, who leads a special taskforce for expansion of economic ties with Qatar, said on Sunday that the consignments that had arrived in Tehran overnight and earlier in the day included numerous drugs used for treatment of rare and incurable diseases.

-- Zanganeh: Iran oil output could reach 6.5 mbd

Iran’s oil minister said the country has the capacity to increase its crude production rapidly, as world powers enter the final stages of negotiations to revive a 2015 nuclear accord with the Islamic Republic.

“The next Iranian government should make it a top priority to raise oil production to 6.5 million barrels a day (mbd),” Bijan Namdar Zanganeh told reporters in Tehran on Monday.

-- Iran moves up to eighth in FIVB ranking

The latest edition of the FIVB Men’s World Ranking, released Sunday, saw Iran move up to the eighth spot. A total of 269 points left Iran second among the Asian teams in the ranking, with Japan standing sixth on 269 points.

Brazil (438 points), Poland (375 points), and USA (365 points) retained the top spots of the ranking, with Russia, France, Japan, and Argentina forming an unchanged top seven.

** KAYHAN INTERNATIONAL

-- Araqchi Not Sure Vienna Talks Will Conclude

Iran’s top negotiator to Vienna talks on the revival of the landmark nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and world powers says despite intense efforts made by all involved parties to reach a conclusion in the ongoing fifth round of talks, he is not sure that this will be the final round of negotiations.
Abbas Araqchi made the remarks while addressing reporters in the Austrian capital on Monday, saying that delegations attending the Vienna talks may have to go back to their capitals once more for further consultations with their respective governments.

-- Cov-Iran Ready for Use in Mass Immunization

Iran’s first domestically produced vaccine, COV-Iran Barakat, is awaiting the health ministry’s authorization to be used in a mass immunization program following the third successful clinical trial.
Kianush Jahanpur, head of the ministry’s public relations and information center, in a tweet on Monday, said the good news is “on the way”, referring to the first Iranian-made vaccine.

-- Iranian Firms Sign Deal to Study Azadegan Oil Field

Iran’s minister of petroleum said Monday the country can increase its crude production rapidly.
“The next Iranian government should make it a top priority to raise oil production to 6.5 million barrels a day,” Bijan Zanganeh told reporters here. Higher output will “improve the country’s security and political might.”
Iran is preparing to ramp up crude production and boost exports in anticipation of an agreement. Most oil analysts expect it would be able to increase output by 500,000 to 1 million barrels a day by the end of the year, Bloomberg said.

** TEHRAN TIMES

-- Tehran-Baku ties have grown to strategic level in all areas: Iran

The Iranian presidential chief of staff has said that relations between Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan have grown to a strategic level at all areas.

“Today, with the will of the presidents of the two countries relations have reached to a strategic level at all areas,” Mahmoud Vaezi told visiting Azeri Deputy Prime Minister Shahin Mustafayev in Tehran late on Sunday.

-- Iran, Azerbaijan discuss expansion of energy ties

Iranian Energy Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh held talks with Azerbaijan's Deputy Prime Minister Shahin Mustafayev on Sunday to discuss expansion of economic and energy ties. Mustafayev who visited Tehran heading a high-ranking delegation met with Zanganeh to mainly discuss cooperation in oil and gas sectors.

Speaking in the meeting, Zanganeh stressed positive political and economic relations between the two countries, saying: “Iran-Azerbaijan relations have grown well in all fields over the recent years, mostly in the oil, gas and energy sectors and the development of joint fields in the Caspian Sea.”

-- Rare discovery yields traces of hunter-gatherers in northern Iran

A team of Iranian archaeologists has discovered remains of an infant that could yield clues about the life of hunter-gatherers in northern Iran. The rare discovery was made in Hotu Cave which is situated in Behshahr county of Mazandaran province, provincial tourism chief Seifollah Farzaneh said on Monday.

“The archaeologists discovered the skeleton of a child, which was buried in a seated position and wearing a wolf tooth necklace on its neck,” the official said.

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