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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on June 2

Tehran, June 2, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Wednesday:

*** IRAN DAILY

-- Iran: Relations with Venezuela not against any third country

Iran’s relations with Venezuela are not against any third country, said the government’s spokesman, dismissing concerns in this regard.
Ali Rabiei made the remarks on Tuesday in an address to a weekly press conference and in reaction to the report by Politico magazine that “the US national security community is monitoring two Iranian naval vessels whose ultimate destination may be Venezuela”.

-- OPEC: Higher Iranian supply to cause no problem in oil market

Mohammad Barkindo, the secretary-general of the Organization of the Petroleum
Exporting Countries (OPEC) said he did not expect higher Iranian supply to cause problems.
“We anticipate that the expected return of Iranian production and exports to the global market will occur in an orderly and transparent fashion,” he said in a statement.

-- Stone and wood handicrafts exhibit to be held in Robat Karim

An exhibition of stone and wood handicrafts will be held in Robat Karim, participated by ten prominent handicraft artists from the city in Tehran Province, on the occasion of World Handicrafts Day (June 10), announced the city’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Department.
In both virtual and traditional face-to-face sections, the exhibition will be launched on June 5 and be run until June 11 on the occasion of the international day at the Haj Kamal Caravanserai, said the head of Robat Karim Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Department, Hamid Karimi.

** KAYHAN INTERNATIONAL

-- China, Iran Open Joint Industries Center

Iran and China inaugurated a center for joint cooperation between small and medium industries of the two countries.
The center was inaugurated on Monday night in an online ceremony attended by Iran’s consul general in Shanghai. The two countries also signed a memorandum of cooperation between Shanghai’s international association of small and medium-sized industries and the Iranian organization of small industries and industrial complexes.

-- Iranian Boxers Claim Two Silver Medals at Asian Elite Championships

Iran’s Danial Shakhbaksh and Meysam Gheshlaghi have won two silver medals on the final day of the Asian Elite Boxing Championships Monday night.
The Iranian national team trained one month in Yangiabad, Uzbekistan together with the Uzbeks ahead of the Championships.
Two of eight-man team advanced to the finals of the competition as a result of the camp.
It was Iran’s best performance since the 2005 edition.

-- Sources: Several European Countries to Reopen Embassies in Damascus

Western diplomatic sources in Syria say they expect a number of European countries to reopen diplomatic missions in Damascus in the “near future” after President Bashar al-Assad won a landslide re-election victory last week.
Syria’s al-Watan daily, citing the sources, reported that diplomats from Greece, Hungary and Serbia have already arrived in Damascus, and preparations are underway to reopen their embassies.
Italy, the source also said, has recently agreed to accredit a Syrian diplomat as a representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, and he may arrive there soon to carry out his duties.

** TEHRAN TIMES

-- Spicogen vaccine to begin human testing in Iran

The second and third phases of clinical studies of the Iranian-Australian Spicogen vaccine for coronavirus will be performed in Iran, Iranian Food and Drug Administration spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said.

The first phase of the clinical trial was performed on volunteer Australians and the two next phases will be administrated to 400 Iranians, he stated.

-- National libraries of Iran, Indonesia sign MOU

The National Library and Archives of Iran (NLAI) and the National Library of Indonesia (Perpusnas) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Monday to expand their cooperation on librarianship and information science. The MOU was inked in a virtual meeting between NLAI director Ashraf Borujerdi and National Library of Indonesia director Muhammad Syarif Bando, the NLAI announced.

“We feel really happy and honored about the MOU that will help improve cultural relations between Iran and Indonesia,” Borujerdi said in the meeting.

-- We encountered rich culture everywhere in Iran, Russian traveler says

 A Russian woman, who has previously visited Iran, says she encountered a rich culture throughout her journey to the Islamic Republic.

“Everywhere in Iran, we encountered rich culture and enjoyed it,” Lidia said on Monday in an interview with IRNA.

She changed her viewpoint on Iran after visiting this country and understanding the culture and beauties of the nation, witnessing how the Iranians are trying to protect the rich culture is very pleasant, the news agency reported.  

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