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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on June 8

Tehran, June 8, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Tuesday:


-- Iran decries suspension of UNGA voting rights

Iran condemned a UN decision to temporarily revoke Tehran’s voting rights in the General Assembly over its outstanding contributions to the world body.
Tehran maintains it has paid its dues to the world body regularly and that the economic sanctions have made payments increasingly difficult for the country. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has strongly condemned a United Nations decision to strip Tehran of its voting rights at the UN General Assembly.

-- Iran’s port capacity up nearly 40% in seven years: PMO

Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) said cargo handling capacity at ports south and north of the country rose about 40 percent in seven years to reach a total of 250 million tons in the year to late March.
PMO figures reported by IRNA showed that Iran’s ports capacity would reach 280 million tons per year with the completion of a handful projects this Iranian year (started March 21).
It said total port handling capacity in Iran was around 180 million tons in summer 2013 when the current government took office for the first four-year term.

-- Tiling, symbol of ornamental elements in Iran

Tiling is considered as one of the important symbols and prominent ornamental elements in Iranian architecture, and one of the old crafts of this land which was mainly carried out using glazed bricks for the strength of buildings. However, it gradually became usefully applicable for appearance and facade of the buildings.
The word kashi, i.e. the Persian equivalent of ‘tile’, takes its name from the city of Kashan which was the most important center of pottery and exquisite tile works in central Iran.


-- Iranian Wrestlers to Participate in Poland Open

Iran will take part in the Poland Open with eight freestyle wrestlers. The final Ranking Series event of the year kicks off on Tuesday in Warsaw and will welcome over 365 athletes from 44 nations from June 8 to 13.
The Poland Open will have massive implications on the remaining ‘21 event calendar. In addition to serving as the final point-scoring event for seeding (top four) at the ‘21 Tokyo Olympic Games, it’ll also help determine the seeding for October’s Oslo World Championships, and ultimately who earns a portion of the 600,000 CHF prize package for the 2021 Ranking Series top-three finishers.

-- 72,000 Polling Stations to Be Set Up Across Iran

An Iranian election official said Monday over 59 million people are eligible to vote in the 2021 presidential election on June 18. Esmaeil Mousavi, the spokesman of the Interior Ministry’s Election Committee, said that 59,310,307 Iranians can cast votes in the forthcoming presidential election.
More than 72,000 polling stations will be set up across the country, including mobile ones, according to Mousavi. He said except for Tehran, voting would be electronic in 24 provincial capitals, where no paper ballots or usual ballot boxes would be used.

-- Coronavirus Medicine Saliravira Unveiled

The first Iran-made coronavirus medicine “Saliravira” has been unveiled at the Science and Technology Office of the vice presidency in Tehran.
“Saliravira” is a new drug produced in four medicinal forms including tablets, nasal spray, oral spray, and inhaler drops. This four-dimensional drug consists of nasal and oral sprays to eliminate viruses located in these areas, antiseptic pills and antivirals to eliminate blood viruses, and incense drops to reduce pulmonary complications.


-- Iran agrees to pay $150,000 for victims of Ukrainian plane crash

A senior Iranian diplomat leading the legal discussions on the Ukrainian plane crash has said that Iran agreed to pay $150,000 in compensation for each victim of the crash.  Speaking after the third round of Iran-Ukraine talks in Kyiv, Mohsen Baharvand said during these talks several aspects of the Ukrainian plane crash in Tehran were discussed.

He told Iran Press that a detailed legal discussion had taken place, and the Iranian court had jurisdiction to hear the case of the Ukrainian plane crash because it was inside Iran.

-- Ruhollah Zamani stars as teenage trooper in war drama “The Bakeri Martyrs”

Ruhollah Zamani, the star of the acclaimed child labor drama “Sun Children”, is playing the role of veteran Khosro Mollazadeh in the war drama “The Bakeri Martyrs” during his teens.

Mollazadeh joined the Iranian volunteers during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war when he was only 14. He fought in Operation Kheibar beside Hamid Bakeri, an IRGC chief, who has been portrayed in the TV series project. Mollazadeh had to leave the frontline at 18 when he was seriously wounded in combat.

-- No harm to Ilam historical sites by quake

A medium-sized 5.3 magnitude earthquake rattled parts of Salehabad city in the western province of Ilam on Sunday, but caused no damage to historical sites across the province.

Based on field visits by the province’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Department, no serious damage to historical structures and monuments has been reported so far, the provincial tourism chief Abdolmalek Shanbehzadeh announced on Monday.


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