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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on June 9

Tehran, June 9, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Wednesday:


--- President Rouhani urges regulations on cryptocurrencies in Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for new rules regulating the use of cryptocurrencies in the country in order to protect people’s assets in the capital market.
In an address to the 231st meeting of the Government’s Economic Coordination Headquarters on Tuesday, Rouhani said it is necessary to regulate the legal use of cryptocurrencies and devise and introduce new rules in order to protect the people’s financial assets.

-- Iran offers India Jask port as base for strategic oil reserves, new gas pipeline

The expected revival of the nuclear deal between Iran and the Western powers is set to yield unexpected opportunities for India, including access to the Iranian port of Jask as base for strategic oil reserves and a new “land-and-sea” gas pipeline.
Speaking at a webinar on Monday, Iranian Ambassador to India Ali Chegeni anticipated that it was only a matter of time before sanctions against Iran were lifted, following an early revival of an updated Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

-- Minister: Iran’s tourism capacity unique in world

Iran’s tourism capacity is unique in the world, said the Iranian Minister of Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism.
Speaking in a meeting with a group of Russians who are active in the field of tourism, Ali-Asghar Mounesan said that security of foreign tourists in Iran and inherent hospitality of people helped lure travelers from all over the world to the country.


-- UN Backs Guterres for Second Term

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday approved Secretary General Antonio Guterres for a second term, with conflict resolution set to top his agenda at the world body’s helm.
The 72-year-old former prime minister of Portugal has held the office since 2017 and faced no competition for the next term in the job. Around 10 other people also sought the post, but they were not formal candidates because none of the 193 UN member states endorsed them.

-- Iran Crush Bahrain in FIFA World Cup Qualification

Sardar Azmoun starred with two goals as Iran thrashed Bahrain 3-0 in Group C of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 on Monday.
The three points saw Iran leapfrog Bahrain into second place on 12 points, two points behind Iraq with both sides having two matches remaining.
The defeat was a blow for Bahrain, who is third on 12 points with just one game remaining in the race to advance to the third round of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

-- Zarif Urges End to Saudi-Led War on Yemen at Meeting With UN Envoy

Iranian Foreign Minister Muhammad Javad Zar on Tuesday in a meeting with United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths said that war is not a solution to the crisis in Yemen, stressing that the Saudi-imposed blockade on the impoverished country must end. The top Iranian diplomat emphasized that the current situation in Yemen, which has exposed the people to a humanitarian catastrophe after six years of war, would only be resolved through a peaceful diplomatic approach.
The UN envoy, for his part, briefed the Iranian foreign minister on the outcome of his talks with relevant parties on the crisis. Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies, including the United Arab Emirates, launched the campaign against Yemen in March 2015.


-- Iran’s mission not yet accomplished

It’s not good time for celebration since Iran football team’s mission has not yet accomplished. The victory over Bahrain has boosted Iran’s hopes of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup qualification Third Round but the Dragan Skocic’s side need two more wins against Cambodia and Iraq.

Iran showed a glittering performance against solid Bahrain and won the match 3-0 on their soil but they will have to beat Cambodia and Iraq to secure their place in the third round. Iran, as one of the Asian giants, have a chance to qualify for the next stage, where a total of 12 teams will play for 4.5 places in the 2020 FIFA World Cup.

-- Comedy drama recounts story of Persian mythical heroine Goshasb Banu’s wedding

A comedy drama telling the story of the wedding of heroine Goshasb Banu, the daughter of Persian mythical hero Rustam, went on stage at Tehran’s Mehregan Theater on Tuesday.

Somayyeh Abadeh is directing “Wedding of Banu Goshasb” written by veteran playwright Ardeshir Salehpur based on some ancient Persian texts.

Goshasb Banu has swarms of suitors from Turan, China and India. Therefore, Rustam lays down only one condition: that he will agree to the one who can defeat her in a battle.

-- Iran attractions and going beyond borders on screen   

As a source of high incomes with low emissions, tourism has always been a luring market for countries that have tried to enter this lucrative industry with their even smallest facilities and potential. 

Due to its natural and historical characteristics, Iran could be one of the most desirable tourist destinations, however, for this to happen, the country needs to display its real potential and show off its charm.

To be part of this wide-ranging industry, every country in the world strives to represent itself in the best possible way, and producing films is among the most effective methods of doing so.


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