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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on June 16

Tehran, June 16, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Wednesday:


-- Rouhani: World should be aware of US economic crimes against Iran

President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday said the world needs to be informed about crimes perpetrated by former US president Donald Trump through his economic war against Iran.
Rouhani said it is necessary to present the public with the document on the crime of imposing an economic war on Iran and the criminals who imposed such unprecedented and inclusive sanctions, in order to inform the whole world about the Trump administration’s inhumane crimes against the Iranian nation.

-- Iran’s exports from industrial sector up 80%: ISIPO

Iran’s exports in the industrial sector increased by 80 percent since the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 21) compared to the same period last year, announced the head of Iran Small Industries and Industrial Parks Organization (ISIPO) on Tuesday.
Ali Rasoulian said that despite all the pressure from sanctions and the negative impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s industry grew by eight percent last year, which can be attributed to the government’s support for domestic production and the growth of domestic industries.

-- Shiraz ranks among Iran’s pioneer cities in attracting foreign tourists

With many historical and cultural monuments, Shiraz ranks among the leading Iranian cities in attracting foreign tourists, said an official from the capital city of the southern province of Fars.
“With monuments including remnants of Persepolis [the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire], Naqsh-e Rostam [an ancient necropolis], Pasargadae [the capital of the Achaemenid Empire)], Bishapour [an ancient city in Sassanid Persia, on the ancient road between Persis and Elam], and tens of other ancient and historical sites, the province is considered a tourism hub by archaeologists, explorers, and tourists,” said the head of Shiraz Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department, Rasoul Moshtaqian.


-- Global Campaign Against Zionist Ships

Protesters have prevented an Israeli container ship from docking at one of the busiest seaports in Canada, in response to the latest war on the besieged Gaza Strip that left hundreds of people dead last month.
The activists formed a picket line at an entrance to the Fairview container terminal, and did not let the vessel, identified as the Volans and owned by the occupying regime of Israel’s shipping company ZIM, to berth at the Port of Prince Rupert.
The protesters said they were acting in solidarity with Block the Boat movement, whose aim is to block the Zionist regime from shipping goods to North America in protest at the latest Israeli war.

-- Oil Prices Hit Record High in Two Years

Oil prices reached their highest in more than two years on Tuesday, buoyed by expectations demand will recover rapidly in the second half of 2021. Brent crude rose 77 cents, or 1.1%, to $73.63 a barrel by 11:19 a.m. EDT (1519 GMT). The global benchmark during the session hit $73.90 a barrel, its highest since April 2019. U.S. oil rose 86 cents, or 1.2%, to $71.74 a barrel. It hit a session high of $72.03 a barrel, its highest since October 2018.

-- Iran Earn Second Win in CAFA U-19 Girls Championship

Iran have defeated Afghanistan in its second match in the 2021 CAFA U-19 Girls Championship. The Iranian girls won the match 8-0 courtesy of goals from Roghayeh Jalalnasab, Mohaddese Zolfi and Hasti Forouzandeh in the first half.
Zahra Masoumi, Sara Didar, Maryam Muhammadi, Fatemeh Pasandideh and Jalalnasab scored in the second half. The tournament has brought Tajikistan, Iran, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan together in a round-robin event in Dushanbe.
The CAFA Junior Championship is an international football competition in Central Asia for the member nations of the Central Asian Football Association (CAFA).


-- Dragan Skocic proud of Iran football team

Iran national football team coach Dragan Skocic says that he is proud of his team after booking a place at the third round of 2022 World Cup qualifiers. The ‘Persian Leopards’ defeated Iraq 1-0 courtesy of Sardar Azmoun’s first-half goal. Iran finished Group C as winners, followed by Iraq.

“We ended a tough tournament because we were under pressure to win our four matches. I want to congratulate my players for their effort,” Skocic said in the post-match news conference.

-- Comprehensive plan underway for developing industrial parks, SMEs

Over the past two decades, the Iranian economy has been constantly faced with external deterrents like sanctions and political pressure, thus the country has been urged to push for a more resilient and independent economy. Promoting domestic production and cutting reliance on foreign sources became more significant for the government since the re-imposition of the U.S. sanctions on Iran in 2018.

Putting more emphasis on the issue, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Seyed Ali Khamenei named the previous Iranian calendar year (ended on March 20) the year of “Surge in Production” and the motto of the current year is also focusing on domestic production since the year is named “production: Support and Elimination of Obstacles”.

-- Sheikh Shahab al-Din Ahari ensemble to bid for UNESCO world heritage status

The historical ensemble of Sheikh Shahab al-Din Ahari has come a step closer to being designated as a world heritage site.

“Special measures are being taken for the UNESCO registration of this historical collection,” Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan said on Monday.

Located in Ahar, East Azarbaijan province, the complex includes a mosque, a Khanqah and mausoleum, and a few pavilions, named after the mystic and poet, originally dates back to the late Ilkhanid era (1256–1353).


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