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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on June 28

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

*** IRAN DAILY

-- Iran top negotiator: It’s time for other JCPOA parties to decide on deal

Iran’s top negotiator in nuclear talks Abbas Araqchi said there are a series of issues which have remained unresolved and have been sufficiently negotiated, stressing that it is time for the other parties to the nuclear agreement to decide.
Araqchi made the remarks following a meeting with the members of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee on Sunday.

-- Iran retains 10th position in world steel producers ranking: WSA

Iran continued to rank among the world’s top 10 steel producers during the first five months of 2021, announced the World Steel Association (WSA) in its latest report.
In this period, Iran produced 12.5 million tons of raw steel to maintain its 10th position among the world’s top producers, IRNA reported.  
The figure indicates a 9.2 percent growth compared to that of the same period of 2020. Total output by the world’s 64 steel producers in the first five months of 2021 stood at 837.5 million tons, indicating a 14.5 increase year-on-year.

-- El Goli Garden, memorable landmark of Tabriz

El Goli or Shah Goli is the name of a beautiful garden in Tabriz, the capital of the northwestern province of East Azarbaijan. It is considered one of the main symbols of the city because of its beauty and great history, and stands out alongside other symbols such as the Maqbarat-o-Shoara (Mausoleum of Poets) and the Clock Square.
Shah Goli means the king lake in Azerbaijani Turkish language. Later, the lake was changed to El Goli, which means the people lake.

*** KAYHAN INTERNATIONAL

-- Iran Unveils Recombinant Noora Vaccine

 Iran on Sunday unveiled another homegrown coronavirus vaccine, a day after it started the domestic production of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine at an Iranian company.
The recombinant Noora vaccine, produced by Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, was put on display during a ceremony attended by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) chief Major General Hussein Salami, Iran’s Health Minister Saeed Namaki and other Iranian health officials.
“Our 16-month efforts have finally paid off and Noora vaccine has now been produced. During the last 4 to 5 months, vaccine studies were performed on mice, rabbits and monkeys, and the results of the studies were presented to the Ministry of Health,” Hassan Abolghasemi, president of Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, said.

-- ‘Iran-UAE Trade Can Hit $30 Billion’

 Iran’s trade with the UAE, which currently stands at $15 to billion, is set to reach $30 billion, the head of Iran’s international exhibition said Sunday.
Hassan Zamani, the managing director of Iran International Exhibitions at the EXPO 2020 Dubai, made the remarks in a press conference. Zamaini described the Dubai EXPO 2020 as an exceptional opportunity for Iran, particularly because it will be held when the new government in Iran comes to power in August.

-- Iran’s 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team Wins Bronze

Iran won a bronze medal in the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup on Saturday.Javad Foroughi and Golnoush Sebghatolahi finished in third place after beating India No. 2 team 17-7 in the bronze-medal match.
Russia won the gold medal in the event after defeating India No. 1 team 16-12. Iran women’s 10m air rifle team and Javad Foroughi in the men’s 10m air pistol had previously won two gold medals in the competition.
Iran had also claimed a bronze medal in the men’s 10m air pistol event. More than 600 athletes from 61 countries have participated in the competition in Osjek, Croatia.

*** TEHRAN TIMES

-- Iran says ‘will not negotiate forever’ 

In what appeared to be a response to remarks by U.S. diplomats threatening to halt negotiations in Vienna if Iran failed to give concessions, Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said late on Saturday that “Iran will not negotiate forever.”

Khatibzadeh said Iran remains committed to saving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) - the official name for the 2015 nuclear deal - which was ditched by the former U.S. administration in May 2018 and it has been the most active party in the Vienna nuclear talks aimed at salvaging the tattered deal. 

“Out of a steadfast commitment to salvage a deal that the US tried to torpedo, Iran has been the most active party in Vienna, proposing most drafts. Still believe a deal is possible, if the US decides to abandon Trump's failed legacy. Iran will not negotiate forever,” Khatibzadeh said on Twitter.

-- Iran’s Q1 petchem output up 7% yr/yr

- Petrochemical production has risen seven percent in Iran during the first three months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-June 21), compared to the same period of time in the past year, according to an official in the National Petrochemical Company (NPC).

Jalal Mir-Hashemi, the NPC’s director for the production control, put the three-month petrochemical output at 16.3 million tons, and highlighted that the petrochemical plants operated with a good capacity during this period, Shana reported.

With the measures taken and the sustainable supply of feed in the current year, the production of various products in petrochemical complexes has increased and while meeting the needs of domestic markets, the export programs have also been realized, Mir-Hashemi noted.

-- Yerevan to exhibit handicrafts from northeast Iran   

 Sets of Iranian handicrafts will be put on show at an 18th-century mosque in the capital city of Yerevan, Armenia in the near future. “An exhibit of handicrafts made by artisans who are native of North Khorasan province will be held at the Blue Mosque of Yerevan,” the provincial tourism chief said on Saturday.

“Moreover, we are planning to hold a fam tour of North Khorasan destinations for Armenian travel tour operators and media personnel,” Ali Mostofian added.

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