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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on June 30

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

*** IRAN DAILY

-- Minister: Iran only country where no COVID patient deprived of services

Iran is the only country in the world where each and every patient has been provided with health and treatment services since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in late February 2020, said the health minister.
Under the tough circumstances over the past months, not only those suffering from COVID-19, but all other patients across the country received health and treatment services, Saeed Namaki added on Tuesday in an address to a ceremony to inaugurate 696 health sector projects in different provinces through a videoconference.

-- Iran’s three-month car production tops 203,000

Three major Iranian carmakers, namely Iran Khodro Company (IKCO), SAIPA Group, and Pars Khodro, manufactured 203,529 vehicles during the three months to June 21. According to figures by shatanews.ir, the production by the trio was just one percent more than the corresponding figure of its preceding year which 203,334.
During the said three months, IKCO manufactured 97,230 vehicles, registering a slight rise of just 0.57 percent compared to the same period last year.

-- Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran, one of most valuable modern art collections in world

You may have thought of Iran as a country with a long glorious history and astonishing architectures. Well, it’s true! But you can’t ignore the fantastic artworks of contemporary Iranian artists.
Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art is on the west side of Laleh Park in Tehran and if you are nearby, you have to visit this museum. Why? For several reasons. Let’s have a look at this unique museum.

First of all, it has 3,000 items from 19th and 20th century European and American modern art. This is one of the ten valuable modern art collections in the world, so, as you can see this is not an ordinary collection. Second of all, there are artworks from modern art leaders like Picasso, Gauguin, Renoir, and Pollock to name a few. No one ever exactly calculates the true value of the museum pieces, but it is said that there is approximately £2.5 billion worth of modern art held at the museum.
The museum displays these art collections in different exhibitions. Also, there is always a temporary exhibition, mostly the works of Iranian artists held in the museum. You have the opportunity to see one of the most valuable collections of Western modern art outside Europe and the United States. Hence, don’t miss visiting this great museum.

*** KAYHAN INTERNATIONAL

-- ‘Vienna Talks May Extend to Next Administration’

The administration of Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raeisi will handle Vienna talks if Tehran’s desirable demands are not met before the end of the outgoing administration’s term, the government said Tuesday.
Government spokesman Ali Rabiee said Iran has made clear its stance, adding that the negotiations have reached a point where all parties should make their decisions. “We have made and declared our decisions and are waiting for the other sides, including the U.S., to announce their political decisions so that we could discuss more clearly according to them in the next round of the negotiations.”

-- Iran to Host 35th CISM World Military Wrestling Championship

The sports committees of Iran’s police Muhammad Sharafi has announced that Iran is to host the 35th CISM World Military Wrestling Championship.
The 35th CISM World Military Wrestling Championship is to be held on November 19 to 26, 2021, he said.
The International Military Sports Council (CISM) is one of the largest multidisciplinary organizations in the world which is in charge of organizing various sporting events for the armed forces of its member countries.
CISM annually holds over 20 Military World Championships for approximately 30 different sports, continental and regional competitions, the Military World Games, and most recently Winter Games and World Cadet Games. CISM also invests in sport for peace activities and solidarity as one of its main initiatives.
The CISM World Military Championships is considered a highly competitive event with numerous past World and Olympic medalists competing in each style.

-- Iran Slams UN for Failing to Include Zionists, Saudi Arabia in Child Killers Blacklist

Iran has criticized the United Nations for failing to include the Zionists and Saudi Arabia in its blacklist of parties violating minors’ rights during conflicts, calling on the world body to adopt a non-discriminatory approach in naming and shaming child-killer regimes.
Iran’s UN Ambassador Majid Takht-Ravanchi made the remarks in an address to the Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict on Monday, after UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres presented his annual report.
The report covers countries and organizations under the UN’s Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism, which are listed as grave violators in the report’s annexes.

*** TEHRAN TIMES

-- Play on life story of Islamic Revolution ideologue Ayatollah Beheshti published 

A play recounting the life story of Ayatollah Mohammad-Hossein Beheshti, a main ideologue of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, has been published. The play entitled “The Loneliest of the Oppressed, the Most Oppressed of the Lonely” has been penned by Nasrollah Qaderi.

It has been published by Sureh-Mehr, a major publishing house working under the auspices of the Art Bureau of the Islamic Ideology Dissemination Organization.The play was introduced at the Shohadaye Enqelabe Eslami Cultural Complex in Tehran on Tuesday during a special meeting attended by Qaderi, Dramatic Arts Center director Qader Ashena, Art Bureau director Mohammad-Mehdi Dadman and a group of cultural figures.

-- Farhad Ghaemi to come out of retirement

Iran’s outside spiker Farhad Ghaemi will be come out of retirement after four months.The 31-year-old player had announced his retirement from the national duty after 14 years in late March due to the personal problems.

After Iran’s poor performance in the 2021 Volleyball Nations League, the team coach Vladimir Alekno has asked the player to join the team for the 2020 Olympic Games. Iran finished in 12th place in the 2021 VNL and the results have raised concerns about the team’s performance in Tokyo, where the Persians have been drawn along Japan, Poland, Canada, Venezuela and Italy in Pool A.

-- Historically distinct bathhouse back to former glory 

A historically distinct bathhouse, where a popular reformist prime minister of Iran was murdered in the mid-19th century, has been restored to former glory.  A top tourist destination, the bathhouse is located within the UNESCO-recognized Bagh-e Fin, which is a lush green Persian garden in the city of Kashan on the margins of the central Iranian desert. 

A budget of one billion rials ($23,800 at the official exchange rate of 42,000 rials per dollar) was allocated to the project, Kashan’s tourism chief Mehran Sarmadian said on Tuesday.  The project involved repairing the walls, scraping worn-out coatings, and re-applying new plasterworks as well as replacing worn-out flooring and installing lights and speakers, the official added. 

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