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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on July 4

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


-- Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant back on grid

Iran’s state electricity company, Tavanir, resumed using supplies from the country’s only nuclear power plant some 11 days after it went off-grid due to repair works. Tavanir spokesman Mostafa Rajabi said on Saturday that Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant will be back on the country’s main electricity grid by the end of the day.

Rajabi said the supply would be critical to Tavanir as the company struggles to prevent blackouts that can be caused by the rising demand for electricity in Iran during the hot summer days.

-- IME weekly trade over $412m

The Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME) announced that over one million tons of commodities, valued at over $412 million, were traded in its domestic trading and export halls in the week ending July 2.
A total of 665,862 tons of various products, worth over $233 million, were traded on IME’s domestic and export metal and mineral trading hall, ime.co.ir reported on Saturday.
Among the traded products were 203,700 tons of steel, 9,985 tons of copper, 10,940 tons of aluminum ingots, as well as 250 tons of molybdenum concentrate and 550 tons of zinc.

-- Scholars to discuss Rey’s Sassanid-era monuments, manuscripts online

A virtual meeting on the Sassanid Era, hosted by Rey, will be held in two sections of architecture and historical texts on Tuesday, announced the central city’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department.
Head of the city’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department Norouz Taqipour said the Fire Temple of Bahram in Rey, Tehran Province, as one of the most significant monuments of the Sassanid Era, will be under discussion during the meeting.


-- Envoy: IAEA Official to Visit Iran

Head of the UN nuclear agency’s Department of Safeguards Massimo Aparo is to visit Iran for “routine safeguards activities” but there are no pre-planned talks, Iran’s permanent representative to Vienna-based international organizations said Saturday.
Aparo’s visit to Iran would take place next week, Kazem Gharibabadi said in a tweet as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is yet to receive a reply from Tehran on an expired monitoring deal. “The purpose of the visit is in line with routine safeguards activities in the context of the CSA (Comprehensive Safeguards Agreements),” he tweeted.

-- First Iranian Female Weightlifter Joins Olympic Games

 Iranian weightlifter Parisa Jahanfekrian on Saturday received the first Iranian Olympic quota in this sport.
After receiving the first bronze medal by Yekta Jamali in world championships in Uzbekistan, the Olympic quota was the second important and historic event for Iranian women in weightlifting.
Jahanfekrian, who had missed the event in Uzbekistan due to an injury, received the Olympic quota after the Samoan representative was removed from this list.
Iranian female athletes have so far received 11 Olympic quotas.

-- Iraq’s Nujaba: U.S. Military Presence Absurd

The official spokesman for Iraq’s Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba movement, which is part of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) or Hashd al-Sha’abi, has denounced the recent deadly U.S. airstrikes on Iraqi resistance groups on the Iraq-Syria border, stressing that the Baghdad government must show its sovereignty and full ability to ensure Iraq’s national security and stability.
Nasr al-Shammari told Press TV in an exclusive interview that United States is in fact a major violator of international law and treaties, and it is not the first time that American troops have committed an act of aggression against the Iraqi army and even unarmed civilians of the Arab country.


-- Iran pulls the plug on IAEA cameras

 In what appeared to be a bid to accelerate the process of reviving the 2015 nuclear deal, Iran has decided to cut off the UN nuclear watchdog’s access to images and video footages taken by cameras installed inside Iranian nuclear facilities. 

CNN broke the news on Sunday, quoting a senior Iranian official, who told the American broadcaster that Iran plans to prevent inspectors from the UN nuclear watchdog from reviewing video footage of some nuclear sites until there is an agreement to salvage the nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

-- Iran almost self–sufficient in production of home appliances

Iranian Industry, Mining and Trade Minister has said the country is on the verge of self-sufficiency in the production of various types of home appliances, IRNA reported.

“Despite the economic sanctions, the production of home appliances in the country has grown significantly and we are on the verge of achieving self-sufficiency in the production of various types in this field,” Alireza Razm Hosseini said on Saturday.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of a washing machine production line in Khorasan Razavi Province, Razm Hosseini said: “over 13 million home appliances were produced in the country in the previous [Iranian calendar] year (ended on March 20), which was a great achievement for the industry.”

-- Visit Turkmen Sahra, the land of music and horses

Turkmen Sahra is a heaven of traditional music and fantastic horses, which lies in the northeastern part of Iran. It offers breathtaking natural phenomena and a deep and eerie history that captivates any traveler.

Located in Golestan and North Khorasan provinces, Turkmen Sahra covers a large region. A number of cities are located in the area, including Gonbad-e Kavus, Bandar-e Turkmen, Kalaleh, and Aqqala.

It is bordered on the west and the north by the Caspian Sea, as well as the Republic of Turkmenistan. On the east are Bojnord and Dargaz, while on the south are hilly regions of Mount Alborz.


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