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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on July 6

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

*** IRAN DAILY

-- Tehran to host 1st Intl. Eurasia Expo 2021 on July 9-13

The first exclusive exhibition Eurasia Expo will be held in Tehran from July 9 to 13 with the participation of businessmen, entrepreneurs and senior managers from the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) member states and Iran.

Head of American and European Office of the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPOI) Mohammadreza Karimzadeh broke the news on Monday and reiterated that the prestigious event, dubbed "Eurasia Expo 2021," will be held in the presence of senior officials of five EAEU’s member countries including Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan along with Iranian trade delegations

-- Minister denounces denigration of health facilities amid pandemic

Iran’s health minister slammed bids by some people to show the situation of hospitals in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan in a bad light concurrent with the rise in the coronavirus spread there, saying at present, there are close to 400 empty hospital beds in the province.
Saeed Namaki added the time will disclose the naked truth, addressing the inauguration ceremony of 51 projects in northwestern Iran on Monday.

-- Iran awards $344m pet coke contract to domestic refinery

Iran’s Oil Ministry contracted a domestic refinery for production of a bulk of the oil-based needle coke it needs to make graphite electrodes for steel making processes.
Shana said in a report that the Shazand Refinery was commissioned to produce 90,000 tons of needle coke per year.
Iranian steelmakers have largely relied on foreign suppliers for the coke they need as a raw material in making graphite electrodes. Those electrodes are widely used in the electric arc furnaces where a scrap from metal is melted to produce new steel.

-- Hassanpour’s House, a must-see traditional monument

If you are enthusiastic about traditional Iranian guesthouses, you will come across a historic old house that today has been turned into a museum of handicrafts and traditional arts, so that by looking at its works, you can get to know the jobs that were common in the past and increase your knowledge about Iranian identity.
In this historic guesthouse accommodation in Iran, you have the chance to watch the architecture of the building, which is more than 100 years old, in addition to visit the museum’s treasury.

*** KAYHAN INTERNATIONAL

-- New Ambassador to UK to Take Office Today

Iran’s new ambassador to the UK is going to take office on Tuesday. Deputy Foreign Minister for International and Legal Affairs Mohsen Baharvand has been appointed as the Islamic Republic’s new ambassador to London.
He is replacing Hamid Baeedinejad, who has served in the post since September 2016. Baharvand will reportedly assume his diplomatic duties on Tuesday after presenting his letter of credence to Queen of the UK, Elizabeth II. Iran and Britain named their new ambassadors to London and Tehran in September 2016 after a long period of severed ties.

-- Nasrallah: Liberation of Al-Quds Closer Than Ever

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said Monday there are no people in the Israeli entity, adding they are all occupiers and settlers.
The speech was delivered at the opening of a conference titled “Palestine is Victorious” on Monday afternoon, convened in Lebanon in order to renew media discourse and manage the conflict with the occupying regime of Israel.
With tensions rising between the U.S. and resistance groups in Syria and Iraq, Nasrallah stressed that Hezbollah is “facing the American hegemony” in Iraq and Syria.
The Hezbollah head the conflicts with the Zionist regime and the U.S. cannot be separated as Israel’s existence is contingent on American support.

-- Iran’s Basketball to Meet Czech in 2020 Tokyo Opener

Iran national basketball team will play the Czech Republic in the opening match of the 2020 Olympic Games on July 25.
The Czech Republic became the last team to seal a berth in the Tokyo men’s basketball tournament after blowing away Greece 97-72 in the final of their qualifying event on Sunday.
Iran will compete in men’s basketball at the Olympics for the third time in its history after earning its spot as the highest-ranked Asian team at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Mehran Shahintab’s team has been drawn in Group A along with USA, France and the Czech Republic.

*** TEHRAN TIMES

-- Russia nuclear negotiator: U.S. must stop hitting 3 birds with 1 stone

In a tweet posted on July 5, the Russian ambassador to international organizations in Vienna said some parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) want to “hit 3 birds with 1 stone.”

“In the context of #ViennaTalks some analysts and officials advocate for addressing new topics such as regional security and missiles. An attempt to hit 3 birds with 1 stone. Unrealistic and counterproductive. The agreed goal of the talks is just to restore the original #JCPOA,” Mikhail Ulyanov said. 

He had earlier stated that technical understandings between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency have not been officially extended yet. 

-- 240 idle industrial units revived since late March

The head of Iran Small Industries and Industrial Parks Organization (ISIPO) announced that 240 idle industrial units have been revived in the country since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21).

Emphasizing that one of the most important programs of the Ministry of Industry, Mining, and Trade is to activate the semi-active and stagnant units, Ali Rasoulian said that reviving 1,600 idle and semi-active industrial units in the industrial parks and zones is targeted for this year.

With the revival of each idle industrial unit, 26 job opportunities will be created, which is expected that more than 100,000 jobs will be created in the country this year through the return of industrial units to the production cycle, the official stated.

-- Bronze Age, ancient relics unearthed near once residence of ‘Iran’s Napoleon’

Iranian archaeologists have unearthed arrays of relics and ruined structures near a once resident of Nader Shah, often called the “Napoleon of Iran.”

Estimated to date from the Bronze Age to the Qajar era (1789–1925), the objects were found near the northeastern villages of, Khalaj, Qolleh Zu, and Garu in Kalat county, Razavi Khorasan province.

“So far, 127 historical relics and ruined monuments have been identified, covering the period from the Bronze Age to the Qajar era,” ISNA quoted Hamed Tahmasbizadeh, a senior local archaeologist, as saying on Sunday.

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