Jul 14, 2021, 7:46 AM
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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on July 14

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


-- Iran, Armenia to establish joint industrial zones: Deputy minister

Iran’s deputy minister of industry, mines and trade expressed hope that Tehran and Yerevan would establish joint industrial zones through cooperation between the two sides’ private sectors.

Speaking on the sideline of a ceremony to sign a memorandum of understanding between the Iran Small Industries and Industrial Parks Organization (ISIPO) and the Investment Support Center of Armenia, Ali Rasoulian said that small industries have an important role in production and it is necessary to strengthen small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

-- Iran second-largest global producer of sponge iron in 2020: Report

Iran was the second-largest global producer in 2020 of sponge iron, a pre-reduced ferrous material used to make steel, according to latest figures by the World Steel Association (WSA).

The figures cited in a report by Iran’s state-run metals conglomerate IMIDRO showed that sponge iron production in the country reached 30.2 million tons last year, up 5.96 percent against 2019.

-- Iranians seeking freestyle wrestling glory at Tokyo Olympics

Iran’s freestyle wrestling team will be among medal hopefuls when the Tokyo Olympics get underway in nine days. Iran – along with Russia – will be represented by a complete six-man squad at the freestyle event, starting August 4.
According to IRNA, 289 athletes, from 60 countries, will participate at the wrestling competitions in Tokyo, four of which will be looking for a second consecutive gold in the men’s freestyle contests.
Iran’s Hassan Yazdani, Abdulrashid Sadulaev of Russia, American Kyle Snyder, and Turkish wrestler Taha Akgül will be defending their Rio 2016 glories in the Japanese capital.

-- House and tomb of Vahshi Bafqi in Yazd under renovation
Anyone who is interested in Persian poetry must have heard about the beautiful poems of Vahshi Bafqi, the famous Iranian poet of the 10th century AH (after hejira).
Kamal al-Din or Shams al-Din Muhammad, known as Vahshi Bafqi, is one of the most renowned Iranian poets who chose the title of Vahshi, which means wild.
His simple and fluent poems distinguish his style of poetry from those of his contemporary poets. He was born in 939 AH in the city of Bafq, the central province of Yazd. He spent most of his short life (52 years) in sorrow, hardship and misery, and his loneliness can be clearly seen in his beautiful and charming poems.
Bafqi has two collections of poetry: “Nazer and Manzur” and “Farhad and Shirin”. His lyric poems are full of failed love, hard life and difficulties that the isolated poet suffered during his life.
Many years after his death, no one even knew the exact location of his tomb, but recently his house and tomb were found and a plan has been drawn up to renovate and restore both in the near future.


-- Iranian Warships to Take Part in Russian Navy Day Parade

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced the participation of warships and frigates from several countries, including Iran, in this year’s Russian Navy Day parade.
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Russia marks NAVY Day with a military parade in St. Petersburg.
The minister said that as many as 54 warships are going to participate in the parade, adding that the warships will be from Russia and several other countries.
Shoigu added that this year’s parade will be the largest of its kind in comparison to Navy Day parades in previous years.

-- Photographer Khatiri Awarded French Gold Medal

Iranian photographer Ahmad Khatiri has been awarded the gold medal of the French International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP).
Khatiri received the medal for his black and white photo named “Girl Flys in Prayer”, which depicts a little girl opening her arms like wings among a group of Muslims during congregational prayer.
Khatiri has participated in numerous photography competitions around the globe and won prizes in some of them.

-- Iran Volleyball Likely to Play USA in Prep Games

Iran’s manager of national volleyball team Amir Khoshkhabar has said that Iran will likely play USA, France and Russia ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games, Amir Khoshkhabar, the team manager, said.
Iran has been drawn in Pool A along with Poland, Italy, Canada, Japan and Venezuela in Pool A in the Olympics.
“The manager of USA volleyball team has sent me an email and said they want to play Iran in a friendly match prior to the Games. If they can arrange the facilities for the match, we have no problem to play the team,” Khoshkhabar said.


-- Iran says believes in constructive dialogue

 Speaking at his weekly press briefing on Tuesday, Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei said Tehran believes in dialogue and constructive interaction.

Rabiei also said that negotiations between Iran and the United States are underway on exchanging prisoners.
“Even after the U.S. withdrawal from the JCPOA, we believed firmly in dialogue and constructive interaction that thwarted ill-wishers' plot and this led to our refusal to withdraw from the deal,” he noted. 

Rabiei noted that it was Iran that prevented the killing of the JCPOA by standing against the great lawbreaker (the U.S.), and by combining unparalleled resistance on the one hand and pursuing lively and dynamic diplomacy on the other.

-- Three translations of book challenging dubious claims on Persian Gulf introduced

Arabic, Turkish and French translations of the Persian book “A Fuss over Nothing” that debunks dubious claims about the Persian Gulf were introduced in an online session held on Monday. The session was organized by the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) in Tehran.

Iranian scholar Mohammad-Ali Movahhed wrote the book in response to the book “Dispute between the UAE and Iran over the Islands: Abu Musa, Greater and Lesser Tunb; British Documents” authored by Iraqi writer Walid Hamdi al-Aazami in 2013. The Arabic edition of “A Fuss over Nothing” has been rendered by Sadiq Khursha, a professional translator of Persian books.

-- Tehran hosting Islamic countries on health tourism 

The 5th edition of the International Health Congress of Islamic Countries started in Tehran on Tuesday, aiming to find new opportunities for cooperation and development of health tourism among Muslim nations.

Being held at IRIB International Conference Center, the congress is organized by the Health Tourism Development Center of Islamic Countries (HTDC) and supported by ministries, federations, institutions, and organizations in health tourism as well as private and governmental health service providers, the official website of the event announced.

The three-day event has brought together seniors and experts from governmental and private sectors in the health tourism industry.


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