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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on July 15

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

*** IRAN DAILY

-- Iran can produce 90% enriched uranium if required: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani said the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has developed such great capabilities in its peaceful use of nuclear technology that it can begin uranium enrichment to a purity level of 90 percent if a reactor requires that type of fuel.

Speaking at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Rouhani hailed his administration’s success in maintaining and strengthening the domestic nuclear industry’s capabilities, Tasnim News Agency reported

-- Iran to keep defending Palestine until liberation from Israel: Raeisi

Iran’s President-elect Seyyed Ebrahim

Raeisi reiterated the Islamic Republic’s support for the Palestinian nation until the liberation of Al-Quds from Israeli occupation.

He made the vow in separate phone conversations with Ismail Haniyeh and Ziyad al-Nakhalah, leaders of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the Palestinian resistance movements based in the Gaza Strip, Lebanon’s Al Mayadeen TV channel reported on Tuesday, according to Press

TV.

-- US waives Iran oil sanctions, gives Tehran access to frozen funds

The US State Department reportedly informed Congress of its decision to waive the unilateral sanctions on Iran’s oil trade so that Tehran can pay off its debts to Japanese and Korean exporters from its frozen funds, without being able to transfer the funds to the country.

According to a notification sent to Congress by the State Department, the waiver, signed by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, allows the “transfer of Iranian funds in restricted accounts to exporters in Japan and the Republic of Korea,” the Washington Free Beacon reported, Press TV wrote.

*** KAYHAN INTERNATIONAL

-- Raisi: Iran to Continue Support for Palestine

TEHRAN -- President-elect Ebrahim Raisi has reiterated Iran’s support for the Palestinian nation until the liberation of Jerusalem Al-Quds from Israeli occupation.

Raisi had telephone conversations with Ismail Haniyeh and Ziad Nakhala, leaders of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the Palestinian resistance movements based in the Gaza Strip, Lebanon’s Al-Mayadeen TV channel reported.

-- Report: U.S. Deploys Afghanistan Troops to Yemen

 SANAA (Dispatches) – The U.S. has deployed some of its troops to a strategic airbase in southwestern Yemen after withdrawing them from Yemen, a report says.

Yemen Press Agency carried the report, saying the forces first arrived at the Aden airport and were then taken to the neighboring province of Lahij where they were stationed at the Al-Anad Airbase.

The development came after the Pentagon said 95 percent its withdrawal from Afghanistan had been completed.

-- U.S. Jews: Israeli ‘Apartheid Committing Genocide’

WASHINGTON (Dispatches) -- A survey of U.S. Jewish voters taken after the May war on Gaza finds that a sizable number of them believe the occupying regime of Israel is committing genocide and apartheid.

Among respondents to the survey commissioned by the Jewish Electorate Institute, a group led by prominent Jewish Democrats, 34 percent agreed that “Israel’s treatment of Palestinians is similar to racism in the United States,” 25% agreed that “Israel is an apartheid state” and 22% agreed that “Israel is committing genocide against the Palestinians.”

*** TEHRAN TIMES

-- On Erdogan’s phone call with Israeli president

In a diplomatic turnabout that shocked, and in some cases disappointed, many in the region including Turkey’s allies, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone with Israeli President Isaac Herzog after over a decade of Israel-bashing rhetoric from Ankara.

During the phone conversation, “President Erdogan underscored that Turkey-Israel relations were of great importance in terms of security and stability in the Middle East [West Asia], and that there was a great potential for cooperation” between Ankara and Tel Aviv “in various areas, notably energy, tourism and technology,” according to a statement put out by the Turkish presidency.

-- Leader letter to Putin was ‘very important’: ambassador

Iranian Ambassador to Russia Kazem Jalali has given more details about the letter Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei sent to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Speaking in an interview with Iranian state TV, the ambassador said the letter was in the direction of boosting Iran-Russia ties in various fields.

-- Power plant construction permits issued for big industries

The managing director of Iran’s Thermal Power Plants Holding Company (TPPH) announced that the necessary permits for the construction of the power plants were issued for the big industries.

Making the remarks in a press conference on Wednesday, Mohsen Tarztalab said that the big and high-consuming industries of steel, metals, and mining have been previously supplying for the permits to construct the electricity self-supply and self-consumption units, and their requests have been examined.

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