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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on July 17

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


-- FM Zarif criticizes US for accusing Iran of abduction operation

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the US government is involved in hatching assassination plots against the leaders of certain countries while accusing others of kidnapping operations to conceal its criminal acts.

Zarif made the comment in a tweet posted on Friday, accompanied by excerpts from the American media indicating the US involvement in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise and plots for the ouster and targeted killing of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

-- Iran receives over 1m doses of COVID-19 vaccine: IRCS

‎Iran on Thursday received more than one million doses of COVID-19 ‎vaccine, said the secretary-general of the Iranian Red Crescent Society ‎‎(IRCS).‎
Mohammad Hossein Qosian Moqaddam added the sixth batch of the ‎COVID-19 vaccines, containing 1,142,800 doses, arrived at Imam Khomeini ‎International Airport, Tasnim News Agency reported. ‎
He noted that they were delivered to the Health Ministry at the airport on ‎Thursday morning.‎
The arrival of this consignment increased the total number of foreign vaccines imported by the IRCS to more than seven million doses, he added.

-- Persian food culture, balance of hot and cold nature

When it comes to maintaining a balanced diet, Persian food culture won’t just be limited to balancing the nutrients in meals but also to the hot nature (garmi) and cold nature (sardi) of ingredients.
Living an Iranian lifestyle, you naturally learn to avoid eating a certain combination of foods and ingredients. Fish with yogurt or melon with honey are two of the most mentioned examples
History of hot and cold nature in Persian food culture
The roots of this eating habit go back to Traditional Iranian Medicine (TIM) which is the medicine practiced in Iran for over 2000 years.
The existence of hot and cold nature has been traced in many traditional medical theories such as Chinese, Arabic, Greek, Persian, Roman, etc. It is believed to be originated from ancient Greece by scientists like Hippocrates. Later on, the theory had found its way to the East and therefore to Persian culture by the book Canon of Medicine, written by Avicenna (ibn Sina, Persian scientist).
Avicenna believed in the importance of a good eating habit as he writes: “Most illnesses arise solely from long-continued errors of diet and regimen.”


-- Canada ‘Barely Scratched Surface’ of Indigenous Remains

A Canadian indigenous group says more unmarked graves are expected to be found near former church-run residential schools as investigations continue.
The Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation made the statement after releasing on Thursday its first full report on the discovery of 215 unmarked graves at the site of a former residential school in May.
The First Nation’s leadership announced on May 27 that 215 unmarked and previously undocumented grave sites had been found using ground-penetrating radar at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in Kamloops, British Columbia.

-- Leader’s Message of Support Conveyed to Iraqis

Iran’s Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi has conveyed Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei’s support for the Arab country’s security and stability.
Alavi met Iraqi President Barham Saleh at Al-Salam Palace here, where he underlined “the importance of strong relations between the countries and their peoples.”
He also relayed Ayatollah Khamenei’s supportive stance in favor of “reinforcement of the bilateral cooperation and coordination towards confronting terrorism, extremism, and establishment of peace in the region.”
Alavi also communicated the Leader’s condolences over the recent tragedy that afflicted a hospital in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah in which a raging blaze killed scores of people.

-- Iran Win Asian U-21 Beach Volleyball Championships

Iran won the title of the 4th Asian U-21 Beach Volleyball Championships on Thursday.
Iran1’s Abolhassan Khakizadech/Sina Shokati Shekarsaraei defeated Thailand 2-1 (17-21, 28-26, 15-7) in the final match.
Thailand 2 also defeated Thailand 3 in the bronze medal match.
The Asian U-21 Beach Volleyball Championships were held in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand from July 12 to 15.


-- Iran, Syria underline strategic relations

Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad has received a delegation from the Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran headed by Assistant Foreign Minister of Iran Reza Najafi. 

During the meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral relations and how to strengthen these relations. 

Talks during the meeting tackled the relations between the foreign ministries of both countries, as well as laying the necessary bases for strengthening coordination and consultation in various fields of interest to them, especially working to confront terrorism to which both countries are exposed, including economic terrorism represented by unilateral coercive measures imposed on them, Syrian state news SANA reported. 

-- Transport, urban development projects worth over $5.1b inaugurated

President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday inaugurated several major transportation and urban development projects worth 214.23 trillion rials (over $5.1 billion) across the country through video conferencing. The mentioned projects, including 37 transport projects and numerous sport-venue projects, were inaugurated in the 81st series of inauguration ceremonies since the previous Iranian calendar year (ended on March 20).

Some 321 kilometers (km) of highways and main roads, eight road transport development projects, 16 port projects, as well as two multi-purpose sports halls, and 262 other sports venue projects were among the inaugurated projects.

-- Researchers hope to unlock mystery of 900-year-old mummy

A team of Iranian researchers has performed a necropsy on a 900-year-old mummified skeleton, hoping to solve the mystery of the female body found in the central Iranian plateau.  

To investigate and identify whether the mummy may have contained parasites, soil, and sediments from the abdomen and chest as well as a few hairs were collected for a range of parasitological and mycological studies, Mehr reported on Friday. 

Being kept in the National Museum of Medical Sciences History in Tehran, the natural mummy was mummified due to climatic conditions and salt in the soil and was discovered in the central province of Yazd.


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