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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on July 18

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

*** IRAN DAILY

--- Asghar Farhadi’s ‘A Hero’ grabs Cannes Grand Prix award

ran’s two-time Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi’s ‘A Hero’ won Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix award jointly with ‘Compartment No. 6,’ Juho Kuosmanen’s follow-up to his debut, ‘The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki,’ which won the Un Certain Regard prize for best film in Cannes in 2016.

Chaos reigned at the awards ceremony for the 2021 Cannes International Film Festival after jury president Spike Lee accidentally announced the winner of the Palme d’Or — Julia Ducournau’s wildly extreme fantasy drama ‘Titane’ — right at the start of the night, The Hollywood Reporter wrote..

The master of ceremonies attempted to laugh off the slip-up and forget that it had happened, but with Cannes’ top prize having been revealed prematurely it set a comically awkward tone over the rest of the proceedings. When it was actually time for the Palme d’Or presentation, Lee acknowledged his mistake.

-- Iran triumphs in economic war despite 91% drop in oil revenues

Iranian government has been successful in overcoming the economic war imposed by the US sanctions on the country’s oil export between 2018 and 2020, which have caused a 91 percent decline in oil revenues, leading to the removal of $98.5 billion of the income.
The Trump administration’s withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal with Western powers in May 2018 mostly affected the country’s banking and oil sectors.

-- Bushehr traditional clothes documented for national registration

An official from the Bushehr Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Department said traditional clothes of Bushehr Province are documented for national registration, adding that local clothing is one of the most important cultural attractions of the southwestern province.
Soudabeh Ma’muri, who is in charge of registering the monuments of the province, briefed an Iran Daily reporter on the local clothing and costumes, saying traditional clothes in Bushehr are part of the people’s culture, reflecting their ideas, beliefs, tastes, and arts.
“On the other hand,” she said, “the style and kind of clothing of the people have been compatible with the hot and humid climate of the region.”

*** KAYHAN INTERNATIONAL

-- President-Elect Meets Developers of COVID Vaccines

 Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi on Saturday met with local authorities and experts engaged in the development and distribution of vaccines for the coronavirus.
In attendance were outgoing Health Minister Saeed Namaki, head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society Karim Hemmati, chairman of the Headquarters for Executing the Order of Imam Khomeini Muhammad Mokhber, a number of lawmakers, the CEOs of Iranian producers of vaccine, managers of the institutions and companies working on the distribution of vaccine, and the vaccination program experts.

-- Iran Crowned Asian U21 Beach Volleyball Champions

 Iran has claimed the title of the 4th Asian U21 Beach Volleyball Championships. Iran (Abolhassan Khakizadeh/Sina Shokati) defeated Thailand (Phichakon Narathon/Phanuphong Thanan) 2-1 (17-21, 28-26, 15-7) in the gold medal match.
Thailand 2 also defeated Thailand 3 in the bronze medal match.
Iran2’s Amir Reza Zamani/Reza Naghibizadeh Shamili also participated in the competition but lost to Thailand 1 and Australia 2 in the group stage. The Asian U-21 Beach Volleyball Championships were held in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand from July 12 to 16.

--OPEC+ Plans New Output Policy Meeting, Sources Say

 OPEC+ ministers plan to hold their next meeting on Sunday to decide on output policy, three sources within the producers group told Reuters on Saturday.
The development comes after Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reached a compromise last week in a dispute over OPEC+ policy, in a move that should unlock a deal to supply more crude to a tight oil market and cool soaring prices.

*** TEHRAN TIMES

-- Iran to host intra-Afghan peace talks: report

 Iran is planning to host a meeting between the Afghan government and other Afghan groups to bring peace to war-torn Afghanistan, Fars News reported. 

The Iranian news agency did not say if the Taliban will take part in the Tehran peace talks but it said all Afghanistan’s “internal groups” will be present in the meeting, implying that a delegation from the Taliban may participate in the meeting. It also did not set any date for the talks, but said they will take place “soon.”

According to Fars News, these days Iran is trying to ensure peace, stability and lasting security for the people of Afghanistan by holding dialogue sessions and interaction between the groups and the government while denying violence and focusing on a political solution. Iran's initiative in holding this meeting can save the people of Afghanistan from the current crisis to a great extent, it added.

-- ‘Armenian market a special opportunity for Iranian SMEs’

- The Armenian market is a special opportunity for Iranian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), especially in the field of foodstuff and home appliances, according to Iran’s deputy industry, mining, and trade minister.

Ali Rasoulian, who is also the head of Iran Small Industries and Industrial Parks Organization (ISIPO), made the remarks on Friday while referring to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that his organization signed on Thursday with Armenia’s Investor Support Center for cooperation in various areas, including the establishment of joint industrial parks in border areas.

Iran-Armenia economic relations have been growing noticeably over the past three decades. It has always been said that the two neighbors’ trade relations have many capacities and facilities, which is an indisputable fact.

 -- Jiroft: the story of how Iran became a cradle of civilization

– Until the very early 21st century, no one had ever dreamed that a refined forgotten culture could re-emerge from the sands of a remote and arid region in southeast Iran.

The story started when rounds of heavy flood swept the topsoil off thousands of previously unknown tombs in Bronze Age cemetery in Jiroft. Arrays of remarkable findings at Jiroft demanded a reassessment of a previous interpretation, based on which Mesopotamia was considered the cradle of civilization.

According to a National Geographic article, a flood of archaeological objects began appearing in the antiquities market seemingly out of nowhere in 2001.

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