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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on July 28

Tehran, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Wednesday, July 28, 2021:


-- Imposers shouldn’t be given any excuse to keep sanctions in place: Gov’t spokesman

No excuse should be given to the imposers of sanctions on Iran lest it enables them to keep sanctions in place, said the Iranian government’s spokesman.
In an address to a weekly press conference on Tuesday, Ali Rabiei added that the Islamic Republic has reached a point in countering the economic war, at which the sense of Iran’s resistance and determination must continue to be understood by the enemy, IRNA reported.
Rabiei described the past few years for Iran as the critical years of transition, saying a number of factors together have put the Iranian society under unprecedented pressure.

-- Iran’s three-month exports to Caspian Sea littoral states fetch $329m: IRICA

The value of Iran’s exports to the Caspian Sea littoral states stood at $328.9 million in the first quarter of the current Iranian year (March 21-June 21), said the spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA).
Rouhollah Latifi named Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan as the export destinations of the Iranian products in the three-month period.

-- Bardsir in Kerman a small but rich city in culture and civilization

Bardsir, in the southeastern province of Kerman, is one of the famous Iranian cities in terms of its ancient history. It also has abundant historical and natural attractions which are unique in the province and the country.
Bardsir Citadel
Bardsir Citadel is situated in the center of the city, in front of the Jame’ Mosque. Its area is more than 2,300 square meters, which is on average eight meters above street level, chtn.ir wrote.
The citadel dates back to 300 years ago. The excavated spaces, including a courtyard with four symmetrical porches and eight entrances, as well as other residential facilities such as a kitchen and a water supply system, reflect the fact that Bardsir Citadel was once considered a suitable place for the rulers to live in. It was also used as a military fortress.
Minaret of Negar Mosque.

Minaret of Negar Mosque is located on the Baft-Bezanjan route. It is one of the towers surviving from the Seljuk Period. The minaret is built of beautiful bricks, on which is installed an inscription of turquoise tiles in Kufic script.


-- Zarif Hails Cooperation With Cuba in Vaccine Production

 Iran’s Foreign Minister Muhammad Javad Zarif has praised cordial relations with Cuba, which recently saw bilateral cooperation in the fields of biotechnology and genetic engineering, especially the production of vaccines.
Zarif met with Dr. Vicente Vérez Bencomo, director-general of the Finlay Institute of Vaccines (IFV), a Cuban epidemiological research institute, in Tehran.
The Cuban scientist, for his part, provided explanations about the cooperation between the vaccine institutes of the two countries on the production of a COVID-19 vaccine and its unique features.

-- Iran’s Film Competes at Aussie Festival

 The Melbourne International Film Festival in Australia has been set to screen Iranian feature ‘Ballad of a White Cow’.
Directed by Maryam Moqaddam and Behtash Sanaeeha, the film will take part in the 69th edition of the Aussie festival.
The storyline of the movie reads, “Mina’s life is turned upside down when she learns that her husband was innocent of the crime for which he was executed, so she starts a silent battle against a cynical system for her own and her daughter’s sake.”
Mina tries to get her life together, take good care of her child and make both ends meet. However, her life gets more sorrowful when she finds out that her husband was innocent.

-- Egypt, Iran Share Spoils at Thailand Futsal Tournament

Iran and Egypt futsal teams shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw in Group B of the Continental Futsal Championship Thailand on Tuesday.
Iran has defeated Lithuania (5-0) and Tajikistan (7-0) so far.
The tournament is under way in Bangkok, Thailand from July 25 to 30.
The Asia No. 1 is preparing for the 2021 FIFA Futsal World Cup, where it has been drawn in Group F along with defending champion Argentina, USA, and Serbia.
The 2021 FIFA Futsal World Cup will be held in Lithuania from September 12 to October 3.


-- Iran opens center for specialized nuclear industry

Iran’s first specialized nuclear industry innovation center was inaugurated in Tehran on Monday. The center was opened at the presence of Ali Akbar Salehi, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) chief, and Sorena Sattari, the vice president for science and technology.

According to the Mehr news agency, the center was launched with the aim of commercializing the research achievements of Iranian nuclear scientists. The establishment of the center is the first step in forming the innovation ecosystem in the nuclear industry and supporting the process of innovation development in the industry, the news agency said.

-- WB sees Iranian economy continuing positive growth until 2024

 Iranian economy is projected to grow by 2.1 percent in the current fiscal year (March 2021-March 2022) as the domestic markets are getting back on track and the negative impacts of the coronavirus pandemic begin to wane, according to the World Bank’s Macro Poverty Outlook (MPO) report for spring 2021.

According to the mentioned report, Iran’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is going to continue its positive growth over the next two fiscal years (2022-2024), expanding by 2.2 and 2.3 percent, respectively.

“Despite an initial COVID-19 induced shock to GDP, a strong rebound in mid2020 led to a modest economic expansion in 2020/2021. The COVID-19 output loss since Feb 2020 was less pronounced [in Iran] than in other countries,” the report stated.

-- COVID-19 causes $7.6b damage to Iran tourism

 Iran’s tourism industry has suffered a loss of some 320 trillion rials ($7.6 billion at the official exchange rate of 42,000 rials per dollar) since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, ISNA reported on Tuesday.  The pandemic has also ruined more than 44,000 jobs in the once budding travel sector of the country, the report added. 

As a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus in Iran and the subsequent unemployment and financial losses, accommodation centers suffered the most. These statistics cover the period between February 2020 and the spring of 2021.


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