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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on July 31

Tehran, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Wednesday, July 31, 2021:

*** IRAN DAILY

-- Iranian, Tajik businessmen meet online

The Iranian-Tajik Business Forum, co-organized by the Embassy of Tajikistan in Tehran and chambers of commerce of Tajikistan and Iran was held virtually on Tuesday.

The business forum was attended by more than 200 participants from both sides, including heads of government bodies, enterprises and organizations, business associations as well as representatives of the private sector of the two countries.

Chairmen of the chambers of commerce, ambassadors of the two countries and representatives of the private sector made speeches at the opening of the event.

-- Iran’s great miniaturist Fakhar-Monfared dies of coronavirus at 68

Veteran Iranian miniaturist Mehrozzaman Fakhar-Monfared suffering from COVID-19 passed away at the age of 68.

Her body will be laid to rest in Tehran Saturday. Holding a Grade A Certificate in Art from Iran’s Culture Ministry, Fakhar-Monfared learned the skills in miniature through the instructions of Iranian masters Sousan Abadi, Ali Eshraqi, Ali Moti’, and Boyouk Ahmari.

-- Tatarstan’s mufti lauds cultural ties with Iran

Tatarstan’s mufti in the Russian Federation, Kamil Hazrat Samigullins, evaluated the cultural and religious ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran as being excellent. Samigullin made the remarks following a meeting with Iran’s Ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali, and he added that relations will improve.

He told IRNA that Muslims in the Russian Federation have had friendly relations with Iranians, adding that ties have always been expanding. 

*** KAYHAN INTERNATIONAL

-- Envoy Outlines Leader’s Warning About JCPOA

A senior Iranian diplomat has reflected on a warning recently issued by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei about the West’s intention to use the 2015 nuclear deal to enable interference in the country’s affairs.
Kazem Gharibabadi, Iran’s permanent ambassador to Vienna-based international organizations, made the remarks in an interview published on Ayatollah Khamenei’s official website, Khamenei.ir.
He referred to the warning issued by Ayatollah Khamenei on Wednesday, during the Leader’s last meeting with the outgoing Iranian administration’s officials.

-- Chinese Festival Screens Iran’s ‘Botox’

Iranian film ‘Botox’ directed by Kaveh Mazaheri will be screened at the 11th Beijing International Film Festival.
The Iranian film ‘Botox’ is scheduled to be screened at “Forward Future” section of the 11th Beijing International Film Festival.
This will be the seventh time that this film is displayed in international competitions.
‘Botox’ has already won the Best First Film Award at the Fajr International Film Festival and the Best Film and Best Screenplay Awards at the Turin Film Festival in Italy.

-- Russia, Iran Trade Exchanges Rise 15%

Iran’s trade representative in Russian Federation has said that volume of trade exchanged between Islamic Republic of Iran and Russian Federation in first six months of 2021 registered a considerable growth.
Speaking in an interview with CNBC News in Russia, Rustam Zhiganshin reiterated the trade volume exchanged between Islamic Republic of Iran and Russian in the first six months of 2021 faced a giant leap as compared to the same period of last year.

*** TEHRAN TIMES

-- Iran voices concern over Armenia-Azerbaijan border clashes

For the second time in a week, Iran expressed concern over continued border clashes between Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan, which claimed lives on both sides and aroused concerns in neighboring countries in the South Caucasus region.  Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh expressed concern over the continuation of border clashes between the border guards of Azerbaijan and Armenia.

In a statement on Thursday, Khatibzadeh expressed regret over the deaths and injuries of the two countries' nationals, and called on both parties to show self-restraint.

-- Ambassador: Iran-Russia ties will become stronger during Raisi administration

The meeting of the ambassadors of the Islamic countries in Russia was held on the sidelines of the twelfth international economic meeting "Russia and the Islamic World" in Kazan, the capital of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan on Thursday.

In the meeting that ambassadors from 28 Islamic countries were present participants discussed the need to strengthen ties between Islamic countries in each other in various fields.

Addressing the meeting, the President of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov noted that relations with Islamic countries are one of the priorities of Russia's foreign policy, saying, "Tatarstan is ready to cooperate with member countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in various fields such as oil, machine building, truck production, and agricultural products.”

-- ICOMOS assessors to visit caravansaries in Iran 

Assessors and experts affiliated with the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) are scheduled to visit several caravansaries in Iran. 

The evaluators will arrive in the Islamic Republic by the end of the current Iranian month of Mordad (August 22) to visit and review the current status of a select of caravansarais for potential inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage list, IRNA quoted Mostafa Purali, a senior official with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts, as saying on Friday.

An all-inclusive dossier of a select of Iranian caravansarais is being prepared to be evaluated during the next session of the World Heritage Committee, which will be held in 2022, the official said.

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