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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on August 11

Tehran, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Wednesday, August 11, 2021:

*** IRAN DAILY

-- Maintaining Persian Gulf security Iran’s prime policy: Embassy in Pakistan

The Iranian Embassy in Islamabad warned of plots by the Israeli regime to invoke regional tensions, saying Tehran’s “principal policy” is to protect the security of the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.
In a statement released on Tuesday, the diplomatic mission said that the recent successive security incidents for ships in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman were highly suspicious

-- Iran’s annual exports of petrochemicals to hit $50b by 2027: CEO

Iran’s National Petrochemical Company (NPC) is planning the fourth leap in the industry, based on which the company’s revenues are expected to reach $50 billion by 2027, according to its Managing Director Behzad Mohammadi.
“By completing the projects defined in the second and third leaps, and the implementation of strategic projects defined in the fourth step of the smart development of the petrochemical industry, $50 billion worth of petrochemicals will be exported.

-- Traditional dress of Tarom women, a combination of color and history

It is obvious that the values, traditions, beliefs and customs of a society form the culture of a nation. Clothing is a part of culture and the manifestation of cultural diversity in a community.
Generally, factors such as gender, geographical location, age, social status, historical circumstances, beliefs and customs influence the form of clothing worn by people. The diversity of local and ethnic costumes is a great capacity for building unity among the people and functions as a platform for happiness and empathy in a society, chtn.ir wrote.
Tarom, a city in the northwestern province of Zanjan, is situated in a flat, wide and relatively hollow valley between Tarom and the Talesh Mountains.

*** KAYHAN INTERNATIONAL

-- U.S. Announces Sanctions on Resistance Groups

- The U.S. State Department has imposed a new round of sanctions on resistance groups in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.
In a notice issued Monday, the department’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation said the restrictive measures target Iraq’s Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq and Kata’ib Hezbollah, which are both subdivisions of Hashd al-Sha’abi, along with the Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement.
The sanctions were imposed under the so-called Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act (INKSNA), which bans arms transfer to those targeted.

-- Commander: Iran’s New Destroyer Ready for Mission

Commander of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Hussein Khanzadi on Tuesday announced that the fully home-made destroyer ‘Dena’ will join the country’s naval fleet soon.
“Presence of the naval fleets of the Army’s strategic Naval Force in international waters, while hoisting the holy flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran and ensuring the security of sea lines in line with protection of Iran’s interests, is a manifestation of the country’s power and pride,” Rear Admiral Khanzadi said during a visit to the Navy’s third operational zone in Konarak.
“The all-Iran-made destroyer Dena, which is an epic of intelligence and talent of Iranian engineers and technologists, will soon join the third naval zone of the Navy based in Konarak in order to improve the naval capacity of the Army’s Navy,” he added.

-- Iran Deaf Beach Volleyball Teams Shine at World Championships

Iranian A and B deaf beach volleyball teams started the world championships in Poland with two decisive victories. Iran’s deaf beach volleyball team A consisting of Vahid Talebi and Hamed Karkani defeated Estonia 2-0 of the first day of the world championships in Poland.
Meanwhile, the Iranian team B consisting of Mehrdad Keshavarz and Hessam al-Din Kheirandish gained a 2-0 victory against the hosts Poland. World Deaf Beach Volleyball Championships are underway in Sulejow, Poland from Monday, 09 August 2021 until Saturday, 14 August 2021.

*** TEHRAN TIMES

-- Festival of ideas to attract public participation in reviving wetlands

The Wetlands Conservation Project is going to hold the third festival of innovative ideas and products to attract people's participation in the protection and rehabilitation of wetlands.

The third festival of innovative ideas and products in two sections of independent ideas and startups will be held on September 19 to 22, with priority given to Lake Urmia and its surrounding wetlands.

-- Oil industry taking big steps for promoting innovation, technology

As one of the major pillars of the Iranian economy, the oil industry has been evolving continuously over the past four decades and with the world stepping into the new era of technological advances the Iranian oil industry too has been taking new steps in this regard.

In 2020, National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) announced the implementation of a new program for using the capacities of domestic knowledge-based companies, research institutions and universities for meeting the oil industry’s technological needs.

Since then, the company has conducted numerous research projects, held several events, and supported a great number of innovative ideas presented by knowledge-based companies and startups.

-- Kakh-e Chehel Sotoun: do not let the illusion of columns deceive you!

The beautifully proportioned Kakh-e Chehel Sotoun is a prime example of a royal garden left from the Safavid era (1501-1736). The meaning of its name is a palace with 40 columns.

Situated in Isfahan, which has a world reputation for being an artistic and historical city, Kakh-e Chehel Sotoun is entered via an elegant terrace that perfectly bridges the transition between the Persian love of gardens and interior splendor.

The main structure is built as a pleasure pavilion and reception hall, using the Achaemenid-inspired talar (columnar porch) style.  

Before entering the palace, there is a veranda with 20 cypress wood columns. Nevertheless, as the name Chehel Sotoun suggests, there have to be 40 columns. The reflection of the 20 real columns on the water of the pool, creates the illusion that there are 40 columns. It is worth mentioning that the number 40 in Iran signifies multiplicity in general. Therefore, we can conclude that there was a great contemplation behind building such an amazing structure.

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