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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on August 25

Tehran, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Wednesday, August 25, 2021:

*** IRAN DAILY

-- Iranian official apologizes over prison mistreatment video; Judiciary chief orders probe

The head of Iran’s Prisons Organization apologized over “bitter” incidents at Tehran’s Evin Prison after footage went viral of what appears to be some guards mistreating inmates at the facility, while the Judiciary chief has ordered a swift investigation into the issue.

The videos — which recently circulated on social media outlets — appear to be captured by the prison’s surveillance cameras and show a number of guards beating prisoners and dragging a detainee on the floor.

-- Raeisi’s FM pick: Iran welcomes constructive talks

Iran favors constructive negotiations providing that the other sides honor their commitments and avoid wasting time, said the president’s nominee for foreign minister.
Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remark in a meeting with Japan’s visiting Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi in Tehran on Monday, referring to the Vienna talks over the revival of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

-- Tehran’s Armenian Museum of Anthropology, a pilot site for projects of young Iranian inventors

The Armenian Museum of Anthropology in Tehran has been chosen as a pilot site for implementing the projects of the Iranian team that won the gold medal in the first competition held for the members of International Federation of Inventors’ Association (IFIA), also known as Inv members.
The competition, held online in July, was hosted by Geneva, Switzerland. Inv members are a group of inventors. Out of respect for them, the use of the title “Inv” was approved for inventors and innovators.
According to IRNA, the Iranian team, comprising of Mamoudreza Gorji, Salar Basiri and Marjan Hajirahimi, built an apparatus for the preservation of manuscripts and antiques in museums. They won the title among 800 groups of participants who were from different countries.

*** KAYHAN INTERNATIONAL

-- Iran Resumes Fuel Exports to Help Afghans

Iran resumed fuel exports to Afghanistan a few days ago following a request from the new local governors, an Iranian official has said.
The price of gasoline in Afghanistan reached $900 per tonne as many Afghans were driven out of cities after the Taliban’s takeover of the country. To counter the price spike, the new authorities asked Iran to keep the borders open for traders.
“The Taliban sent messages to Iran saying: ‘You can continue the exports of petroleum products’,” Hamid Husseini, a board member and spokesman of Iran’s Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Products Exporters’ Union, was quoted as saying.

-- Iran Army Wins First Place in Int’l Army Games

 Iran Army “Lords of Weapons” team claimed first place in the international army games by beating Uzbekistan, Russia, and Vietnam.
On the first day of the international army games, the Army “Lords of Weapons” team won first place, beating Uzbekistan, Russia, and Vietnam, the organizer of the International Army Games Second Brigadier General Mohsen Azar Afrooz said, adding that the teams of Uzbekistan, Russia, and Vietnam won the next places, respectively.

-- Iran Respecting Dialogue Based on Commitment

Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Raisi’s nominee for the post of foreign minister Hussein Amir-Abdollahian, in a meeting with visiting Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi has underlined Iran welcomes any constructive negotiation coupled with tangible results and compliance with commitments with all the world states.
He also highlighted the new Iranian administration’s focus on the development of economic ties with Asian countries, saying the current level of trade interaction between Iran and Japan does not match their potential and capabilities.
Amir-Abdollahian also expressed hope that adoption of new initiatives would promote cooperation between Tehran and Tokyo in various fields.

*** TEHRAN TIMES

-- Tehran-Moscow relationship at its peak, says Defense Ministry official

 Brigadier General Saeed Shabanian, the deputy coordinator at the Iranian Defense Ministry, met with Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin in Moscow on Tuesday.

According to a report released by the Defense Ministry, General Shabanian congratulated Alexander Fomin on the success of the Army 2021 international military exhibition as well as International Army Games hosted by the Russian Federation. 

International Army Games consists of sports such as sea diving, naval cups and Lords of the Weapons.

-- Iran marches in parade of nations at Tokyo Paralympics

Iran delegation marched in the parade of nations at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo on Tuesday. Female archer Zahra Nemati and male thrower Mohammad Arekhi carried Iran’s flag in the ceremony.

Iran has participated in the 2020 Paralympics with 62 athletes in 10 sports, Tehran Times correspondent Masoud Hossein reports from Tokyo. It will be the nation’s smallest team since sending 40 to Sydney 2000.

-- Discover Iron Age burial in Gilan: bizarre patterns and rituals

Bounded by the Caspian Sea on the north, the province of Gilan situated in northern Iran is extremely rich in Iron Age cultural sites especially cemeteries. Also, Gilan was within the sphere of influence of the successive mighty empires of Achaemenian, Seleucid, Parthian, and Sasanids that ruled Iran until the 7th century CE.

The Iron Age in Iran and Gilan is divided into three sections: Iron Age I, II, and III. Furthermore, some archaeologists believe the existence of Iron Age IV, which continues until the middle of the Parthian (Ashkanian) period (end of 1st Millennium BC).

According to a scientific article conducted by the senior Iranian archaeologist Yousef Fallahian,  in almost all Iron Age sites of Gilan, the dead had been buried on the right shoulder or left shoulder and bent legs with low and high curvature degrees. Only a small number of bodies had been buried supine (face up) in some cemeteries.

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