Sep 14, 2021, 8:30 AM
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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on Sept 14
Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies

Tehran, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Tuesday, September 14, 2021:


-- Iran hits 88% y/y growth in steel products export: IMIDRO

Iran exported 1,399,000 tons of steel products during the first five months of the Persian calendar year (started March 21), indicating an 88% hike compared to the same period last year, according to Iranian Mines & Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO).
It also registered 3,079,000 tons of exports of various types of steel ingot – slab, bloom and billet – in the same period, IMIDRO quoted a report by Iranian Steel Producers Association (ISPA).
The figure shows a 39% growth year-on-year.

-- Iran eyeing $5b rise in non-oil exports by March 2022: Minister

Iran is looking to increase the volume of its non-oil exports by $5 billion in the second half of the Persian calendar year (Sept. 23, 2021-March 20, 2022), said the minister of industry, mine and trade.
Seyyed Reza Fatemi-Amin made the remarks following a meeting with members of the Parliament’s Economic Committee on Monday.

-- Zonuzaq Village, an architectural marvel in Iran

The Zonuzaq Village in the northwest of Iran boasts unique architecture as the yard of a house above serves as the roof of the house below.
The Zonuzaq Village has come under the spotlight as Iran’s largest stair-like village and a tourism hub thanks to its natural and historical attractions, wrote.
Zonuzaq is Iran’s largest stair-like village located near the city of Zonuz in northwestern East Azarbaijan Province. It lies next to the provincial capital of Tabriz.

Homes in the village boast beautiful architecture and the yard of each house above is, in fact, the roof of another house below. Local women wear traditional and colorful costumes. The passageways and colored houses in the village still maintain their historical identity.


-- Iran to Decide on Taliban Ties Based on Conduct

Iran will decide on its future relations with the Taliban based on the group’s actions, Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said here on Monday.
“It is still early to talk about this issue,” he said at a press conference, when asked to comment on the Taliban’s invitation for Iran to attend the new government’s inauguration, and on the possibility of recognizing the Taliban.

-- European Gas Prices Hit Another Record High on Low Supply

The price of natural gas in the European market has set yet another record, exceeding $730 per thousand cubic meters, trading data shows. The commodity now costs five times its 2020 price.
The price of October gas futures at the launch of the Monday trading session was $713.10 per thousand cubic meters, jumping to $728.20 and quickly reaching $730.10 a little after that, the Dutch TTF index shows. The previous gas price record on the European market was set last Friday, when it reached $710 per thousand cubic meters by the end of the trading day.

-- Iran Outplays West

Western powers on Monday scrapped plans for a resolution criticizing Iran at the UN atomic agency even though it said Iran made no “promise” on a key issue after its head Rafael Grossi visited Tehran.
The decision by the United States, France, Britain and Germany not to push for a resolution at this week’s meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s 35-nation Board of Governors avoids an escalation with Iran that could have killed hopes of resuming wider talks on reviving the Iran nuclear deal, Reuters said.


-- Iran sets foot in backyard of the U.S.

- Now, with a serious test of Iran's naval capability for a long-term mission in distant waters, Iran has set its feet in the backyard of the Americans in the North Atlantic Ocean or any other body of water in the world.

The 75th Naval Fleet of the Army, consisting of Makran big ship and Sahand destroyer, finally entered the territorial waters of Iran in the past few days after 133 days of navigation and 44,000 kilometers of sea route in the most unprecedented mission in the history of Navy of Iran's Army and docked in Bander Abbas.

-- Tehran hosting intl. exhibition of construction industry

The 21st International Exhibition of Building and Construction Industry (Iran Confair 2021) was opened by Transport and Urban Development Minister Rostam Qassemi at Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds on Monday.

AS IRNA reported, over 630 domestic and foreign exhibitors from Finland, Canada, China, Turkey, Indonesia, South Korea, and Germany are participating in this four-day exhibition.

Several trade delegations from Turkey, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, and the United Arab Emirates (EAU) are also attending this year’s event.

-- Iranian hotels suffer $4.8 billion loss since start of pandemic

Iranian hotels have lost 202 trillion rials (some $4.8 billion at the official exchange rate of 42,000 rials per dollar( of potential revenues as the COVID-19 pandemic drastically curbed travel in the country, the Iranian Hotel Association has said.

“Hotels and other official accommodation centers in Iran have suffered 202 trillion rials of financial losses from Esfand 1398 (February 20, 2019) to the end of Mordad 1400 (August 22, 2021),” ISNA quoted the association’s head Jamshid Hamzehzadeh as saying on Sunday.

“Unfortunately, two-thirds of the hotel staff have lost their jobs, while many of them were experts in their field,” he stated.


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