Sep 19, 2021, 7:57 AM
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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on Sept 19
Headlines in Iranian English-language

Tehran, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Sunday, September 19, 2021:


-- Iran capable of taking huge leaps in defense sector: Minister

Iran will be able to take giant leaps in improving its military and martial capabilities thanks to the synergy, unity and solidarity among the country’s Armed Forces, said the defense minister.
Brigadier General Mohammadreza Ashtiani made the remarks in an address to the opening ceremony of the 3rd Peace and Defense International Book Fair (September 18-22) held at the Command and Staff University in Tehran on Saturday.

-- IME weekly trade surpasses $356m

The Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME) announced that 1.86 million tons of commodities, valued at over $356 million, were traded in its domestic trading and export halls in the week ending September 17.
A total of 1.37 million tons of various products, worth over $142 million, were traded on IME’s domestic and export metal and mineral trading hall.

-- Shahr-e Babak in Kerman Province, a city with pristine nature and old history

Shahr-e Babak, with unique natural landscapes and numerous ancient monuments, is located in the southeastern Iranian province of Kerman. This article will introduce some of the natural and historical attractions of the city.

The Mousa Khani Mansion is among the most significant tourist attractions of Shahr-e Babak.  A large number of Iranian and foreign tourists, who travel to the region, visit this valuable architectural monument, which dates back 190 years. Extending in an area of 7,500 square meters, the building was established by the order of Mousa Khan, the son of the ruler of Shahr-e Babak at the time.


-- Iran Condemns U.S. Killing of Afghan Civilians

Iran on Saturday condemned the U.S. military’s killing of 10 more civilians, including children, in Afghanistan in a drone strike last month, saying Washington cannot exonerate itself by describing such frequent atrocities as “mistakes” and the victims as “collateral damage.”
“On the way out, U.S. military kills 10 more Afghan civilians, incl. 7 kids. By describing such frequent atrocities as “mistakes” & the victims as “collateral damage”, the U.S. can’t acquit itself,” the foreign ministry tweeted. “The int’l community must hold the U.S. accountable for years of occupation & violence.”

-- Oil Minister Invites Domestic, Foreign Investors

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Javad Owji voiced the Iranian Ministry of Petroleum’s readiness to tap the potentialities of domestic and foreign investors in the oil and gas projects.
Speaking to reporters during a visit to Fath 25 Oil Rig in the southwestern province of Khuzestan, Owji said: “I thank God that I succeeded in making my third provincial and business trip to Khuzestan province where 74% of the country’s oil production comes from its fields.”

-- Iran Beat U.S. in Futsal World Cup

Iran came from a goal down to defeat USA 4-2 in Group F of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021 at the Vilnius Arena on Friday.
Trailing by an early goal, Iran responded soon with Farhad Tavakoli latching onto a defensive mix-up to tie the game. Mahdi Javid then gave Team Melli the lead with a simple tap-in after 7 minutes of play, before Ahmad Esmaeilpour smashed-in a 3rd midway through first half.

The Americans cut the gap back to one, with 4 minutes remaining, and then risked on a fly-goalkeeper in an attempt to even the result. But their plan backfired inside the final minute, when Saeid Abbasi scored an empty netter from the middle of the court to seal win and the progression into the knockout stage.
Iran who had edged Serbia 3-2 in their campaign opener, will next meet defending champions Argentina in the group’s conclusion match on Monday.


-- National Day of Persian Poetry and Literature celebrated in Tabriz

Groups of Iranian literati and cultural figures came together during a meeting at Maqbarat ush-Shoara (Cemetery Of Poets) in Tabriz on Friday evening to celebrate the National Day of Persian Poetry and Literature. 

The day, which fell on Saturday this year, is observed every year on the death anniversary of the most prominent figure of contemporary Persian poetry Mohammad-Hossein Behjat Tabrizi – Shahriar, who is buried at the cemetery.

“No works of any contemporary Persian poet could have influenced people’s minds as much as Shahriar’s, and his poems are within the memories of many people nowadays,” Academy of Persian Language and Literature director Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel said at the meeting.

--Fixed income funds overtake banks in attracting people's investment

It’s over two years that stock market in Iran has been playing an outstanding role in the attraction of the people’s investment.

Iranian people, who used to invest their money in some traditional ways such as buying gold, or deposit money in the banks, have taken a new approach for investment over the past two years, as they have been investing more and more in the stock market.

The rising number of new shareholders in Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE), which is Iran’s major stock exchange, is an indication of this new approach.

Different factors have created such condition, among them it could be referred to the efforts made by the stock market to attract people’s more investment through laying the proper ground, for example via introducing new financial instruments, and also by making people more acquainted with this market.

-- How could ancient remedies lift tourism?

- Recent decades have seen a growing interest in medicinal plants and the traditional knowledge of their usage to some extent that some believe the drugs of the future might come from the past.

Due to the side effects of synthetic drugs, the herbal products and the desire for multilateral use of these plants in various pharmaceutical, food, and cosmetic industries are becoming more and more popular again. And such a trend steps up demands for potentially important tourist attractions.

That is why the rural destinations with medicinal herb resources are becoming increasingly popular in Iran and many other countries, especially as a part of alternative medicine.


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