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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on Sept 23

Tehran, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Thursday, September 23, 2021:

*** IRAN DAILY

- US efforts to impose hegemony ‘failed miserably’: Raeisi to UN

President says US sanctions on Iran during pandemic are ‘crimes against humanity’

Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi said the US efforts to impose hegemony on other countries have “failed miserably” and Washington’s hegemonic system lacks credibility.
Raeisi made the remarks in an address to the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly via video conference on Tuesday night, his first speech at the main policy-making organ of the world body since taking office last month.

- Iran ready to reverse JCPOA countermeasures if US returns to compliance: FM

Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Tuesday Iran is ready to roll back its countermeasures taken in response to the US withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal if the United States returns to full compliance with the multilateral accord verifiably.  
“If others return to their commitments and [the return] is verified, we too are ready to stop our remedial actions,” Amir-Abdollahian told EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell in New York City on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly.  

- Yemen forces just 50km away from Marib Province’s capital

 Yemen’s joint defense forces have advanced as far as just 50 kilometers (31 miles) away from the hugely-strategic west-central province of Marib’s capital.  
Reporting on Wednesday, Al Jazeera network said the country’s army and Popular Committees had regained full control over the province’s Harib District that lies to the south of Marib’s capital.  

*** TEHRAN TIMES

- Angry Americans, Hysterical Reactions

After Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi virtually addressed the 76th United Nations General Assembly, many political analysts commented on the contents of his speech. However, what is interesting is that the authors of the JCPOA are crying over an empty coffin.

To examine this issue, let’s review what the president told the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

- Ex-ambassador: From Pakistan’s view Taliban government is not inclusive

In a live interview with the Tehran Times on Tuesday, former Pakistan’s ambassador to Iran says from viewpoint of his country the caretaker Taliban government is not inclusive.

However, Asif Durrani says it depends on defining inclusiveness in a tribal and traditional society like Afghanistan.

“I think we have to look at Afghanistan as per its culture,” the former diplomat notes.

- Container operation rises 13% in Iran’s ports in 5 months yr/yr

As announced by an official with Iran's Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO), container operation has increased 13 percent in the ports of country during the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-August 22), as compared to the same period of time in the past year.

Farhad Montaser Kouhsari, the PMO’s deputy Head for Ports and Economic Affairs, said 906,218 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of container goods have been unloaded and loaded in the country's ports.

*** KAYHAN INTERNATIONAL

- President Raisi: We Don’t Trust U.S. Promises

Iran’s new president slammed U.S. sanctions imposed on his nation as a mechanism of war, using his first UN address since his swearing-in to forcefully call out Washington’s policies in the region and the growing political schism within America.

President Ebrahim Raisi, who was sworn in last month after an election, on Tuesday delivered a far more critical and blunt take on American foreign policy than his predecessor, Hassan Rouhani, had done in previous speeches to the UN General Assembly.

- ‘Devastating’: COVID Deaths Rage On in U.S.

COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March, with experts saying the virus is preying largely on a distinct group: 71 million unvaccinated Americans.

The increasingly lethal turn has filled hospitals, complicated the start of the school year, delayed the return to offices and demoralized health care workers.

- U.S. Dems Nix $1bn for Zionist Regime’s Iron Dome

U.S. House Democrats have removed $1 billion in military funding for Israel from a major budget bill after objections from liberal lawmakers, with the Democratic leadership promising to introduce a stand-alone bill later this week to fund the occupying regime’s Iron Dome missile system.

Tuesday’s decision comes after the House debated legislation to fund the federal government through December 3 and raise the nation’s borrowing limit.

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