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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on October 2
Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies

Tehran, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Saturday, October 2, 2021:


-- Raeisi promises to resolve nomads’ problems in fifth provincial trip

Iran’s President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi promised to resolve problems faced by Iranian nomads, in particular water shortages, upon visiting the southwestern regions of the country to talk with the local people face-to-face.
“We are seriously pursuing the resolution of your water shortage problems; on the other hand, we will strive to cut off the hands of middlemen and brokers in selling the nomads’ handicrafts and food products, so that the main benefits of the endeavors and efforts of nomadic men and women will be reaped by themselves,” Raeisi said on Friday.

-- ECO launches Pakistan-Turkey road corridor via Iran

he Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) said a key road corridor operating under the auspices of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) that links Pakistan to Turkey via Iran was launched on a pilot basis.
IRICA spokesman Rouhollah Latifi said on Thursday that two first shipments using the Istanbul-Tehran-Islamabad (ITI) corridor had arrived in the Iranian territory overnight through an eastern border crossing with Pakistan.

-- Faruj, a city in North Khorasan Province with abundant tourist attractions

Faruj is a city with unique historical and tourist attractions, which serves as the eastern gate of the northeastern province of North Khorasan. It is connected to Quchan, in the north and east, Esfarayen in the south, and Shirvan in the west.
Faruj is located between the Kopet Dag Mountain Range in the north and Aladagh Mountain Range in the south, in a wide plain encompassing Atrak River, chtn.ir reported.
Thanks to the availability of sufficient water resources, agriculture in the region is very prosperous.


-- Army Holds Drills, Warns Zionists to Keep Out

Iran’s national army began exercises on Friday near its border with Azerbaijan, putting on a display of military capabilities near a neighbor it is increasingly skeptical of for its ties to the West and the occupying regime of Israel.
The exercises took place in open areas in northwestern Iran, said national television, which showed tanks, howitzers and helicopters firing at targets on the ground.
Iran occasionally holds such events to assesses combat readiness and demonstrate capabilities.

-- Iran to IAEA: Don’t Play Into Terrorist Hands

Iran’s nuclear chief has advised the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) not to be duped by false reports concocted by a Europe-based terrorist group against Iran’s peaceful nuclear program.
“The Agency should not play into the hands of terrorist groups,” head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Muhammad Eslami said in an interview with Sputnik News published on Thursday.
Eslami made the remarks when asked to comment on the IAEA chief’s call on Iran to explain the presence of uranium particles at several undeclared sites.

-- Iranian Athletes Claim 3 Golds in Central Asian Tournament

Iran’s track and field athletes have bagged three gold medals in the Central Asian Youth Championship in Tashkent, Uzbekistan..
Benyamin Yousefi, Amirhussein Asadimanesh, Muhammad Abdshahri collected gold medals at the Central Asian Youth Championship.
Benyamin Yousefi became the champion in the 100 meters after crossing the finish line at 10.47 second.
Amirhossein Asadimanesh ended the 10,000m junior race walk in 45:50.51 and stood in the first place.
Elsewhere in the 10,000m youth race walk, Fatemeh Zahra Qalenoei hit 54:26.26 record and won gold. She also broke Iran’s youth record by this outcome.


--Iranian gas network expanding by 1,700 km

Head of National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) Majid Chegeni has said over 1,700 kilometers of high-pressure gas pipelines are currently under construction across the country, Shana reported.

Speaking in a meeting with Bahram Salavati, the head of the Iranian Gas Engineering and Development Company (IGEDC), Chegeni said: “The implementation of more than 1700 kilometers of high-pressure transmission lines including Bidboland - Ahvaz, Qom - Mohammadieh - Parchin, Rasht - Chelvand, Laft - Gourzin - Bandar Abbas and Bidboland - Gachsaran shows NIGC’s determination for completing underway projects on schedule.”

“Implementation of projects on time, in accordance with the current standards and regulations of the Oil Ministry, will lead to further development of the country's gas industry,” he added.

-- Take the crisis seriously: Iran's elderly population to triple in 50 years

Over the last 5 decades, the elderly’s population has increased from about 5 to 10 percent, and it is predicted that this rate will triple in the next 50 years so that it is vital to take the aging phenomenon seriously.

Farshad Sharifi, research deputy of the Elderly Health Research Center, on the eve of the International Day of Older Persons, called education and preparation of the elderly for adaptation to digital life an important necessity and said that Iran is one of the fastest aging communities.

On 14 December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly designated October 1st as the International Day of Older Persons. The 2021 theme “Digital Equity for All Ages” affirms the need for access and meaningful participation in the digital world by older persons.

-- Iran wants collective UNESCO recognition for 56 of its old caravansaries

Iran has put forward a selection of 56 caravansaries as a candidate for a collective inclusion in UNESCO’S cultural heritage list, a senior advisor to the tourism minister has said. “After three years of following the case, a dossier for 56 caravansaries [which have been selected] from 24 provinces was submitted to UNESCO for a [possible] registration on the World Heritage list,” Mohammad-Hassan Talebian announced on Wednesday.

The caravanserais date from various eras from the Sassanid (224 CE-651) to the Qajar epoch (1789–1925), the advisor stated. The [UNESCO] assessors are scheduled to arrive in Iran on Saturday (October 2) for field visits, which is expected to take at least three months, he said.


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