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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on October 6
Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies

Tehran, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Wednesday, October 6, 2021:

*** IRAN DAILY

-- Minister says export barriers to be removed by March

Iranian Industry, Mine and Trade Minister Reza Fatemi Amin said all the barriers in the way of the country’s exports will be removed by the end of the current Iranian year (late March 2022).
He made the remarks in the online opening ceremony of Iran’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai which was attended by the heads of the country’s chambers of commerce as well as representatives of some export companies, IRNA reported.
“The government is pursuing the removal of export barriers in the form of 17 projects, including the establishment of trade routes with target countries and the design and implementation of value-added tax mechanisms.”

-- Iranian petchem firm sets 17-year output record

Iran’s Bouali Sina Petrochemical Company (BSPC) registered a new record in production for the past 17 years, according to the company’s head of operations.
Located in the Special Economic Zone of Imam Khomeini Port in southern Iran, the company produced 262,000 tons of heavy naphtha in the first six months of the current Persian calendar year, which started March 21, indicating a 76% hike compared to the same period of the previous year, Shana quoted Alireza Qassemi as saying.

-- UNESCO inspector visits Deir-e Gachin Caravanserai in Qom Province

A representative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) paid a visit to Deir-e Gachin Caravanserai in Qom Province on Saturday, said the director-general of the province’s Cultural Heritage Organization.
Alireza Arjamandi added that the visit was made to pave the way for the registration of the caravanserai on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, an objective pursued by the Cultural Heritage Ministry, chtn.ir reported.
He added that the visit shows the significance of all caravanserais situated in Qom Province, especially Deir-e Gachin Caravanserai, which is known as the mother of Iranian caravanserais.
He said that world registration of the caravanserai will help provide an opportunity for related officials to attract investments for renovating and maintaining the caravanserai.

*** KAYHAN INTERNATIONAL

-- Iranian MPs Praise Army for Northwest Drill

Iran’s lawmakers on Sunday praised the Army for holding an exercise in northwestern regions with a message of peace and power, warning the countries in the Caucasus not to fall for the sinister influence of the Zionist regime and to avoid divisive measures.
In a statement, 165 Iranian MPs voiced support for the Army after its recent military drill near the country’s northwestern border. The lawmakers made it clear that Iran would not tolerate any geopolitical change or changes in the boundaries of neighboring states, and will not allow the Zionist regime to use the soil of neighbors either.

-- Iran’s Loud & Clear Warning Rattles Intruders

The Islamic Republic of Iran means what it says regarding peace, stability, sovereignty, and mutual trust in the neighbourhood, which is unfortunately being infiltrated by terrorists, Zionists, US imperialists, and their local agents bent upon creating tension and discord in a region where the people share historic affinity.
Tehran has therefore given friendly advices to regional countries to not let seditious outsiders set foot on their soil, and warned the infiltrators of swift and decisive action against them, if they remain anywhere near its borders.
One of the those messages of peace was tweeted in several languages, including Hebrew by Ali Shamkhani, the Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC).

-- Iran Wrestlers Shine at 2021 World Freestyle Championship

Iranian free-style wrestlers on Sunday set up exciting matches against their opponents in the semifinal bouts and qualified for the final matches in the 2021 World Wrestling Championships in Oslo, Norway.
In 57 kg category, Iran’s Alireza Sarlak dismantled his Turkish opponent Süleyman Atlı 7-4 to advance to the final. Sarlak had defeated Ecuadorian, Belarussain wrestlers to reach the semifinal. In the final, Sarlak to meet Thomas Gilamn.

*** TEHRAN TIMES

-- Iran seeks closer cooperation with Armenia on manuscript restoration

The Iranian cultural attaché in the Armenian capital of Yerevan said that Iran is seeking closer cooperation with the country on the restoration of Persian manuscripts.

Hossein Tabatabai made the remarks in a recent visit to the Matenadaran, a museum and repository of manuscripts in Yerevan, Iran’s Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) announced on Saturday. Ara Philipossian, an Iranian-Armenian professor of chemical engineering at the University of Arizona, who is scheduled to finance an immense project, which includes the restoration of Persian manuscripts at the Matenadaran, accompanied Tabatabai.

-- Iran’s export to Iraq increases 28% in H1

The value of Iran’s export to Iraq has risen 28 percent during the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-September 22), as compared to the same period of time in the past year, the secretary-general of Iran-Iraq Joint Chamber of Commerce announced. Jahanbakhsh Sanjabi Shirazi said that Iran exported 13.9 million tons of products valued at $3.8 billion to its neighbor Iraq in the first half of this year, which also indicates 50 percent rise in terms of weight.

He put the country’s non-oil export to Iraq at 9.3 million tons valued at $2.971 billion in the first six months of the previous year.

-- IRCS sends humanitarian shipment to Afghanistan

The Iranian Red Crescent Society sent a consignment of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan on Tuesday. The shipment, weighing 50 tons, mainly consisted of food products, ISNA reported. Two other shipments will be sent next week, the report added.

Last week, other shipments of aid, including food and medicine, had been sent to Afghanistan. According to a recent World Food Program survey, only 5 percent of Afghans currently have access to adequate, high-quality, three-course-a-day meals.

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