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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on October 11
Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies

Tehran, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Monday, October 11, 2021:

*** IRAN DAILY

-- Iran’s non-oil exports up 25%

Iran’s exports of non-oil goods in the month to September 22 increased by 25% in terms of value compared to the previous month, announced the spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA).
The country posted a trade deficit of $2.35 billion for the month to September 22, with exports totaling $4.15 billion and imports at $6.49 billion, according to Rouhollah Latifi.

-- Int’l industry expo opens in Tehran

The 21st International Industry Exhibition of Iran kicked off on Sunday in Tehran.
Over 190 domestic and foreign exhibitors from China, Turkey, and Germany are showcasing their latest industrial products and services in the four-day exhibition. The opening ceremony of the exhibition was attended by several Iranian Parliament members and members of the Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA)’s Industry Committee.

-- Efforts made for global registration of Iran’s longest indoor bazaar in Zanjan

The historical Zanjan Bazaar, the longest indoor market in Iran, is en route to global registration, said an official from the northwestern province’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Department, adding that the necessary measures for its registration are underway.
In an exclusive interview with Iran Daily, Abolfazl Aali, who is in charge of the research section of Zanjan Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Department, said the bazaar was constructed in the Qajar Era (1789-1925). Its construction began in the era of Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar in 1784 and was completed in 1792 during the Fath Ali Shah era.

*** KAYHAN INTERNATIONAL

-- Iran Ready to Sell Oil in Exchange for Investment

Iran plans to offer oil and gas condensate to “any investor” in exchange for either goods or capital investment in the Islamic Republic’s sanctions-hit energy sector, the country’s oil minister said.
The ministry would welcome investment in both Iran’s upstream and downstream industries in exchange for oil or condensate, Javad Owji said, without specifying whether the initiative is aimed at domestic or foreign buyers. The plans were presented to lawmakers on Sunday and are pending their approval, he said.

-- Iran, Brazil Discuss Expansion of Agricultural Cooperation

Iranian Minister of Agriculture Seyyed Javad Sadatinejad has met and held talks with the Brazilian Ambassador to Tehran Laudemar Goncalves de Aguiar Neto on the agricultural cooperation between the two countries.
During the meeting, the Iranian Minister of Agriculture emphasized the development of scientific and technical cooperation between Iran and Brazil in the agricultural sector.
Referring to the historical and cultural relations between the two countries, Sadatinejad said that it is necessary to change the approach of Iran-Brazil agricultural cooperation from “trade” to “food diplomacy”.

-- Iranian Greco-Roman Wrestlers Shine at World Championships

Iranian Greco-Roman wrestlers have claimed colorful medals at the 2021 World Wrestling Championships on Saturday in Oslo, Norway. Ali Akbar Yousefi defeated Russian wrestler Zurabi Gedekhauri 5-1 in the final bout of the 130kg won a gold medal.
Yousefi is the first Iranian heavyweight wrestler to win a gold medal in this weight category in world competitions. Muhammad Hadi Saravi had also won Iran’s first gold in the competition by beating his Hungarian rival Alex Szoke 3-1 in the 97kg. Mohammad Ali Geraei in 77kg and Pejman Poshtam in 82kg had also won two bronze medals.

*** TEHRAN TIMES

-- Iran, S. Korea match behind closed doors

Iran will host South Korea football team behind closed doors on Tuesday.

Iran will host the Taegeuk Warriors in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium in the 2022 World Cup qualification Round 3 in Group A. The Iranian football federation had previously announced that up to 10,000 fans would be allowed to enter the stadium.

Alireza Raisi, spokesman for the Iranian national headquarters fighting COVID-19, had said that it would require proof of vaccination for anyone entering the stadium. A year-long ban has been in force on all fans entering stadiums in Iran because of the coronavirus pandemic.

-- Iran’s foreign debt falls 3.3%: CBI

The latest data released by the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) show that the country’s foreign debt stood at $8.84 billion at the end of the fifth Iranian calendar month of Mordad (August 22), down 3.3 percent from $9.142 billion at the end of the previous year, IRIB reported.

From the total foreign debt, $6.36 billion was mid-term and long-term debts while $2.48 billion was short-term debts, the data indicated. Iran’s external debts stood at $8.744 billion at the end of the first quarter of the current Iranian calendar year (June 20), down 4.35 percent from $9.142 billion at the end of the previous year.

-- Iconic Azadi Tower welcomes visitors after COVID shutdown

Borj-e Azadi (Azadi Tower), widely known as the most iconic landmark of the Iranian capital, reopened to visitors on Sunday after some five months of closure caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Completed in 1971, the structure has a very distinct style that merges traditional Persian architecture with modern influences ⁠— one can see this quite clearly by its big iwan arch that is covered with 8,000 pieces of white marble.

Azadi Square, where the tower sits, is very symbolic too: a lot of protests happened there during the 1979 Islamic Revolution, and it’s still a popular site for demonstrations today.

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