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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on October 17
Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies

Tehran, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Sunday, October 17, 2021:


-- Joining SCO to facilitate Iran’s foreign trade: TPO

Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) head said the country’s accession to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will facilitate the country’s trade relations with its foreign trade partners.
“Expanding exports and imports with members of the SCO will also facilitate Iran’s trade relations with the world,” Alireza Peyman Pak told IRNA.
Iran was officially accepted into the SCO on September 17 during the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the organization.
Iran’s membership in this organization, in addition to political achievements, will also offer a wide range of economic opportunities to the country’s businessmen.

-- IME weekly trade nears $464m

The Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME) announced that 1.81 million tons of commodities, valued at almost $464 million, were traded in its domestic trading and export halls in the week ending October 15.
A total of 1.32 million tons of various products, worth over $217 million, were traded on IME’s domestic and export metal and mineral trading hall.

-- Aqa Khan Liravi Castle, a historical monument in Bushehr Province

Located in Hesar Village of Deylam, in the southern Province of Bushehr, Aqa Khan Liravi Castle is among the historical attractions of Bushehr Province, registered on Iran’s National Heritage List.
The castle, which is in need more attention, dates back to the Qajar Era (1789- 1925 CE), IRNA reported.
With its unique architectural features, this castle, which was built by Aqa Khan Liravi, is one of the beautiful monuments of southern Iran.
Located on an area of 4,000 square meters, the castle had four watchtowers, a large room known as shahneshin, a number of inner and outer rooms, a dungeon and other sections, many of which have been destroyed.


-- Taliban Vow to Step Up Security at Shia Mosques

Taliban authorities pledged to step up security at Shia mosques as hundreds of people gathered on Saturday to bury the victims of the second Daesh terrorist attack on worshipers in a week.
The takfiri group claimed responsibility for the attack on the Fatima mosque in Kandahar that saw a group of terrorists shoot their way into the mosque before blowing themselves up among the worshipers during Friday prayers.
A health official said the casualty toll from the attack stood at 41 dead and 70 wounded but could rise further. “Some of the wounded are in a critical condition and we are trying to transfer them to Kabul,” he said.

-- Iran Has ‘Uniquely Durable Capacity to Survive’

A report by John Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) has listed consecutive U.S. governments’ miscalculations about the Islamic Republic of Iran.
As an academic initiative, SAIS’s RETHINKING IRAN project has outlined “core policy principles” with regard to Iran, saying “it aims to provide the policy community with the most academically grounded analysis of contemporary Iran”.
“We are particularly focused on the effects of sanctions on Iranian society and the necessity for a ‘reexamination’ of sanctions policy rooted in sober social science,” the report said.
“We hope to reach a bi-partisan audience through our work, particularly those officials who do not believe that the cruel effects of sanctions on the lives of everyday Iranians were precisely the goal of enacting such sanctions in the first place,” it said.

-- Saber Kazemi Chosen 2021 Asian Club Volleyball Championship MVP

Foolad Sirjan opposite spiker Saber Kazemi was named as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2021 Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship. Kazemi inspired Foolad to win the title in the competition.
In the final match against Al Arabia of Qatar, Kazemi scored 28 points, including 22 attacks from 46 attempts and 5 aces. Foolad Sirjan’s Mahdi Jelveh Ghaziani along with Almaty’s Nodirkhan Kadirkhanov were also named the Best Middle Blockers. The Iranian team defeated Al-Arabi of Qatar in the final 3-1 (25-19, 21-25, 25-23, 25-22).


-- Al Hilal deserved to beat us: Golmohammadi

Persepolis football team head coach Yahya Golmohammadi says that Al Hilal deserved to defeat them. The Saudi Arabia’s giants defeated Iran champions 3-0 in Riyadh in the 2021 AFC Champions League quarterfinals Saturday night.

Salem Al-Dawsari scored in the first half and Bafetimbi Gomis made a brace in the second half. “There is no excuse and I take responsibility for the defeat. I apologize to our fans,” Golmohammadi said in the post-match news conference.

-- Iran’s steel sector still booming despite sanctions

After the withdrawal of the United States from Iran’s nuclear deal, the Islamic Republic has faced sanctions in various industries, including steel sector. The United States has sanctioned entities and individuals associated with Iran’s steel industry.

In early January, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added twelve Iranian producers of steel and other metal products to the list of sanctions.

-- Relics discovered from Austrian salt mine to go on show in Iran 

A collection of historical objects and tools, discovered from Austria’s Hallein Salt Mine, also known as Salzbergwerk Dürrnberg, will go on display at Iranian museums in Tehran and Zanjan. Based on an agreement inked between the National Museum of Iran, Zolfaghari Museum, and Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum (The German Mining Museum in Bochum), the exhibit will be put on show in two Iranian museums, CHTN quoted Zanjan tourism chief Amir Arjmand as saying on Saturday.

Parts of the properties of the Austrian mine, which are being kept in the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum, have been transferred to Iran and are very similar to those found in Zanjan, the official explained.


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