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

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


-- Second Int’l Conference on Decline of US to open today

Iran hosts The Second International Conference on the Decline of the United States themed The Post-American World today, said the commander of Imam Hussein University (IHU).  
Speaking at a press briefing on Monday, Brigadier General Mohammadreza Hassani-Ahangar added the Islamic Republic of Iran has changed the global geometry of power and practically become one of the major players in the region and the world.

-- Kuwait, Iraq back OPEC+ oil supply rise plan, despite calls for more

Kuwait and Iraq support sticking to plans to raise oil output by 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) at an OPEC+ meeting on Thursday, as the U.S. called again for extra supply to cool rising prices.
Kuwait’s Oil Minister Mohammad Abdulatif al-Fares said on Monday that the OPEC member supports the plan to raise output, which would ensure adequate crude supply to balance the global market.

-- Tomb of Hafez, a dreamy mausoleum honors Iran’s most famous poet

The tomb of Hafez is in a peaceful, garden setting that drips with an ambience of poetry and romance. The 14th-century writer is considered the Shakespeare of Iran, one of the greatest Persian poets of all time, and a source of national pride.
Hafez’s collected works, the Divan-e Hafez, is regarded as a pinnacle of Persian literature. Most every home in the country contains this book, and it is regularly read and consulted for guidance and inspiration. The poet is revered as a folk hero to this day, and people congregate at his tomb, especially at sunset, to pay their respects.


-- Deputy FM: Iran, China Reliable Partners

Iran’s deputy foreign minister for political affairs said Monday Tehran and Beijing, as reliable partners, have common views on the United States’ unlawful and unilateral sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic.
“Iran and China, as reliable partners, share views on the illegal nature of U.S. sanctions and the significance of the rule of law in international relations,” Ali Baqeri-Kani said after a phone call he had with China’s vice-minister of foreign affairs, Ma Zhaoxu.

-- Iran Urges ‘Committed’ U.S. Return to Obligations

Iran repeated Monday its insistence its nuclear program is peaceful, two days after the U.S., Britain, France and Germany expressed their “grave” concern on the sidelines of a G20 meeting.
Foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told reporters here that Western positions are “incompatible with reality and will not bring constructive results”.
The Western statement on Saturday, a joint declaration after bilateral meetings by leaders on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Rome, followed their discussions of Iran’s offer to resume discussions on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal by removing sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

-- Bazargan Border Point Links Domestic, Int’l Trades

Managing Director of Bazargan Customs Mojtaba Bazgir said on Monday that in first seven months of Iranian year (March 21, 2021 to September 22, 2021), export of goods from this border stood at 86,283,000 tons, showing 64 percent hike comparing the same period of the last Iranian year.
Bazargan as the most active border point in Iran, which is located in West Azarbaijan Province, has turned into the symbol of connecting domestic and foreign trades.
Around 86,000 tons of commodities were exported from Bazargan Border Point within the first half of the Iranian calendar year. The Bazargan Border Point was inaugurated about 95 years ago, performing as transit corridor between Iran and other countries in Asia and Europe.

*** TehranTimes

-- Navy foils pirate attack on Iranian oil tanker

The Iranian naval forces on Monday morning managed to thwart a pirate attack on one of the Iranian oil tankers en route to the Gulf of Aden before entering Bab el-Mandeb Strait.

Four boats carrying between 4 to 6 pirates sought to launch an attack on the Iranian tanker, the Navy said in a statement. However, they were forced to escape after timely response by the Navy’s escort teams, which shot warning shots to repel the pirates, the statement added.

-- Transit of goods via Iran increases 81% in 7 months on year

Transit of goods via Iran has risen 81 percent during the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-October 22), as compared to the same period of time in the past year, the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) announced.

Mehdi Mir-Ashrafi said that 6.948 million tons of goods were transited via the country during the seven-month period. Iran is one of the countries that has a special status in trade and transit relations due to its strategic location and special geography, as the country is the passage of several important international corridors.

-- New archaeological season begins at Douzlakh Salt Mine

The fifth round of archaeological season has recently commenced at Douzlakh Salt Mine, northwestern Zanjan province, where some ancient salt men and their belongings have been found. The project is being carried out in collaboration with German experts and scholars of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Zanjan’s tourism chief has announced.

Project goals include revealing the dark corners of the lives of ancient miners, as well as valuable details about the technology and culture of the inhabitants of the Sassanid and Achaemenid periods, Amir Arjmand said, CHTN reported on Monday.


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