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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on Nov 3

Tehran, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Wednesday, November 3, 2021:


-- Deputy FM: Iran, China maintain common stance on illegality of US sanctions

Iran and China, as reliable partners, adopt a similar stance toward the illegality of US unilateral sanctions and the importance of the rule of law in international relations.
The remarks were made by Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Ali Baqeri-Kani in a Monday tweet following a phone conversation with his Chinese counterpart Ma Zhaoxu.
Baqeri-Kani described the conversation as friendly and fruitful, praising China’s positive stances toward and constructive interactions with Iran.

-- Iran, EAEU start free trade talks in Armenia

Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) started talks in the Armenian capital to discuss a potential free trade deal between the two sides, according to a report by IRNA.
A delegation led by officials from the Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) of Iran started talks with EAEU representatives in Yerevan to see how the two sides can go beyond a preferential trade agreement that was signed two years ago, Press TV reported.
It said all five members of the EAEU, namely Russia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Belarus, are represented in the talks with the Iranian delegation which includes officials from the Iranian government and high-profile figures from the country’s private sector.

-- Six caravanserais of Yazd Province up for global registration

The global registration of six ancient caravanserais located in the central province of Yazd is an objective which is pursued by the province’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Iran Daily, Ali-Asghar Samadiani, deputy head of the organization for cultural heritage affairs, said that the dossier of 56 historical caravanserais of Iran, including six located in Yazd Province, was submitted to UNESCO for a possible registration on the World Heritage List.
He noted that renovation projects are presently being carried out in the caravanserais, pointing out that the related reports are scheduled to be presented at the 45th session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee to be held in Kazan, Russia, from June 19 to 30, 2022.


-- Iranian Airlines to Resume Flights to Georgia

Georgia’s civil aviation agency says Iranian Zagros Airlines and Qeshm Airlines will resume regular air services between Georgia and the Islamic Republic. Flights will be operated by both airlines on the Tehran-Tbilisi-Tehran air route, it said Tuesday, adding Zagros Airlines will operate flights between Tbilisi and Tehran twice a week from November 1. As for Qeshm Airlines, the agency has approved the required seven frequencies for the airline during the winter navigation season, which the Iranian company plans to adopt in stages.

-- FM Amir-Abdollahian Tests Positive for COVID-19

Iran’s foreign minister has tested positive for COVID-19, the Tasnim news agency reported.
Hussein Amir-Abdollahian “tested positive today for coronavirus,” it reported late Monday. The 57-year-old career diplomat was named foreign minister in August by President Ebrahim Raisi. “His general health is satisfactory and he is continuing his daily duties from quarantine,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told the official IRNA news agency.

-- Iran’s FM: JCPOA Talks Should Be Based on Mutual Interests, Rights

Iranian Foreign Minister Hussein Amir-Abdollahian says the remaining parties to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), should prepare themselves for negotiations over the removal of sanctions against the Islamic Republic on the basis of mutual interests, emphasizing that the talks must be accompanied by concrete results.
“The White House calls for negotiations with Iran and claims to be ready to return to the JCPOA. Yet it simultaneously imposes new sanctions on Iranian individuals & entities. We are closely examining Mr. Joe Biden’s behavior,” he wrote in a series of posts published on his Twitter on Tuesday.

*** TehranTimes

-- Iran has defused sanctions in defense field, minister says

Defense Minister Mohammad Reza Ashtiani has said many sanctions in the field of defense against Iran have failed due to the implementation of the orders of the commander-in-chief of the armed forces and efforts of defense industry experts.

Ashtiani made the remarks in a meeting at the Defense Ministry with members of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Parliament on Tuesday.

-- Iranian writer’s plays with animal characters published  

A collection of plays with animal characters penned by Naseh Kamgari for young adults has been published.  The collection “Three Animalistic Plays” includes the fantasy plays “A Lion That Roared”, “The Little Pacifist Sparrow” and “Dew in the Ocean”, all featuring elements from comic stories and musicals.

This is Kamgari’s fourth collection, coming after his “Three Plays on One Set” published by Yekshanbeh this year. The poetic language is common to all the plays in “Three Animalistic Plays”.

-- Iranian minister hails investment in tourism

Iranian tourism minister on Monday hailed further investment in the realm of the travel industry as the Islamic Republic is preparing to jumpstart tourism following months of recession caused by the pandemic.

Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Minister Ezzatollah Zarghami stated he welcomes [potential] investors who would invest over one thousand billion tomans (about $283 million at the official exchange rate of 42,000 rials per dollar) in the tourism sector of the country.


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