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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on Dec 13
Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies

Tehran, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Monday, December 13, 2021:

*** IRAN DAILY

-- Ex-Lebanese minister says will never change stance on Saudi-led war on Yemen

Former Lebanese information minister George Kordahi, who resigned under pressure from Saudi Arabia, stresses that he will not retract his statement denouncing the years-long Saudi-led aggression against impoverished Yemen.
On December 3, Kordahi submitted his resignation in a bid to ease tensions between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, which put unprecedented pressure on Beirut to oust the 71-year-old minister after he attacked, with disparaging remarks, the ongoing Saudi-led war on Yemen.

-- Iran exchanges electricity with neighbors

Iranian Energy Minister Ali-Akbar Mehrabian said the country is currently able to exchange electricity with Afghanistan, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, and Turkey.
Developing energy diplomacy and exchange of electricity with neighboring countries has been among the top priorities of the energy minister and, in this regard, Mehrabian had underlined the synchronization of the country’s electricity network with that of Russia as well as joining the power grid with the Persian Gulf Arab nations among the plans during his tenure.

-- Winged figure a mysterious relief in Pasargadae complex in south Iran

The winged figure relief in the Pasargadae World Heritage complex in the southern province of Fars is a beautiful stonemasonry work dating from the early Achaemenid Era (550–330 BCE), in the reign of Cyrus the Great.

The royal figure carved on a stone pillar stands on the small northern gateway. Three meters high, this artwork is the most distinctive feature of the complex. It is believed that the figure is that of Cyrus the Great, the founder of the Achaemenid Empire.

*** KAYHAN INTERNATIONAL

-- Iranian Woman Claims Gold in World Para Taekwondo Championships

 Iranian athlete Mahtab Nabavi seized a gold medal in the 2021 World Para-Taekwondo Championships Saturday night. In the -57kg K41 final match, the Iranian athlete defeated Turkey’s Fatma Atilmis to win a gold medal.
Iranian taekwondo players Fatemeh Dodangeh in the women’s -52kg K44 and Saeid Sadeghianpour in the men’s -63 K44 failed to win the medal.

-- Iran to Boost Gas Transit Capacity by 110 mcm/Day

The CEO of Iranian Gas Transmission Company (NIGTC) Mehid Jamshidi Dana has said that the Company nationwide pipeline network will be able to process an extra 110 million cubic meters per day of natural gas very soon.
Jamshidi Dana said that the company will be able to pump the extra amount of gas through launching four new turbo-compressor units near Arsanjan in the southwestern province of Fars.

-- 50mn Iranians Have Received Both COVID Vaccines

The Iranian health ministry said on Sunday that about 50 million citizens have received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine.
More than 110.57 million doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered in the country as of Sunday, with over 49.37 million people having been fully vaccinated, the ministry figures showed.

*** TEHRANTIMES

-- Works by Iranian modernists on display NYUAD Art Gallery

Works by Iranian modernists created during the 1960s and 1970s are on display in an exhibition at the NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery. Entitled “Modernisms”, the exhibit is organized with Iranian as well as Turkish and Indian highlights from New York University’s Abby Weed Grey Collection, the organizers have announced.

One of the Iranian artworks is a bronze sculpture from Parviz Tanavoli’s Heech series.

--Iranian films line up for Sofia MENAR festival 

Eight movies by Iranian filmmakers will be screening at the 14th Sofia Middle East and North Africa Region Film Festival in Bulgaria. “Without Anything” by Mohsen Qarai is a highlight of the Iranian lineup.

It is about a rich woman who arrives in her home village, which she has not visited for 20 years. Many locals have already moved to the city, and the rest are in poverty. Residents hope the newcomer will revive the village and bring back the smiles on their faces. But it has one condition that will become a real challenge for locals.

-- Iran province seeks to attract medical travelers from Azerbaijan

Iran’s northwestern Ardabil province seeks to become a prime destination for medical travelers from Azerbaijan.To attract more travelers and tourists to Ardabil, plans and programs are being developed to promote health tourism in the neighboring country of Azerbaijan, the provincial tourism chief has announced. 

The province is ready to organize cultural programs in collaboration with Azerbaijan and Nakhchivan in order to create a culture and inform about its tourism capacities, Nader Fallahi said on Sunday.

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