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

Tehran, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Thursday, January 13, 2022:

*** IRAN DAILY

-- Iran can increase rock sugar, candy exports: Union head

Iranian producers of rock sugar and candy can increase export of their products with promotion of infrastructures, said the head of the Tehran Rock Sugar, Candy and Sugar Producers Union.
Talking to Iran Daily, Habib Eslami added that over 50 percent of the union members are not equipped with modern technology, as they need governmental support for upgrading their equipment.
Referring to the effects of COVID-19 on the activities of his union, he said that this pandemic has led to the closure of about 30 percent of production units in this field.

-- Iran’s government hails rising oil exports as a source of pride


The Iranian government hailed efforts by the country’s Oil Ministry to increase crude exports in recent months, saying the issue is a source of pride for a country that was subject to a series of harsh and unprecedented sanctions by the US in the past few years.
Government spokesman Ali Bahadori Jahromi said that it is an achievement for Iran’s Oil Ministry that is has been able to both raise oil exports and to return its proceeds into the country despite sanctions imposed on trade and on Iran’s access to the international banking services.

-- Iran lifts travel restrictions from neighboring countries

Based on the decision made by the Iranian taskforce for fighting the coronavirus, travel restrictions from neighboring countries to Iran were lifted thanks to the efforts taken by the officials of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Ministry.
Announcing the above, Tourism Deputy of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Minister Ali-Asqar Shalbafan added that the ban on entry from France and Britain, and eight African countries continues, Mehr News Agency reported.
He said Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Malawi, South Africa, Eswatini, Lesotho and Botswana are the eight African countries from which travel to Iran is prohibited.
“Vaccinated travelers who observe the health protocols and have a negative result of the COVID-19 PCR test can cross the land borders of Iran,” he stated.

*** KAYHAN INTERNATIONAL

-- Iran Urges U.S. to Fully Return Ancient Tablets

Iran’s ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations says the United States must return the country’s Achaemenid clay tablets without any exceptions and excuses.
According to Majid Takht-Ravanchi, the United States has repeatedly resorted to excuses to put off repatriating the tablets to Iran.
“About 90 years ago, the Achaemenid tablets were transferred to the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago on a three-year loan,” IRNA quoted Takht-Ravanchi as saying.

-- Iran’s Oil Export Soars Despite Sanctions

The Iranian government has hailed efforts by the country’s Oil Ministry to increase crude exports in recent months, saying the issue is a source of pride for a country that has been subject to a series of harsh and unprecedented sanctions by the U.S. in the past few years.
Government spokesman Ali Bahadori Jahromi said that it is an achievement for Iran’s Oil Ministry that is has been able to both raise oil exports and to return its proceeds into the country despite sanctions imposed on trade and on Iran’s access to the international banking services.

-- Iran’s Oil Export Soars Despite Sanctions

The Iranian government has hailed efforts by the country’s Oil Ministry to increase crude exports in recent months, saying the issue is a source of pride for a country that has been subject to a series of harsh and unprecedented sanctions by the U.S. in the past few years.
Government spokesman Ali Bahadori Jahromi said that it is an achievement for Iran’s Oil Ministry that is has been able to both raise oil exports and to return its proceeds into the country despite sanctions imposed on trade and on Iran’s access to the international banking services.

*** TEHRAN TIMES

-- Water transfer plan from Sea of Oman takes effect

The Iranian parliament (Majlis) has approved a bill, mandating the government to implement a plan for transferring water from the Sea of Oman to the southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province which has long been grappling with water scarcity.

A budget of $400 million was allocated by the government in March 2016 to the project which looked also to transfer water to the eastern provinces of South Khorasan and Khorasan Razavi.

-- Nominees for Abolhassan Najafi Award unveiled

 Persian translations of eight novels from the world’s literature are contending for the Abolhassan Najafi Award. The Abolhassan Najafi Award Foundation announced nominees for the fifth edition of the translation prize on Tuesday.

One of the nominees is French writer Oscar Coop-Phane’s “The Pig’s Trial” translated by Abolfazl Allahdadi.

-- Iranian transport minister visits Syria to pursue expansion of trade ties

 Iranian Transport and Urban Development Minister Rostam Qasemi has traveled to Syria to discuss expansion of economic cooperation and trade ties between the two countries, the portal of the Transport and Urban Development Ministry reported.

Upon arrival to the Syrian capital on Wednesday, Qasemi stressed the two countries’ determination for achieving true economic and trade partnerships.

The Iranian minister, who is visiting Syria on top of a high-ranking economic and political delegation, was welcomed by Syrian Economy and Foreign Trade Minister Mohammad Samer al-Khalil.

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