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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on June 9

Tehran, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Thursday, June 9, 2022:

*** Iran DAILY

-- Arab countries normalizing ties with Israel will be exploited: Leader

Supreme Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Wednesday that Arab governments that chose to normalize relations with Israel against the will of their people will end up being exploited by the regime.

“Arab and non-Arab governments that moved to normalize relations with the Zionist regime, against the will of their people, and for the will of the United States, must know that these interactions will bring them nothing but exploitation at the hands of the Zionist regime,” Ayatollah Khamenei said while addressing a gathering of Iranian officials in charge of Hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca.

--Raeisi, Putin urge diplomatic efforts to revive JCPOA

President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin speaking on phone Wednesday discussed the need to continue diplomatic efforts and reach an agreement on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal, also called the JCPOA, the Kremlin said.

A final agreement should “ensure the preservation and full implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and the UN Security Council Resolution 2231 of July 20, 2015, which approved it,” the Kremlin said in a statement.

The Kremlin also said the two sides expressed a desire to further strengthen Russian-Iranian relations, including the implementation of joint projects in the trade and economic fields.

--Iran, India need to address cumbersome issues in bilateral ties

The India visit by Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian is of great importance to bilateral relations from different aspects.

Although the agreements reached between the two countries during the trip will definitely impact development of bilateral ties, expansion of relations between Tehran and New Delhi are influenced by two other main factors.


Leader decries normalization between Israel, Arab states

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has touched on the issue of normalization of ties between Israel and some Arab states, underlining that establishing relations with Israel will have no advantage to the normalizing countries.

Ayatollah Khamenei called Zionism a “plague” for the Muslim world, underlining the need for Hajj pilgrims to expose “Zionists’ conspiracies and plots.”

--Iran responds to Grossi by cutting off cameras beyond safeguards

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) released a statement on Wednesday announcing that it has removed two of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s surveillance cameras which were beyond Safeguards agreement from a nuclear facility.

“Iran has so far had extensive cooperation with the IAEA, but unfortunately the IAEA, without considering that this cooperation is due to Iran’s goodwill, not only did not appreciate it but also considered it Iran’s duty. For this reason, it was decided to stop the operation of the OLEM (Online Enrichment Monitor) enrichment surface line measurement camera and the IAEA flowmeter from today, which has been ordered by the relevant authorities,” the statement said.

-- Iran’s GDP growth to outpace global average in 2022: WB

Iranian economy is projected to grow by 3.7 percent in 2022 while the average global economic growth is seen at 2.9 percent in the said year, according to the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report released on Tuesday.

“Output in the Islamic Republic of Iran is expected to grow by 3.7 percent in 2022, boosted by the waning of the pandemic and higher oil prices,” the bank said in the report.


--Yazd in mourning: Tragic train accident near Tabas

A passenger train traveling through eastern Iran struck an excavator and nearly half its cars derailed before dawn on Wednesday, killing at least 21 people and injuring 87, officials said.

The train, operated by the Railways of the Islamic Republic of Iran (RAI), carried some 350 people as it traveled from the desert town of Tabas, some 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Tehran, to the city of Yazd. The route had begun as an overnight train out of Iran’s holy city of Mashhad.

--Iran beat China at 2022 VNL

Iran defeated China 3-1 (25-15, 19-25, 25-22, 25-15) in the opening match of the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) on Wednesday.

Iran’s Morteza Sharifi scored 20 points and China’s Yu Yuantai and Zhang Jingyin scored 16 points each.

Iran is scheduled to meet the Netherlands on Friday.

--U.S. lawmakers raise concerns over Saudi ties

Several top U.S. lawmakers have signed a letter urging President Joe Biden to rework Washington’s relationship with Saudi Arabia.

The letter, spearheaded by Congressman Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, was signed by five other members of the House, including chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Gregory Meeks, and Adam Smith, chair of the Armed Services Committee.


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