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Headlines in Iranian English Language dailies on June 25

Tehran, IRNA – The following headlines appeared in English Language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Saturday, June 25, 2022:

** IRAN DAILY

-- Iran 22nd among world’s top shipping fleets: UNCTAD

In its latest maritime report dubbed “Review of maritime transport 2021”, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) put Iran in 22nd place among the countries with the largest shipping fleet based on deadweight tonnage.

According to the report, Iran’s ranking has not changed in 2021 compared to the previous year. The capacity of Iran’s shipping fleet is more than many industrialized countries such as France, Italy, Canada, and the Netherlands.

-- Source: UK mulling restoration of trade ties with Iran

A spokesperson for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office revealed that the UK is weighing mechanisms to facilitate restoration of trade ties with Iran.

The spokesperson, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told IRNA that the UK supports the development of trade relations with the Islamic Republic.

The official said the British companies that do not have interests in the United States are not worried about the consequences of the backlash by Washington over the sanctions imposed on Iran, so they are increasingly eager to cooperate with Iran.

-- Old cinema screening nostalgic movies in Tehran

Amirieh is an old neighborhood located in the central part of the capital city of Tehran. Qazvin Square, known also as Qazvin Gate, situated in the southern part of Karegar Street, was once one of the entrance gates of Tehran. 

Farrokh Cinema is one of the oldest movie theaters of the city located in the southeastern part of the square. It was established by Hossein Noor as a venue for theater performances in 1958. However, it was repurposed to function as a movie theater in 1961.

The entrance of the cinema, which has remained in its original form, is presently full of posters from 1980s and 1990s Iranian movies. Majid Malekian Nouri, whose father is among the oldest residents of Amirieh neighborhood, bought the cinema in 2007. 

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Iran Daily, Malekian said his father was very interested in watching movies, in a way that sometimes he stood in line at the cinema’s box office for hours. 

** TEHRAN TIMES

-- Iran Court Orders U.S. to Pay $4bn in Compensation

A court in Iran on Thursday ordered the United States government to pay over $4 billion to the families of Iranian nuclear scientists who have been assassinated in targeted attacks in recent years.
The court mentioned the occupying regime of Israel, saying the U.S. supported the “Zionist regime” in its “organized crime” against the victims.
The court branch, which is dedicated to the review of Iranian complaints against the U.S., summoned 37 former American officials, including former Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump, as well as former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former Iran envoy Brian Hook and former Pentagon chief Ashton Carter.

-- Iran Can Be a Sustainable BRICS Partner

President Ebrahim Raisi said Friday Iran can be a “sustainable partner” connecting the BRICS group of nations to energy chokepoints and major markets around the globe given its unique geopolitical and geoeconomic position.
“We are ready to share all our capabilities and potentials, including short and cheap transportation and transit networks, the exceptional asset of trained manpower as well as significant scientific achievements to help BRICS realize its goals,” Raisi said in a televised speech at the BRICS Business Forum virtual summit attended by the group’s top leaders.
He said the “new and diverse” challenges in the current interconnected world affect global friendship and peace. Raisi underscored the need to boost interaction among BRICS countries in the face of new crises such as the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and regional and international conflicts.

-- Russia, Iran Work to Promote Ties to Strategic Level

Russian President Vladimir Putin will certainly visit Iran at some point, but the exact date of this visit is yet unknown, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has told TASS.
“He will certainly go there over time, but exact dates are yet to be determined,” the news agency said, citing Peskov when asked to comment on the possibility of Putin visiting Iran and participating in an Astana format summit.
On Thursday, Iranian Foreign Minister Hussein Amir-Abdollahian expressed hope that the Iran-Russia-Turkey summit will eventually convene in Tehran.

** KAYHAN INTERNATIONAL

-- Winners of 5 International Photo Award announced with tribute to Abbas Kiarostami 

Winners of the 3rd edition of the 5 International Photo Award were announced Wednesday evening with a tribute to world-renowned Iranian filmmaker and photographer Abbas Kiarostami.

The award was established by the Amordad Pishro Parsian Cultural and Art Institute in the categories of photography and video art. Maryam Raufimanesh and Sajjad Dadpur received the award in the photography and video art categories respectively in a special ceremony held at the Film Museum of Iran.

--Iran ranks 22nd among world’s top shipping fleets: UNCTAD

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), in its latest maritime report dubbed “Review of Maritime Transport 2021”, has put Iran in 22nd place among the countries with the largest shipping fleet based on deadweight tonnage.

Based on the mentioned report, Iran's ranking has not changed in 2021 compared to the previous year. The capacity of Iran's shipping fleet is more than many industrialized countries such as France, Italy, Canada, and the Netherland. Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Sweden, Vietnam, Oman, Malaysia, Qatar, and Nigeria also have smaller shipping fleets than Iran.

-- $156m allocated to patients with rare diseases

The Majlis (Iranian Parliament) has approved a total of 50 trillion rials (about $156m) for the treatment of patients with rare diseases, Health Minister Bahram Einollahi has stated.

In addition to the budget allocated to these patients, all the treatment services are covered by this fund, and even medical items will be sent to their place of residence for easy access to medicine, he noted.

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