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Headlines in Iranian English Language dailies on June 27

Tehran, IRNA – The following headlines appeared in English Language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Monday, June 27, 2022:

** IRAN DAILY

-- Iran, Iraq urge regional dialogue, cooperation for peace

President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi on Sunday called for dialogue among regional nations to settle issues and bring peace and calm to the region as he hosted Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi for key talks in Tehran.

“We believe that dialogue among regional officials can resolve regional issues,” Raeisi told a joint press conference after talks with Kadhimi, who flew to Iran after paying a visit to Saudi Arabia. 

-- Iran tests homegrown Zoljanah satellite carrier for second time

Iran on Sunday successfully carried out the second launch of its homegrown satellite carrier for “predetermined research purposes”. 

Ahmad Hosseini, a spokesman for the Defense Ministry, said the Zoljanah satellite carrier would gather information in low-earth orbit and would be critical to promote Iran’s space industry.

“The third development phase of the Zoljanah satellite carrier will be based on a combination of information gained during today’s launch,” Hosseini added.

-- Iranian tanker seized in April free to set sail: Greece

The Iranian-flagged Lana tanker ship seized by Greece in April at the request of the United States can resume navigation, the Greek port police said on Sunday. 

The Greek authorities had seized the vessel on April 19 off the island of Euboea. According to reports at the time, it was carrying 115,000 tons of Iranian oil which was to be transferred to the US. 

** TEHRAN TIMES

--  Iran moves Vienna talks to Qatar

The visit of the European Union’s foreign policy chief to Tehran seems to have resulted in a number of important moves that could boost Iran’s foreign policy and regional diplomacy.

After more than three months of hiatus in the Vienna talks, Josep Borrell, who also acts as the coordinator for the talks, succeeded in breaking the ice in a surprising way.  His visit to Tehran was topped off with an important announcement: the stalled talks over reviving the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), will resume in the coming days. 

-- Russia captures key Ukrainian city as NATO seeks to prolong conflict

The Russian military has taken full control of a key eastern Ukrainian city following weeks of some of the conflict’s most intense fighting as critics accuse NATO members of prolonging the crisis in Eastern Europe.

-- Raisi, Iraqi PM underline the need for regional peace, stability

Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi officially welcomed Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi at Saadabad Palace on Sunday.

At the welcoming ceremony, first the national anthems of the two countries were played and then the Iranian president and the Iraqi premier reviewed the honor guards.

** KAYHAN INTERNATIONAL

-- Iraq Closest Nation to Iran

Iraq’s caretaker prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi arrived in Iran on Sunday at the head of a political and economic delegation and was officially received by Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi.
The Iraqi leader arrived in Tehran from the Saudi city of Jeddah which he visited on Saturday to meet with the kingdom’s officials.

-- Iran Tests Zuljanah for Second Time

Iran on Sunday tested its domestically-developed hybrid-propellant satellite carrier rocket called Zuljanah for “predetermined research purposes” for the second time.
Ahmad Husseini, a spokesman for Iran’s Defense Ministry, explained that the three-phased Zuljanah is competitive with the world’s top satellite carriers in technical aspects, noting that it has two solid propulsion phases and a single liquid propulsion phase.

-- Blasts Hit Haifa After Massive Fire at Industrial Complex

Firefighters battled to control a massive blaze after a number of buildings containing hazardous materials caught fire overnight Saturday in an industrial and logistics complex in Haifa.
Explosions were heard, apparently as the flames detonated the contents of the building, the Times of Israel reported. Video posted to social media showed flames engulfing the structures.
It was unclear what had been stored in the buildings, with some of the explosions appearing to produce light-colored flames, Israeli media reports said.

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