Jul 3, 2022, 8:12 AM
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Headlines in Iranian English Language dailies on July 3

Tehran, IRNA – The following headlines appeared in English Language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Sunday, July 3, 2022:


--Iran to finalize comprehensive plan for industrial development soon: President

Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi announced the preparation of a draft of the country’s comprehensive industrial development after the Leader’s emphasis, saying that the draft will be finalized in the near future.

Speaking in the ceremony of the National Day of Industry and Mining on Saturday, Raeisi said, “It has been 12 years since the Leader has considered economy as the focus of the naming of the years, and in the recent six years, he has paid attention to production.

-- Veteran artist Naami’s exhibition ranges from child-inspired works to memories of war

‘Overview of Iranian Modern Art/5’ exhibition, featuring artworks by Gholamhossein Naami, is on display at Tehran’s Aria Art Gallery. 

The show features four periods of the artist’s which covers child- and war-inspired artworks. 

Naami is one of the founders of the Association of Iranian Painters and served as the president of the body from 1998 to 2001. He is also one of the founders of Azad Group of Painters and Sculptors in 1974, and a member of the founding board of the Iranian Artists’ House. 

-- Battle of Chaldoran alive in minds of local people

Five hundred years have passed since the Battle of Chaldoran, however, those living in the city of Chaldoran in the northwestern province of West Azarbaijan, continue to talk about the important historical event when they gather together. They still go to the tombs of Seyyed Sadr al-Din and Amir Abdulbaqi, the prime and war ministers of Shah Ismaeil Safavid, to pray and recite the Surah al-Fatiha (the first surah of the Holy Qur’an).
During the reign of Shah Ismaeil, the founder of the Safavid Dynasty, the Battle of Chaldoran took place in 1,514 CE between the Ottoman Empire and Iran. In this war, the Ottoman troops were superior to the Safavid soldiers in terms of numbers and weapons.


-- Bagheri in Moscow: Iran, Russia Discuss Situation

Iran’s chief negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani met with Russian officials here Saturday in an unannounced visit after two-day negotiations in the Qatari capital to discuss how to remove sanctions on Iran ended Wednesday.
Russia’s Mission in Vienna said in a tweet that Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov met with Bagheri along with Russia’s Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov.
“It was a very professional exchange of views on the current situation around the JCPOA (the 2015 nuclear deal) and prospects of the Vienna talks,” Ulyanov said after the meeting, referring to several rounds of talks in the Austrian capital to revive the agreement.

-- Iran Taekwondoka Wins Bronze in Asian Championships

Iranian taekwondo fighter Mehran Barkhordari has received a bronze medal in the Asian Taekwondo Championships.The Iranian athlete, who is from Qazvin province, fought in the weight category of -80kg in the event.
He overpowered the rivals from China and Mongolia but was defeated by a South Korean opponent in the tournament. The Asian Taekwondo Championships started in Hoban Gym in Chuncheon, South Korea, on June 29 for two days with the participation of 393 athletes from 36 states.

-- Japanese Mother of Iranian Martyr Passes Away

The Japanese mother of an Iranian holy defense martyr passed away at a Tehran hospital on Friday after a brief spell of illness.
Koniko Yamamura, who changed her name to ‘Saba Babaei’ after converting to Islam, had been admitted to Khatam Al-Anbiya Hospital in Tehran recently after complaining of respiratory issues.
She was popular in Iran as the only Japanese mother of an Iranian martyr, Muhammad Babaei, who fell during the Iraqi-imposed war in the early 1980s.


-- Iran, Iraq FMs discuss Hajj collaboration

The top diplomats of Iran and Iraq have held a telephone conversation in which they discussed a variety of issues, including the two countries’ cooperation on the Hajj.

Foreign Minister of Iran Hossein Amir Abdollahian and his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein discussed the expansion of bilateral relations and the latest developments in the region.

In the phone conversation, Amir Abdollahian thanked Iraqi authorities for their efforts to facilitate the Iranian Hajj pilgrims’ affairs and called on the Iraqi government to follow up on the remaining issues of Hajj, according to the Iranian foreign ministry.

-- One step to water crisis

If a country has more than 1,700 cubic meters of water per person per year, there is no water shortage, but the upward trend of rainfall shortage surpassed the standard rate and if it declines more, we are one step away from a water crisis.

Drought, low rainfall, and then water shortage is the problem of many countries, especially Iran, which is also located in an arid region. Since ancient times, Iran has been constantly struggling with water shortage, which caused the creation of qanats, so that people actually accepted that water is scarce in the country.

-- Consecutive quakes struck wind towers in southern Iran

Consecutive quakes, the strongest of which measured 6.1 magnitude,  have hurt some 50 centuries-old wind towers (badgirs) in southern Iran. The earthquakes hit the village of Laft on Qeshm Island in Hormozgan province Early on Saturday, CHTN reported. 

“Powerful quakes and its several aftershocks inflicted damage to 50 wind towers, which are reminiscent of innovative Persian architecture in oasis towns or scorching places,” the provincial tourism chief Sohrab Banavand said on Saturday. The Jameh Mosque of the village suffered damage as well, the official said.


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