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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on August 3

Tehran, IRNA – The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Wednesday, August 3, 2022:

** IRAN DAILY

-- IAEA chief should act within his jurisdiction: Iran

Iran on Tuesday urged the head of the UN nuclear watchdog to not overstep his authority and maintain impartiality in the capacity of the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
“The IAEA director general should not overstep the bounds of his professional duties and should always keep neutrality in mind, given the oath he takes at the start of his career,” Behrouz Kamalvandi, the spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) told Iran Daily in an exclusive interview.

-- Neighboring states to participate in South Khorasan projects: Governor general

Neighboring countries of Iran are ready to participate in economic and industrial projects of South Khorasan Province, eastern Iran, which enjoys great capacities for a big leap in production and processing of agricultural and mineral products, said the provincial governor general.
Javad Qena’at noted that during the meetings held with some ambassadors of neighboring countries and Central Asian states to boost cooperation and economic ties, favorable results achieved in many areas which will lead to joint investments.
Pointing out that most of exports by the eastern province are destined to Afghanistan, he said agricultural products have the lion’s share in exports to the country.

-- Tehran Province to export Islamic handicrafts

Plans have been drawn up for the export of Islamic handicrafts and cultural products from Tehran Province, said the managing director of the province’s Union of Handicraft Cooperative Units.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Iran Daily, Khatereh Ostad-Rezaei said that the huge market of Islamic countries is a competitive place which can help boost the country’s handicraft sector, especially during religious occasions.
She said a special workgroup involving the activities related to the production of religious handicrafts has been formed in the province.

** KAYHAN INTERNATIONAL

-- Iran’s Firm Response to Futile U.S. Move

Iran has begun the process of feeding gas into cascades of new centrifuges as its top diplomat proposed a new round of negotiations in Vienna to restore the country’s 2015 nuclear deal with the West.
Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), told state television Monday night that an order was given to begin feeding gas into “hundreds” of both first-generation IR-1 and advanced IR-6 machines.

-- Iran Urges UK, France to Pressure U.S.

The spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday reiterated the futility of threats and sanctions against Tehran, urging Britain and France to force the U.S. to take the necessary decisions to pave the way for a revival of the 2015 deal instead of siding with the party responsible for the agreement’s troubled condition.

“Instead of standing alongside the culprit for current situation of JCPOA, UK & France need to press their ally to take needed decisions for a lasting & strong agreement,” Nasser Kanaani said in a post on his Twitter account.

-- Iran’s Davoudi Claims Gold at Asian Weightlifting Championships

Iran’s Ali Davoudi has claimed the super-heavyweight title on the final day of the 2020 Asian Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Davoudi underlined his status as Iran’s top contender in Tokyo.
Davoudi, 22, who has won Youth and Junior world titles, missed his final attempt at 245kg but he made 196-239-435 to see off the challenge of Man Asaad from Syria (195-238-433) and Japan’s Eishiro Murakami on 415kg.
Iran’s Kianoush Rostami in 89kg and Rasoul Motamedi in 109kg had previously claimed the gold medals in the competition.
Sohrab Moradi had also seized a silver in 96kg.

** TEHRAN TIMES

-- Iran reaffirms ban on screening local films in Israel   

Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance has stressed the country’s ban on screening its homegrown films in Israel.

In a press release published on Tuesday, the director of the ministry’s Supervision and Evaluation Office said, “In their contracts with foreign distribution companies, Iranian producers and filmmakers must recognize the country’s law prohibiting the screening of any Iranian feature, short, documentary or animated film in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.”

-- Relief, rescue operations underway in flood-stricken areas

Aid to flood victims is still going on in 162 cities across the country, Mehdi Valipour, head of the IRCS Relief and Rescue Organization, has said. Since July 23, flash flooding has claimed 78 lives and left 15 people missing, he lamented.

The Iranian Red Crescent Society aid workers, including 1,393 teams, provided relief and rescue services to 50,000 people in flood-affected areas, he said. Twenty percent of areas across Iran are highly prone to flooding, Khosro Shahbazi, former head of the Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization, said in January 2020.

-- Niasar’s Chahar-Taq exemplar of Sassanid architecture, tourism official says 

A tourism official has said Niasar’s Chahar-Taq, which is an ancient square-shaped brick room surmounted by a domed roof, is an exemplar of fine architecture in the time of Sassanids.

“Niasar’s Chahar-Taq (Chahartaq) is a clear example of architectural knowledge and construction technology in the Sassanid period, and people feel responsible for this magnificent work as a national and transnational cultural heritage,” ISNA quoted Kashan’s tourism chief Ahmad Danaeinia as saying on Tuesday.

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