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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on August 6

Tehran, IRNA – The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Saturday, August 6, 2022:

** IRAN DAILY

--Iran’s four-month exports to Turkey top $2b: IRICA

Iran exported non-oil commodities worth $2.06 billion to Turkey in the first four months of the current Iranian year (March 21-July 22), according to the data released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA).
According to the IRICA data, Turkey was Iran’s fourth-largest export destination in the four-month period, IRNA reported. Iran has also imported goods worth $1.78 billion from Turkey in the four months to July 22.
Turkey was Iran’s second source of imports in the mentioned time span. Increasing non-oil exports to the neighboring countries is one of the major plans that the Iranian government has been pursuing in recent years.

-- Iran’s TPO signs MoU with Business Russia

Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Russian trade association Business Russia to expand trade ties between the two countries.
President of TPO Alireza Peymanpak, Iran’s Deputy Ambassador to Russia Abbas Maleki, Russian Ambassador to Iran Levan Dzhagaryan, and CEO of Business Russia Alexey Repik attended the ceremony for signing the MoU via videoconference.

-- Muharram mourning rituals in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province

Although about 1,400 years have passed since the great tragedy of Ashura, the 10th day of Muharram, when Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Imam of Shia Muslims, and his faithful companions were martyred in the Battle of Karbala, not only the importance of the event not diminished, but the more time passes, the more magnificent mourning rituals are held across the world.
The Muharram processions symbolize the eternal and unwavering stance of truth against falsehood and humanity’s struggle against injustice, tyranny and oppression, the cause for which Imam Hussein (PBUH) was martyred. Shia Muslims in all Iranian cities dress in black, erect mourning tents, decorate their neighborhoods with black banners and participate in mass processions.
Various traditional ceremonies, with roots in the culture of local the people, are held to commemorate the anniversary of the important religious event across Iran.

** TEHRAN TIMES

-- Iran’s Achievements Belong to Entire Ummah

Foreign Minister Hussein Amir-Abdollahian on Wednesday reaffirmed Iran’s commitment to the Palestinian cause, saying Tehran will continue to support the oppressed Palestinian nation against the expansionist policies of the “apartheid” Zionist regime.
In a meeting with Secretary General of the Gaza-based Islamic Jihad movement Ziad al-Nakhala here, Amir-Abdollahian called for unity and cohesion among the Islamic countries in the face of the Zionist acts of aggression against Palestinians.

-- Iran’s Means of Defence Proves Commitment to Peace

Islam is the religion of peace and true Muslims never resort to violence and bloodshed, especially those in power and possessing the might and means, as well as the technology to develop state-of-the-art armaments. 

The weapons, however, they produce are not meant for initiating wars and occupation of other lands but as deterrents against would-be-invaders and for defending their faith, country, and interests, when wars are imposed by aggressors and terrorists.

“Prepare against them whatever you can of [military] power and war-horses, awing thereby the enemy of Allah, and your enemy, and others besides them, whom you do not know but Allah knows…” (Holy Qur’an 8:60)

-- Minister Calls for Setting Up Joint Technical Consortia With CIS

 Iran’s Minister of Roads and Urban Development Rostam Ghasemi has called for establishing joint technical and engineering consortia with the Commonwealth Independent States (CIS).
Rostam Ghasemi made the remarks in his meeting with the Director of Intergovernmental Council of Roads Management of Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Bouri Karimov in Tehran on Wednesday and proposed the formation of a bilateral or multilateral joint technical-engineering consortia with the Commonwealth Independent States (CIS).

** KAYHAN INTERNATIONAL

-- “Mokhtarnameh” director Davud Mirbaqeri writing big screen “Immortal” on Ashura tragedy

Director and writer Davud Mirbaqeri is writing a screen adaptation of the bestselling novel “The Immortal” on the tragedy of Ashura.

Mirbaqeri is best known for religious TV series such as “Imam Ali (AS)” and “Mokhtarnameh”; the latter was about an uprising organized by Mokhtar Saqafi after the events of Ashura, the 10th of Muharram, to take revenge against the killers of Imam Hussein (AS).

Written by Sadeq Karamyar, “The Immortal” was published in two editions, one in the form of a novel and the other in the form of a screenplay, which was never changed into a film.

-- Iran to build and operate refineries in Syria, Iraq

 Iran has reached agreements with Syria and Iraq to construct refineries in the mentioned counties and operates them as a shareholder, a member of the Iranian Parliament’s Energy Committee said.

One of the major solutions for neutralizing the U.S. sanctions is to develop extra-territorial cooperation with other countries in oil industry like constructing and shareholding in refineries abroad, Qasem Saedi told IRNA on Thursday. According to Saedi, Iran has also inked agreements with south American countries like Venezuela to renovate their refineries.

-- 3,000-year-old earthenware discovered in southern Iran

 Local people in a southern Iranian village have accidentally discovered two pieces of earthenware, estimated to date from the Proto-Elamite period, some 3,000 years ago. The relics were unearthed when people were digging the ground to install curbs for a sidewalk in the village of Golmakan, Marvdasht county.

“According to cultural heritage experts, the clay objects date from the Old Elam (Banash),” CHTN quoted Marvdasht’s tourism chief, Mohammad-Taqi Qalenoei, as saying on Wednesday.

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