Feb 4, 2024, 9:20 AM
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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on February 4

Feb 4, 2024, 9:20 AM
News ID: 85375621
Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on February 4

Tehran, IRNA – The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Sunday, February 4, 2024.


-- BRICS states will continue trade in local currencies: Deputy FM

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy Mehdi Safari said that members of the BRICS grouping of emerging economies will continue to carry out trade in local currencies.
Trade exchanges are being carried out through local currencies by the members in a bid to ditch the US dollar, Safari told IRNA on the sidelines of the BRICS Sherpas and Sous-Sherpas meeting held in Moscow from January 29 to February 2.

--  Transit of goods via Iran up 40.5% in 10 months: Deputy minister

Iran’s deputy minister of roads and urban development said there was a 40.5% growth in the transit in the country in the first 10 months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2023).
According to the statistics of the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development, 12.661 million tons of goods were transited from the country between March 21, 2023, and January 22, 2024, showing a 40.5 percent hike compared to the same period last year, Kamal Hadianfar stated.

--  Iran’s 10-month steel exports rise 21%: ISPA

The Iranian Steel Producers Association (ISPA) said over 24 million tons of steel products were exported from the country in the first 10 months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2023), showing a 21% growth compared to the same period last year.
The association put the value of the steel products exported from the country between March 21, 2023, and January 22, 2024, at $6.2 billion.


-- IRIAA Unveils New Precision Missile, Other Achievements

The Islamic Republic of Iran Army Aviation (IRIAA) on Saturday unveiled a new precision strike, smart and long-range missile among several other achievements developed and manufactured domestically by Iranian experts.
The upgraded Shafaq (Dawn) air-to-surface missile, with a range of 20 kilometers, was showcased during a ceremony attended by chief commander of the Iranian’s Army Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi, head of the Iranian Army’s Ground Force Brigadier General Kioumars Haydari and a number of other high-ranking military officials in Tehran on Saturday.

--  Embassy Confirms Iranian Advisor Martyred in Damascus

Iran’s embassy in Damascus has confirmed reports of an Iranian military advisor having been martyred in an Israeli attack on Syria.
“A Zionist terrorist group violating international regulations and Syria’s sovereignty launched a missile strike on a residential neighborhood on the outskirts of Damascus, killing a military advisor of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” announced the embassy.

-- Barm Alavan Registered Under Convention of Wetlands

The Department of Environment of Iran has secured the registration of the Barm Alavan Wetland in the southern Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province under the Convention on Wetlands, a move which brings to 26 the number of Iranian wetlands protected by the major international environmental treaty.
Arezoo Ashrafizadeh, director of the Wetlands Conservation and Restoration Office at the Iranian Department of Environment, said Saturday that Barm Alavan Wetland is a unique long-lasting lake with brackish shores which covers an area of 20 hectares. She also said that Barm Alvan Lake is surrounded by almond and oak trees in the Zagros mountain range and that it has a rare biodiversity.


--  UN envoy in Iran to discuss peace in Yemen

The United Nations' Special Envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, has arrived in Tehran to discuss the ongoing developments in the war-stricken Arab country. As reported by Iranian media, Grundberg engaged in discussions with Hossein Amir Abdollahian, Iran's Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The talks between Grundberg and Amir Abdollahian centered around the latest developments in the region, placing a special focus on the situation in Yemen.

--  2024 Fajr Film Festival announces international lineup

The 42nd edition of the Fajr Film Festival, Iran’s most important film event, revealed the lineup for its international section on Friday. In the Cinema Salvation (Main Competition Section), a diverse range of films will compete for top honors. 

Notable entries include “The Shadow of Catire”, a Venezuelan-Mexican co-production by Jorge Hernandez Aldana, “Deserts” by Faouzi Bensaidi from Morocco, and “Upon Entry”, co-directed by Alejandro Rojas and Juan Sebastián Vasquez from Spain.

--  Iranian contractors implementing energy projects in 50 countries

Iranian Energy Minister Ali-Akbar Mehrabian said Iranian contractors are currently implementing water and electricity projects in 50 different countries across the globe, IRNA reported.

“The country's performance in the field of technical and engineering services is praise-worthy, and we provide good services in the countries of the region, and today our country's water and electricity industry specialists are active in more than 50 countries of the world,” Mehrabian said in a press conference on Saturday.


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