Feb 18, 2024, 9:32 AM
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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on February 18

Feb 18, 2024, 9:32 AM
News ID: 85390084
Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on February 18

Tehran, IRNA – The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Sunday, February 18, 2024.


-- Iran resumes gas supply to Iraq:Envoy

Iran’s ambassador in Baghdad announced the resumption of exporting natural gas to Iraq under the current agreement on a daily supply of 40 million to 50 million cubic meters (mcm).
Recently, Iran carried out annual maintenance operations on gas pipelines used for exports to Iraq, as there was a drop in gas flow, but the flow did not reach zero, and has now returned to its normal state.

--  Over $731m tons of commodities traded at IME

The Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME) witnessed trade of 3.18 million tons of commodities with a total trading value of more than $731 million on its physical market.
The exchange saw on its metals and minerals trading floor trade of 2.7 million tons of commodities valued at nearly $506 million. On this floor the IME sold 1,210,277 tons of cement, 745,000 tons of iron ore, 392,000 tons of sponge iron, 344,103 tons of steel, 8,660 tons of copper, 7,880 tons of aluminum and 250 tons of molybdenum concentrate.

--  EU cuts growth, inflation forecasts for 2024

The European Commission cut both its growth and inflation forecasts for the eurozone in 2024, as it warned geopolitical tensions spelled rising uncertainty for the single-currency area’s economy.
The forecasts by the EU’s executive arm demonstrate the impact of the European Central Bank’s interest rate-hiking campaign last year: a welcome fall in inflation, predicted to drop to 2.7 percent, but also worryingly sluggish growth, expected to reach just 0.8 percent


-- Iranian, U.S., UK, Australian Universities Researched Drones

Academics from prestigious universities in the U.S., the UK, and Australia collaborated with a prominent Iranian university on research concerning unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, The Guardian has revealed.
The paper cited a 2023 research jointly written by researchers from the University of Houston, the University of Southampton, the University of New South Wales, and Sharif University of Technology.
According to the daily, the research examines “the use of drones in wireless networks and as communications hubs,” and involves the UAVs’ capability to establish new communication channels, when faced with jamming activity.

--  ‘Nowruz’ to Screen in Persian New Year

New Iranian movie ‘Nowruz,’ starring veteran actor Ali Nasiriyan, is vying for a spot in Nowruz screenings. The movie recently premiered at the 42nd Fajr International Film Festival in Iran, iFilm reported.
Saeed Khani, the distribution manager at Khaneye Film, said to the media that the request for a Nowruz premiere is due to the film’s Persian New Year theme.

--  Tehran, Havana Keen to Expand Cooperation in Agricultural Sector

Tehran and Havana are keen to expand cooperation in the field of agricultural inputs, an official at Iran’s Ministry of Agriculture said.
In a joint meeting held between members of the Board of Directors of the Agricultural Support Services Company (ASSC) and the Iran-Cuba Agricultural Cooperation Development delegation, Deputy CEO of the ASSC for Trade Affairs Ali Alizadeh noted that given the high capacities of Iran for exporting urea fertilizers to other countries and also the export-based approach of most companies producing bio- and organic fertilizers, the ground has been set for the country to expand its cooperation with the agricultural sector of Cuba in this area.


--  West unable to hinder Iranian nation’s progress: spox

The Iranian administration’s spokesman says the enemies’ plan to hinder Iran’s progress has proven to be ineffective. Ali Bahadori Jahromi made the remarks during a meeting with Islamic teaching instructors on Friday, shedding light on the nation's economic landscape and drawing connections to citizens' livelihoods. 

Bahadori Jahromi acknowledged the administration's persistent efforts and delved into the intricacies of inflation and economic challenges, stating, "Despite grappling with prolonged high inflation and navigating international challenges, the West strategically sought to impede our country through stringent sanctions, aiming to dampen the spirits of the people."

--  Iran exports commodities worth $5.2b to UAE in 10 months

Iran exported commodities valued at $5.2 billion to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during the first ten months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2023-January 20, 2024), the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) announced. Mohammad Rezvani-Far said that the UAE was the third top export destination of Iranian goods in the mentioned ten-month period.

The IRICA head also announced that exporting goods worth $17.1 billion to Iran, the UAE was Iran’s first source of import in the first ten months of this year.

--  Armenia welcomes Iran-made pharmaceutical products

The Armenian deputy health minister has announced the country’s willingness to import Iranian medicine and medical equipment.

Talking about the remarkable achievements of Iran in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak by adopting appropriate measures, Lena Nanushyan said that Iran's progress in the field of health is significant.


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