Feb 28, 2024, 9:23 AM
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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on Feb 28

Feb 28, 2024, 9:23 AM
News ID: 85400692
Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on Feb 28

Tehran, IRNA – The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Wednesday, February 28, 2024:


-- Owji calls for gas conservation as cold weather persists

Iran’s Oil Minister Javad Owji on Tuesday asked people to conserve gas as a cold spell continued to grip the northern parts of the country.  
The minister said provinces in the northern half might experience a drop in gas pressure over a surging demand for fuel in the wake of the extreme cold wave, calling for customers to save energy by turning heating systems down a few degrees, wearing warm clothes at home and in the workplaces, and using thick curtains.

-- Iran’s oil sector economic growth doubles despite sanctions

Iran’s oil sector witnessed a two-fold increase in its annual economic growth in autumn 2023, said the government’s economic spokesman on Tuesday.
Seyyed Ehsan Khandouzi, who made the statement in a press conference, added the oil industry’s growth reached 21.8 percent in the season, from 10.8 percent registered in autumn 2022, showing the country has largely succeeded in overcoming sanctions, reported Shana. The incumbent government has made great efforts to neutralize sanctions since it took office in August 2021, the official underlined, praising the incumbent government’s economic diplomacy and attention to foreign investment.

--  Iran welcomes enhanced economic ties with countries: Minister

Iranian Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Abbas Aliabadi said Tehran welcomes the expansion of economic, commercial and industrial cooperation with countries.
Aliabadi made the call on Monday during separate meetings with his counterparts and officials from different countries, including Serbia, China, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Iraq, Oman and Lebanon, on the sidelines of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 13th ministerial conference (MC13) held in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.


--  Iran Urges Formation of Fact-Finding Committee on Gaza Massacre

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hussein Amir-Adollahian took a swipe at the self-proclaimed advocates of human rights for obstructing the establishment of a fact-finding committee to investigate the heinous Zionist atrocities in Gaza and politicizing the issue of human rights.
In a meeting with his Finnish counterpart on the sidelines of the 55th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Amir-Adollahian decried the killing of more than 30,000 Palestinians in Gaza by the Zionist regime.

--  Iranian Embassy in Sweden Dismisses Security Service  Allegations

Iranian embassy in Sweden has dismissed an annual report issued by Swedish (SÄPO) in which Iran has been introduced as a threat against the Nordic country.

“This move is irresponsible and is against the expected context in diplomatic relations,” said the embassy in a statement on Tuesday. It emphasized that Iran will continue its efforts to expand relations with Sweden while respecting all the obligations and necessities existing in bilateral ties.

--  Rome Hosts Iranian Art on ‘City of Windcatchers’

A group exhibition of paintings by Iranian artists titled “Windcathers” has been held at the Arca di Noesis gallery in Rome, under the auspices of Iran’s cultural consultancy in Italy and with the participation of Tazhib Cultural and Art Institute.
According to IRNA, the paintings of several young artists were displayed about Yazd, the city of windcatchers. The exhibition was held with the aim of introducing the historical city of Yazd, which has been registered by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).


--  India named special guest of 2024 Tehran Intl. Book Fair 

The organizers of the 35th Tehran International Book Fair have announced that India will be the special guest of this edition of Iran’s major trade fair for books. Yasser Ahmadvand, the director of the exhibition, confirmed the selection of India as the special guest, Mehr reported on Monday. 

A cultural memorandum of understanding was signed between the officials of the Tehran International Book Fair and the New Delhi International Book Fair, aimed at fostering discussions between Iranian and Indian cultures with a focus on books, he explained.

--  Khwarizmi International Award wraps up

The 37th Khwarizmi International Award, the 2nd Khwarizmi Innovation and Technology Award, and the 25th Khwarizmi Youth Award came to an end today in Tehran. Twenty winners of the awards were honored at the end of the closing ceremonies, IRNA reported.

Compared with 585 articles submitted last year, a total of 1,405 articles were submitted this year. Moreover, the number of articles submitted by foreign participants increased from 44 in 2023 to 441 in 2024.

--  Special office dedicated to tourism research launched in Tehran

On Tuesday, a special office dedicated to tourism research was officially launched in Tehran.

The opening ceremony was attended by the Science, Research, and Technology Minister Mohammad Ali Zolfi-Gol and officials from the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts, Mehr reported.

The office is intended to help provide quick and easy access, share, and utilize scientific resources, including projects, reports, articles, books, and university theses on tourism, in collaboration with a bureau for tourism information technology. According to relevant sources, the office will be a link between the tourism industry, universities, and the practical application of tourism knowledge in the academic sector.


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