Mar 5, 2024, 8:21 AM
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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on March 5

Mar 5, 2024, 8:21 AM
News ID: 85408336
Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on March 5

Tehran, IRNA – The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Tuesday, March 5, 2024:


--  Raisi: Iran needs no global power to ensure its security

President Ebrahim Raisi said Iran’s security is “endogenous”; the Islamic Republic does not rely on any global power to ensure its national security.
Raisi made the remarks in an address to the graduation ceremony for cadets studying in the academies of Iran’s Armed Forces, which was held in Imam Hassan al-Mujtaba University of Officer and Police Training in Tehran on Monday

--  Iran off to flying water polo start with Malaysia rout

Iran began its water polo campaign at the Asian Age Group Aquatics Championships in emphatic fashion, hammering Malaysia 34-3 in a Group B encounter in the Filipino city of Capas on Monday.
Ali Pirouzkhah’s boys won the first three quarters by 8-1, 9-1, and 7-1 scorelines respectively before scoring 10 without response in the final quarter.
Group B also Kazakhstan, Singapore, and Sri Lanka, with Iran taking on the latter in its second outing today.

--  Iran-India exhibition opens in Golestan Palace

The Iran-India Exhibition, showcasing a collection of 127 precious Indian jades along with their documents, opened at the Golestan World Heritage Site on Monday.
The opening ceremony was held with the presence of Deputy Tourism Minister Ali Darabi, the of Iran, and the Indian Ambassador to Tehran Rudra Gaurav Shresth.


-- Iran Says OIC Faces Test as Members Meet in Jeddah

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman here Monday highlighted the importance of the upcoming emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), saying the 57-member bloc is “facing a test” on Israel’s genocidal war on the Gaza Strip.
Nasser Kanaani made the remarks at a weekly press briefing, one day before an extraordinary meeting of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers on the Gaza war in the Saudi city of Jeddah. It is the second such meeting in Saudi Arabia as the country hosted a similar event last year.

--  Veteran Actress Narrates Children’s Story

Veteran Iranian actress, Sorayya Qasemi, has narrated a children’s story. The project also saw the participation of Pejman Haddadi, an acclaimed musician well-known for his mastery of traditional Iranian musical instruments, iFilm reported.
The collaboration of these artists aims to create a culturally rich listening experience for Iranian children. The project includes a story named ‘Who Was and Who Not’ and is currently in the final stage of mixing.

-- ISPA: Iran Exports $7bn of Steel Products

Iranian Steel Producers Association (ISPA) has reported that the country exported $7 billion worth of steel products in the 11 months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2023, to February 22, 2024), showing a 20 percent hike compared to last year’s corresponding period.
ISPA said that Iran exported about 27 million tons of steel products, showing a 68 percent hike compared to the same period last year. The steel exports hike in the country in the 11 months of the current Iranian calendar year has taken place with the help of the export of iron ore concentrate and pellets.


-- IAEA Director urges Iran's full cooperation amidst alleged concerns

 Rafael Grossi, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), has once again called on Iran to fully cooperate with the agency despite Iran’s continued cooperation.

In his recent Introductory Statement to the Board of Governors, reported on the Agency's website, Grossi expressed concern about Iran’s alleged increasing enriched uranium stockpile, stating, “Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium continues to increase, even though the level of uranium enriched up to 60% has fallen slightly.” 

--  13th Tehran International Animation Festival kicks off

The 13th Tehran International Animation Festival (TIAF) kicked off on Sunday at the Cultural and Artistic Creations Center of the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (Kanoon) in Tehran.

A total of 334 works from 42 countries form the lineup for the festival, screened in the National and International categories, ILNA reported. The animated films have been selected from among 1,328 Iranian and foreign animations from 72 countries received by the festival secretariat.

-- Iran aims to attract millions of Chinese vacationers

Iran has set its sights on attracting millions of Chinese nationals as part of its strategy to boost the tourism industry. With diplomatic relations between Tehran and Beijing strengthening in recent years, officials from both nations have been engaging in discussions to facilitate easier travel for Chinese citizens to Iran.

The move is part of Iran’s broader efforts to diversify its tourism market and reduce its dependency on traditional sources of income. Apart from previous privileges such as a granting visa-free regime to Chinese visitors, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts has recently arranged for 20 popular Chinese influencers to visit the country and see its landmark natural, historical, and cultural attractions, IRNA reported.


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