Apr 8, 2024, 7:39 AM
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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on April 8

Apr 8, 2024, 7:39 AM
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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on April 8

Tehran, IRNA – The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Monday, April 8, 2024:


-- Iran Researchers Produce Subsurface Explorer Robot

Researchers at a startup company in Iran have acquired the know-how to make subsurface explorer robots that makes it possible to take photos and identify sunken objects up to a depth of 100 meters beneath the sea surface.
“We in this company are working on underwater robots with underwater imaging mission. We have targeted Remotely Operated vehicle (ROV) robots in this company. These robots are controlled by cables and the operator can control them online,” said Ali Golkar, the managing director of the Iranian startup company which operates in the maritime field.

-- NPC Chief Says Workshops Will Be Formed to Spur Surge in Production

Iran’s National Petrochemical Company (NPC) managing director Morteza Shahmirzaei said on Sunday workshops will be formed to realize the slogan of 1403 solar year (starting March 20, 2024) designated by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution as the year of “Surge in Production Through People’s Participation”.
Shahmirzaei, who made the remarks in a meeting with senior officials of the petrochemical sector, added the workshops will be formed at three levels of NPC, holdings, and petrochemical companies.

-- Iran Calls for Restraint After Ecuador Raid on Mexican Embassy

Iran has called for restraint after a recent move by Ecuadoran police to raid Mexico’s embassy in the capital Quito, underscoring the necessity of respecting and safeguarding the immunity of diplomatic facilities.
Ecuador’s special forces stormed the Mexican embassy in Quito’s financial district late on Friday to arrest a controversial politician who had been granted political asylum there.
Equipped with a battering ram, the forces surrounded the Mexican embassy and some of them scaled the walls to enter the diplomatic compounds and apprehend Ecuador’s former Vice President Jorge Glas, who has been inside since seeking political asylum in December over corruption allegations.


-- No Israeli embassy safe anymore, top Iranian general warns

In a recent development, a top military advisor to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, has issued a grave warning, stating that no Israeli embassy is safe anymore.

Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi delivered these remarks at a solemn ceremony on Sunday, held to honor the martyrs of a heinous terrorist attack on the Iranian consulate building in Damascus, Syria.

Safavi emphasized the Leader's unwavering determination to retaliate against the Israeli regime for its brazen assault on Iran’s consulate in Syria. He noted, "The Leader promised a slap on the face of the Israeli regime such that the regime will regret attacking Iran’s consulate in Syria."

-- Islamic Revolution Art Week to kick off tomorrow

The 10th edition of the Islamic Revolution Art Week is set to open on Monday with numerous artistic programs being held in various locations across the country.

Organized by the Art Bureau of the Islamic Ideology Dissemination Organization, this annual event commemorates the martyrdom anniversary of documentarian Morteza Avini, who was tragically killed by a landmine in 1993 during his final trip to the former Iran-Iraq war zone in southwestern Iran while filming a documentary on missing soldiers.

Throughout the week, art exhibitions, workshops, and theatrical musical performances will be showcased.

-- Annual exports of steel products reach $7.6 billion

Iran exported $7.6 billion worth of steel products last calendar year ending March 19, according to figures released by the Iranian Steel Producers Association (ISPA). The ISPA said on Saturday that the total export value of the steel supply chain rose by 18%, describing it as the "most important achievement" within the steel industry.

Based on the figures, the country exported an estimated 30 million metric tons of steel concentrate and pellets, a 66% surge from the year before.


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