Apr 13, 2024, 8:54 AM
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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on April 13

Apr 13, 2024, 8:54 AM
News ID: 85442334
Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on April 13

Tehran, IRNA – The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Saturday, April 13, 2024:


--  Owji: Oil Ministry to provide projects with forex funds in collaboration with CBI

The provision of foreign exchange funds for the Oil Ministry’s projects in collaboration with the Central of Bank of Iran (CBI) will be put on the agenda, said Oil Minister Javad Owji, reported Shana.
“Given the great forex reserves, we are faced with no limitations on hard currency,” IRNA quoted the oil minister as saying.
Owji, in an X post, wrote on Tuesday foreign exchange revenues will hopefully increase in 1403 (starting March 20, 2024), the solar year designated by the Leader as the year of “Surge in Production Through People’s Participation”.

--  Iran inaugurates Mideast’s largest biomass power plant

Iran inaugurated Middle East’s largest concentrated biomass power plant that runs on biogas. The inauguration ceremony, held in Tehran, was attended by President Ebrahim Raisi and Energy Minister Ali Akbar Mehrabian, IRNA reported.

The 7.2-megawatt power station, adjacent to a wastewater treatment facility in western Tehran, is expected to produce 50 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually.

--  Iran’s oil price, output rose in March: OPEC

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in its latest report revealed that Iran’s oil production volume increased 28,000 barrels per day in March 2024. In addition, Iran’s heavy oil price also has increased $3 in the reported month, OPEC added, reported Tasnim News Agency.
Iran’s oil production volume reached 3.188 million barrels per day (bpd) in March 2024, showing a 28,000 barrels hike compared to a month earlier.


--  Iranian Qari Wins Al-Khawthar Qur’an Competition

The 17th edition of Al-Kawthar TV Channel’s 17th international Qur’an competition has come to a close, with Iranian qari Mostafa Hemmat Qassemi winning the top prize.
Hemmat Qassemi scored 87.25 points to come first in the contest. The runner-up was Mostafa Heidari from Afghanistan with 86.5 points, while Muhammad Ridha al-Haj Awman from Indonesia won the third rank with 86.25 points, IQNA reported.

-- IRICA: Trade With 56 OIC States Tops $61bn

The head of the  Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) Muhammad Rezvanifar  has put the volume of the trade exchanges between Iran and OIC member states from March 21, 2023 to March 19, 2024 at 94 million tons, registering a 4.22 percent decline compared to the previous year.
The value of the trade exchanges between Iran and the other 56 member states of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) reached $61 billion in the past Iranian calendar year (ended March 19, 2024), registering a 0.19 percent hike compared to a year earlier.

--  120-Member NAM Backs Iran Against Zionist Aggression

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has strongly denounced the Israeli airstrike on the consular section of the Iranian embassy in Damascus, describing the assault as heinous and a blatant violation of international law.
The coordinating bureau of the 120-member forum of countries, in a communiqué, stated that such acts of violence against diplomatic and consular missions are unjustifiable.


--  Commander affirms readiness of operational units to counter threats

Brigadier General Sadeghian, Commander of the northern air defense region, has emphasized the preparedness of operational units to confront potential threats.  He underscored the ability to swiftly adapt strategies in response to enemy infiltration, ensuring a decisive advantage.

During an inspection of the defense positions under the 'Velayat' plan, Brigadier General Sadeghian meticulously assessed the combat readiness, defensive capabilities, and equipment status of the unit.

--  Iran freestyle team win 2024 Asian Wrestling Championships

Iran freestyle team won the title of the 2024 Asian Wrestling Championships on Friday for the sixth time in seven years. Team Melli came first with 190 points. Japan finished second with 130, followed by host Kyrgyzstan with 121, three points ahead of neighbor Kazakhstan.

The Iranian freestyler won five gold medals and three bronzes in the competition held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

--  Iranian short to go on screen at Brussels film festival 

Iranian director Fatima Nofely’s movie “Hamster” will go on screen at the main section of the 27th edition of the Brussels Short Film Festival, which will be held in the Belgian capital from April 24 to May 4. 

A joint production of Iran and France, “Hamster” follows the story of Mahi and Pouya, a couple on a trip who wake up to the tragic discovery of their friends' deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning, for which they hold themselves accountable.


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