Apr 15, 2024, 7:40 AM
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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on April 15

Apr 15, 2024, 7:40 AM
News ID: 85444733
Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on April 15

Tehran, IRNA – The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Monday, April 15, 2024:


-- Iran-Iraq gas contract extension outcome of promoted energy diplomacy: MP

The extension of a contract to export Iran’s gas to Iraq is the outcome of promoting energy diplomacy, particularly with neighboring states, said a member of the Parliament’s Energy Committee.
Ramezanali Sangdovini told Shana the incumbent government has established good relations with neighbors and other countries, including the members of BRICS and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), leading to strong diplomacy.

-- NPC: 12 petchem projects will come on stream by March

Iran’s National Petrochemical Company (NPC) managing director announced that 12 projects will become operational by the end of the Iranian calendar year of 1403 (March 20, 2025).
Morteza Shahmirzaei urged all engaged in the petrochemical industry to do their best and boost synergy in an effort to achieve the strategic goals set in the current year designated by the Leader as the year of “Surge in Production Through People’s Participation”.

-- Tehran, Moscow finalizing agreement for constructing Rasht-Astara railway

Tehran and Moscow are finalizing the draft of a contract for the implementation of agreement to construct the Rasht-Astara Railway.
In a meeting held between Deputy Minister of Russian Railways Sergey Pavlov and Iran’s Ambassador to Russia Kazem Jalali, the two sides emphasized compiling the contract for the implementation of the agreement to construct the Rasht-Astara Railway.


-- Iranians Take to Streets to Celebrate Retaliation

People across Iran were on the streets overnight on Sunday to show their support for Iran’s much-anticipated retaliatory drone and missile attacks against Israel. Iranian forces launched extensive strikes on the Israeli-occupied territories in response to the Zionist regime’s terrorist attack on Iran’s diplomatic mission in the Syrian capital Damascus on April 1, which led to the death of seven Iranian military advisors.
Video footage showed midnight rallies in scores of Iranian cities, including the capital Tehran, Ahvaz, Bushehr, Tabriz, Urmia, Ardabil, Mashhad, Shiraz and Isfahan, the hometown of senior commander Brigadier General Muhammad Reza Zahedi, who was martyred in the Israeli strike.

-- TPOI: Iran’s 12-Month Exports to India Reach $2.217bn

Head of the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPOI) for Indian Subcontinent Affairs Hadi Talebian Moghaddam said that Iran’s exports to India during the previous Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2023 to March 19, 2024) hit $2.217 billion, showing a two-percent growth compared to a year earlier. Talebian Moghaddam said on Saturday that Iran’s balance of trade with India turned positive last year.
Iran’s export of products reached $2.217 billion in 2023 from $2.175 billion in 2022, showing a 2% growth in value, and the export volume of products reached from 5.460 million metric tons in 2022 to 6.962 million in 2023, marking a 27-percent growth in weight in the mentioned time, according to Talebian Moghaddam.

-- Iran Leads OPEC Members in Production in March 2024

Iran produced nearly 3.2 million barrels of crude oil in March, up 28,000 barrels from February, leading the members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in production. The latest data by the OPEC shows that 13 member states produced 26.6 million barrels of crude oil in March, 3,000 barrels more than February’s figures.
After Saudi Arabia with the production of over 9.03 million barrels of oil per day (bpd) and Iraq with the production of nearly 4.2 million bpd, Iran retained the position of the third producer of the organization, producing about 3.2 million bpd.


-- Water inflow to dam reserves declines 10%

Water inflow to Iran’s dams has decreased by 10 percent since the beginning of the current water year (September 23, 2023) up to April 13, 2024, compared to the same period last year, the new report released by the Water Resources Management Company shows.

According to the said report, during the mentioned period, 22.89 billion cubic meters of water entered the country’s dam reserves, while the figure stood at 25.57 billion last year.

-- Caspian states hold meeting to address environmental crimes

The second meeting of the representatives of Caspian Sea countries to deal with environmental crimes was held from April 4-5 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The five littoral states, namely Iran, Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan, discussed the environmental challenges and harms facing the Caspian Sea.

They also exchanged views on protecting the aquatic resources of the Caspian Sea and upholding national laws related to the environment and the management of natural resources in the Sea.

-- 85,000 people underpin Hormozgan’s reputation as a living museum of handicrafts

Hormozgan province is home to over 85,000 craftspeople who have inherited ancient skills from their ancestors. Situated in the south of Iran, on the coasts of the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman, Hormozgan has long been somewhat of a living museum of handicrafts.

Speaking to IRNA, on Sunday, Hormozgan’s Director-General of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts stated that currently, more than 85,000 licensed artisans are actively engaged in handicrafts production across the province.


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