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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on Dec 19


— MP: Iranian gov’t seeks maximum interests in coming round of Vienna talks

The Iranian government’s new strategy is to safeguard maximum interests in the next (eighth) round of the ongoing Vienna talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, said a senior MP.
Vahid Jalalzadeh, the chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, made the remark in a live televised interview on Friday, noting that in 2020, the legislature did an important job, which was passing a law known as the Strategic Action Plan to Counter Sanctions and Protect Rights of the People.

— Iran’s eight-month non-oil trade with neighbors hits $33b: IRICA

Iran’s non-oil trade with its neighbors stood at $33 billion during the first eight months of the current Iranian year (March 21-November 21), announced the spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA).
Rouhollah Latifi said the weight of non-oil trade with the neighboring countries stood at 110.28 million tons, adding trade with the neighbors accounted for 52 percent of value and 62 percent of the weight of non-oil trade in the eight months.

— Tehran Grand Bazaar: A traditional market with beautiful architecture

Visiting the oldest bazaar of Tehran would definitely sound awesome. Regarding its traditional architecture, a superb visual pleasure is provided for its visitors. Furthermore, it is the only wholesale center of Tehran. Nevertheless, it does not mean that you cannot do retail shopping here. It distributes almost all sorts of products to other shops around Tehran.
Moreover, for those who care about economical prices, this bazaar is the best place for shopping. Keep in mind that it has separate small bazaars, each of which sells a particular product. Therefore, you should find out the appropriate section for your shopping. There are also many famous restaurants with unbelievably delicious Iranian dishes.


— Iran Will Destroy Runways Before Israeli Jets Land

Several current and former senior Israeli military officials and experts have said that the occupying regime lacks the ability to pull off an assault on Iran’s nuclear program, the New York Times reported Saturday.
The Zionist regime’s war minister has reportedly ordered his forces to prepare a military option, warning that Israel would take matters into its own hands if current talks underway in Vienna did not sufficiently constrain Iran.
One current high-ranking security official said it would take at least two years to prepare an attack that could cause significant damage to Iran’s nuclear program, the paper said.
A strike “to destroy the dozens of nuclear sites in distant parts of Iran — the kind of attack Israeli officials have threatened — would be beyond the current resources of the Israeli armed forces,” it added.

— Hungary, Iran Sign 5 Agreements for Cooperation

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi says two decades of military presence by the U.S. and NATO in Afghanistan have no other result for the Afghan people than bloodshed and backwardness.
“The outcome of two decades of the U.S. and NATO presence in Afghanistan is murder, crime, bloodshed, and backwardness of Afghan people,” he told Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó here Thursday.
“More than 30,000 Afghan children are now grappling with various kinds of disabilities as a result of the Americans’ presence” in their country, Raisi said.

— Official Rejects Canada’s Resolution Against Iran

A senior Iranian Judiciary official on Friday rejected a United Nations General Assembly resolution recently passed over the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic, saying the Canada-drafted resolution is politically-motivated and far from the realities.
Kazem Gharibabadi, the Judiciary chief’s deputy for international affairs and secretary of the country’s High Council for Human Rights, told reporters that the resolution, which had been drafted by “one of the biggest human

rights violators,” was “filled with claims that usually have no basis and are far from the realities on the ground.”


— Jami’s Leyli and Majnun published in French 

A French translation of Leyli and Majnun (Leyli et Majnûn de Jâmi), a classic Persian masterpiece by poet Nur ad-Din Abd al-Rahman Jami, has been published in Paris.

Diane de Selliers is the publisher of the book, which has been rendered from a Persian edition of the book by Leili Anvar, a translator and professor of Persian literature at the Institut des Langues et des Civilisations Orientales in Paris. Anvar has also added some notes and an introduction to make the story clearer and more comprehensible.

— Govt. prepares package to support stock market

Head of Iran’s Securities and Exchange Organization (SEO) Majid Eshqi has said a 10-part support package has been prepared for supporting the stock market and Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Ehsan Khandouzi is going to unveil the package soon, IRNA reported.

“The 10-article package for supporting the capital market has been approved by the Government Economic Coordination Headquarters and the details of the proposals will be announced by Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs,” Eshqi said.

— Rock climbers start cleaning high walls of absolute grandeur 

A clean-up project has recently been commenced on the Tomb of Darius I in Naqsh-e Rostam and the Wall of Sofeh in the UNESCO-registered Persepolis, southern Fars province, the director of the World Heritage site has announced. Since last week, the Tomb of Darius I and the Wall of Sofeh have been cleaned up under the direct supervision of the cultural heritage experts and restorers, Hamid Fadai said on Saturday. 

Marvdasht rock climbing team is performing the project after being trained by experts in the field of protection and preservation of historical works, the official added. 


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