Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on Dec 30

The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Thursday, December 30, 2021:


According to Ashura News, quoted by the IRNA news agency,


--Abbas meeting with Gantz stab in back of West Bank intifada: Hamas


The Hamas resistance movement condemned a meeting between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israel’s military chief Benny Gantz as “a dagger in the back of the intifada (uprising)” in the West Bank, saying it weakens opposition to the normalization of ties with the occupying regime.
Gantz hosted Abbas at his home in Rosh Ha’Ayin on Tuesday night. It was the second meeting between the two, who first met in Ramallah back in August.


--Iran says ready to dispatch skilled workforce to Serbia


The Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare declared Iran’s readiness to dispatch Iranian skilled workforce to Serbia.
Director General of the Ministry of Welfare and Social Security for International Affairs Hamed Forouzan made the remark in a meeting with Serbian Ambassador to Tehran Dragan Todorović on Wednesday.


-- Daryan Village: Collection of natural and cultural charms

The beautiful Daryan Village (also spelled as Darian) in western Iranian province of Kermanshah greets you with a collection of natural and cultural charms.
As one of the oldest and most attractive villages in the ancient Hawraman (a mountainous region in western Iran), Daryan has always left its visitors with a bag of unforgettable memories in a pleasant nature, reported.
The abundance of springs in the village has given it the name of the 1,000-Spring Village. The waterfalls of the village make it an attractive tourist magnet.



-- Photo exhibition explores General Soleimani’s national popularity 

 An exhibition opened on Monday in Tehran showcasing a collection of photos reflecting on aspects of General Qassem Soleimani’s national popularity. Entitled “Sarve Ravan”, the exhibition has been organized at the Art Bureau of the Islamic Ideology Dissemination Organization to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Soleimani who was killed in a U.S. air raid in Baghdad on January 3, 2020.

Based on a call for photos published by the Iranian Photographers Center (IPC) of the Art Bureau, the exhibit was scheduled to be organized in the first martyrdom anniversary of Soleimani, however, it was canceled due to the pandemic, IPC director Ehsan Baqeri said in a press release published on Tuesday.


 -- Iran ready to send specialized labor force to Serbia

The Iranian deputy labor minister for international affairs, Hamed Forouzan, in a meeting with Serbian Ambassador to Iran, Dragan Todorovic, announced readiness to send skilled workforce to Serbia. During the meeting on Monday, the two officials discussed further cooperation in different fields, IRNA reported.

A memorandum of understanding on employment, technology, and professions has been drafted, and another memorandum on social security is being prepared, which we hope will be signed soon, Forouzan stated.


--Grave hunters: cemetery tourism in Iran

 Having nearly all kinds of historical tombs, museums such as tomb towers, and rack-hewn tombs, Iran is heaven for cemetery enthusiasts and grave hunters; individuals who have passion for and enjoyment of cemeteries, epitaphs, gravestone rubbing, photography, art, and history of famous deaths.

Tourism is one of the fastest-growing phenomena that always makes new changes to have unforgettable experiences, create new travel motivators, and reach new markets. Such a trend results in new tourist spots which were unthinkable only a few years ago!

In cemetery tourism, contrary to popular belief, it is you who will be the protagonist of a hot dialogue of past and present during visits to centuries-old tombs or cemeteries instead of listening to a curator of an exhibition!



-- Iran: Zionist Plans in Golan ‘Provocative’

 Iran on Wednesday strongly condemns the occupying regime of Israel’s recent push to bring Syria’s Golan Heights to the fore of Tel Aviv’s occupation schemes.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh denounced the regime’s earlier “cabinet meeting” in the Syrian plateau that came after the regime announced a blueprint that foresees construction of some 7,300 additional settler units on the strategic territory. to when the U.S. struck the deal in 2015. Therefore, she said, Washington had to go down a different path if it sought to return to the deal.
Iran’s response to these shenanigans was a tough, but principled policy which constituted its “active resistance”.


-- Iran Will Not Flinch Under Bogus Timelines

 The Europeans on Tuesday issued a joint statement after new talks with Iran in Vienna, insisting that there had been relative progress, but also alleging that there were only a window of “a couple of weeks” not “a couple months” left to reach an agreement.
U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price confirmed that the talks had made progress, but alleged that Iran was dragging its feet in addition to accelerating its nuclear program.
The comments come from the same administration that upon assuming power, announced that the 2015 deal’s revival would take a long time and wasted five months to push its irrelevant excessive demands.


-- Iran’s Taremi Becomes Most-Nominated AFC International Player of Week in 2021

 Iranian striker Mehdi Taremi has become the most-nominated AFC International Player of the Week this year.
Over the last 12 months, has published a total of 35 AFC International Player of the Week polls, with the top 10 Asian performers plying their trade outside the continent over the previous seven days highlighted, and fans from around the world casting their weekly votes.
In total, 115 players from 17 AFC nations were featured at least once in the weekly list, shining on a light of Asian footballers – male and female – based everywhere from Europe’s biggest leagues to competitions in Africa and North America.




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