Iran English newspaper headlines on Thursday, 13-12-2012

Ahmad-VahidiTehran Times

Iranian Defense Ministry denies presence in North Korea

The Iranian Defense Ministry issued a statement on Wednesday dismissing the news reports claiming that the ministry’s experts are in North Korea and cooperate with the country in ballistic missile development.

I prefer consensus on one reformist presidential candidate: Aref

Mohammad Reza Aref, who has been mentioned as a possible reformist candidate in the 2013 presidential election, says he prefers that a single candidate be fielded to represent the reformists.

Iran pursing case of citizen who died in Dutch police custody

Iran is pursuing the case of a national who recently died in Dutch police custody in the city of Utrecht in the Netherlands, the Iranian Embassy in The Hague said in a statement on Wednesday.


NAM calls for lifting Iranian sanctions

The Non-Aligned Movement in a statement on Wednesday called for lifting of different kinds of sanctions imposed on its member countries.
The statement was released on the occasion of the International Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons which kicked off in Geneva on Monday.

Iranians protest Berlin embassy attack

Dozens of Iranians gathered in the German capital, Berlin, in a show of protest against an assault on the Iranian Embassy premises last month.
The peaceful protesters assembled outside the embassy building on Tuesday to condemn the attack and voice support for the Islamic establishment in Iran, Press TV reported.

No technical problems at Bushehr Plant

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Fereidoun Abbasi categorically denied western media reports about technical flaws in Bushehr nuclear power plant, saying that everything at Bushehr is proceeding according to schedule.

Hamas sees Tehran ties as ‘strategic’

Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) lauded the support provided by Islamic states, Iran in particular, for the Palestinian resistance groups during the eight-day Israeli war on Gaza, and described its ties with Tehran as strategic.