Iran English newspaper headlines on Thursday, 20-12-2012

NewspaperTehran Times

Russia endorses Iran’s 6-point proposal on Syria

Russia has announced that it agrees with the six-point proposal that Iran has put forward to help resolve the 21-month-old crisis in Syria, according to Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

Govt. can still fully implement subsidy reform plan: Ahmadinejad

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad criticized the Majlis on Wednesday for passing a bill temporarily preventing the administration from implementing the next stages of the subsidy reform plan.

Park wins South Korea presidency, to be irst woman leader

The daughter of a former military ruler won South Korea’s presidential election on Wednesday and will become the country’s first female leader, saying she would work to heal a divided society.

Iraqi President Talabani’s health improving after stroke

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani’s health condition was improving on Wednesday and he responded well to treatment in a Baghdad hospital two days after suffering a stroke, his medical team coordinator said.

‘Taliban entering Syria through Turkey’

The leader of the Turkish Democratic Party says 10,000 Taliban militants have been using a camp in Turkey to infiltrate into Syria via the two countries’ common border.

Iran thanks Oman for helping to secure release of former diplomat

Iran has thanked the Sultanate of Oman for its efforts to help obtain the release of former Iranian diplomat Nosratollah Tajik, who was under house arrest in Britain for six years

‘Naval exercise in Strait of Hormuz meant to maintain regional security’

Iranian defense minister has said that the country’s armed forces will stage naval war games in the Strait of Hormuz in order to maintain the security of the region.

Iran-Daily

Leader Praises Scientific Growth

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says that the current of science in Iran enjoyed much efflorescence when the West experienced scientific dismalness.

Int’l Humanitarian Law Discussed With ICRC

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Iran’s National Committee of Humanitarian Law are hosting and contributing to three different events on implementation of international humanitarian law in Iran from December 18 to 20.

Greek Workers Strike Over Reforms

Greek public sector workers walked off the job on Wednesday in protest at new austerity measures and layoffs demanded by foreign lenders, disrupting transport and shutting schools and tax offices.

Iranian UAVs Outperform ScanEagles

The deputy commander of the Islamic Revolution’s Guards Corps (IRGC) said Iran’s domestically manufactured unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are more sophisticated and advanced than the United States’ ScanEagle drones.

No Breakthrough in Fiscal Cliff

US House Speaker John Boehner unveiled his “Plan B” on Tuesday as Republican lawmakers wrangled with Democratic President Barack Obama over how to steer the economy past the so-called fiscal cliff.

Spain Tops World Rankings, Iran 59th

In the latest football world rankings released by FIFA, Iran dropped 15 spots to stand 59th in the world.
According to Mehr News Agency, Iran collected 532 points to stand fourth in Asia.

Deadly Year for Journalists Worldwide

The year 2012 is likely to be one of the deadliest for journalists around the world, with at least 67 killed so far while doing their jobs, a US-based media rights group said on Tuesday.

US Sanctions Futile

Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed Mohammad Husseini says the illegal US-engineered sanctions imposed on Iran have proven ineffective.

 Wargames Ensuring Security

Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi has deplored the negative propaganda campaign against Iran’s wargames and assured regional nations that Tehran’s military drills are aimed at better protecting security in the region.

Iran Has Last Say In Persian Gulf

A senior Iranian military officer Major General Yahya Rahim-Safavi said the Islamic Republic is the region’s unrivaled power thanks to its geopolitical situation.

Iran News Daily

Raw material of amphetamines smuggled in from Iraq, Turkey, Pakistan borders

Interior Minister and Secretary of Iran Drug Control Headquarters Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar expressed concern over smuggling of amphetamine and psycho stimulant drugs into the country and said the raw material of amphetamines are smuggled from Iraq, Pakistan and Turkey borders.