Iran English newspaper headlines on Monday, 24-12-2012

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Govt. will help realize people’s will in 2013 election: Ahmadinejad

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said that the administration will help pave the way for the realization of the people’s will in the 2013 presidential election.

Egyptian constitution approved by 64% of voters

Egypt’s ruling Freedom and Justice Party and opposition say the country’s new constitution has been approved by voters in the two-round referendum. MPs criticize Ahmadinejad’s remarks on subsidy targeting

MPs criticize Ahmadinejad’s remarks on subsidy targeting

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s recent statements about subsidy targeting were harshly criticized by several MPs on Sunday.

Taliban not demanding Afghan power monopoly

Taliban representatives at a conference did not insist on total power in Afghanistan and pledged to grant rights to women that the militant group itself brutally suppressed in the past, according to a Taliban statement received Sunday.

1000s of Bahrainis hold anti-govt. demo

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Bahrain in fresh protest rallies against the decades-long rule of the Al Khalifa royal family.

India’s gang-rape protesters defy moves to quell outrage

The Indian government moved on Sunday to stamp out protests that have swelled in New Delhi since the gang-rape of a young woman, banning gatherings of more than five people, but still thousands poured into the heart of the capital to vent their anger.

Egypt’s central bank governor says he has not resigned

The governor of the Central Bank of Egypt, Farouk El-Okdah, said on Sunday he had not resigned from his post, denying a report aired on state television the previous day which said he had stepped down.

Progress was made at Iran-IAEA talks: Amano

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano has said that progress was made during the most recent meeting between the agency and Iran, which was held in Tehran on December 13.

Iran’s Judiciary censures West double standards on human rights

Iran’s Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani has criticized the Western double standards on human rights. Larijani said Westerners use the subject of human rights as a “tool against the countries that do not depend on them.”

Human rights in Canada in critical condition: official

An Iranian official says recent protests by First Nations peoples against Ottawa’s policies indicate the human rights situation in Canada is in critical condition.


 US Must Reconsider Support for Al-Qaeda in Syria

Iran’s Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said the United States should reconsider its support for Al-Qaeda terrorists in Syria.

Ahmadinejad: West Unable To Ruin Economy

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran has weathered the worst of the West’s economic pressure, and the enemies’ plots to ruin the Iranian banking and economic system have proven futile.

 Caution Against Rapid Syria Crisis Spillover

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said the turmoil in Syria would not be limited to the country if Western states interfere in the current Syrian situation.

Iran News Daily

Iran Has Oil Reserves for Next 150 Years

Addressing the Fourth National Conference on Promoting Domestic Manufacturing here yesterday, Ghasemi said Iran holds huge oil and gas reserves, adding the country’s oil production will remain stable for the next 150 years.

World’s energy consumption will be increased by two percent in 2013, he said, carbohydrates energy accounts for over 80 percent of global energy basket, IRNA reported.

Pakistan Resolute in Iran Gas Project

Asim Hussain, an advisor to Pakistani prime minister on petroleum and natural resources, said on Sunday that the joint project will continue regardless of foreign pressures.

Monti Won’t Run for Italian Premier

Italy’s caretaker Premier Mario Monti said yesterday he won’t run in February elections, but if political parties that back his anti-crisis agenda ask him to head the next government he would consider the offer.

West Pressure Unable to Ruin Iran Economy

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran has weathered the worst of the West’s economic pressure, and the enemies’ plots to ruin the Iranian banking and economic system have proven futile.

North Korea Could Have U.S. Within Missile Range

This month’s rocket launch by reclusive North Korea shows it has likely developed the technology, long suspected in the West, to fire a warhead more than 10,000 km (6,200 miles), South Korean officials said yesterday, putting the U.S. West Coast in range.

Bombing at Political Rally Kills Nine in Pakistan

A suicide bomber in Pakistan killed nine people including a provincial government official at a political rally held Saturday by a party that has opposed the Taliban, officials said.

Syrian Crisis Would Not Be Limited to Its Borders

Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast said if western countries interfere in Syria, the crisis would not be limited to Syria.

Iran Saves $23b by Expanding CNG Industry

Deputy Oil Minister for Refining and Distribution announced that the country has saved $23 billion in fuel consumption by enforcing the National CNG Plan.

Bierhoff: Germany Can Win 2014 World Cup

Germany team manager Oliver Bierhoff believes that die Mannschaft can win the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.