Iran English newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 25-12-2012

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Brahimi urges all sides in Syria to work for a solution

United Nations envoy Lakhdar Brahimi says any decision on ending the crisis in Syria should be made by Syrians themselves and all parties should be included in the process.

Iran warns Canada against becoming a safe haven for terrorists

The Iranian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Monday warning Canada against becoming a safe haven for terrorists. The statement was issued in response to the fact that the Canadian government announced on December 20 that it had removed the Mojahedin Khalq Organization, whose members are known as munafiqin (hypocrites who claim to be Muslims) in Iran, from its list of terrorist groups.

Russia, India Sign Weapons Deals Worth Billions

Russia and India signed weapons deals worth billions of dollars Monday as President Vladimir Putin sought to further boost ties with an old ally.

US firefighters gunned down responding to blaze

Two volunteer firefighters have been shot dead and two others injured when a gunman opened fire as they were responding to a house fire in New York state.

Afghan policewoman kills US adviser in Kabul

An Afghan policewoman walked into a high-security compound in Kabul Monday and killed an American contractor with a single bullet to the chest, the first such shooting by a woman in a spate of insider attacks by Afghans against their foreign allies.

Mandela to remain in hospital over Christmas

Former South African President Nelson Mandela continues to respond to treatment more than two weeks after being taken to hospital in Pretoria and will remain there for Christmas Day, the presidency said on Monday.

Egypt’s newly empowered parliament chamber to meet

Egypt’s president ordered parliament’s upper chamber to convene after the release of official results of a referendum on an Islamist-backed constitution that gives temporary legislative powers to the traditionally toothless chamber.

‘Claims of Iran-North Korea missile cooperation are speculation’

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi has dismissed as mere “speculation” recent claims about the Islamic Republic’s missile cooperation with North Korea.

Iran congratulates Egypt on new constitution

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast issued a statement on Sunday congratulating the Egyptian government and people on the approval of the new constitution.

Larijani calls for expansion ofIran-Sri Lanka ties

Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has called for the expansion of relations between Tehran and Colombo.


Russia, China Agree on 6-Point Syria Plan

Lawmaker Hossein Naqavi said Russia and China agree with the Islamic Republic’s six-point peace plan for resolving the ongoing crisis in Syria.

Submarines Equipped With Unique Capabilities

The Iranian home-made sonar-evading submarines have exclusive features, according to two military commanders.
“Besides the usual capabilities of the submarines that all people are aware of, our vessels enjoy some subsurface capabilities that are different from the regular features which no one is informed of them,” Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi told Fars News Agency on Sunday.