Iran English newspaper headlines on Sunday, 30-12-2012

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Iran plans to increase petchem output by 12 million tons

Iran plans to boost petrochemical production by 12 million tons by the end of spring next year (June 20, 2013), National Petrochemical Company Managing Director Abdolhossein Bayat said on Saturday.

Egypt president warns against new unrest

Egypt’s president warned against any unrest that could harm the drive to repair the country’s battered economy in his first address before the newly convened upper house of parliament on Saturday, urging the opposition to work with his government.

Russia again calls for political solution to end Syrian crisis

Russia says there is still a chance of coming up with a political solution to resolve the ongoing crisis in Syria.

Attackers in India rape case to face murder charge

Indian police charged six men with murder on Saturday, adding to accusations that they beat and gang-raped a woman on a New Delhi bus nearly two weeks ago in a case that shocked the country.

Egypt lets building material cross its border into Gaza

Islamist-led Egypt allowed building materials into Gaza via the Rafah crossing on Saturday for the first time since Hamas seized control of the Palestinian enclave in 2007, an Egyptian border official said.

Iranian submarines successfully conduct operation during war games

The domestically overhauled Tareq submarine had its first operational test and submarines of the Tareq class successfully carried out a tactical operation during the Velayat-91 naval exercise, the spokesperson for the war games told reporters on Saturday.

Tehran-5+1 talks should focus on lifting Iran sanctions: MP

An Iranian lawmaker has said that the expected talks between Tehran and 5+1 group should focus on finding ways to lift the sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

Report claims Iran slowing enrichment efforts

By subtly putting its hands on the brakes of its uranium enrichment efforts, Iran may be signaling that it wants to avoid a direct confrontation over its nuclear program, the New York Times on Thursday quoted United States and other Western officials as saying.

Iran, Turkey enjoy strategic relations: official

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has described the relationship between Iran and Turkey as a strategic one, saying that the two neighboring countries enjoy good political relationship.

Obama signs law against Iran’s inluence in Latin America

President Barack Obama enacted a law Friday to counter Iran’s alleged influence in Latin America, through a new diplomatic and political strategy to be designed by the State Department.

Terrorists have no place in talks on Syria’s future: Iranian envoy

The Iranian ambassador to Lebanon says terrorists do not have the right to participate in talks organized to resolve the crisis in Syria.


Navy Exercises Shooting Surface Targets

On the third day of Iran’s extensive drills in the region surrounding the Strait of Hormuz, the Navy’s artilleries exercise shooting marine surface targets of aggressive forces.

President: War, Guns Will Not Breed Democracy

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said democracy will never be achieved by use of weapons, waging war and massacre of people.

Rohingyas Receive Iran’s Humanitarian Aid

Iran’s first shipment of humanitarian aid was delivered to Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims in the state of Rakhine after weeks of delay due to the Southeast Asian country’s critical conditions, specially in border areas.