Iran English newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 01-01-2013

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NATO models Syria plot after Hitler’s rape of Czechoslovakia

In the annals of international criminal aggression, the destabilization, dismemberment, and ultimate annihilation of independent Czechoslovakia in 1938 and 1939 by Hitler’s Nazi regime has come to occupy a place of particular infamy.

U.S. Senate report faults State Department, intelligence on Benghazi

The State Department made a “grievous mistake” in keeping the U.S. mission in Benghazi open despite inadequate security and increasingly alarming threat assessments in the weeks before a deadly attack by militants, a Senate committee said on Monday.

Pakistan releases more Afghan Taliban members: official

Pakistan has freed four Afghan Taliban prisoners, including a former justice minister, a Pakistani government official said on Monday, in the newest sign Islamabad is serious about backing peace efforts in Afghanistan.

Israeli tanks, bulldozers enter Gaza

Israeli tanks and bulldozers have conducted an incursion into the Gaza Strip despite a ceasefire that ended Israeli attacks on the blockaded Palestinian territory.

Syria will respond to any initiative to solve crisis: PM

Syrian Prime Minister Wael Nader al-Halqi says Damascus will respond to any initiative meant to resolve the turmoil in Syria through dialogue.

Leader advises officials to pay due attention to health sector

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has advised Iranian officials to make decisions in such a way that the people do not feel concerned about issues related to healthcare.

Iran increasingly interested in resolving its nuclear issue: U.S. official

Iran has expressed increased interest in reaching a resolution over its nuclear program in recent weeks, according to David Cohen, the undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Iran successfully test-fires missiles in naval drill

Iranian naval forces have successfully test fired Qader (Capable) coast-to-sea and Nour (Light) surface-to-surface missiles on the fifth day of the Velayat 91 military maneuvers, Press TV reports.

Salehi calls Iran-Algeria ties ‘amicable’

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has described the relations between Iran and Algeria as “good” and “amicable”.

Rafsanjani’s daughter put in solitary confinement

Faezeh Hashemi, the daughter of Iran’s Expediency Council Chairman Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who is serving a six-month sentence, has been put in solitary confinement for disorderly conduct, Judiciary spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Ejeii said on Monday.

West under Israeli influence on Syria: Iranian MP

A senior Iranian lawmaker says the US and its Western allies oppose a diplomatic solution to the unrest in Syria because they are “under the influence” of the Israeli regime.

Tehran’s air pollution reaches alarming level

The director of Tehran’s Air Quality Control Company said on Monday that air pollution in the metropolis of Tehran has reached an alarming level.

Iran-Daily

People’s Role in Nation’s Affairs Underlined

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Monday lauded the determining and outstanding role played by the people in different arenas in Iran.

15 People Killed in Iraq Blasts

Bombings across Iraq killed 15 people and wounded at least another 24 on Monday, officials said — the latest apparent attacks by militants aimed at undermining security and confidence in the government.

Renewable Energy An Economic Force

As the global energy demand continues to rise and governments invest further in renewable sources, the sustainable energy industry is emerging as an economic powerhouse.

Latest Version of Missiles, Torpedoes Test-Fired

Navy forces have successfully test-fired the latest version of the indigenous surface-to-air missile Ra’d (Thunder) and state-of-the-art torpedoes by hitting and destroying targets on the fourth day of the ongoing Velayat-91 military maneuvers.

US Spreading Iranophobia Among Americans

Washington aims to spread Iranophobia among the American public to justify its threats of military action against Tehran, an analyst said.

Bilateral Ties Discussed With Algeria

Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi expressed his satisfaction with the current level of amicable ties between Iran and Algeria.

West Under Israeli Influence on Syria

A senior Iranian lawmaker said the US and its Western allies oppose a diplomatic solution to the unrest in Syria because they are “under the influence” of the Israeli regime.

Modern Technology Used in Navy Drones

The commander of the aviation unit of Iran Navy says Iranian military experts have developed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) using state-of-the-art technology.

Iran News Daily

Gas Exports Will Double in 3 Years

Iran’s gas production capacity will double within the next three years, Oil Minister, Rostam Ghasemi, announced yesterday.

Export of Pakistan Rice to Iran Comes to a Halt

Despite hectic efforts at the diplomatic level by Pakistan, a rice exporter is still behind the bars for over 50 days on charges of hoarding of rice imported into Iran.

Oil Output on Rise

Iran’s oil production declined in the beginning of 2012 due to the U.S. and West sanctions but oil output and exports have been improving, Fars news agency quoted an official as saying yesterday.

The official then expressed hope to boost Iran’s oil production and exports in 2013.

Central African Republic Rebels Threaten to Enter Capital

Rebels in Central African Republic could enter the capital Bangui as early as “tonight, or tomorrow morning” if President Francois Bozize refuses their conditions for peace talks, a rebel spokesman said.