Iran English newspaper headlines on Monday, 07-01-2013

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Assad introduces new peace plan

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has outlined a new peace initiative that includes a national reconciliation conference, and the formation of a wide representative government which would then oversee new elections, a new constitution and general amnesty.

Iran to unveil five new radioisotopes

Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Director Fereydoun Abbasi has said that Iran plans to unveil five new domestically produced radioisotopes.

U.S. terror drones kill 12 in Pakistan

U.S. drones fired a volley of missiles at militant hideouts in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least 12 people near the Afghan border, security officials said.

Egypt swears in 10 new ministers in shuffle

Egypt’s government swore in 10 new ministers on Sunday in a Cabinet shake-up aimed at improving the government’s handling of the country’s struggling economy.

White House mulls broader gun control: Washington Post

The White House is weighing a far broader approach to curbing U.S. gun violence than just reinstating a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.

Syrian people should decide about their future: Iranian FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has said that the decision about the future of Syria rests with the Syrian people.

Karzai hails close ties with Iran

President Hamid Karzai has said that the relations between Afghanistan and Iran have been greatly strengthened in recent years.

Iranian FM meets Beninese president

Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has called for expansion of ties between Iran and the African country of Benin.

Denmark welcomes expansion of ties with Iran: ambassador

Danish Ambassador to Iran Anders Christian Hougaard has said that Copenhagen welcomes the expansion of parliamentary, cultural, and academic relations with the Islamic Republic.

Tehran citizens paying price for failure to address air pollution problem

Heavy smog brought Tehran to a standstill on Saturday, closing government offices, universities, and schools, and consequently disrupting citizens’ plans, not to mention the adverse health effects of the situation.

Iran Daily

UN Hails Iran’s Anti-Narcotics Efforts

UN Undersecretary General and Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Yuri Fedotov, in a letter to Iran’s Interior Ministry, has hailed Iran’s counter-narcotics measures.

Pakistani, Indian Troops Exchange Fire

Indian troops have raided a Pakistani military post, killing one soldier and injuring another, the Pakistani military said, an incident that could heighten tensions between the neighboring nuclear powers after a period of rapprochement.

Climate Inaction a Clear Failure of Democracy

Around the world, 2012 was the year of extreme weather, when we unequivocally learned that the fossil fuel energy that powers our societies is destroying them. Accepting this reality is the biggest challenge of the brand new year.

FM for Expansion Of Ties With Africa

Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi praised relations between Iran and Benin and called for effective consultations with the West African country.

Several Assassination Attempts Against Scientists Foiled

Intelligence and military forces have defused several assassination plots on the lives of the nuclear scientists, a senior nuclear official disclosed on Sunday, adding that Iran has intensified security measures to protect its scientists.

Syria Moving Toward Stability

Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian said the situation on the ground in Syria has been progressing from critical to stable.

Iran Strike Not in Cards for Israel

The US has reached the conclusion that a possible attack on Iran will yield no results and the Zionist regime in Tel Aviv lacks the ability to launch a “go-it-alone” attack against Tehran, a Lebanese diplomat said.

MP: Tel Aviv Misusing Int’l Law

An Iranian lawmaker said violation of the airspace and territorial waters of the regional countries by the Zionist regime of Israel shows that international laws have turned into a tool in the hands of Tel Aviv rulers.