Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 16-01-2013

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Iran hopes to hold constructive talks with IAEA

Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has expressed hope that a new round of talks between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency would produce positive results.

Iran’s proven mineral reserves valued at over $770b: industry minister

Iran’s mineral reserves are valued at more than $770 billion, according to Iranian Industry, Mine, and Trade Minister Mehdi Ghazanfari.

UN backs French war in Mali

French troops are set for their first major ground combat with Islamist rebels in Mali after heading out from the capital, Bamako.

Cleric fires up Pakistanis, calls for ‘peaceful revolution’

Populist Pakistani cleric Tahir-ul Qadri has called for a peaceful revolution in the country and the dissolution of the current government.

Regional crises rooted in ‘Western-Arab alliance’ against ‘Iran-Arab alliance’: expert

Nuray Mert, a Turkish journalist and political scientist, says the main reason behind the crises in the Middle East is the rivalry between the “Western-Arab alliance” and the “anti-Western Iran-Arab alliance”.

Karzai: U.S. troop immunity up to Afghan elders

The Afghan president said Monday that a meeting of the nation’s elders should convene to decide whether U.S. troops staying in the country after 2014 would be immune from prosecution under Afghan law.

Staggering humanitarian crisis unfolding in Syria: aid agency

An international aid agency says the conflict in Syria is causing a “staggering humanitarian crisis” in the Middle East.

Iran to send living creatures into space during Ten-Day Dawn

Iran will send several monkeys into space aboard the Pishgam (Pioneer) space capsule during the Ten-Day Dawn celebrations, Director of Iran Space Agency Hamid Fazeli announced on Tuesday.

Syrian PM in Tehran for talks with Iranian officials

Syrian Prime Minister Wael Nader al-Halqi arrived in Tehran on Tuesday at the head of a high-ranking delegation to hold talks with Iranian officials.

Iran to unveil upgraded Zolfaqar tank

Iran will unveil an upgraded version of the domestically manufactured Zolfaqar tank on the occasion of the Ten-Day Dawn, Army Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan announced on Tuesday.

Iran will determinedly continue its peaceful nuclear program: ambassador

Iran will determinedly press ahead with its peaceful nuclear program, the Iranian ambassador to France said on Tuesday.

 

Iran Daily

6 New Drugs Due For Unveiling

Iran is scheduled to unveil 6 new home-made biotechnological products in a ceremony in Tehran on Thursday.
The new products will be made public in the Second Iran Biotech Festival in Tehran’s International Fairground, which started work today and will continue until January 19, Fars News Agency reported.

Tough Task Ahead For Iranian Women Taekwondokas

The new head of Iran’s women taekwondo team said that her squad has a tough task in the upcoming Islamic Solidarity Championship.

Pakistan Top Court Orders PM Arrest

The Pakistani Supreme Court has ordered the arrest of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in connection with a corruption case, officials say.

Syrian PM, Officials Discuss Regional Developments

Syrian Prime Minister Wael Nader Al-Halqi arrived in Tehran on a two-day state visit to exchange views with Iranian officials on matters of mutual concern as well as regional and international issues.

More US Families Poor

The number of US families struggling with poverty despite parents being employed continued to grow in 2011, as more people returned to work but mostly at lower-paying service jobs, an analysis released on Tuesday shows.

Military Can Repel EnemyElectronic Attacks

A senior army commander lauded the achievements of the country’s Armed Forces in electronic warfare, underlining that Iran’s military units can maintain communications during a full-fledged enemy electronic attack for jamming and disrupting their contacts.

Majlis to Hold Caspian Sea Confab Next Week

Iran’s northern province of Mazandaran is scheduled to host a two-day conference, sponsored by the Majlis, on January 18 and 19 to study the problems and opportunities in the Caspian Sea, a lawmaker said.

Nuclear Scientist Commemorated

Iranian officials and academics have held a gathering to commemorate the life of an assassinated Iranian nuclear scientist.

West Seeking Syria Model in Iraq

A member of Majlis warned that the West and reactionary regional states seek to apply the Syria model to Iraq, calling on the Iraqi people to remain vigilant in the face of plots aimed at stoking insecurity in the country.