Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 16-02-2013

Tehran Times
Iran inaugurates $590 million NGL plant

Iran inaugurated a $590 million natural gas liquids (NGL) plant on the Persian Gulf island of Siri on Thursday.

Iran, IAEA agreed on some points of new modality: Soltanieh

Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency said on Wednesday that Iran and the IAEA had agreed on some points of a new modality for cooperation.

Britain warns of Syria extremist threat to Europe

The longer Syria’s conflict goes on, the greater the risk it will breed a new generation of battle-hardened militants who will pose a threat to Britain and other countries in Europe, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Thursday.

Meteor explodes over Russia, nearly 1,000 injured

A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia’s Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb Friday, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring nearly 1,000 people.

Bahraini protesters mark anniversary of revolution

Thousands of Bahrainis have rallied near the capital to mark the second anniversary of the revolution against the ruling Al Khalifa family.

Nuclear talks can make progress if Iran makes real offers: Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday that the nuclear talks between Iran and world powers could make progress only if Iran was determined to make “real offers and engage in a real dialogue,” the Voice of America reported.

Iran says it expects world powers to be serious at nuclear talks

Iran expects world powers to be serious and forthcoming at a new round of talks with Iranian negotiators over Tehran’s nuclear program in Kazakhstan to help the talks produce positive results, Iran’s UN mission said in a statement on Wednesday.

View from Iran: World needs rules on cyberattacks

The world needs a new international legal instrument on cyberspace, in light of the new waves of trans-border cyberattacksthat have become a disturbing aspect of international relations in the 21st century. It is a concern for all, regardless of where we live and how we think.

Tehran dismisses allegations of arms shipment to Somalia as ‘absurd fabrications’

Iran has denied allegations that it has been supplying militants in Somalia with weapons, describing the charges as “absurd fabrications,” according to a letter obtained by Reuters on Thursday.

Iranian intellectuals write to  Morsi: We are keen to transfer  expertise to Egypt

In a letter to Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, Iranian scholars have announced the willingness of Iranian intellectuals to transfer their experience and scientific capabilities to Egypt.

Iran nuclear issue can be resolved if West shows seriousness: ex-negotiator

Iran’s former chief nuclear negotiator Hassan Rohani has said that Tehran’s nuclear issue can be resolved if world powers enter negotiations seriously.


Iran Daily
4,000 Development Projects Inaugurated

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said hegemonic powers are unable to halt Tehran’s nuclear energy program, stating that the Iranian nation will not yield to pressure.

Indian Troops Kill Pakistani Soldier

Indian troops shot dead a Pakistani soldier along the de facto border in the disputed Kashmir region as Pakistan tested a missile that can carry nuclear warheads, the second such test in a week.

Iran’s FIFA Rankings Up

In the latest football world rankings released by FIFA Iran jumped two spots to stand 58th in the world.
According to Mehr News Agency, Iran, which is gearing up to take the 2014 World Cup berth, is fifth among the Asian teams.

Salehi Discusses Syria With Turkish, Egyptian FMs

Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi exchanged views with his Egyptian and Turkish counterparts on the latest developments in the region.

Elites Urge Morsi To Foster Unity

A group of renowned Iranian elites and scholars, in a letter to Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi , stressed the Islamic community’s high capacity to save the world, and asked Morsi to promote unity and implement Islamic governing system in his country.

Dual-Track Approach, a Futile Exercise

Iran’s UN mission has said in a statement that the ‘dual-track approach currently pursued by a number of countries is a futile exercise in the sense that … exerting pressure on Iran will definitely derail the efforts on the diplomatic track’.

IAEA Parchin Reqest Beyond NPT

A senior lawmaker said the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) request to inspect Iran’s Parchin military site is beyond the provisions of nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Arms Dispatch Accusations Baseless

Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations Mohammad Khazaei has rejected accusations of Iran sending weapons to Somalia and Yemen as baseless.

Diplomats Seek Laws Against Cyber Attacks

Iran has underlined the need for a new international legal instrument to counter the increasing wave of cross-border cyber attacks in the world.

Bern Supports Upcoming Negotiation in Kazakhstan

Swiss Deputy Foreign Minister for Middle East Affairs Andre Brulhart underlined the need for diplomatic settlement of Iran’s nuclear issue.

Talks With IAEA Will Be Continued

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said it will continue cooperation and talks with Iran over the country’s nuclear energy program.