Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday,02-03-2013

Tehran Times
Russia says Friends of Syria encourage extremists

Russia said on Friday that decisions made at a “Friends of Syria” meeting in Rome, at which Western and Arab states pledged aid for Syrian rebels, would embolden President Bashar al-Assad’s foes seeking his overthrow.

Argentine Congress approves pact with Iran to probe AMIA bombing

Argentina’s Congress approved on Thursday an agreement with Iran to resolve the bombing of the Argentine Israeli Mutual Association (AMIA) building in Buenos Aires in 1994 that killed 85 people, Reuters reported.

Tens of thousands of Yemenis demand Saleh trial

Tens of thousands of Yemenis held mass rallies in the capital and across the country calling for the prosecution of ousted leader Ali Abdullah Saleh, who is under pressure to leave the country for allegedly hindering democratic transition.

Austerity triggers novel protests in Portugal

A Portuguese revolutionary song from 40 years ago is haunting the bailed-out country’s government.

Thousands of terrified Congolese flee to Uganda

A spokeswoman for the UN refugee agency in Uganda says more than 4,000 Congolese refugees crossed into Uganda on Thursday night to escape renewed violence in eastern Congo.

Iran and India are friendly countries: Larijani

Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has called for the expansion of ties with India, especially in economic areas, emphasizing that Tehran and New Delhi have friendly relationship.

Iran writes to UN sec gen on plight of Palestinians held by Israel

In a letter to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement, Iranian Ambassador to the UN Mohammad Khazaee has underscored the urgent need for international efforts to address the plight of Palestinian prisoners and detainees unlawfully held by Israel.

Iran’s nuclear rights must be recognized: deputy chief nuclear negotiator

Iran’s deputy chief nuclear negotiator has said that the country’s nuclear rights must be fully recognized.

UN chief expresses optimism about Iran’s nuclear talks

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that he is optimistic about the latest round talks between Iran and the 5+1 group (Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States, and Germany) in Almaty, Kazakhstan, calling for more speedy dialogue.

Iran nuclear talks show progress: Western diplomat

Nuclear talks between Iran and world powers this week were more constructive and positive than in the past, Reuters quoted a senior Western diplomat as saying on Thursday.

Iran denounces foreign intervention in Syria

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has expressed strong disapproval of foreign intervention in Syria, saying certain parties are seeking to impose their will on the Syrian people through taking “hasty actions”.

U.S. top Iran negotiator updates Peres on latest talks

A senior American diplomat involved in talks with Iran met on Thursday with President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem a day after world power’s nuclear talks with Iran ended in Kazakhstan, the Times of Israel reported.

Iran’s level of enrichment is none of others’ business: cleric

The leader of this week’s Friday prayers in Tehran has said that other countries have no right to make decisions about the level of enrichment in Iran.


Iran Daily
FM Sees Chance To Improve Ties With US

Foreign minister said he sees a chance to improve ties with the United States, despite a longrunning standoff with major powers over his country’s nuclear program.

Biodiesel Plant Opens in Isfahan

Iran inaugurated a biodiesel production plant in the central province of Isfahan as the country attempts to increase reliance on environment-friendly fuels.

Erdogan: Zionism Crime Against Humanity

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan drew sharp criticism for comments equating Zionism to a crime against humanity at a UN meeting promoting dialogue between faiths, and a US official said Secretary of State John Kerry will take the Turkish leader to task on Friday for the “particularly offensive” remark.

Patients Bear Brunt Of US Sanctions

Iranian patients suffering from rare diseases are in dire conditions due to shortage of medications caused by illegal US-engineered sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

Former US Diplomats Slam Argo

Two former US diplomats, who were held in Tehran following the seizure of the US Embassy in 1979, have slammed the anti-Iranian Oscar-winning motion picture Argo for reinforcing negative views about Iranians and the Islamic Revolution.

BRICS Setting Up Bank

Emerging market leaders want their Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa club to be taken seriously, and next month they are expected to make a decisive move towards setting up a development bank to give it real substance and credibility.

52 Killed in Bangladesh Violence

Fresh clashes erupted Friday in Bangladesh, bringing the number of people killed to 52 in violence triggered by convictions for Islamist leaders over war crimes committed during the 1971 independence war.

Iran Missiles Will Counter Enemies

Thousands of Iran’s long-range missiles will defend the Islamic Republic against its enemies, an Iranian commander said.

4 Checkpoints PlannedAlong Pakistan Border

Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Pakistan and Iran have agreed to set up four security checkpoints along their common borders in an effort to enhance cooperation in security issues and combat transnational organized crime.

Human Rights a Tool For West

Iran Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani said the issue of human rights has turned into a political tool for the world’s arrogant powers to achieve their objectives.

GlobeCast Snubs Eutelsat Anti-Iran Bid

GlobeCast satellite provider refused a request by European satellite provider Eutelsat to stop broadcasting Iranian channels, saying the demand is devoid of proper legal reasoning.