Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 06-03-2013

Tehran Times
Conservation of green space is essential: Leader

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called for the protection of green space.

Mahdavi-Kani reelected as Assembly of Experts chairman

Ayatollah Mohammad Reza Mahdavi-Kani was reelected as chairman of the Assembly of Experts for a two-year term on Tuesday by receiving 64 votes out of 70.

New zarih of shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) unveiled in Karbala

The new zarih (outer sarcophagus enclosure) for the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) was unveiled in Karbala during a ceremony on Tuesday.

Pakistan ready to face U.S. sanctions over IP gas project

While setting aside mounting U.S. pressure to abandon its $7.5 billion gas pipeline project with Iran, Pakistan has made it clear to the United States that it would complete the venture come what may, even at the cost of U.S. sanctions because the project was really important for Pakistan to meet its energy requirements.

China’s next leaders aim to launch new economic era

China’s parliament opened its annual meeting here on Tuesday amid high hopes that the new government it will choose will tackle long-awaited economic reforms and rampant official corruption.

Obama’s dual-track approach toward Iran is contradictory, counterproductive: former U.S. official

A former U.S. National Security Council director has criticized the United States’ dual-track approach toward Iran, saying it is contradictory and counterproductive.

Iran calls on intl. organizations to help resolve Syrian crisis

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has called on international organizations to fulfill their responsibilities to help resolve the Syrian crisis through peaceful measures.

Iran says UN rights report exemplifies abuse of international mechanisms

The Iranian Judiciary’s Human Rights Committee on Tuesday dismissed the recent report of Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, saying it shows abuse of the United Nations mechanisms.

Liberation of Palestine, the goal of Muslims, freedom-loving nations: Ahmadinejad

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said that the liberation of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) has become a common goal of all Muslims and freedom-loving nations.

Iran says 5+1 group’s attitude made proposals worth considering

The attitude that world powers adopted at the latest round of talks with Iran over Tehran’s nuclear program made the proposals offered to the Islamic Republic worth mulling over, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday.

Powers want ‘early’ results in Iran diplomacy: report

Six world powers will call for quick tangible results in nuclear negotiations with Iran that have resumed after an eight-month break, according to a draft joint statement obtained by Reuters on Tuesday.


Iran Daily
Ahmadinejad: Peace, Justice Demand of All Nations

Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in two separate ceremonies in Tehran on Tuesday planted saplings as a token of peace and friendship.

Navy’s 24th Fleet at Chinese Port

An Iranian commander said the 24th fleet of Iran’s Navy, currently in international waters, has docked at China’s port city of Zhangjiagang.

Experts Assembly Opens in Tehran

Three-day meeting of the Assembly of Experts opened in Tehran on Tuesday to review crucial domestic, economic and cultural issues.

VP: Powerful Iran Beneficial for Entire Region

First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi on Tuesday lashed out at plots by certain alien states to promote ‘Iranophobia’ in the region, and reiterated that a powerful Iran is beneficial to regional countries.

Limits to Economic Growth

Sustainable economy and development, since 1992, is a major theme of the United Nations and UN agencies.

French Protest Over Labor Law Reforms

Two French hard-left trade unions began nationwide protests on Tuesday against labor law reforms backed by mainstream unions to give firms more flexibility to weather economic downturns.

Assad: Conspiracy Nearing End

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad said his government has conquered the “conspiracy” against it.

Salehi: Nuclear Talks on Right Track

Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said the talks between Tehran and the P5+1 group of six major world powers on the Iranian nuclear energy program are on the right track.

FM’s Warning About Protracted Syria Crisis

Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Syria, warning that the prolongation of the Syrian crisis will lead to the spillover of the unrest into the whole region.

Call for Global Participation In Int’l Developments

Head of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Secretariat Esfandiyar Rahim Mashaei called on all states to shoulder heavier responsibilities in international developments.

Army to Start Massive Drills This Weekend

The Iranian Army Ground Force plans to start wide-scale exercises in Southwestern Khuzestan province on Saturday, its commander announced on Tuesday.

MPs Will State Iran’s Position on Violence Against Women

A senior Iranian legislator said that a delegation of women parliamentarians are due to elaborate on Iran’s position on violence against women in the 57th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York, an Iranian lawmaker said.

US Prefers Diplomacy To Resolve Iran Nuclear Issue

US Secretary of State John Kerry said America and Saudi Arabia prefer diplomatic channels for settling issues related to Iran’s nuclear energy program.

Karachi Deadly Attack Condemned

Iranian Consulate General in Karachi has strongly condemned the recent deadly bomb attack which killed over 45 in a Shiite neighborhood in Pakistan’s financial capital.