Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 14-03-2013

Tehran Times
Iran oil exports seen rising by IEA

Iranian oil shipments advanced 13 percent last month even as the U.S. implemented new sanctions against the Persian Gulf country, according to the International Energy Agency.

Saudi Arabia executes 7 men after appeals rejected

Seven Saudi men convicted of theft, looting and armed robbery were executed on Wednesday, according to the country’s official news agency, more than a week after their families and a rights group appealed to the king for clemency.

Snow ties up European planes, trains, roads

Frankfurt’s airport closed, trains stopped running under the English Channel, and the French army was ordered to help clear roads — all because of a sudden dump of oddly late snowfall on Western Europe.

Bahrain detains 6 over anti government tweets

The public prosecutor’s office in Bahrain says six people have been detained for allegedly defaming the country’s ruler on Twitter.

Hagel orders review of sexual assault in U.S. military

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered a review of US military law and of a sexual assault case in which an Air Force general overturned an officer’s conviction.

Leader to give permission for Iran-U.S. direct talks if he deems it necessary: Rohani

The Supreme Leader will give permission for bilateral talks with the United States if he deems it necessary, the director of the Strategic Research Center of Iran’s Expediency Council said on Wednesday.

U.S. made major concessions to Iran in Almaty talks: report

In a report published on March 9, the Israeli website DEBKAfile says that the United States has made three major concessions to Iran in the latest round of nuclear talks between Iran and world powers in Kazakhstan.

Iran has moved forward with uranium enrichment efforts: U.S. intelligence director

Iran has moved forward with its uranium enrichment efforts, according to U.S. National Intelligence Director James Clapper.

World powers’ proposals do not go against Iran’s rights: nuclear negotiator

An Iranian nuclear negotiator says the proposals offered by world powers at the most recent round of talks over Tehran’s nuclear program in Kazakhstan do not go against the country’s rights.

Iran elected chairman of an anti-drug committee

Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar, who is attending the fifty-sixth session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna, has been elected as the chairman of regional states committee against illicit drugs.


Iran Daily
UN Support for Anti-Drug Campaign Sought

Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar called on the United Nations to further support Iran’s anti-narcotics activities.

Call for High Turnout In Presidential Polls

Head of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Secretariat in Tehran Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei on Wednesday called on the Iranians to actively participate in the upcoming presidential election in June. Talking to reporters after the weekly cabinet session, Mashaei also said that despite enemy sanctions, which have been in effect since December 1979, Iranian nation has moved forward to progress.

Sanctions Unable to Stop Nation’s Progress

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he is confident that the Iranian nation will continue the path of progress and will tackle the hurdle of the sanctions which have been imposed on the country by the West.

US-Led Bans Failing

The US-led sanctions on Iran are doomed to fail, despite their harsh consequences on the lives of the Iranian people, said panelists during a discussion at the Education City.

EU Cannot Justify Anti-Press TV Move

On Tuesday, the European Union imposed sanctions on Press TV CEO Mohammad Sarafraz and Newsroom Director Hamid Reza Emadi for airing a 10-second interview with Iranian-Canadian journalist, Maziar Bahari, in 2009, following post-election riots in Iran.

Tractorsazi on Top Despite Draw

Substitute Geilson scored in the dying minutes of the game to earn Iranian side Tractorsazi a share of the points in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Qatar’s El-Jaish at the Al-Rayyan Stadium in Group A of the AFC Champions League on Tuesday.

World Wheat Trade Up

World wheat trade for the international July-June 2012/13 trade year is projected up 1.6 million tons to 141.8 million this month, driven by stronger demand by a number of countries.

Israeli Soldiers Kill Palestinian in West Bank

Israeli troops killed a Palestinian on Tuesday during a confrontation with a stone-throwing crowd in a flashpoint district of the occupied West Bank, both sides said.

AEOI: Bushehr Power Plant Undergoing Final Tests

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Fereydoun Abbasi said that the country’s first nuclear power plant in the southern port city of Bushehr is still under tests and will soon be connected to the national power grid for test run.

Plans to Submit Anti-Nuke Pledge to UN

Iran plans to submit a written pledge to the United Nations that it will not seek nuclear weapons, Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi said.

Iran Elected to Lead Regional Committee

The Islamic Republic of Iran was elected as president of a regional cooperation committee against narcotics.

Nuclear Rights Not NegatedIn Almaty Talks

Deputy foreign minister said the revised proposals by the P5+1 group of world powers in the latest round of talks with Iran in Almaty did not negate the rights of the Islamic Republic.

Police Chief: Country Enjoys Full Security

Police Chief Brigadier General Esmaeil Ahmadi Moqaddam hailed the high level of security in the country, and said each and every part of the country enjoys full security.