Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 18-03-2013

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Ashton for P5+1 Resolve In Nuclear Talks

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton urged the P5+1 group of world powers to be ‘determined and creative’ in the upcoming talks with Iran.

Navy Launches Jamaran 2 Destroyer

The Navy on Sunday launched the indigenously-manufactured Jamaran 2 destroyer in the Caspian Sea near the northern port city of Bandar Anzali in a ceremony attended by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Syria Dispute Shouldn’t Affect Relations

Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said the differences between Iran and regional countries over the ongoing crisis in Syria should not affect bilateral relations.

New Chinese PM: US Hacking Claims ‘Groundless’

New Chinese Premier Li Keqiang dismissed hacking accusations against China as “groundless” on Sunday and said his government was committed to strong ties with Washington.

60% of Saudis Beset With Housing Problems

A report says about 60 percent of the people in Saudi Arabia live in homes under inconvenient conditions.

World Food Policies Failing

The world’s food security remains vulnerable, new data suggests, with some 870 million people experiencing sustained hunger and two billion suffering from micronutrient deficiencies.

Karzai Approves US Proposal on Bagram Jail

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has agreed with the US new proposal to hand over the Bagram prison to Afghan government within a week, a statement released by Presidential Palace here said.

Textile Exports to Exceed $700m

Textile and garment exports will surpass $700 million by the end of current Iranian year (March 20), said secretary of the Association of Iran Textile Industries.

Iran, Argentina Move To Settle AMIA Case

Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Sunday that Tehran and Buenos Aires are working together to settle the accusations about AMIA explosion dating back to 1994.

No Interest Sections Agreement With Canada

An Iranian diplomat on Sunday ruled out rumors that an agreement had been reached with Canada on opening interest sections between the two countries.

Pakistani PM Defends IP Gasline

Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Saturday defended Iran gas pipeline and said that the project will meet the country’s energy needs.

16 Tons of Drugs Confiscated In Khorasan

Police Commander of Khorasan Razavi province Bahman Amiri Moqaddam said on Sunday that 16 tons of drugs have been confiscated in the province since March 21, 2012.