Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 10-04-2013

Iran Daily
West Seeking Atomic Monopoly

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said world powers seek to maintain monopoly on nuclear technology by mounting pressure against the Islamic Republic.

Bushehr Hit By Strong Earthquake

At least four people were killed and hundreds more wounded in a strong earthquake, measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale, which hit the town of Kaki and nearby cities in the southern province of Bushehr on Tuesday.

P5+1 Must Take Confidence-Building Measures

Foreign Ministry spokesman has urged the P5+1 group of world powers to recognize the Islamic Republic’s nuclear rights and take confidence-building measures with Tehran to prove their sincerity in talks with Tehran.

Cairo Slams Attack on Iran Mission

Egypt’s Foreign Ministry denounced the recent attack on residence of head of Iran’s interests section in Egypt, Mojtaba Amani, calling the act ‘inappropriate’.

N. Korea Warns Foreigners to Leave South

North Korea intensified threats of an imminent conflict against the United States and the South on Tuesday, warning foreigners to evacuate South Korea to avoid being dragged into a “merciless, sacred, retaliatory war”.

Iranian Clubs Eying Win In Champions League

Iranian club Tractorsazi will meet Al-Shabab in the fourth Match Day of Asian Football Confederation Champions League at Tabriz Yadegar Imam Stadium today.

WB to Uphold Land Rights

The World Bank will be placing stronger emphasis on issues of land tenure and socially and environmentally sustainable agricultural investing, it announced on Monday.

Military Aware of Enemies’ Strategic Weaknesses

Commander of the Islamic Revolution’s Guards Corps Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said his forces are aware of the enemies’ strategic weak points.

Majlis Drawing Up Bill on Revising Turkmenchay Treaty

Members of the Majlis are working on a bill to revise Turkmenchay Treaty with Russia and re-annex Azerbaijan to Iran, a lawmaker said on Tuesday.

MPs Voice Full Support For Nuclear Activities

Iranian lawmakers on Tuesday voiced their strongest support for the country’s peaceful nuclear activities.

Threats Against NAM Member States Condemned

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) strongly condemned any threats and actions against its member states under the pretext of fighting terrorism.

Comdr Cautions S. Korea, Japan to Avoid Tensions

Deputy Chairman of Iranian Armed Forces’ Chiefs of Staff Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri on Tuesday warned of the US warmongering policies in the region, and said regional instability will damage the interests of South Korea and Japan.

Russians Will Fully Transfer Bushehr Plant This Month

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Fereydoun Abbasi said preliminary phase of transferring Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant to Iran from the Russian contractor has been completed.


Tehran Times
Iran opens uranium mines, yellowcake plant

Iran started extraction from two uranium mines and opened a yellowcake plant on Tuesday to mark National Nuclear Technology Day.

West sees enough substance for Iran talks to continue

World powers believe there are enough grounds to keep talking to Iran about its nuclear program, a senior Western diplomat said on Monday, even though the latest round of negotiations made little apparent progress, Reuters reported.

Syria rejects UN chemical inspection mission

Syria has rejected a UN inspection mission tasked by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to probe the alleged use of chemical weapons in the country.

Strong quake strikes near Bushehr City; nuclear plant not affected

An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale on Tuesday struck near the Persian Gulf port city of Bushehr, home to Iran’s only nuclear power plant.

Al-Qaeda admits it is behind Syrian terrorists

Al-Qaeda in Iraq admitted on Tuesday long held suspicions it is behind a terrorist group fighting against the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad.

Afghanistan helicopter crash kills 2 U.S. troops

A NATO helicopter crashed Tuesday in Afghanistan, killing two American service members.

‘Amano’s remarks inconsistent with realities of Iran’s nuclear program’

Iran said on Tuesday that the latest remarks of the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog about Tehran’s nuclear activities were not based on the realities on the ground.

China calls Iran nuclear talks ‘constructive’

The head of the Chinese delegation present in the talks over Iran’s nuclear program in Almaty, Kazakhstan, has described the talks as “constructive” and “significant.”

U.S. Navy deploying laser weapon prototype near Iran: report

The U.S. Navy is going to sea for the first time with a laser attack weapon that has been shown in tests to disable patrol boats and blind or destroy surveillance drones, the New York Times reported on Monday.

Iran calls on UN to investigate reported chemical attack in Syria

An Iranian Foreign Ministry official has described the alleged use of chemical weapons by Syria’s foreign sponsored militants a “great concern for the international community” and called on the United Nations to send a team to Syria to investigate the matter.

U.S. senators seeking more economic sanctions on Iran

A group of U.S. lawmakers is proposing to intensify the economic pressure on Iran over its disputed nuclear program, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.