Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 18-04-2013

Tehran Times


Iran’s economy to grow again in 2014: IMF

According to the IMF, Iran’s economy should emerge from a recession caused by Western sanctions over its nuclear program, but not until 2014, a year later than previously forecast, Reuters reported.


Syria tells France to stop interfering in its internal affairs

The Syrian Foreign Ministry has urged France to stop meddling in Syria’s internal affairs, following Paris’s questioning of a new general amnesty issued by President Bashar al-Assad.


Iran Oil Show opens in Tehran

The 18th International Oil, Gas, Refining, and Petrochemical Exhibition (Iran Oil Show) opened in Tehran on Wednesday.


Supreme Leader condemns Boston bombings

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that the Western civilization is on the verge of collapse due to the illogical policies of the hegemonistic countries.


Bolivian president says U.S. planning coup in Venezuela

Bolivian President Evo Morales says the United States is planning to stage a coup in Venezuela, condemning Washington’s questioning of the Venezuelan presidential election results as interference.


Mubarak retrial to begin May 11: Egypt court

The retrial of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on charges of complicity in the killing of demonstrators in the uprising that ousted him will start on May 11, a Cairo appeals court said on Wednesday.


Russia warns against military intervention in Syria

Russia has warned against military intervention in Syria, saying such a move will encourage the spread of extremist groups such as Al-Qaeda.


Presidents of Iran and Ghana discuss ways to expand ties

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has discussed ways to expand relations with the African country of Ghana.


Iran rejects claims of interference in Bahrain

Iran has dismissed claims that it is meddling in Bahrain’s internal affairs and called on the Manama government to put an end to the suppression of the Bahraini people.


Iran to unveil upgraded cruise missile soon

Iran will unveil an upgraded surface-to-surface cruise missile in the near future, an Iranian Defense Ministry official told the Fars News Agency on Wednesday.


U.S. Senate committee adopts resolution to aid Israel if it strikes Iran

On Israel’s 65th Independence Day, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee adopted “Senate Resolution 65,” stipulating that the U.S. will assist Israel diplomatically, economically, and militarily if it is compelled to take military action against Iran “in its defense of its territory, people, and existence,” the Jerusalem Post reported on Wednesday.


Iranian, South African officials discuss issues of common concern

A meeting of the Iran- South Africa joint political committee was held in Tehran on Wednesday, in which bilateral ties and other regional and international issues of common concern were discussed.


Russia, Turkey offer aid for Iran quake victims

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Russian President Vladimir Putin have offered condolences over the very strong earthquake that struck southeast of Iran on Tuesday, Iranian media reported on Wednesday.


Iran will regard any country supporting Israeli strike as a target: MP

Any country which supports Israel in a military strike against Iran will be regarded as a target by the Islamic Republic, Iranian MP Mohammad Hassan Asafari told ISNA in an interview published on Wednesday.


Iran ups nuclear technology: diplomats

Diplomats say Iran has tripled installations of high-tech machines at its main enrichment facility to more than 600 in three months, AP reported on Wednesday.



Iran Daily


Iran Top in Mideast Scientific Progress

Iran’s scientific progress no propaganda at all Iranian researchers and scientists say it’s the fact on the ground plus the International Scopus bibliographic database that said science production in Iran is one of the fastest in the world, even surpassing those of Switzerland and Sweden.


Rahimi: Iran’s Oil Industry Independent

First Vice-President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi said Wednesday that all ‘nationsˈ oil wells are under US flag except those of Iran as the Islamic Republic is a free and independent country’.


Tehran, Accra Review Global Developments

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Ghanaian counterpart John Dramani Mahama discussed the expansion of mutual relations in Accra on Wednesday.


Relief Offered To Quake Victims

Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed his country’s readiness to send aid for the victims of the recent 7.5-magnitude earthquake, the most powerful for more than 50 years, in southeastern Iran.


New Naval Cruise Missile to Be Unveiled

Iran plans to unveil its latest home-made naval cruise missile as well as four air-launched achievements in the near future, a defense industry official announced.


Dejagah’s 1st Fulham Season a Success

Fulham FanZoner Robert Hopping sings the praises of Ashkan Dejagah, the Iran winger who’s enjoyed a superb debut campaign at Craven Cottage.


Global Growth Outlook Trimmed

The International Monetary Fund trimmed its global growth forecast and urged European policymakers to use aggressive monetary policy as a second year of contraction leaves the eurozone’s recovery lagging behind the rest of the world.


Niger: No Uranium Talks With Iran

Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou said his country and the Islamic Republic have not held any talks on uranium trade, dismissing certain western media reports on the issue.


Israeli Threats ‘Empty’

A top military commander said that Israel’s recent war rhetoric against Iran are all ‘bluff and empty’, describing the threats as ‘psychological operations aimed at internal gains’.


IRCS Ready to Dispatch Aid to Pakistan Quake Victims

Head of Iran’s Red Crescent Society Abolhassan Faqih in a message on Wednesday voiced IRCS’s readiness to help Pakistan with rescue and relief operations in the aftermath of the recent earthquake in Iran which resulted in the loss of life and damage to properties in the neighboring country.


Country Self-Sufficient In Radio Medicines

Deputy Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Mohammad Qannadi announced that the country has managed to gain self-sufficiency in producing radio medicines for the treatment of different diseases.


Meddling in Bahrain’s Internal Affairs Strongly Rejected

Iran categorically rejected recent allegations by Bahrain’s Foreign Ministry about Tehran’s interference in the internal affairs of the tiny Persian Gulf island.