Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 21-04-2013

Theran Times


Shell to settle $2b oil debt to Iran soon

Oil major Royal Dutch Shell will  pay its multi-billion-dollar debt to Iran in the near future, Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi announced on Saturday.


Israel injects Palestinian prisoners with dangerous viruses

The Israeli regime injects Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails with “dangerous viruses” before releasing them, a report says.


Strong quake hits China; 156 dead, 5,500 injured

A strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit a remote, mostly rural and mountainous area of southwestern China’s Sichuan province on Saturday, killing at least 156 people and injuring about 5,500 close to where a big quake killed almost 70,000 people in 2008.


5-year-old Indian girl in serious condition after rape

A 5-year-old girl was in serious condition on Saturday after being raped and tortured by a man who held her in a locked room in India’s capital for two days, officials said.


Pakistan judge remands ex-president Musharraf in custody

A Pakistani court remanded former president Pervez Musharraf in custody for two weeks on Saturday as judges pushed ahead with plans to put the former army chief on trial for a crackdown on the judiciary during his time in office.


Boston bombing suspect captured, brother killed

Lifting days of anxiety for a city and a nation on edge, police captured the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, found bloodied in a backyard boat Friday night less than 24 hours after a wild car chase and gun battle that left his older brother dead and Boston and its suburbs sealed in an extraordinary dragnet.


Iranian Army unveils new military achievements

The Iranian Army unveiled three military achievements in a ceremony held in Tehran on Saturday on the occasion of National Armed Forces Day.


UN nuclear watchdog team on Iran faces reshuffle

Two senior UN nuclear watchdog officials who have been leading talks with Iran will leave this year, Reuters reported on Friday.


Russian deputy FM to visit Iran for Syria talks

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov is scheduled to travel to Tehran on April 24, according to Iranian Ambassador to Russia Reza Sajjadi.


Iran can avoid sanctions through prudent measures: presidential candidate

Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabi-Fard, a candidate in the June presidential election, has said that Iran can avoid sanctions through adopting more prudent measures.


Iran to stand united with Venezuela to achieve justice: Ahmadinejad

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has reaffirmed Iran’s resolve to stand united with the Venezuelan nation for the achievement of justice and prosperity.


Azerbaijan not to be used as military base for any attack on Iran: official

Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Elman Abdullayev says his country will not be used as a military base for Israel and the US in any potential attack
against Iran.


Germany to grant asylum to 100 MKO members

Germany is set to offer asylum to 100 members of the anti-Iranian terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO).


Iran Daily


Ahmadinejad: Iran to Stand United With Venezuela

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reaffirmed Iran’s resolve to stand united with the Venezuelan nation for the achievement of justice and prosperity.


Ex-Diplomats: US Embargoes Backfiring

In a report issued by the Iran Project, former diplomats and experts suggested that the sanctions policy, rather than bolstering diplomacy, may be backfiring. As the pressure has increased, the group concluded, sanctions have ‘contributed to an increase in repression’ within Iran and ‘may be sowing the seeds of long-term alienation between the Iranian people and the United States’.


Tremblors Hit Iranian Cities

A number of earthquakes have rattled several Iranian cities across the country just days after two strong quakes causes casualties and damage in Bushehr and Sistan-Baluchestan provinces.


G-20 Pledges to Boost Recovery

World finance leaders are pledging to pursue further actions to bolster a disappointingly weak global recovery.

Iraqis Vote in Regional Elections

Iraqis cast ballots in regional elections on Saturday amid tight security, marking the country’s first vote since the US military withdrawal and a key test of its stability.


Second Boston Bombing Suspect in Custody

US Police said they had taken the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings into custody on Friday night, after a day of intense searching that shut down daily life across a large swath of greater Boston.


US Public Trusts Leader’s Statements

An American commentator said that the Americans are increasingly coming to the understanding that statements by leader of the Islamic Revolution are more truthful and honest than those of their own leaders.


Israeli Miscalculation Will Spell Its End

A senior Iranian lawmaker has downplayed the Israeli regime’s warmongering rhetoric against the country, warning that any miscalculation by Tel Aviv in attacking Iran will lead to Israel’s annihilation.

Kerry for Patience on Iran Sanctions

US Secretary of State John F. Kerry has implored Congress not to impose tough new sanctions on Iran, warning that such a move could disrupt diplomacy over Tehran’s nuclear program at a delicate moment.


3 Drug Networks Disbanded

Intelligence forces clamped down on three major drug networks and seized over 300 kg of assortment of narcotics in the southeastern province of Kerman, a senior Iranian anti-narcotics official announced on Saturday.


President Will Visit East African States Next Month

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad plans to visit a number of East African states in late May.