Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 25-04-2013

Tehran Times


Iran determined to cooperate with UN nuclear agency: ambassador

Iran is determined to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to help clear up ambiguities about the country’s nuclear program, Iranian ambassador to the UN nuclear watchdog told ISNA on Wednesday.


Dubai flights rely on fuel refined from Iranian oil

Fuel made from Iranian oil is legally powering thousands of flights a year out of Dubai’s booming airport, despite U.S. pressure on buyers to shun Tehran’s petroleum exports.


Dutch court awards compensation to Iranian mustard gas attack survivors

A Dutch court on Wednesday ordered a businessman convicted of selling Saddam Hussein raw materials for mustard gas to pay compensation to 16 Iranian and Iraqi victims of chemical weapon attacks by the former Iraqi dictator’s regime, according to the Associated Press.


Bangladesh factory building collapse kills nearly 100

An eight-storey block housing garment factories and a shopping center collapsed on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital on Wednesday, killing nearly 100 people and injuring hundreds more, officials said.


U.S. seeks to ease Afghanistan-Pakistan tensions in Brussels talks

Afghan President Hamid Karzai met Pakistan’s army chief and foreign minister in talks on Wednesday hosted by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry aimed at easing tension between the neighbors before the end of NATO’s Afghanistan combat mission.


U.S. military says 84 on hunger strike at Guantanamo

A U.S. military spokesman says 84 prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay are on hunger strike.


UK in dark mood as new recession may be confirmed

Recession may just be a word. But in Britain it may become a habit and a dangerous one at that.


Electric car aims to crack 700 kmh

A new poster car for the electric vehicle movement could shatter perceptions surrounding battery-powered transport.


Iran can be optimistic about 5+1 talks if its rights are recognized: Larijani

Iran can be optimistic about talks with world powers over its nuclear program if the country’s nuclear rights are to be fully recognized, Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Wednesday.


Iran determined to pursue all legal areas of nuclear technology: Soltanieh

The Iranian ambassador to the UN nuclear agency has said that Tehran is determined to push ahead with its peaceful nuclear program.


Israel’s first military mistake will be its last, Iran warns

Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi has said that the first mistake of Israel in any military action against Iran would be its last mistake because Iran would not give it any chance, implying that Iran’s military response would cripple the Zionist regime forever.


There are no political executions in Iran: Judiciary chief

No political execution is taking place in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani said on Wednesday.


Hearts of Iranian and Egyptianpeople are close: Velayati

Despite certain political ups and downs, the hearts of Iranian and Egyptian people are close, the secretary general of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening said on Wednesday.


Qalibaf outlines foreign policy plans

Presidential hopeful Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf says inflammatory rhetoric will not be on his foreign policy agenda if he wins the election.



Iran Daily


Iran Devises Strategies to Counter Sanctions

Iran’s economy minister said on Tuesday that Tehran has devised a series of strategies to counter the effects of the West’s sanctions against the country.


President: Nation’s Might Will Be Shown in Presidential Polls

Achievement of justice in the society needs a ‘high and smart presence’ in the upcoming June presidential election, said President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday.


Iran, Iraq Agree To Boost Border Cooperation

Iran and Iraq on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation along their common borders.


Iran Ready to Settle Nuclear Issue Within NPT Framework

Deputy to Iran’s chief negotiator in talks with the P5+1 group of world powers said that in Almaty talks Tehran stressed that it is ready to settle the issue of Iran’s nuclear program within the framework of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).


Flight Delays Hit US Aviation Industry

Major flight delays due to staffing cuts among US air traffic controllers continued Tuesday and officials warned more was yet to come as the furloughs hit their third day.


Peugeot Sales Drop, Might Close Plant

French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroen said Wednesday that it would launch talks with what is known here as social partners to make the group more competitive, and possibly close a plant earlier than expected, after posting an annualized 6.5 percent drop in first quarter sales.


Nature’s Economic Value

Forests are often described as the lungs of the Earth, but oxygen generation is just one function they perform in their complex relationship with the atmosphere and people.


Esteqlal Blanks Al-Rayyan

Captain Farhad Majidi, Hashem Beikzadeh and Arash Borhani scored as Iran Premier League leader Esteqlal secured a place in the last 16 of the Asian Football Confederation Champions League for a second consecutive season with a convincing 3-0 win over Qatar’s Al-Rayyan at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium on Tuesday.


Nearly 100 Dead In Bangladesh Building Collapse

An eight-storey block housing garment factories and a shopping center collapsed on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital on Wednesday, killing nearly 100 people and injuring hundreds more, officials said.


Ending Support for Syria Terrorists in US Interests

A senior legislator lashed out at the US for its false mottos of fighting terrorism, calling on Washington to avoid exercising their decision to send hundreds of military forces to Jordan to support the terrorists in Syria.


Tehran, Moscow Ties Close

Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani and the visiting Russian Vice-Speaker Elias Omakhanov in a meeting in Tehran on Wednesday exchanged views on issues of mutual interests as well as regional and international developments, the Syrian crisis in particular.


6th Islamic Awakening Confab Due Late April

Iran is set to hold the sixth international conference on the Islamic Awakening in Tehran, Press TV reports.


Special Russian Envoy In Tehran for Talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s special envoy for the Middle East has arrived in the Iranian capital, Tehran, to discuss regional developments with Iranian officials.


Quakes Hit 2 Provinces

An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale shook the vicinity of Golshahr in central province of Isfahan sharing joint borders with two provinces of Markazi and Lorestan Wednesday morning.


Vahidi: Crushing Response Will Await Israeli Aggression

Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi reiterated that Israel lacks the ability to attack Iran, and warned that the Armed Forces will give a crushing response to any Israeli attack.


Anti-Drug Cooperation Deal Inked With Thailand

Iran and Thailand signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen mutual cooperation in the campaign against narcotics.