Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 30-04-2013

Tehran Times


Islamic Awakening should lead to creation of a brilliant Islamic civilization: Leader

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that the creation of a brilliant Islamic civilization should be set as a long-term goal of the Islamic Awakening in Muslim countries.

Syrian PM survives bombers’ assassination attempt

Syria’s prime minister survived an assassination attempt on Monday when a bomb went off near his convoy in Damascus, state media reported, the latest attack targeting a top official in President Bashar al-Assad’s government.

5 car bombs kill 36 in Shia areas across Iraq

Five car bombs struck in predominantly Shia cities and districts in central and southern Iraq on Monday, killing 36 people and wounding dozens in the latest wave of violence roiling the country, Iraqi officials said.

Explosion shakes central Prague, as many as 40 injured
An explosion in central Prague on Monday, probably caused by gas, injured as many as 40 people, officials said, and neighboring buildings — including the National Theatre  had to be evacuated.

260,000 died in 2011 Somali famine: report
The 2011 Somali famine killed an estimated 260,000 people, half of them age 5 and under, according to a new report to be published this week that more than doubles previous death toll estimates, officials told The Associated Press.
Italy’s Letta launches government with call for growth

Italy’s new Prime Minister Enrico Letta pledged to push for a change to the European Union’s focus on austerity and pursue growth and jobs in an inaugural speech on Monday laying out the priorities for his coalition government.

Iran says no-fly zone over Syria would complicate the situation

The imposition of a no-fly zone over Syria would only complicate matters further in the Arab country, which has been embroiled in a conflict with opposition groups for more than two years, according to an Iranian foreign ministry official.

Israeli credibility on line over Iran nuclear challenge

Israel risks a loss of credibility over both its “red line” for Iran’s nuclear program and its threat of military action, and its room for unilateral maneuver is shrinking, according to an analysis published by Reuters on Sunday.

Iran plans to produce 2,000 MW of nuclear electricity this calendar year: official

Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Director Fereydoun Abbasi has said that Iran is trying to produce 2,000 megawatts of nuclear electricity by the end of the current Iranian calendar year, which started on March 21.

Tehran dismisses U.S. human rights report on Iran
The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Monday dismissed the United States’ “unfounded” allegations of human rights violations in Iran, criticizing Washington’s double standards on human rights issues.

Iran will remain an active IAEA member state, NPT signatory: Soltanieh
The Iranian ambassador to the UN nuclear agency has said that the Islamic Republic of Iran will remain an active member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Iran must be governed according to law: presidential hopeful
Iranian presidential hopeful and lawmaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel has stressed the necessity of governing the country based on the law.

Iran Daily


Enemies Plotting to Divide Muslims

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei warned against enemy plots to turn Islamic Awakening movements into sectarian and ethnic conflicts.


Navy Ordered to Focus on Strategic Straits

The Iranian Navy has concentrated its missions on the strategic straits of Hormuz, Bab el-Mandeb and Malacca following a relevant order by the Leader of the Islamic, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Monday.


Azeri Official, Jalili Discuss Regional Developments

Head of the Presidential Administration of the Azerbaijan Republic Ramiz Mehdiyev arrived in Iran on Monday to hold talks Iranian officials on various issues.


Iraqi MP Urges Swift Expulsion of MKO

A prominent Iraqi lawmaker warned against the threats posed by the anti-Iran terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) and called for the immediate expulsion of the grouplet’s elements from Iraq.


Asians Face Overheating Risk

Asian policymakers must be ready to respond early and decisively to overheating risks in their economies stemming from rapid credit growth and rising asset prices, the International Monetary Fund said.


US Claims Against Syria Reflect Despair

A senior lawmaker said the recent claims by the United States about the use of chemical weapons in Syria shows Washington’s desperation in confronting the Syrian nation and government.


Turkish FM Spokesman Arrives

Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Levent Gumrukcu arrived in Tehran on Monday to discuss bilateral ties and regional developments with Iranian officials.

Self-Sufficiency Attained In N. Fuel Material

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Fereydoun Abbasi announced the country’s self-sufficiency in producing nuclear fuel materials.


Ex-US Official’s Meddling Slammed

Iran’s mission to the United Nations has strongly criticized the meddlesome remarks by a former US administration advisor on the Islamic Republic’s internal affairs.


Iran Ready to Host Syria Quartet Talks

Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has expressed Iran’s readiness to host the next round of the quartet talks on the ongoing crisis in Syria.


Indigenous S-300 Missiles Under Production

A senior official of Iran Army says the country will unveil an indigenous Bavar-373 missile defense system, which is similar to the Russian S-300, during the next Iranian year which begins March 21, 2014.