Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 02-05-2013

Tehran Times


Friends will not allow Syria to fall into the hands of enemies: Hezbollah

Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah says the goal of the plot to foment a crisis in Syria is to reduce the country to a series of statelets without a strong central government.

Iran’s oil exports surge: survey

Iran’s crude exports have edged higher in April to around 1.10 million bpd from a downwardly revised 1.03 million bpd in March, according to a Reuters survey.

May Day marked by global workers’ protests

Demonstrations took place across the world on Wednesday as protesters gather to mark May Day, the traditional date for demanding better workers’ rights.

Bolivian president expels U.S. govt. aid agency

President Evo Morales said Wednesday he is expelling the U.S. Agency for International Development from Bolivia for allegedly seeking to undermine his government.

NRC increasing oversight of Three Mile Island nuclear plant

On March, 28, 1979, a combination of mechanical failure and human error caused a partial meltdown at the nuclear power plant that resulted in the release of radioactive gases and radioactive iodine into the environment.

EU considers trade action after Bangladesh factory collapse

The European Union is considering trade action against Bangladesh, which has preferential access to EU markets for its garments, in order to pressure Dhaka to improve safety standards after a building collapse killed hundreds of factory workers.

Militants used chemical material against civilians near Idlib: Syria

Syrian Ambassador to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari has said that the foreign-backed militants in Syria have used chemical material against civilians during an attack on a town near Idlib.

Women should be held in great esteem in the society: Leader

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that women should be held in great esteem and respect by members of the society.

Results of presidential election won’t change Iran’s nuclear policy: article

Washington should not expect a sudden shift in Iran’s nuclear stance after a new president is elected in June to succeed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, according to an article published by Al-Monitor on April 28.

Iranian warships enter Bab-el-Mandeb

The Iranian Navy’s 25th fleet of warships, comprised of the Larak logistical warship and the Alborz missile-launching destroyer, has entered the Bab-el-Mandeb, a strait connecting the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden, the commander of the Iranian Navy announced on Wednesday.

Arms won’t bring peace to Syria: Larijani

 The Iranian Majlis speaker has said that arms won’t bring peace to Syria, reiterating Tehran’s policy that Iran will support political reforms in the Arab country.

‘3-member principlist coalition to name a single candidate in presidential election’

Ali Akbar Velayati, a member of the principlist Coalition of Three planning to contest the June presidential election, said on Wednesday that the coalition has reached a consensus on fielding a single candidate in the election.

Russia urges immediate resumption of Iran-P5+1 talks

Russia has called for an immediate resumption of the talks between Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers comprising Britain, China, France, Russia, and the United States plus Germany.

U.S., allies sought to engineer revolution in Syria: Iranian deputy FM

An Iranian official says the U.S. and its allies sought an “engineered revolution” in Syria by sending al-Qaeda operatives to the country to overthrow the Syrian government.

Iran Daily


Ahmadinejad: Enemies Pressure Due to N-Program

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said enemies are putting economic pressure on the Iranian nation because of its nuclear program.


Leader Blasts West’s View of Women

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei lashed out at the West for its materialistic view of women, and stressed that this wrong approach, which has inflicted irreparable damage on family values, will lead to the West’s collapse.


Envoy Rejects Turkish Media Claims

Iran’s Ambassador to Turkey Mohammad-Reza Bigdeli dismissed certain Turkish media reports claiming Iran tried to convince the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to step back from peace process with Ankara.


Eurozone Mood Dips

The eurozone’s economy fell further in April, data showed, strengthening the case for a cut in interest rates this week by the European Central Bank.


Nekounam’s Penalty Seals Esteqlal’s Top Spot

Javad Nekonam’s second-half penalty proved the difference as Iran Premier League leaders Esteqlal sealed top spot in Group D after edging out Al-Ain 1-0 on Tuesday as the UAE Pro League champions missed out on a place in the last 16 of the AFC Champions League.


Russia Urges Resumption Of Nuclear Talks

Russia called for an immediate resumption of the talks between Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers comprising Britain, China, France, Russia, and the United States plus Germany.


Foreign Ministry Slams Al-Marjeh Bombing in Syria

The Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the recent terrorist attack in Al-Marjeh district located in Syria’s capital, Damascus.


Navy’s 25th Fleet to Dock at Omani Port

Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says the Navy’s 25th Fleet of warships will dock at Salalah port in Oman soon.


Int’l Community’s Silence on Massacre of Bahrainis Condemned

Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian lashed out at a majority of countries for keeping mum on the Al-Khalifa regime’s crimes against the Bahraini people.


Iran, Singapore Hold Political Consultations Committee Meeting

Iranian and Singaporean officials took part in the first meeting of the two countries’ joint committee on political consultations.


Speaker: New US-AL Palestine Plan ‘Political Mischief’

Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani described as political mischief the recent agreement between the Arab League and the US over a modified 2002 Arab initiative regarding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.