Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 05-05-2013

Tehran Times


Iran, India sign four MOUs, seek closer ties

Iran and India have signed four memorandums of understanding to expand their relations in various areas.

Israel carried out airstrike on Syria: officials

Israeli and U.S. officials say Israel has carried out an airstrike on Syria.

Supreme Leader visits Tehran Intl. Book Fair

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei paid a visit to the 26th Tehran International Book Fair on Saturday.

Iran condemns desecration of holy site in Syria

A number of Iranian officials, clerics, and seminary students on Saturday strongly condemned the desecration of the tomb of a companion of Prophet Muhammad (S) on the outskirts of Damascus by Syrian rebels.

Indian Cultural Center in Iran inaugurated

The Indian Cultural Center in Iran was inaugurated during a ceremony held at the Indian Embassy in Tehran on Friday.

Brzezinski warns against deeper U.S. engagement in Syria

Former U.S. national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski has warned against deeper U.S. engagement in Syria and says that Barack Obama’s declaration that the use of chemical weapons by Syria would cross a “red line” was a mistake.

5 U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Five U.S. soldiers were killed by a bomb in the southern Afghanistan province of Kandahar on Saturday, a U.S. authorities said, capping off one of the bloodiest weeks for international forces this year.

Iraq PM’s group wins largest bloc in several areas

Iraqi electoral officials say a coalition led by Iraq’s prime minister has won the largest single bloc of seats in seven of 12 provinces participating in local elections, and tied in eighth, although it failed to achieve a majority in any of the districts.

Iran calls for immediate meeting of contact group on Syria

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has called for an immediate meeting of a contact group on Syria comprising Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey to help resolve the Syrian crisis.

Iranian Navy to expand presence in open seas: admiral

The Iranian Navy is ready to expand its presence in the Atlantic, Indian and Antarctic Oceans during the current Iranian calendar year if the Supreme Leader, who is the commander in chief of the Iranian armed forces, gives an order, the commander of the Navy announced on Saturday.

Iranian general dismisses enemy threats

A senior Iranian military commander has downplayed the enemies’ threats against the Islamic Republic, saying the country has stretched its security borders to the East Mediterranean.

Leader has final say on Iran’s foreign policy: Qalibaf

Iranian presidential hopeful Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf says Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei is the ultimate decision-maker on the country’s foreign policy.

Iran Daily

President: Humanitarian Values Will Prevail in Globe

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday heralded the significance of humanitarian values prevailing over the global community vis-à-vis the current materialistic approach in the world order.


Leader at Tehran Int’l Book Fair

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei visited the 26th Tehran International Book Fair on Saturday morning.


Mashaei: Right of Vote Cannot Be Compromised

Head of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Secretariat Esfandiyar Rahim Mashaei said on Saturday that no government has the right to give up or sell out its nation’s right of vote in the international arena.


Strong Growth In Low-Income Countries

Low-income countries are now among the fastest-growing economies in the world, but many remain vulnerable to shocks and spillovers from advanced and emerging markets, the IMF said.


Obama Says Does Not Foresee Sending Troops to Syria

President Barack Obama said on Friday he does not foresee a scenario in which he would send US ground troops to Syria and outlined a deliberate approach to determining whether the Syrian government had used chemical weapons in a 2-year civil war.


Musharraf Party Boycotts Parliamentary Election

The political party of former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf has announced that it will not contest next week’s parliamentary election.


Iran, India Plan Major Boost in Ties

Iran and India on Saturday decided to give a major push to bilateral ties in all fields including connectivity for which New Delhi will participate in upgrading the strategic southeastern Chahbahar port.


IRGC Commander Dismisses Enemy Threats

A senior military commander downplayed the enemies’ threats against the Islamic Republic, saying the country has extended its security borders to the East Mediterranean.


FM for Quartet Talks on Syria

Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi called on Egypt to hold urgent quartet talks to find a solution to the crisis in Syria.


MKO in Syria Under Guise of Medics

A defected member of the terrorist Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) has revealed that the MKO terrorists are active in Syria under the cover of emergency and medical service providers.


US Joint Military Drill Slammed

Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari criticized the US for its upcoming mine sweeping exercises with tens of its allied naval forces in the Persian Gulf in May.


Earthquake Hits Bushehr

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 on the Richter scale jolted Bardkhon district of the southern province of Bushehr Saturday morning.


Police Seize Over 2.7 Tons Of Narcotics

Drug combat squads seized a large amount of narcotics in clashes with traffickers along the eastern borders over the past two months, a senior anti-narcotics official announced on Saturday.


Cultural Ties With Malawi to Expand

Iran and Malawi agreed to expand cultural relations.