Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 07-05-2013

Tehran Times


‘High turnout in presidential poll will guarantee the country’s progress’

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called on the Iranian people to turn out in large numbers for the upcoming presidential election, saying a high turnout will guarantee that the country continues to make progress.


Syrian rebels used nerve agent sarin: UN

United Nations investigators say they have found testimony from victims and medical staff that indicates militants have used the nerve agent sarin in Syria, which has been classified as a weapon of mass destruction in UN Resolution 687.


India set to scale up ties with Iran; joint exploration on cards

Notwithstanding sanctions against Iran, India is set to scale up economic and commercial engagement with it with proposals for joint investment in infrastructure and joint exploration of oil high on the agenda.


Afghanistan warns Pakistan after border clashes erupt again

Afghanistan warned Pakistan on Monday that it will bear the consequences of more clashes on their contested border, hours after a new bout of fighting erupted between the neighbors.


Four Saudis held over Tanzania church bombing

Tanzania has arrested four men from Saudi Arabia and four Tanzanians in connection with the bombing of church on Sunday that killed two people, an attack that has heightened sectarian tensions in the east African nation.


Three blasts kill 11 in Iraqi capital: police, medics

At least 11 people were killed in three bomb explosions in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Monday, medics and police said.


Iran keen to expand ties with Turkmenistan, Cuba: Salehi

The Iranian foreign minister on Monday described political relations with Turkmenistan as very close, saying that Tehran was seeking to expand ties in energy and transportation sectors with Ashgabat.


Iranian Navy to stage minesweeping exercise today

Iranian naval forces will hold a minesweeping exercise in the Gulf of Oman and the east of the Strait of Hormuz today, according to the public relations department of the Iranian Navy.


Syria will give a crushing response to Israel: Iran

The Iranian defense minister has said that Syria will give a crushing response to Israel, which recently carried out airstrikes on the Arab country.


Presidential candidate Velayati outlines economic plans

Ali Akbar Velayati, who is a member of a three-member principlist coalition planning to contest Iran’s June 14 presidential election, on Monday elaborated on his economic plans if elected president.


‘World powers seeking to sow discord among Muslim nations’

A senior Iranian lawmaker has warned against world powers’ schemes to sow discord among Muslims in order to serve their own “illegitimate interests.”


Iran should strengthen foreign relations to boost economy: Rohani

Presidential candidate Hassan Rohani said on Monday that Iran should improve its foreign relations to improve the country’s economic situation.


Presidential hopefuls offer views

A number of Iranian presidential hopefuls have offered their views regarding various policies they will adopt if elected, Press TV reports.


Iran set to begin registration of presidential election hopefuls

The official registration of hopefuls for Iran’s 11th presidential election begins on May 7, the country’s Elections Headquarters has announced.


Iran Daily


UN: Terrorists Using Chemical Weapons in Syria

Testimony from victims of the Syrian conflict suggests terrorists in Syria have used the nerve agent sarin, according to a leading United Nations investigator.


Enemies Seek to Fuel Enmity Among Muslims

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has stressed that the enemies are seeking to fan the flames of hostility between the Shiite and Sunni Muslims by desecrating a holy shrine in Syria.


Registration for Presidential Election Begins

The official registration of hopefuls for Iran’s 11th presidential election begins on May 7, the country’s Elections Headquarters has announced.


Bomb Blasts in Baghdad Kill 11

At least 11 people were killed in three bomb explosions in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Monday, medics and police said.


Iran’s Caspian Sea Share Almost Equals Russia’s

President’s Advisor for Caspian Sea Affairs Mohammad Mahdi Akhoundzadeh says Iran’s share of the sea is not less than that of Russia if not bigger.


28 Dead in Bangladesh Protests

At least 28 people died in street battles between Bangladeshi police and tens of thousands of protesters, officials in Dhaka say.


Rls8.5 Trillion Allocated To Mines, Agriculture

A credit worth 8.5 trillion rials was allocated to the mining and agricultural sectors of West Azarbaijan province, announced First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi.


Anti-Poverty Summit Planned

The Philippines is the venue for the 2013 Partnerships Against Poverty Summit later this year.


Malaysia’s Long-Governing Coalition Wins National Elections

Malaysia’s long-governing coalition won national elections with a weakened majority to extend its unbroken, 56-year rule, fending off the strongest opposition it has ever faced but exposing vulnerabilities in the process.


Turkish Denial of UK Paper’s Claim Over Iran

Turkish Foreign Ministry has dismissed as ‘manipulative’ a report by British paper the Sunday Times that Turkey is trying to form an anti-Iran defense partnership with the Israel regime and three Arab countries.


Salehi, Walid Discuss Israel Assault on Syria

Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has severely censured Israel’s military aggression against Syria which killed and wounded a number of innocent people and caused widespread destruction.


Envoy Rejects Reports About Iran Pressuring Egypt

Tehran’s envoy to Cairo rejected reports claiming that Iran has pressurized Egypt to give up its hostile stance against the Syrian Bashar Al-Assad government by threats.


World Powers Sowing Discord Among Muslims

A senior lawmaker said that the global powers with the help of certain regional states are trying to sow discord and create religious conflicts in the Islamic world in order to serve their own illegitimate interests.


Earthquake in Kaki Again

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 on the Richter scale jolted Kaki city in the southern province of Bushehr Monday morning.