Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 15-05-2013

Tehran Times


Iran to outrun U.S. as world’s 3rd largest cement exporter

Iran will leave the U.S. behind by the end of the current year to become the world’s third largest cement exporter, the Global Cement magazine wrote in its latest edition.


Russia caught CIA agent trying to recruit spy

Russia said on Tuesday it had caught an American red-handed as he tried to recruit a Russian intelligence officer to work for the CIA, a throwback to the Cold War era that risks upsetting efforts to improve relations.


U.S., UK find common ground with Russia on Syria

The United States and Britain say they have found common ground with Russia on how to proceed on Syria.


Iran hopes Jalili’s talks with Ashton will be constructive

Iran has expressed hope that its chief nuclear negotiator and the EU foreign policy chief would hold constructive talks in Istanbul on Wednesday.


Putin warns against aggravating Syria crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday it was important to avoid actions that might aggravate the Syrian crisis, a veiled warning against foreign military intervention or arming anti-government forces.


NATO: 4 US troops killed in Afghanistan

A roadside bomb struck a U.S. convoy and killed four American troops in southern Afghanistan Tuesday, while a motorcycle bomb in a crowded village market in a neighboring province killed at least three people, officials said.


Senator wants U.S. to arm Syrian rebels

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, the chairman of the influential Foreign Relations Committee, introduced a bill on Monday that would provide weapons to some vetted groups of Syrian rebels.


Idea of breaking up Syria is rejected: Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has said that the idea of breaking up Syria is rejected because it will cause the crisis in the Arab state to spill over into other regional countries.


Some in U.S. Congress seeking total ban on Iran’s oil: report

After failing to halt Iran’s nuclear advances with harsh economic sanctions, a group of U.S. lawmakers and analysts is proposing a more drastic remedy: cutting off Iran entirely from world oil markets, the Washington Post reported on Monday.


Iran to chair UN forum on disarmament

Iran will chair the UN Conference on Disarmament at the end of the month, Fox News reported on Monday.


Iran expects progress in UN nuclear talks: Soltanieh

Iran expects progress will be made in talks this week with the United Nations’ atomic agency, Tehran’s nuclear envoy told Reuters on Monday.


Iran will soon face water crisis: deputy minister

Iran will soon face a water crisis, deputy Energy Minister for Water and Wastewater Ali Reza Daemi cautioned on Tuesday.



Iran Daily
Sheer Savagery: Terrorist Eats Syrian Soldier’s Heart

A gruesome video has emerged on the Internet, showing a foreign-backed militant in Syria cutting out the heart of a Syrian soldier and biting into it.


Iran Awaiting Positive P5+1 Response

Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Araqchi said the Islamic Republic hopes that the P5+1 will respond constructively to Tehran’s proposals on its nuclear energy program.


Talks With IAEA Today

Iran expects progress will be made in talks this week with the United Nations’ atomic agency, Tehran’s nuclear envoy said on Monday.


Egypt: Iran Part of Solution To Syria Crisis

Egypt’s presidential spokesman Ehab Fahmi said that Iran could be part of a solution to the Syrian crisis.


US Gov’t Secretly Acquired AP’s Phone Records

The US Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news.


Iran, US and Russia To Wrestle in NY

The US, Russian and Iranian wrestling teams will meet on Wednesday for an historic exhibition in New York. It’s a showcase event for what the sport’s international governing body has dubbed ‘World Wrestling Month.’


Bloomberg Blunders

The international scandal, dubbed ‘Murdochgate’ by the press, which led to the closure of the News of the World after 168 years in print over phone hacking and misuse of information, has reemerged in another form in Britain.


GC May Call Up Presidential Hopefuls

Iran’s top constitutional supervisory board said that it may ask certain presidential hopefuls to discuss their plans with the body.


Air Defense Readiness At ‘Desirable Level’

Commander of Khatam Ul-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaeili said his forces are fully prepared to defend the country against threats in the region.


2011 UK Embassy Storming Deliberate

Iran’s police chief says the 2011 storming of the British Embassy in Tehran was a trap set up the UK diplomatic staff.


Call for Full Tehran-Cairo Ties

A senior leader of the Egyptian Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) called for the resumption of Iran-Egypt ties based on mutual interests.