Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 16-05-2013

Tehran Times


High turnout for election will immunize the country: Leader 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 immunize the country against the enemy’s acts of malevolence.


Eurozone recession extends into 6th quarter

The recession across the economy of the 17 European Union countries that use the euro extended into its sixth quarter longer than the calamitous slump that hit the region in the financial crisis of 2008-9.


NIOC, world’s 3rd biggest oil company: Oil & Gas IQ

Oil & Gas IQ, a leading online resource and community for the oil and gas industry, has ranked the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) as the third biggest oil company in the world.


Cannibal terrorist says video from Syria is real

A foreign-backed militant who was seen eating an organ of a dead Syrian soldier in a recent video has confirmed the authenticity of the 27-second clip.


Battles in Pakistan tribal area displace thousands

A new offensive by the Pakistani military against militants in a northwestern tribal area has displaced thousands of people in the past week, an official said Wednesday.


CIA: Assad to get 75% of votes in next term

US Central Intelligence Agency, CIA, says that President Bashar al-Assad is to gain 75% of the Syrian people’s votes if he runs for presidency in the year of 2014.


Russian media delight in U.S. spy case

Russian state-run media reveled on Wednesday in embarrassing the United States over a botched attempt to recruit one of its intelligence agents but both countries signaled they wanted to prevent the episode harming efforts to improve relations.


Iran waiting for 5+1 group’s clear response to proposals: Jalili

Iran is waiting for world powers to provide a clear response to the proposals that it put forward at nuclear talks in the Kazakh city of Almaty in April, the country’s chief nuclear negotiator said on Wednesday.


Iran defends post as chair of UN disarmament conference

Iran on Tuesday defended its election as the rotating chair of the world’s sole multilateral disarmament forum after the United States announced that its ambassador to the UN Conference on Disarmament would boycott any meeting led by Tehran, Reuters reported.


Presidential hopeful welcomes Rafsanjani’s candidacy

Presidential hopeful Hassan Rohani has welcomed Expediency Council Chairman Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s candidacy for Iran’s June 14 presidential election.


Iran, IAEA hold new round of talks

Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency held a new round of talks over Iran’s nuclear program in Vienna on Wednesday.


Iran seeks closer ties with Oman

In a message to Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi emphasized enhancing various aspects of cooperation be tween the two countries, Oman News Agency reported on Tuesday.


IRGC says it will not back any presidential candidate

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps will not take a stance for or against any candidate in the next month’s presidential election, the head of the public relations department of the IRGC, Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif, said on Wednesday.



Iran Daily


Iran Waiting For World Powers’ Response

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili said Iran is still waiting for answers to the proposals made to the P5+1 group in April.


Leader Advises on Presidential Election

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei advised the Iranian people to elect a pious, revolutionary, and resolute person as their next president.


‘Friends of Syria’ to Gather in Tehran Confab This Month

The conference of ‘Friends of Syria’ is scheduled to be held in the Iranian capital, Tehran on May 29, Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has announced.


Boycotts of UN Meetings On Disarmament Downplayed

Tehran has played down a decision by the United States and Canada to boycott meetings of the UN Conference on Disarmament when Iran takes over the body later this month.


IRGC Naval Drills Due Next Week

Islamic Revolution’s Guards Corps (IRGC) plans to stage naval maneuvers in Iran’s southwestern port city of Khorramshahr, Khuzestan province next week.


Mahdavikia, Lili Proud Of Ambassador Roles

Iranian legend Mehdi Mahdavikia and Chinese ace Bai Lili are proud and honored to be appointed as AFC Grassroots Ambassadors to help the continent and specifically MAs develop their grassroots game.


Iran Will Host Int’l Logistics Confab

Iran will host the next round of the conference of the International Federation of Warehousing and Logistics Associations (IFWLA) in 2016.


Longest Recession In Eurozone

Eurozone data this week will probably reveal economic scars of the sovereign debt crisis confirming that the region is now suffering the longest recession since the single currency’s creation.


Battles in Pakistan Tribal Area Displace Thousands

A new offensive by the Pakistani military against militants in a northwestern tribal area has displaced thousands of people in the past week, an official said Wednesday.


Majlis Commission on Maritime Development Sought

Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari called on the Majlis to set up a special commission for maritime development.


New Round of Iran-IAEA Talks Underway in Vienna

Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have started a fresh round of negotiations in the Austrian capital, Vienna.


Tehran, Riyadh to Open New Chapter in Ties

Relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia are growing in different fields, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Wednesday, and stressed that the two Muslim states will soon open a new chapter in bilateral relations.


Parliamentary Team Off for Paris Confab

A delegation of Iranian parliamentarians departed for Paris on Wednesday to attend a conference dubbed as ‘Intercultural Dialog in 21st Century and UNESCO’s Role’ slated for May 17.


Envoy Urges Action on Human Trafficking

An Iranian UN envoy has called on the international community to take effective measures against various types of smuggling, particularly human trafficking.