Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 29-05-2013

Tehran Times


Majlis passes $593 billion national budget bill

The Iranian Majlis approved a 7.27-quadrillion-rial (about $593 billion) national budget bill for the current Iranian calendar year on Monday.


Russia to give S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Syria to deter intervention

Russia said on Tuesday that it will go ahead with deliveries of S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Syria, and that the arms will help deter foreign intervention, the BBC reported.


Bombs tear through Iraqi capital, killing over 60

A coordinated wave of car bombings tore through mostly Shia areas of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 66 people and maiming nearly 200 as insurgents step up the bloodshed roiling Iraq.


Hezbollah condemns recent rocket attacks on Beirut

The Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has condemned the recent rocket attacks on the capital, Beirut, carried out by ‘coward’ perpetrators.


Ferry capsizes in Malaysian river, 21 missing

An overloaded ferry capsized after hitting rocks in a remote river in Malaysia’s part of tropical Borneo island on Tuesday, leaving 21 people missing and feared trapped inside the vessel, police said. Another 181 survivors swam ashore or were rescued by villagers.


Plans for Australia spy headquarter hacked by China

Australian officials on Tuesday refused to confirm or deny whether Chinese hackers had stolen the blueprints of a new spy agency headquarters as a news report claims. A tiny party essential to the ruling coalition’s government demanded an inquiry into how much damage may have been done.


‘Syrian National Council’ unfit to rule

Today, Syria’s “National Council” went into a “meltdown” as extremist groups tied to the Muslim Brotherhood, the CIA dominated “pet” staved off attempts by liberal elements led by Michael Kilo to broaden representation within the 60-member conclave.


EU’s decision to lift arms embargo on Syrian rebels is a ‘dangerous’ game: Iran

Iran on Tuesday severely criticized the European Union for its decision to lift an arms embargo on Syrian rebels fighting the central government.


Jalili says good foreign relations can boost economy

Iranian presidential candidate Saeed Jalili has said that the expansion of foreign relations can significantly help boost the country’s economy and domestic production.


Iran chairing UN forum on disarmament

Iran took over the rotating presidency of the UN Conference on Disarmament on Monday and will hold it until June 23.


Rohani vows to bring moderation to the country

Hassan Rohani has said that he will make efforts to set the country back on the path of moderation if elected president.


Iranian warships to dock at Russian port

A group of Iranian Navy vessels will make a stop at the Russian port city of Astrakhan, the naval base of Russia’s Caspian Sea fleet, in the coming months, the Russian military says.


Iran criticizes Saudi FM’s remarks

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has criticized recent remarks by the Saudi foreign minister about the Islamic Republic as media hype.


Rezaei says will reduce Iran’s dependence on oil

Mohsen Rezaei has said that he will devise plans to decrease the dependence of Iran’s economy, which is intertwined with petrodollars, on oil revenues and boost exports if he wins the June presidential election.


Tehran conference to help resolve Syrian crisis: Iranian ambassador

Iran’s ambassador to Azerbaijan says that the conference on Syria due in Tehran can increase cooperation to help end the unrest in the Arab country.


Haddad-Adel promises to develop the private sector

Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel has said that he will do his best to develop the private sector if he is elected president in the upcoming vote.



Iran Daily


Sand Dam, Hydroelectric Power Plant Operational

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inaugurated the Siahbisheh sand dam and a hydroelectric power plant near the northern city of Chalous in Mazandaran province on Tuesday.

Nobel Peace Winner Now Arming Syria Terrorists

The European Union, a bloc which won last year’s Nobel peace prize, has agreed to lift its embargo against arming terrorists in Syrian, but no member state intends to send any arms in the coming months for fear of endangering a US-Russia peace initiative.


African Union Accuses ICC of ‘Hunting’ Africans

The African Union (AU) accused the International Criminal Court (ICC) of “hunting” Africans because of their race.


Call to Investigate US, Israel Human Rights Abuses

Iran called for following up the extensive human rights abuses by the US and the Zionist regime.


Lifting EU Arms Ban Will Complicate Syria Crisis

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has slammed the European Union’s decision to lift its arms embargo on the militants operating inside Syria as a ‘hasty and dangerous’ measure.


IRGC Naval Drills Assess Defense of Iranian Islands

Combat units of the Islamic Revolution’s Guards Corps (IRGC) staged four days of naval exercises in the Persian Gulf waters to display and assess Iran’s power in defending the Greater Tunb and the Lesser Tunb islands.


Futsal Developing Nations Can Improve

Futsal developing nations have a chance to take their game higher by tackling several areas of improvement as laid out under the AFC Futsal Development Program.


At Least 70 Killed In Monday’s Attacks

A bomb left on a Baghdad minibus and a suicide truck bomb north of the Iraqi capital killed at least seven people and wounded 34 others, officials said. The attacks followed a particularly bloody day that left more than 70 people dead.


VP Inaugurates Combined Cycle Power Plant

First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi on Tuesday inaugurated the gas units of Genaveh combined cycle power plant in the southern province of Bushehr.


Over 50 Million Eligible to Vote

Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar said that nearly 50.5 million Iranians are eligible to vote in the upcoming presidential election.


Tanks Equipped With Smart Missile Deflecting Capability

The Iranian Army has equipped its tanks and armored vehicles with the capability to deflect incoming enemy missiles, an army commander said on Tuesday.

Solution to Syria Crisis, Political Not Military

A senior lawmaker reaffirmed Tehran’s stance on the need to resolve the crisis in Syria by political means, saying this position indicates that Iran plays an influential role in regional developments.


Iran Organizing Terror Victims Congress

Iran is organizing the first national congress of 17,000 Iranian terror victims in the capital, Tehran.


Tehran Confab Will Help Settle Syria Unrest

Iran’s ambassador to Azerbaijan said that the conference on Syria due in Tehran can increase cooperation to help end the unrest in the Arab country.


Rohani to Improve Business, Production

Presidential candidate Hassan Rohani said he will improve conditions for business and production if elected in the June presidential election.


Haddad-Adel: Economy Top Priority

Presidential candidate Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel said putting the Iranian economy on the right track should be the top priority of the next administration.


Qalibaf: Next President Must Create Jobs

Presidential candidate Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf said the next administration should create new jobs for the people.


Rezaei: Provinces Should Focus On Resources

Presidential candidate Mohsen Rezaei said resource-rich provinces need to use their own capacities to develop local economies.


Gharazi: No Dropping Out

Presidential candidate Mohammad Gharazi ruled out the possibility of stepping aside in favor of others, saying he will see the race to the end.


Jalili: Debates Show Capability Of Candidates

Principlist candidate Saeed Jalili said Friday’s live presidential debates could determine who has what it takes to run the country efficiently for the next four years.