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Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 08-06-2013

Tehran Times

 

Votes for candidates will be votes for Islamic Republic: Leader

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that each vote for any presidential candidate that will be cast in Iran’s June 14 presidential election will be a vote for the Islamic Republic.

 

Syrian troops capture Qusayr, adjoining villages

Syrian troops, backed by Hezbollah fighters, pressed on with their offensive on Friday in the country’s militant heartland, taking two small villages near strategic town Qusayr that was captured by the government this week.

 

Candidates hold debate on foreign and national policy

The final presidential debate between Iran’s eight presidential candidates was held in Tehran on Friday.

 

Car bomb kills 16 Iranian pilgrims in Iraq

A suicide car bomb attack killed 16 Iranian pilgrims and wounded dozens others on Friday in Iraq.

 

Iran asks IAEA to stop making political comments

Iran has called on the International Atomic Energy Agency and the West to stop making political comments about its nuclear program, saying that the UN nuclear watchdog would be allowed to inspect the Parchin military site in Tehran only after an agreement is signed.

 

U.S. targets Iran with currency, auto-sector sanctions

The United States on Monday targeted Iran with currency and auto-sector sanctions over its nuclear program, according to Reuters.

 

Velayati makes proposal for Iran-France cooperation on Syria

Former Iranian foreign minister Ali Akbar Velayati has said that he would “cooperate” with France to resolve the conflict in Syria should he win the June 14 presidential election.

 

Iran summons Qatari envoy after uncovering Arab-linked terrorist network

Iran summoned the Qatari charge d’affaires on Sunday following an announcement that it had uncovered an Arab-linked “terrorist group” planning acts of sabotage on the presidential election day on June 14, the Fars News Agency quoted an informed official at the Foreign Ministry as saying on Tuesday.

 

IOR-ARC chief discusses ways to promote connectivity between member states

The secretary general of the Indian Ocean Rim-Association for Regional Cooperation, Ambassador K. V. Bhagirath, discussed ways to enhance cooperation between the member states with the Seychelles minister of tourism and culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange, at a meeting in Ebene Cyber City, Mauritius, on May 28.

 

U.S. blacklists 37 companies in dispute with Iran

A global network of private companies were blacklisted by the United States on Tuesday for allegedly providing revenue to the Iranian government’s leadership and helping
it circumvent international sanctions on Tehran’s nuclear program, the U.S. Treasury Department said, Reuters reported.

 

 

Iran Daily

 

Enemy Plotting Divisions Among Muslims

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has warned against enemy plots to create divisions among Muslim nations to impede their progress.

 

Syria Captures Central Villages After Qusayr Victory

Syrian troops, backed by Hezbollah fighters, pressed on with their offensive Friday in the country’s opposition heartland, taking two villages near a strategic town that was captured by the government this week.

 

Campaigning for City Councils Underway

Candidates for the upcoming City Councils elections have begun campaigning for the June 14 polls.

 

Syria Does Not Need Iran Military Aid

Deputy foreign minister for Arab-African affairs said Syria does not require the Islamic Republic’s military assistance in its fight against foreign-backed Takfiri militants.

 

Erdogan: Protests Must Stop Now

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan flew back to a Turkey rocked by days of anti-government unrest on Friday and declared before a sea of flag-waving supporters at Istanbul airport: “These protests must end immediately.”

 

French Unemployment Hits Record

The unemployment rate in France continues to climb, hitting 10.4 percent in the first quarter of 2013. That’s the highest level the country has seen since early 1998.

 

NAM Warns Against Biased UNHRC Approach

Iran’s Permanent Representative at Geneva UN Office Mohsen Naziri-Asl, as rotating head of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), on Friday warned against UN Human Rights approach on human rights issue.

 

Car Bomb Kills 16 Iranian Pilgrims in Iraq

Iraqi officials say a suicide car bomb attack killed 16 Iranian pilgrims and wounded 44 others north of Baghdad.

 

Candidates Hold Final Live Debate on Foreign Policy

Presidential candidates held their third and final live debate on television, which focused on foreign policy, Press TV reported.

 

1,400 Reporters to Cover June Elections

Some 1,400 journalists and reporters from around the world are set to cover Iran’s upcoming presidential as well as urban and rural councils elections.

 

FM: Power of Anti-Israel Resistance Growing

Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi stressed the importance of resistance to defend the region against Zionist aggressions, and praised the power of the anti-Israel resistance front in the region.

 

Police Seize Opium in Isfahan

Iran’s anti-drug police squads have seized a large amount of opium in the central province of Isfahan, a provincial police chief announced.

 

Iranian Citizen Freed in Turkey

An Iranian citizen arrested in course of unrests in the Turkish city of Istanbul has been freed.

 

Candidates Hold Final Live Debate on Foreign Policy

Presidential candidates held their third and final live debate on television, which focused on foreign policy, Press TV reported.

 

Rohani: Iran Needs Soft Power

Presidential candidate Hassan Rohani said the country needs soft power in a world plagued with rivalry for greater military might.

 

Velayati: Young Voters Against Political Dispute

Presidential candidate Ali-Akbar Velayati said young voters do not like to see political disputes among the branches of government, and pledged to establish closer relations with the Judiciary and the Parliament (Majlis) if elected president.

 

Gharazi Vows to Abide by Constitution

Presidential contender Mohammad Gharazi has promised to abide by the Constitution, especially in the economic sphere, if elected president.

 

Public Welfare Aref’s Main Concern

Reformist presidential candidate, Mohammad Reza Aref said his major concern is public welfare as reforms are all about responsibility, accountability and making good on promises.

 

Qalibaf Pledges to Create Economic Epic

Presidential candidate Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf pledged that his administration will create an economic epic by making use of provincial potentialities and national capacities if he becomes Iran’s next president.

 

Jalili: Youth Power Can Fix Economy

Presidential candidate Saeed Jalili said the next administration can fix the economic problems by involving the youth in industrial and agricultural sectors.

 

Rezaei Outlines Plans to Diversify Economy

Presidential candidate Mohsen Rezaei pledged to diversify Iran’s economy and wean it off oil revenues if elected president.