Iran English language newspaper headlines on Thursday, 04-07-2013

Tehran Times


Travel ban imposed on Morsi, army tightens grip

Egyptian officials have issued a travel ban against President Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood chief and deputy chief.


Bolivia blames U.S for presidential plane’s forced landing in Austria

Bolivia accused Austria of an act of aggression by searching President Evo Morales’ plane on Wednesday and blamed Washington for its forced landing in Vienna over suspicions that former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden was on board.


Syrian militants aim to divide Shia, Sunni Muslims: Nasrallah

Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah says the Takfiri militants fighting in Syria are seeking to divide Shia and Sunni Muslims.


Iran commemorates U.S. downing of Flight 655

Iranians participated in the ceremonies which were held across the country on Wednesday to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the downing of Iran Air Flight 655 by the U.S. battleship Vincennes.


Patients HIV-free for now after transplant

Two more HIV patients have no signs of the virus in their blood following bone marrow transplants, according to the Boston researchers who treated them.


Saudi Prince Alwaleed branded ‘capricious’ in UK court

A billionaire Saudi prince fighting a lawsuit connected to the sale of a private jet to Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi was branded “capricious” and “a debt-dodger” in a London court on Tuesday.


Mandela’s grandson Mandla loses grave case

Nelson Mandela’s grandson Mandla has lost a court battle against other members of the former South African leader’s family in a row over graves.


Tehran-Riyadh rapprochement and regional realities

Relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia, which have not been so warm over the past two years because of the crisis in Syria, are expected to return to normal in the near future.


56 die: Iraq’s days of carnage drag on

A wave of attacks in Iraq, mostly targeting Shia Muslims, has killed 56 people and injured dozens more, according to Iraqi security and hospital sources.


A strong government does not interfere in people’s private lives: Rohani

Iranian President-elect Hassan Rohani has said that a strong government does not interfere in the people’s private lives, reaffirming his pledge to pursue a moderate approach toward social and cultural issues.


The meaning of Iran’s new president

The election of moderate cleric Hassan Rohani as Iran’s next president signifies that the country is now more willing to engage in to help build further international trust in its nuclear program, provided that Western powers are committed to genuine reciprocity vis-a-vis Iran, according to an article published by Asia Times Online on Wednesday.


Georgia unilaterally cancels visa-free travel with Iran

Georgia’s Foreign Ministry says Tbilisi has revoked visa-free entry for Iranians, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported on Wednesday.


Nuclear arms are useless because nobody dares to use them: Ahmadinejad

Nuclear arms – as “the most inhumane weapon” – cannot be ever deployed and therefore they are useless for Iran, said outgoing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in an exclusive interview with RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze on Tuesday.


Foreign aid to militants in Syria must stop: Iranian ambassador

Iran’s ambassador to Lebanon says ending the military and financial aid to the militants in Syria is a prerequisite to resolving the crisis in the Arab country.



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Egypt Heading To Military Rule?

Egypt President Mohamed Morsi refused to quit hours before an army ultimatum expires on Wednesday as deadly violence rocked Cairo during mass protests demanding he resign, in Egypt’s worst crisis since its 2011 revolution.


Moderation Key to Tackling Problems

President-elect Hassan Rohani said moderation and rationality can steer the country past domestic, regional and international problems.


Ahmadinejad: Nuclear Arms Useless

Nuclear arms–as ‘the most inhumane weapon’–cannot be ever deployed and therefore they are useless for Iran, said President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in an exclusive interview with Russia Today.


European Shares Fall as EU Debt Woes Mount

Political turmoil in Portugal that threatens to revive Europe’s debt crisis, unrest in Egypt and slowing growth in China combined to depress investor sentiment on Wednesday and drag European shares lower.


Legal Action Planned Against Intelsat Ban

Iranian minister of communications and information technology has censured the giant satellite services provider Intelsat over its latest decision to pull the plug on Iranian channels, stating that Tehran will take the case to the United Nations.


Latam Can Feed World

With its abundant natural resources, productive capacity and rising investment, Latin America looks set to become one of the main suppliers to meet the growing, diverse and increasingly sophisticated global demand for food.


No Nuclear Security Without Disarmament

Iranian ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says the world will witness no nuclear security as long as nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament are not enforced.


Kabul: Pakistan Could End Afghan War in Weeks

Pakistan could end the Afghan war “in weeks” if it were serious about peace, and is complicit in US drone strikes despite its denunciations of the anti-militant campaign, Afghanistan’s army chief said.


Ministry Raps Silence On 1988 Plane Attack

The Foreign Ministry denounced the silence of the so-called advocates of human rights toward the 1988 US missile attack on an Iranian passenger plane.


Ahmadinejad Presents Technological Gift to Russia

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad presented an advanced Iranian-made surgical navigation device to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.


MP Concern ed About Myanmar Muslims

A senior Iranian legislator expressed serious concern over Buddhists’ attacks on Myanmarese Muslims, and took the Naypyidaw government responsible for the massacre of the minority in the country with the green light from the United States.


IRISL Not Worried About Embargoes

Managing Director of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) Mohammad Hossein Dajmar downplayed the effects of recent western sanctions against the country, and said Tehran is not concerned about marine transportation of goods from or to its ports.


Envoy: Enemies Plotting In Islamic Countries

Iran’s Ambassador in Damascus Mohammad-Reza Raouf-Sheibani warned against the plots by the enemies in Islamic countries, and called on Muslims to be vigilant in the face of such plots.


Iran, Bolivia in Anti-Drug Deal

Bolivian Ambassador to Tehran Jorge Miranda Luizaga announced that Iran and Bolivia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on campaign against drug trafficking.


Senegalese MP for Boosting Bilateral Ties

A senior Senegalese lawmaker underlined the need for expanding mutual cooperation between Dakar and Tehran in all spheres.