Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 13-08-2013

Tehran Times


 Majority of MPs support Rohani’s proposed cabinet

New Iranian President Hassan Rohani attended an open session of the Majlis on Monday and defended the 18-member cabinet he proposed on his inauguration day
on August 4, calling all his nominees “experienced” and “farsighted.”


Pakistan accuses India of shelling as Kashmir tension simmers

Pakistan accused Indian troops of firing shells across the disputed border in Kashmir on Monday and tensions ran high in both countries after last week’s killing of Indian soldiers set off a wave of skirmishes between the two nuclear-armed rivals.


Egypt postpones dispersal of pro-Morsi camps

Egyptian authorities have postponed a move to disperse two Cairo sit-ins by supporters of the country’s deposed president Mohamed Morsi, to “avoid bloodshed,” security sources said, as Morsi’s detention was extended by 15 days.


Opponents, proponents declare views about proposed cabinet team

In an open session of the Iranian parliament on Monday, legislators expressed their views about the 18 people nominated for ministerial posts by President Hassan Rohani.


Govt. will increase cash handouts to low-income families: VP

Mohammad Bagher Nobakht, Iran’s vice-president for planning and strategic supervision, announced that the new administration will try to allocate bigger amounts of cash payments to lowincome families if the second phase of the subsidy reform plan is ratified.


Opponents, proponents declare views about proposed cabinet team

Most proposed ministers are Western-educated Ata’ollah Hakimi, the representative of Roudbar in parliament opposed the proposed cabinet, said the majority of the nominated ministers are either sympathetic to seditionists or have been educated in the West.


U.S. intellectuals opposed to sanctions against Iran: retired U.S. general

Retired U.S. general has said that U.S. intellectuals are opposed to the continuation of the policy of pressure and sanctions against Iran.


Iran, Russia, and China among top targets of NSA spying operations

Iran, along with Russia, China and the EU are the top targets of American electronic surveillance operations abroad by its largest spying institution National Security Agency (NSA), a report says.