Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 25-08-2013

Tehran Times


Rohani strongly condemns chemical weapons use in Syria

Iranian President Hassan Rohani has strongly condemned the use of chemical weapons, calling on the international community to prevent their use throughout the world, particularly in Syria.


Thousands take to streets in Bahrain to protest for democracy

Thousands of Bahrainis took to the streets in a march for democratic reform outside the capital Manama, 10 days after a police crackdown on a similar demonstration organized online by activists inspired by the Egyptian protests.


Iran boosts iron exports to China, India

Iran is raising its exports of iron ore and iron products to China and India in an attempt to replace at least a small part of the massive revenue that has been lost due to sanctions on its oil sales.


Iran warns against any U.S. military intervention in Syria

The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Saturday reacted to recent hawkish remarks on Syria by U.S. Secretary Of Defense Chuck Hagel, warning against any move or statement which may trigger more unrest in the Middle East.


Egypt’s interim premier says security a priority

Egypt’s interim prime minister said Saturday his government is putting priority on increasing security to restore peace and improve the country’s economy after new unrest following the coup that toppled the country’s president.


Iran says blasts in Lebanon have targeted Lebanese national unity

The Iranian Foreign Ministry strongly condemned on Friday the twin bomb explosions in Lebanon that left hundreds dead and many others injured and expressed
sympathy with the families of the victims.


Iran busts major international drug mafia

One of the biggest international mafia gangs have been busted in the Persian Gulf waters by the Iranian police, General Ali Moayyedi, the head of Iran’s anti narcotics police, announced on Saturday.


Iran plans to equip naval vessels with longer-range missiles

Iran plans to equip its naval vessels with domestically designed air defense missile systems which have a longer range compared to previous systems, the deputy commander of the Navy announced in an interview with the Fars News Agency published on Saturday.


Russia, Britain discuss Iran’s nuclear issue

Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Rybakov held a meeting on Thursday with British ambassador to Moscow Timothy Barrow in which they discussed a 

number of main international issues including Iran’s nuclear issue and arms control, ISNA reported.


Rahmani-Fazli appointed head of Iran Drug Control Headquarters

Iranian President Hassan Rohani issued a decree on Saturday appointing Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli as the director of the Iran Drug Control Headquarters.


‘Attack on Syria to endanger Mideast’

A senior Iranian lawmaker has warned against a foreign military attack on Syria, saying such aggression will threaten the security of the entire Middle East.


‘Mubarak release step toward undoing Egypt revolution

An Iranian lawmaker says the release of former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak from prison is another step toward undoing the country’s revolution.


Iran Daily


Rouhani strongly condemns use of chemical weapons

President Hassan Rouhani has strongly condemned the use of chemical weapons, urging the international community to spare no effort in preventing the use of such arms in all parts of the world, particularly in Syria.


US yellow cake scenario targets P5+1 talks

Head of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said the latest US allegation about an attempt by a man from Sierra Leone to sell yellow cake to Iran is aimed at undermining Tehran’s upcoming talks with the P5+1.


Karzai: no rush to sign US security pact

Afghanistan is in no rush to sign a pact with the United States setting out how many US troops will stay after a NATO mission ends next year and may even delay a decision until after a presidential election, President Hamid Karzai said.


Gold rout spurs demand

Gold jewelry demand in Indonesia is set to expand to a four-year high, as consumers in Southeast Asia’s biggest buyer join India to China in increasing purchases at a time when prices have slumped and the middle class expands.


Petition for early completion of IP gas pipeline

A petition, seeking the early completion of Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline project, has been filed in a Pakistan court, lawyers say.


Iran condemns Lebanon bombings, Israeli airstrike

Foreign Ministry Friday condemned an Israeli airstrike on an area south of Beirut as well as a deadly twin car bombing in northern Lebanon.


Sultan Qaboos due in Tehran

Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said Al Said is due to arrive in Tehran on Sunday at the head of a high-ranking delegation.


Police seize over 10 tons of Narcotics in 3 days

Iran’s drug combat squads have seized more than 10 tons of narcotics in two separate operations in the last three days, a senior police commander said on Saturday.


Economic sanctions fail to stop nuclear program

There is no indication that the unilateral sanctions against Iran are achieving the West’s ultimate goal of forcing Iran to halt its nuclear program, a report said.