Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 27-08-2013

Tehran Times


Fire of takfiris will also burn supporters: Leader

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that the Zionist regime poses a serious threat to the security of the region.


CIA files prove U.S. helped Saddam launch chemical weapons attacks on Iranians

CIA documents have proven that the United States helped Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein launch deadly chemical weapons attacks against the Iranian people during the 1980-1988 IranIraq war, according to the magazine Foreign Policy.


Failure awaits any U.S. attack on Syria: Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has warned that ‘failure awaits the United States’ if it launches a war on his country.


Iran plays key role in region: UN under-secretary-general

Jeffrey Feltman, the United Nations under-secretary-general for political affairs, has underlined the key role of Iran in regional developments and has called for more interaction between the UN and the Islamic Republic.


U.S. to sell cluster bombs worth $641m to Saudi Arabia

The United States has announced to sell cluster bombs worth hundreds of millions of dollars to Saudi Arabia, a move that has drawn condemnation from campaigners and rights groups.


Sri Lankans protest against UN rights chief’s visit

About 100 Sri Lankan demonstrators led by Buddhist monks protested on Monday against UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay, saying she should get out of the country and not criticize its human rights record.


Russia urges West to await Syria inspection findings

Russia urged the U.S. and its allies Sunday to await the findings of a UN inspection team expected to visit the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria and avoid military action.


Iran ready to help curb extremism in region: FM

Iran is ready to help curb extremism in the region, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday during a telephone conversation with his Lebanese counterpart Adnan Mansour.


Rohani appoints Torkan as head of advisors

In a decree issued on Sunday Iranian President Hassan Rohani appointed Ali Akbar Torkan as his senior advisor and head of the presidential council of advisors.


Iran forces fully ready to counter threats: IRGC commander

A senior Iranian commander has underscored the prowess and intelligence preeminence of Iran’s Armed
Forces, stressing their readiness to deal with any military threats against the country.


Iran Daily


CIA: America helped Saddam’s chemical attacks on Iran

The US government may be considering military action in response to chemical strikes near Damascus. But a generation ago, America’s military and intelligence communities knew about and did nothing to stop a series of nerve gas attacks far more devastating than anything Syria has seen, Foreign Policy has learned.


Leader denounces support for Takfiri groups

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei warned against the dire consequences of supporting Takfiri groups by certain regional countries.


Political solution to Syrian crisis stressed

United Nations Under-Secretary-General for political affairs, Jeffrey Feltman held talks with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran on Monday. During the meeting, the two sides discuss regional issues including the latest developments in Syria, ISNA reported.


Recent developments in Egypt studied

The second meeting on recent developments in Egypt was held at the Iran Cultural and Press Institute attended by the head of Egypt’s Interest Section in Iran, Khaled Amareh, on August 26. During the meeting, Amareh dwelt on recent events in Egypt.


Assad: Failure awaits US war on Syria

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad said Western claims his government used chemical weapons were an “insult to common sense” and warned the United States it faced failure if it attacked Syria, in an interview with a Russian newspaper published Monday.


World population aging

The number of people over 60 years has doubled in the past 30 years and is expected to grow at the same pace by 2050.


Hundreds homeless following violence on Myanmar Muslims

Muslims displaced by Myanmar’s latest eruption of religious violence picked through the charred remains of their shattered homes as police patrolled the streets on Monday, amid concern over spreading unrest.


Senior officials to attend 22nd congress of friday prayer leaders

The 22nd congress of Friday prayer leaders will be held in Tehran in September.


12 terrorist groups neutralized

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour announced on Monday that his forces have disbanded over a dozen terrorist cells in the southeastern Iran in the last 17 months.


Turkmenistan for expanding ties with Iran

Ashgabat is keen to broaden ties with Tehran in all fields, Turkmen Foreign Minister Raşit Meredov said.