Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 03-09-2013

Tehran Times


Syria hails ‘historic American retreat’ as Obama hesitates

Syria hailed a “historic American retreat” on Sunday, mockingly accusing President Barack Obama of hesitation and confusion after he delayed a military response to last month’s chemical weapons attack near Damascus until after a congressional vote.


Russia says U.S. evidence on Syria ‘does not convince us at all’

Russia is rejecting American evidence of chemical weapons use in Syria as “inconclusive” and urging the United States to declassify all of its intelligence.


Iran orders energy contract overhaul

The new Iranian oil minister has ordered the revision of energy project contracts to make them more attractive to foreign investors, a National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) executive told the Shana news agency.


Iran had warned about transfer of sarin gas to Syria: defense chief

Iran’s new Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan said on Monday that the United States and allies paid no attention to Iran’s warning eight months ago about the transfer of sarin gas to terrorists in Syria fighting the central government.


Syria asks the United Nations to stop U.S. strike

Syria has asked the United Nations to prevent “any aggression” against Syria following a call over the weekend by U.S. President Barack Obama for punitive strikes against the Syrian military for last month’s chemical weapons attack.


British MPs ‘right to reject Syria military action’ – poll

Almost three-quarters of people believe MPs were right to reject UK military action in Syria, a poll commissioned by the BBC suggests.


Russian MPs want to fly to Washington to sway Syria vote

Russian lawmakers want to travel to Washington to urge the U.S. Congress not to back President Barack Obama’s plan for military strikes on Syria, the speaker of the upper house of parliament told President Vladimir Putin on Monday


‘Iran opposed to any act of adventurism in the region’

New Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has said that Iran is opposed to any act of adventurism in the region, saying it would have severe repercussions for the region.


Qods Force chief to give speech on Syria today

The commander of the Qods Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps will deliver a speech on the first day of the meeting of the Assembly of Experts which is scheduled to be held in Tehran on Tuesday and Wednesday.


Iranian FM,UN chief discuss Syrian crisis

During a telephone conversation late on Saturday with United Nations Secretary General Ban Kimoon, the Iranian foreign minister said that a possible military intervention in Syria by the United States over the alleged use of chemical weapons by government forces would have severe repercussions.


No military solution for Syria: top Iranian lawmaker

A senior Iranian lawmaker has said that the Syrian crisis has no military way out, reiterating Tehran’s position that the crisis should be resolved through dialogue.


IRGC praises Iraqi mujahedeen for dealing with MKO terrorists

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has praised the efforts of Iraqi “Mujahid brothers” for dealing with members of the terrorist group Mojahedin Khalq Organization (MKO).


Iran releases six detained Slovak citizens

Iran has released six out of eight Slovak citizens arrested on charges of possessing illegal equipment and violating the Islamic Republic’s law, according to the Iranian Foreign Ministry.


Iran, IAEA to hold new round of talks on Sept. 27: Salehi

The director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran has confirmed news reports that Iran and the UN nuclear agency will hold a meeting this month.


Senior Swiss official arrives in Iran for talks

Senior Swiss official Wolfgang Amadeus Brulhart has arrived in the Iranian capital, Tehran, to hold talks with the Islamic Republic’s authorities.


Iran Daily


Iran, IAEA talks to focus on ‘alleged studies’

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi says the upcoming talks between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) would focus on the issue of ‘alleged studies’.


India to import 11m tons of Iranian oil

India plans to save over $8.5 billion in hard currency this year by increasing crude oil imports from Iran, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily has told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.


Lankan ambassador in Tehran:Iran totally different from my image

Iran and Sri Lanka have always had favorable relations in numerous fields, with economic and cultural officials and experts of the two countries calling for boosting ties.


Iran rejects Arab League stance on Syria

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has rejected the recent statement of Arab League about the use of force against Syria over the alleged chemical attack.


More leaks at Japan nuclear plant

Japan’s top nuclear regulator raised safety concerns on Monday about hastily built storage tanks and their foundations after signs of more leaks of radiation-contaminated water at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant.


Russia sending spy ship to Mediterranean

Russia is sending a reconnaissance ship to the eastern Mediterranean as the United States prepares for a possible military strike in Syria, Interfax news agency reported on Monday.


Food prices rise with temperature

Agriculture as it exists today developed over 11,000 years of rather remarkable climate stability. It has evolved to maximize production within that climate system.


US cyber attacks targeted Iran

US spy services conducted 231 ‘offensive cyber operations’ in 2011, mostly targeting Iran, Russia, China and North Korea, the Washington Post reported.


MPs, president Assad discuss Syria crisis

An Iranian parliamentary delegation exchanged views with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on the latest developments in the Arab country. 


World against US warmongering in Mideast

Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said world nations hate warmongering American policies in the Middle East.


Destroyer to join naval fleet soon

Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says the Islamic Republic’s new destroyer, Lavan, will soon join the naval fleet.


Iran releases six Slovak nationals

Iran released six of the eight Slovak nationals arrested on charges of possessing illegal equipment and violating the Islamic Republic’s law, the Foreign Ministry has announced.