Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 04-09-2013

Tehran Times


India doesn’t subscribe to U.S. sanctions on Iran: FM

India said on Tuesday it only subscribes to the UN sanctions on Iran and not the U.S. ones amid indications it may be looking to Tehran for importing crude.


UN: Syrian refugee numbers cross two million

More than two million Syrians have now fled their war-ravaged country, according to the UN refugee agency, marking the nearly 10-fold increase from a year ago.


14th session of Iran’s Assembly of Experts opens

The 14th meeting of the Assembly of Experts was held in Tehran on Tuesday, with a number of senior officials attending the meeting.


Members of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood sentenced to life in prison

An Egyptian military court has sentenced 11 Muslim Brotherhood members to life in prison for violence targeting the army in the port city of Suez last month.


Egyptian helicopters strike militants in Sinai

Egyptian helicopter gunships fired rockets early Tuesday at militants in the northern Sinai Peninsula, killing at least eight and injuring 15 others in an ongoing campaign to put down radicals who have escalated attacks in the largely lawless region, Egypt’s official news agency said.


Syrian army retakes strategic northern town

Syrian forces seized the strategic northern town of Ariha on Tuesday, an opposition group said, in a move that would open the supply line between the coastal stronghold and pockets of army control in a region that is largely rebel controlled, Reuters reported.


Top-secret U.S. intelligence files show new levels of distrust of Pakistan

The $52.6 billion U.S. intelligence arsenal is aimed mainly at unambiguous adversaries, including Al-Qaeda, North Korea and Iran. But top-secret budget ocuments reveal an equally intense focus on one purported ally: Pakistan.


Iran unveils new defense achievements

Iran’s Khatam-olAnbiya Air Defense Base unveiled its latest defense achievements in a ceremony held in Tehran on Tuesday.


Iran tests new radar system

Iran has tested its newest long-range phased array radar system, named the Asr (Era), an official at the Iranian Navy announced on Tuesday.


Iranian MP urges prudent U.S. figures to prevent strike on Syria

Iranian MP Alaeddin Boroujerdi has called on prudent U.S. figures to make efforts to prevent a possible military action against Syria over the alleged use of chemical weapons by government forces in a recent attack near Damascus on armed rebels fighting against the government.


Britain’s Hague proposes to hold talks with Iranian FM in New York

British Foreign Secretary William Hague has signaled his country’s resolve to improve relations with Iran by offering talks with senior Iranian diplomats, sources disclosed on Tuesday.


Masjed-Jamei elected Tehran City Council chairman

Ahmad Masjed-Jamei has been elected as chairman of City Council of Tehran.


Qatari PM calls for expansion of ties with Iran

Qatari Prime Minister Abdallah Bin Nasir Bin Khalifa Al Thani held a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Doha Mohammad Javad Asayesh on Monday and called for expansion of bilateral ties in all areas.


Rafsanjani calls for support for Syria, Lebanon

Expediency Council Chairman Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has called for a continued support for Syria and Lebanon, saying the two Arab countries are in the forefront of the resistance movement against Israel.


‘U.S. aims to use MKO against Iran’

A political analyst says the United States seeks to utilize the members of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) as a tool against Iran, Press TV reports.


Iran Daily


Assembly of experts meeting underway

The 14th Meeting of the Assembly of Experts began in Tehran on Tuesday with senior officials in attendance. 


Tehran to host muslim women gathering

The first congress of the International Union of Muslim Women will be held in Tehran on September 7 attended by 120 Iranian and foreign guests.


Support for Lebanon territorial integrity MPs meet Lebanese officials

A senior Iranian lawmaker voiced the Islamic Republic’s strong support for Lebanon’s territorial integrity and national unity. 


Oil twitches higher on mideast nerves

Oil futures gained on Tuesday after an Israeli missile test in the Mediterranean jangled traders’ nerves, on edge over any wider conflict in the region threatening already stretched supplies.


Assad warns of regional war if west attacks

Syrian leader Bashar Al-Assad warned on Monday that Western military strikes risked igniting a “regional war” in the “powder keg” of the Middle East, in an interview with French newspaper Le Figaro.


Injuries no problem for Spain

Spain should not be too concerned about the absence of key players due to injury before Friday’s World Cup Group I qualifier against Finland, according to coach Vicente del Bosque.


US jobless rate worsens

More than four years since the Great Recession ended in June 2009, the unemployment rate is 7.4 percent, a big improvement from the high of 10 percent in the fall of 2009.


Advanced equipment mounted on overhauled warship

A senior military commander said on Tuesday that the Navy has equipped its newly-overhauled warship, Lavan, with advanced weapons and radar systems to improve its performance and fire power.


Rafsanjani: west responsible for Syria chemical attacks

State Expediency Council Chairman Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani held the US, its allies and hirelings in Syria responsible for the chemical attacks in the Muslim country.


Attack on Syria disastrous for region

Syrian Ambassador in Tehran Adnan Hassan Mahmoud on Tuesday warned that any military attacks against his country would have catastrophic consequences for the entire region.


Speaker: US intervention will deepen Syria crisis

Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has reiterated that a US military move in Syria will expand the country’s crisis which would be very difficult to contain.


Deputy FM, Swiss diplomat discuss regional events

Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian Tuesday held talks with visiting Director General of Swiss Foreign Ministry for the Middle East Affairs Wolfgang Amadeus Brulhart on latest regional developments, including Syria.


Attack on Syria disastrous for region

Syrian Ambassador in Tehran Adnan Hassan Mahmoud on Tuesday warned that any military attacks against his country would have catastrophic consequences for the entire region.