Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 17-09-2013

Tehran Times


EU court annuls sanctions against Iranian shipping line

The European Court of Justice has annulled sanctions imposed by the European Union against the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), the IRISL managing director announced on Monday


Syria rebels had sarin gas: CIA

a leaked U.S. military document reveals that an al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group possessed and produced sarin gas to be used in chemical attacks in Syria.


Deaths reported in U.S. Navy base shooting

Four people have been killed and at least eight others injured in a shooting at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, a Navy official told reporters on Monday.


“Hezbollah’s security measures vital for protecting the people”

Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah says it has to carry on its own security measures in Beirut’s southern suburbs because Lebanese security agencies are unable to protect the densely-populated area, Hezbollah’s deputy head Sheikh Naim Qassem said on Monday.


Bahrain to shut Shia clerics’ council amid new protests

As a new wave of protests has erupted in Bahrain, the authorities have filed a lawsuit to close a Shia Muslim clerics’ council, accusing it of operating illegally and being involved in politics, the justice ministry said on Monday.


‘Peace talks’ that never lead to peace

The so-called peace talks between Palestine and Israel resumed in July, with the stated goal of ending the decades-long Palestinian-Israeli conflict based on the so-called two-state solution, after a three-year hiatus.


IRGC will fulfill its obligation if U.S. attacks Syria: general

The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps has said that the IRGC will “fulfill its obligation” if the United States attacks Syria.


Iran ready to win U.S. trust on its nuclear program: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Tehran is ready to take confidencebuilding measures to gain U.S.


Iran to expand cooperation with IAEA: Salehi

Iran’s new nuclear energy chief pledged increased cooperation with the UN nuclear watchdog on Monday, less than two weeks before the two sides hold a new round of talks over Tehran’s nuclear activities, according to Reuters.


Another group of MKO transferred to Albania

Another group of the terrorist Mojahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) based at a camp near Baghdad have been transferred to Albania.


‘Iran’s nuclear issue can be resolved if major powers show seriousness’

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Iran’s nuclear issue can be resolved if the world powers involved in nuclear talks with Tehran approach the issue “seriously and wisely”.


U.S. war rhetoric illegal, illogical: Afkham

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Marzieh Aham has criticized the United States for insisting on a military option against the Islamic Republic, saying Washington’s war rhetoric is “illegal and illogical”.


Iran laments its chemical weapons victims: article

Between 10,000 to 20,000 Iranian people were killed and 100,000 of those who survived have developed illnesses, often chronic, after being exposed to chemical weapons by the Iraqi army under Saddam Hussein in 1980s, according to an article published on Reuters website on Monday.


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FM: Tehran Willing to Build Trust With US

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javed Zarif said Sunday that Tehran was ‘prepared to build trust with the US government on the issue of the Iranian nuclear program which serves peaceful purposes’.


EU Court Rules Against Bans On 18 Firms

A European Union court has ruled that the EU should lift sanctions it imposed against 18 Iranian companies including the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL).


President: Syria Crisis Part Of Broader Western Plot

President Hassan Rouhani says the ongoing crisis in Syria is merely part of a wider conspiracy the West is pursuing in the Middle East.


Suicides Low In Iran

About 3,640 Iranians died of suspected suicides in the last Iranian year (ended March 20, 2013), of whom 2,530 were male and 1,110 were female.


Iranians Produce Superior Nanofiltration Membranes

A group of Iranian researchers from Babol University of Technology have produced polysulfonic nanofiltration membranes with…


Iran’s Gerami At London Event

Iran’s female triathelet Shirin Gerami took part in the triathlon world championship which was held at Hype Park’s Serpentine on Sunday.


Dollar Sinks

The US dollar slid while bonds and shares rallied in Asia on Monday after Lawrence Summers dropped from the race to be head of the Federal Reserve, while progress on Syria also shored up risk appetite.


Cooperation With IAEATo Expand

Iran’s new atomic energy chief pledged increased cooperation with the UN nuclear agency on Monday, less than two weeks before the two sides are to hold a new round of talks on Tehran’s atomic activities.


EDBI Readying to Restore SWIFT Link With EU

Managing-Director of Export Development Bank of Iran (EDBI) Bahman Vakili said his bank will start talks with EU bank officials to reestablish the SWIFT link between the two sides as soon as the EU court upholds its initial ruling for the removal of sanctions against the Bank.


Typhoon Hits Japan

Typhoon Man-yi hit Japan on Monday, leaving two people dead and forcing the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to release rainwater with low levels of radiation into the ocean.


Ex-Diplomat: Obama Remark on Message to Rouhani Important

Former US diplomat John Limbert said the US President Barack Obama’s remark regarding his correspondence with his Iranian counterpart is very significant.


Tehran Welcomes Syria Plan to Join CWC

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham has welcomed Syria’s decision to join the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).


ISA Mulling Persian Cat for Space Mission

Iran is considering a Persian cat as the next animal to be sent into space after successfully putting a monkey into orbit earlier this year.


Minister: MKO Kidnap Claims ‘Sheer Lies’

Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi has dismissed reports by the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) claiming that Iran had a role in the abduction of members of the terrorist group.