Iran English language newspaper headlines on Saturday, 21-09-2013

Tehran Times 


Iran not seeking nuclear weapons: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani has said that Iran is not looking for war with any nation and will never develop nuclear weapons.


Bahraini critics are not terrorists: HRW

The September 17 arrest of prominent Bahraini opposition figure Khalil al-Marzooq marks a signifi-cant escalation in the authorities’ attempts to portray all critics as terrorists, said Human Rights Watch in a statement on Friday.


Egypt orders arrest of top cleric Qaradawi

Egypt’s chief prosecutor has issued an arrest warrant for the country’s top Sunni cleric Sheikh Yusuf alQaradawi, reports say.


Extremists would be emboldened if U.S. attacks Syria: professor

A South Alabama University professor says “extremist elements such as the al-Nursa, will be emboldened” if the United States attacks Syria.


Syria ready for ceasefire if Geneva talks materialize: deputy PM

Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil has said that neither the government forces nor the rebels are currently capable of an outright military victory in the country’s civil war and there is a chance the government of President Bashar al-Assad will accept a ceasefire.


UN rejects Arab push for Israel to join NPT

Member states of the UN nuclear agency voted down an Arabbacked resolution targeting the Zionist regime of Israel for criticism over its clandestine nuclear weapons arsenal, media reported on Friday.


Bandar bin Sultan: Prince of terrorists

Bandar bin Sultan is the director general of the Saudi Intelligence Agency. In that capacity, he has earned a well-deserved reputation as the “Prince of Terrorists.”


Why Iran seeks constructive engagement

Three months ago, my platform of “prudence and hope” gained a broad, popular mandate. Iranians embraced my approach to domestic and international affairs because they saw it as long overdue.


Iran keen to resolve nuclear issue through proper interaction: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Tehran seeks to engage in proper interaction with the world to settle the dispute over its nuclear issue, not holding negotiation for the sake of negotiation.


U.S. says Obama open to meeting with Rouhani

The White House said on Thursday it was possible that President Barack Obama would meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in New York next week if Tehran signaled it was serious about resolving the dispute over its nuclear program, Reuters reported.


Zarif meets UN secretary general

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in New York on Thursday, according to a UN press release.


French president plans to meet Rouhani

French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday he would meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly next week, the first meeting between presidents of the two countries since 2005, Reuters reported.


Iran Daily


President: Obama’s Letter Positive, Constructive

President Hassan Rouhani told NBC News that Iran will never develop nuclear weapons and that he has the authority to make a deal with the West on the atomic energy program.


FM, UN Chief Discuss Nuclear Issue

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says he has held ‘constructive’ talks with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon regarding the West’s standoff with Iran over its nuclear energy program.


56 Yemeni Forces Killed By Militants

Suspected Al-Qaeda militants launched dawn attacks in Yemen on Friday killing at least 56 security personnel in the deadliest assault on troops since the army retook jihadist strongholds last year.


Women Key To Japan’s Economy

Japan is squandering one of its most precious resources. Not its world-famous fisheries or tech savvy. Rather, Japan is failing to tap the potential of its women–a demographic element that could hold the key to an economic turnaround.


IAEA Rejects Resolution Criticizing Israel

A proposed resolution by Arab states criticizing Israel’s atomic arsenal was narrowly defeated on Friday at a gathering of the UN nuclear agency.


Iran Plans €8b Investment in Aluminum Sector

Iran plans to invest around 8.5 billion euros ($11.4 billion) in its aluminum industry as part of plans to nearly quadruple production by 2025, an official at mining group IMIDRO said on Thursday.


French, Iranian Leaders To Meet in New York

French President Francois Hollande says he would meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly next week, the first meeting between presidents of the two countries since 2005.