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Iran English language newspaper headlines on Sunday, 27-10-2013

Tehran Times 

 

14 Iranian border guards killed in terrorist attack

The deputy interior minister announced on Saturday that 14 Iranian border guards were killed and six injured in a terrorist attack carried out by armed men on a border post near the country’s frontier with Pakistan on Friday night.

 

Kurds seizepost from Syrian terrorists on Iraq border

Fierce clashes raged Saturday after Syrian Kurds seized from terrorists a crossing on the Iraqi border, a key supply route for weapons and fighters in the 31-month war, activists said.

 

Iran will attend Geneva II if invited: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Iran will participate in the Geneva II peace conference to help find a political solution to the Syria crisis if it is invited.

 

$100 billion of Iran’s money frozen in foreign banks: MP

The chairman of the Majlis Planning and Budget Committee says $100 billion of Iran’s money is frozen in foreign banks because of the sanctions imposed on the country.

 

Reformists may agree on Nateq Nouri as lead candidate in next parliamentary election: party chief

The secretary general of the Construction Party has announced that reformist parties and groups may reach an agreement to nominate Ali Akbar Nateq Nouri as their lead candidate for the next parliamentary election in 2016.

 

Japan ready to be more assertive against China: PM

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in an interview published on Saturday, said Japan was ready to be more assertive in guarding against what he said might be an attempt by China to use force to attain its diplomatic goals.

 

Palestinians deny link between prisoner release, housing

The Palestinians denied Saturday that a mooted Israeli release of Palestinian prisoners is part of understandings in peace talks under which Israel would be allowed to build more settlements in exchange.

 

Obama admin seeks pause in new Iran sanctions push

The Obama administration is asking Congress to hold off on enacting new sanctions against Iran, AP reported on Friday.

 

Snowden took documents about U.S. collection programs against Iran: Washington Post

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden took tens of thousands of military intelligence documents, some of which contain sensitive material about collection programs against adversaries such as Iran, Russia and China, the Washington Post on Friday quoted U.S. officials as saying.

 

Kerry to brief U.S. senators on Iran nuclear talks

Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will hold a briefing on Thursday on the status of nuclear talks with Iran for members of a U.S.

 

Iran’s foreign minister to visit Turkey

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will pay an official visit to Istanbul in the coming days to attend a conference on nuclear disarmament and international security, the Mehr News Agency reported on Friday.

 

Rouhani to attend Majlis on Sunday

Iran President Hassan Rouhani will attend the Majlis meeting on Sunday to defend the qualifications of the proposed candidates for the three remaining vacancies in his Cabinet.

 

Rouhani to visit Tajikistan in early November

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to visit Tajikistan in early November to explore avenues for further enhancement of bilateral and economic ties between Tehran and Dushanbe.

 

U.S. anti-Iran sanctions form of genocide: lawyer

The US is committing “genocide” with its anti-Iran sanctions, which have endangered the lives of a large number of Iranian patients by causing a shortage of medications, an international lawyer tells Press TV.

 

Iran Daily 

 

14 border guards killed in Southeast

At least 14 Iranian border guards have been killed in heavy clashes with outlaws in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan on Friday night, sources said.

 

UN-AL envoy: Iran presence in Syria talks essential 

UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi arrived in Tehran for talks with top Iranian officials on the latest developments in the crisis-hit Arab country.

 

Senate delays debate on new bans 

A US Senate committee has reportedly agreed to demands by the White House to further delay discussing a bill that would impose new sanctions against Iran.

 

Italy data targeted in UK-US spy operation

UK and US intelligence services have been spying on Italy’s phone and internet traffic on a huge scale, the Italian weekly L’Espresso reported.

 

Floods kill 48 in Eastern India 

Torrential rains have claimed as many as 48 lives in eastern India, which this month saw the worst cyclone to hit the country in over a decade, the Press Trust of India reported Saturday.

3 terrorists killed in clashes with IRGC in Western province

At least three terrorists have been killed in clashes with the Islamic Revolution’s Guards Corps (IRGC) troops in the western Kurdestan province, an IRGC commander said.

 

Peugeot loses €4b over Iran bans 

French automaker Peugeot has experienced an estimated four billion euros in lost sales after cutting ties with the Iranian automaker Iran Khodro under pressure from an American partner company.

 

Production of 7 new vaccines planned

Health Minister Seyyed Hassan Hashemi announced that Iran plans to produce seven new vaccines and also reduce its reliance on drug imports by 25 percent in a four-year period.

 

Nuclear talks, criteria for assessing US

Secretary of the State Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei said nuclear talks is the criteria for evaluating the sincerity of US claims for cooperation with Iran.

 

IRIB to launch 8 new TV channels 

The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) is going to launch eight new satellite TV channels, including three exclusively broadcasting sports, a deputy IRIB chief said on Saturday.

 

Iran-Oman tourism meeting due 

Iran-Oman joint tourism technical committee will meet in Tehran on November 3-4, an official announced on Saturday.