Iran English language newspaper headlines on Monday, 03-03-2014

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President raps killing of nuclear scientists

President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday slammed the hegemonic powers for assassinating Iranian nuclear scientists, reiterating that Tehran’s nuclear program is entirely peaceful.


Ukraine orders full military mobilization

Ukraine has ordered a full military mobilization in response to Russia’s build-up of its forces in the border Crimea peninsula.


Zarif: Iran reliable source of energy for Europe

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined Tehran’s ties with Madrid, saying Iran could be a reliable source of energy for Europe.


Bahrainis demand exit of Saudi troops

Manama regime forces have attacked protesters demanding the pullout of Saudi forces from Bahrain.


Tehran rejects US human rights report

Foreign Ministry has lashed out at the recent US report on human rights in Iran.


Tehran to host four-state parliamentary meeting

Tehran will host a four-state parliamentary meeting next week, a senior Iranian lawmaker announced.


Velayati warns against sectarian violence

The Leader’s senior advisor on international affairs, Ali Akbar Velayati on Sunday warned against enemy’s plots to incite sectarian violence in the Muslim world.


Rouhani calls for diplomacy to prevail

President Hassan Rouhani has called on senior Defense Ministry officials to let diplomacy prevail in dealing with potential foreign threats.


Iran will not shut down Arak plant

An legislator said on Sunday that Arak heavy water plant is for medical and research purposes and Tehran will not dismantle it under any circumstances.



Tehran Times


U.S. urges Israel to stop assassinating Iranian scientists: CBS News

Sources close to Israeli intelligence agencies say the U.S. administration is putting pressure on them to stop carrying out assassinations against Iranian nuclear
scientists, CBS News reported on Saturday.


Ukraine prepares for war after Putin’s ‘declaration of war’

Ukraine mobilized for war on Sunday, after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade, creating the biggest confrontation between Moscow
and the West since the Cold War.


Iran, China explore mutual investment opportunities

A delegation of over 100 Chinese traders and economic managers attended a conference, titled Iran-China Investment and Business Cooperation Forum, here on Sunday.


Hezbollah takes swipe at Sleiman over defense formula

Hezbollah over the weekend took an unprecedented swipe at Lebanese President Michel Sleiman, saying the Lebanese leader required “specialized care,” a day after the
head of state implicitly slammed the party’s “army, people, resistance” formula as hindering the release of the Cabinet policy statement.


Saudi women activists demand end to ‘absolute’ male control

Saudi women activists have petitioned the country’s consultative council to back a demand to curb the “absolute authority” of male guardians over women in the ultraconservative kingdom, a signatory said.


Myanmar backtracks on aid group expulsion

A day after Doctors Without Borders announced its expulsion from Myanmar, the government has backpedaled, saying the aid group will be allowed to resume operations everywhere but Rakhine, a state plagued by bouts of sectarian violence.


Bahrainis want Saudi forces out of their country

Bahraini protesters have marched to the streets in their capital, Manama, to call on the Al Khalifa regime to send Saudi forces out of the country.


Spain says keen to expand ties with Iran

The Spanish foreign minister who was visiting Tehran on Sunday said that Madrid is keen to increase relations with Iran, particularly in economic spheres.


Zarif calls for increased cooperation with Venezuela

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has highlighted the importance of relations between Tehran and Caracas and called for increased bilateral cooperation.


Hegemons assassinated Iranian scientists to halt country’s progress: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani says that hegemons assassinated Iranian scientists to block the Islamic Republic’s progress and development.


Iran asks Pakistan to exert more control over border areas

Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli held a meeting with Mir Jan Muhammad Jamali, the speaker of the assembly of the Pakistani province of Balochistan, in Tehran on Sunday.


Iran to attend IPU meeting in Geneva

An Iranian parliamentary delegation plans to go to Geneva on March 16 to attend the Inter- Parliamentary Union meeting.


Iranian deputy FM visits Moscow

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian left Tehran for Moscow on Sunday to talk on a range of regional issues with Russian officials.


Iran will not shut down Arak heavy water plant: MP

An Iranian legislator says Iran’s Arak heavy water plant is used for medical and research purposes and Tehran will not dismantle it under any circumstances.