Iran English language newspaper headlines on Tuesday, 11-03-2014

Iran Daily
President welcomes EU new approach, urges constructive ties

President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday the Iranian government is keen on constructive relations with the European Union.


Iran, Pakistan discuss abducted border guards

Iranian and Pakistani officials met on Sunday to discuss the issues related to the freedom of the five Iranian border guards abducted near the border with Pakistan.


Iran to unveil new submarine

Iran will unveil a new indigenous semi-heavy submarine, Fateh (Conqueror), in the near future, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said.


Israelis refuse to join army over war crimes

A group of Israeli teenagers have informed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu they will refuse to serve in the military because of its role in the occupation of Palestinian land.


Maliki: Saudi Arabia, Qatar supporting militants

Saudi Arabia and Qatar are supporting militant groups in Iraq and have effectively declared war on the country, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said as nationwide violence left scores people dead Sunday.


Putin: Pro-Russia authorities in Crimea legitimate

The government of Crimea, which wants to hold a referendum on breaking away from Ukraine and joining Russia, is a legitimate force, President Vladimir Putin told Western leaders, the Kremlin said Sunday.


Venezuelan president to visit

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he plans to pay an official visit to Iran next month, stating that Venezuela’s relations with the Islamic Republic will be maintained forever.

German MP against Iran sanctions

Visiting head of German Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Norbert Rottgen, on Sunday called for easing anti-Iran sanctions.


Mann: Comprehensive agreement possible

Spokesman for EU’s foreign policy chief, Michael Mann has said a comprehensive agreement between Iran and the P5+1 is possible.


Meeting on Islamic Awakening today

Members of the Islamic Awakening Supreme Council will gather in Tehran today.

IRGC fully prepared to foil soft threats

A high-ranking military figure said the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) is fully prepared to counter the ‘soft threats’ posed by the enemies.


Minister: MKO terrorists must stand trial in Iran

Justice Minister Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi has said members of the terrorist Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) should be handed over to Iran to be put on trial for their crimes against the Iranian nation.


Speaker for expansion of Africa ties

Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has expressed the hope that Iran’s relations with South Africa and the Republic of Congo will further expand in the future.


Tehran Times
Arab League refuses to recognize Israel as Jewish state

The Arab League on Sunday endorsed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s rejection of Israel’s demand for recognition as a Jewish state, as U.S.-backed peace talks approach a deadline next month.


Enemies seeking to change Islamic world’s priorities, Velayati says

A veteran politician says the enemies are trying to marginalize the Palestinian issue and change the priorities of the Islamic World.


Iran-Dubai trade rebounds in 2013, data shows

Merchandise trade between Dubai and Iran rebounded to about $7.1 billion in 2013, representing 2 percent of Dubai’s non-oil trade, according to Dubai customs data released on Sunday.


Arab world lagging far behind in gender equality: UNESCO

The Arab world is among the most unequal regions in the world when it comes to gender and education, according to a new report released Monday by UNESCO.


Syria’s healthcare system is collapsing

Syria’s healthcare system is crashing, with epidemics breaking out, doctors fleeing, and dire medicine shortages.


UN investigators head to CAR amid genocide fears

A group of UN-mandated investigators launch a probe Monday of human right violations in the conflict-ravaged Central African Republic amid fears of genocide and ethnic cleansing.


Footage shows U.S. mercenaries fighting in Ukraine

Amateur videos have been circulated over the internet alleging that armed forces from the infamous U.S. private security service formerly known as Blackwater roam around in eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk.


U.S. asks Iran to help find missing CIA agent

The U.S. government has asked Iran to help in finding a former FBI agent who has been reportedly missing in Iran for seven years now.


Rouhani calls for increased cooperation between Majlis, administration

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for increased cooperation between the parliament and the administration in order to facilitate the country’s progress.

Iran delivers formal complaint to Austria over Ashton’s meeting with activists

Iran has delivered a formal complaint to the Austrian Embassy in Tehran for arranging an “unsanctioned” meeting between visiting EU foreign policy chief Catherin Ashton and a number of Iranian female rights activists.


Nuclear solution must enshrine Iran’s rights and dignity: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that the Islamic Republic will only accept a solution to the decade-long standoff on its nuclear program which respects the country’s “dignity and rights”.


Iran, Russia to discuss construction of new nuclear plant

The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) announced on Monday that that the Russian state-owned nuclear energy corporation deputy director Nikolai Spassky arrives in Tehran on Tuesday for talks with AEOI officials on construction of a new nuclear power plant in Iran.


Peace cannot be established in the region without Iran: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says that peace and stability will not be established in the region without the involvement of Iran.


Iran sentences Zabol prosecutor assassins to death

Iran has handed down death sentences to three people convicted of involvement in the assassination of the former prosecutor of Zabol city in the southeastern Sistan-and-Baluchestan Province.