Tehran Times http://tehrantimes.com/ Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:32:46 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) Austria detains 9 suspected of seeking to join Syrian terrorists http://tehrantimes.com/world/117845-austria-detains-9-suspected-of-seeking-to-join-syrian-terrorists Nine people suspected of intending to join terrorists fighting the government in Syria have been arrested in Austria, Vienna prosecutors said Wednesday.
"We don't have more details yet," a spokeswoman said, according to Reuters. 
The Austria Press Agency had reported the nine people were being questioned and a decision on whether to place them in investigative custody was pending.
A spokesman for the Interior Ministry referred questions to Vienna prosecutors, whom he said had led... Read more

]]> By staff & agencies Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:45:14 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/world/117845-austria-detains-9-suspected-of-seeking-to-join-syrian-terrorists 19 killed in latest Israeli assault on Gaza http://tehrantimes.com/world/117844-19-killed-in-latest-israeli-assault-on-gaza An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas' military leader, Mohammad Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed.
Israeli aircraft have carried out 80 strikes in the Gaza Strip since Tuesday, "targeting terror sites," the Israeli military said, according to AFP. 
Hamas and medical officials said 19 people died in the latest Israeli raids, including Deif's wife and seven-month-old son. Deif... Read more

]]> By staff & agencies Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:45:12 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/world/117844-19-killed-in-latest-israeli-assault-on-gaza Iran defends people’s rights in interaction with outside world: Rouhani http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117842-iran-defends-peoples-rights-in-interaction-with-outside-world-rouhani TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani has said that his administration will defend the rights of the Iranian people in its relations and interactions with other countries.
He made the remarks while addressing a gathering of well-wishers in Ardebil on Wednesday.
Rouhani said that he made three promises at the outset of his election campaign which were “saving economy, reviving morality and establishing constructive interaction with the world”.
The president said Tehran establishes friendly relations with... Read more

]]> Political Desk Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:43:29 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117842-iran-defends-peoples-rights-in-interaction-with-outside-world-rouhani ‘Tehran will welcome cooperation with S. Arabia to solve regional crises’ http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117841-tehran-will-welcome-cooperation-with-s-arabia-to-solve-regional-crises- TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry has said Iran, along with other regional countries, is ready to cooperate with Saudi Arabia to resolve crises in the region.
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham made the remarks during her weekly press conference on Wednesday.
Resolving regional crises through consultations is an effective strategy and Iran and Saudi Arabia have an important status in this regard, Afkham said.

Iran urges world to respond to Israel
She stated that... Read more

]]> Political Desk Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:42:39 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117841-tehran-will-welcome-cooperation-with-s-arabia-to-solve-regional-crises- Iran says sees no need to cooperate with UK, U.S. in fight against terrorists in Iraq http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117840-iran-says-sees-no-need-to-cooperate-with-uk-us-in-fight-against-terrorists-in-iraq- TEHRAN Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs, has said that Iran sees no need to cooperate with the U.S. and Britain in fight against terrorists in Iraq.
He made the remarks in an interview with the Alalam news channel published on Tuesday.
“If they (the U.S. and Britain) are determined in campaign against terrorism in Iraq, they should prove it in practice,” he stated.
He went on to say... Read more

]]> Political Desk Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:42:04 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117840-iran-says-sees-no-need-to-cooperate-with-uk-us-in-fight-against-terrorists-in-iraq- Iranian parliament votes to dismiss science minister http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117839-iranian-parliament-votes-to-dismiss-science-minister- TEHRAN – The Iranian parliament voted to dismiss Science, Research and Technology Minister Reza Faraji-Dana during an open session on Wednesday.   
Of the 270 votes cast, 145 MPs voted in favor of the impeachment motion to dismiss the minister, 110 voted against it, and 15 abstained. 
According to the Constitution, an impeached minister who fails to obtain a vote of confidence from the parliament will be dismissed. 
The MPs who sought to remove Faraji-Dana... Read more

]]> Political Desk Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:41:03 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117839-iranian-parliament-votes-to-dismiss-science-minister- Iran, Croatia keen to expand ties http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117838-iran-croatia-keen-to-expand-ties TEHRAN – An Iranian legislator said Tehran and Zagreb can unlock their scientific potential to serve the interests of the two nations, according to the Tasnim news agency.
“Employing the two countries’ capabilities, particularly in the scientific, educational and academic fields, will serve the interest of the two nations,” Jabbar Kouchakinejad, the head of Iran-Croatia parliamentary friendship group, said in a Tuesday meeting with the European country’s new ambassador to Iran Striebor Keric.
The... Read more

]]> Political Desk Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:40:34 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117838-iran-croatia-keen-to-expand-ties Police kill another Black man in St. Louis area http://tehrantimes.com/world/117843-police-kill-another-black-man-in-st-louis-area Police shot and killed another young African-American man in St. Louis, in the U.S. state of Missouri Tuesday after authorities say he brandished a knife.
The shooting took place not far from Ferguson, Missouri, where the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer has touched off violent protests, CNN reported. 
The police killing of the second black man in 11 days has threatened to further escalate tension.
On Tuesday night,... Read more

]]> By staff & agencies Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:39:42 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/world/117843-police-kill-another-black-man-in-st-louis-area Iran can create nightmare for Israel if it attacks us: general http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117837-iran-can-create-nightmare-for-israel-if-it-attacks-us-general TEHRAN – A top Iranian military official has said that the Islamic Republic will give a firm response to any Israeli attack against the country.    
Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of the Aerospace Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, said on Wednesday Israeli officials have uttered military threats against Iran time and again, but they should be aware that Iran’s response will be a “deadly nightmare” for them. 
He... Read more

]]> Political Desk Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:39:40 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117837-iran-can-create-nightmare-for-israel-if-it-attacks-us-general Britain closes bank accounts belonging to Iranians: report http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117836-britain-closes-bank-accounts-belonging-to-iranians-report TEHRAN – The Independent newspaper reported on Tuesday that a number of British banks have closed the accounts belonging to their Iranian clients in the UK.
According to the report, the banks have sent letters to their customers with Iranian links and informed them that their accounts would be closed, citing “compliance” with internal regulations concerning payments to and from sanctioned countries.
Emma Nawaz, managing director at Blackstone Solicitors, a law firm which is... Read more

]]> Political Desk Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:39:39 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117836-britain-closes-bank-accounts-belonging-to-iranians-report