Tehran Times http://www.tehrantimes.com/ Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:55:05 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) 27 Israelis soldiers killed by Hamas fighters http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/117212-27-israelis-soldiers-killed-by-hamas-fighters The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ military wing, confirmed Tuesday that it had destroyed an Israeli armor personnel carrier in the Toufah neighborhood, killing the soldiers inside. Since the ground offensive started by Israel in Gaza, Hamas said it had destroyed 36 Israeli military vehicles and its snipers had killed 11 Israeli soldiers, according to Al-Quds TV.
Hamas and Israel remained locked in fierce battles, despite mounting international pressure on the two to agree... Read more

]]> By staff & agencies Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:46:23 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/117212-27-israelis-soldiers-killed-by-hamas-fighters Israel is ‘real war criminal’, Iran tells Gaza meeting http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/117211-israel-is-real-war-criminal-iran-tells-gaza-meeting- TEHRAN – Top parliamentarians from certain Muslim countries met in Tehran on Tuesday to unify their position against the Zionist regime which has launched an intensive and ruthless attack on the Gaza Strip.
The parliament speakers of Sudan, Mali, Turkey, Syria, Qatar and Palestine were among the attendees at the conference.
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani told the participants that Israel is a ‘real war criminal’ and suggested that the Islamic countries should get... Read more

]]> Political Desk Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:44:53 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/117211-israel-is-real-war-criminal-iran-tells-gaza-meeting- Zarif specifies sticking points in Iran nuclear talks http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/117210-zarif-specifies-sticking-points-in-iran-nuclear-talks- TEHRAN – The Iranian foreign minister said on Tuesday that Tehran’s enrichment capacity, the Arak heavy-water reactor, and the sanctions against the country are the main sticking points in the talks between Iran and the major powers. 
Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is the chief Iranian nuclear negotiator, also said that Iran’s position on the issue of the number of centrifuge machines that Tehran would be allowed to maintain under a final nuclear deal... Read more

]]> Political Desk Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:44:20 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/117210-zarif-specifies-sticking-points-in-iran-nuclear-talks- Rouhani calls for massive turnout on International Qods Day http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/117208-rouhani-calls-for-massive-turnout-on-international-qods-day- TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called on the Iranian people to turn out in large numbers for the International Qods Day rallies, which will be held on Friday.
International Qods Day is a day of solidarity with Palestine observed on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan. Anti-Zionist demonstrations are held on Qods Day all over the world, especially in Iran, where the event was inaugurated after the 1979... Read more

]]> Political Desk Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:15:29 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/117208-rouhani-calls-for-massive-turnout-on-international-qods-day- The super criminal of the century http://www.tehrantimes.com/oped/117213-the-super-criminal-of-the-century Over the past two weeks, Gaza has again become the scene of despicable atrocities committed by the super criminal of the century, Benjamin Netanyahu. 
The natural born killer was born in 1949, one year after the establishment of the cancerous regime of Israel. He received a degree in architecture before going to MIT, where he obtained an MBA. Then he studied at Harvard, where he received a Ph.D. in political science. However, he... Read more

]]> By Morad Enadi Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:15:07 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/oped/117213-the-super-criminal-of-the-century Iranian Navy to expand presence in open seas: admiral http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/117209-iranian-navy-to-expand-presence-in-open-seas-admiral- TEHRAN – The commander of the Iranian Navy said on Tuesday that Iran plans to expand its naval presence in the open seas.   
Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari also said that Iranian naval forces enjoy a high level of military preparedness to defend the country.  
In addition, he said that the Iranian Navy’s 31rst Fleet, which is comprised of the Shaheed Bayandor destroyer and the Bandar Abbas warship, has recently been sent to... Read more

]]> Political Desk Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:15:02 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/117209-iranian-navy-to-expand-presence-in-open-seas-admiral- ‘Rouhani’s meetings with rival groups will prove helpful’ http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/117205-rouhanis-meetings-with-rival-groups-will-prove-helpful- TEHRAN – Reza Akrami, head of the presidential council for cultural affairs, is on the opinion that President Rouhani’s meetings with rival conservative and reformist groups would yield positive results. 
In an interview with the Fars new agency published on Tuesday, Akrami said it would be better if conservatives and reformists also hold joint meetings.
Recently, President Hassan Rouhani invited conservative and reformist figures to separate iftar parties, evening meals served during the fasting... Read more

]]> Political Desk Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:14:07 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/117205-rouhanis-meetings-with-rival-groups-will-prove-helpful- Govt. seeks balanced development countrywide: VP http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/117206-govt-seeks-balanced-development-countrywide-vp- TEHRAN – The vice president for executive affairs has said that the government of President Hassan Rouhani is seeking to promote a balanced economic development across the country.
According to the ISNA news agency, Mohammad Shariatmadari made the remarks on Tuesday ahead of Rouhani’s visit to the province of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, a mountainous region in southwest Iran which is less developed than many other provinces in the country.
He also said, “The government... Read more

]]> Political Desk Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:14:03 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/117206-govt-seeks-balanced-development-countrywide-vp- Iran welcomes ties with Britain on certain conditions: MP http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/117204-iran-welcomes-ties-with-britain-on-certain-conditions-mp TEHRAN – A member of Iran-Britain Parliamentary Friendship Group says Tehran welcomes expansion of relations with London provided that the country’s rights are preserved.   
Nader Fereydouni said the government, Majlis, people, and the leadership of the Islamic Republic have never sought to sever relations with other countries, except the Zionist regime of Israel which is not a legitimate state, according to ICANA news agency. 
He went on to say that despite the fact... Read more

]]> Political Desk Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:12:20 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/117204-iran-welcomes-ties-with-britain-on-certain-conditions-mp Iranian diplomat meets Syria’s UN envoy http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/117203-iranian-diplomat-meets-syrias-un-envoy TEHRAN – A top Iranian diplomat says Tehran’s principled strategy is to counter terrorism, find political solution to conflicts and involve people in decision-making.
Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the Iranian deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs, made the remarks during a meeting with Syrian Ambassador to the UN Bashar Ja’afari in Tehran on Monday.
He praised the resistance of the Syrian government and people in the face of crises created in the country and said... Read more

]]> Political Desk Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:10:57 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/117203-iranian-diplomat-meets-syrias-un-envoy