Tehran Times http://www.tehrantimes.com/ Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:58:14 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) Iran to provide equipment to Lebanon in face of immediate threats: defense chief http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/118973-iran-to-provide-equipment-to-lebanon-in-face-of-immediate-threats-defense-chief-
TEHRAN – Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan says the Islamic Republic will provide Lebanon with a set of ground support equipment to help the country against the immediate security threats that it is facing.
Dehqan made the remarks in a joint news conference with Lebanese Defense Minister Samir Moqbel in Tehran on Monday.
“During the past three days, we had the privilege... Read more

]]> Political Desk Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:02:37 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/118973-iran-to-provide-equipment-to-lebanon-in-face-of-immediate-threats-defense-chief- Russia to build more nuclear plants in Iran: nuclear chief http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/118971-russia-to-build-more-nuclear-plants-in-iran-nuclear-chief-
TEHRAN - Tehran and Moscow are set to finalize an agreement reached earlier on the construction of two more nuclear power plants in Iran, an Iranian nuclear official has announced.
“The conclusion of an agreement with Russia on the construction of two power plants is in its final stages,” Atomic Energy Organization of Iran director Ali Akbar Salehi said on Monday.
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]]> Political Desk Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:35:46 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/118971-russia-to-build-more-nuclear-plants-in-iran-nuclear-chief- Iron Dome failed to save Israelis, Rafsanjani says http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/118970-iron-dome-failed-to-save-israelis-rafsanjani-says-
TEHRAN – Expediency Council Chairman Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has lauded the Palestinians’ resistance against Israel during the recent offensive on the Gaza Strip, saying the victory of Palestinians over Israel was the materialization of “divine promise”. 
Rafsanjani made the remarks in a meeting with Secretary General of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement Ramadan Abdullah in Tehran on Monday, the Tabnak news agency reported.
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]]> Political Desk Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:22:21 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/118970-iron-dome-failed-to-save-israelis-rafsanjani-says- Iran says it’s ready to help UN in war on terrorism http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/118969-iran-says-its-ready-to-help-un-in-war-on-terrorism
TEHRAN - The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council has said it is ready to help the UN as the only legitimate body in the war against terrorism.
Ali Shamkhani also warned about formation of a “new terrorist group” to fight against previous ones, a reference to efforts by the U.S.-led coalition to arm the so-called “moderate groups” against ISIL... Read more

]]> Political Desk Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:14:38 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/118969-iran-says-its-ready-to-help-un-in-war-on-terrorism Iran, Armenia to form joint commission to boost trade ties http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/118967-iran-armenia-to-form-joint-commission-to-boost-trade-ties-
Iran and Armenia have agreed to set up a high joint commission to elevate bilateral ties in a host of fields.
The announcement was made in a joint press conference between Iranian first Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri and Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan in Tehran on Monday.
Jahangiri also announced that Iran will build a hydropower plant in Armenia in a... Read more

]]> Political Desk Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:36:24 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/118967-iran-armenia-to-form-joint-commission-to-boost-trade-ties- Iraq MPs complete anti-ISIL government http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/118964-iraq-mps-complete-anti-isil-government Iraqi MPs approved new defense and interior ministers, completing a unity government that is battling the spread of ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) group.
Mohammed Salem al-Ghabban, a Shia, was appointed interior minister, while Khaled al-Obeidi, a Sunni, was confirmed as defense minister.
The vote by Iraqi MPs will be a big relief both inside and outside Iraq after weeks of wrangling, said BBC... Read more

]]> TehranTimes Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:31:06 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/118964-iraq-mps-complete-anti-isil-government Turkey-ISIL tie no longer hidden: Syria deputy FM http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/118963-turkey-isil-tie-no-longer-hidden-syria-deputy-fm
Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Miqdad said Turkey is responsible for the acts of terror that the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Takfiri militants commit in Iraq and Syria.
“Turkey is not a part of the solution, but a basic part of the problem,” Miqdad was quoted as saying in an article published on Lebanon’s al-Binaa newspaper on Saturday.
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]]> TehranTimes Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:17:46 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/world/118963-turkey-isil-tie-no-longer-hidden-syria-deputy-fm Iran wins five gold medals on opening day of Asian Para Games http://www.tehrantimes.com/sports/118962-iran-wins-five-gold-medals-on-opening-day-of-asian-para-games
Iranian athletes have made a strong start at the 2014 Asian Para Games winning the total of 19 medals including 5 golds at the end of day one. 
Iran’s swimmer Vahid Keshtkar claimed the first gold for the country in Men’s 400m freestyle with a time of 5 minutes and 6 seconds.
Sareh Javanmardi won Iran’s second gold in the Mixed 50 meter... Read more

]]> sport desk Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:03:54 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/sports/118962-iran-wins-five-gold-medals-on-opening-day-of-asian-para-games Tehran congratulates Baghdad on appointment of security ministers http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/118961-tehran-congratulates-baghdad-on-appointment-of-security-ministers
TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham on Sunday congratulated the Baghdad government on the endorsement of defense and interior ministers by the Iraqi parliament.
Voicing pleasure with the closure of the procedure to form the new Iraqi cabinet, the spokeswoman also wished success for the ministers to fulfill their duties.
Iraqi parliamentarians on Saturday approved all the remaining positions in Prime Minister... Read more

]]> Political Desk Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:46:23 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/118961-tehran-congratulates-baghdad-on-appointment-of-security-ministers Iran launches mass production of three new radar systems http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/118960-iran-launches-mass-production-of-three-new-radar-systems-
TEHRAN – On Sunday, Iranian Deputy Defense Minister Amir Hatami inaugurated the production line for three types of radar systems, the Tasnim news agency reported.
The new equipment have been designed and manufactured by experts at the Defense Ministry.
“These radar systems can detect aerial targets from the low to very high altitudes, as well as identifying stealth aircraft, fighter jets, and... Read more

]]> Political Desk Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:35:58 GMT http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/118960-iran-launches-mass-production-of-three-new-radar-systems-