Tehran Times http://tehrantimes.com/ Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:08:50 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) Dimona: Israel’s Achilles heel http://tehrantimes.com/oped/117238-dimona-israels-achilles-heel The Dimona nuclear facility in the Negev desert, which was once considered to be the guarantor of lasting security for Israel, has now become the Zionist regime’s Achilles heel.
 
Dimona was constructed in 1962 by France and the United States, when David Ben-Gurion was the prime minister of Israel, as a facility for manufacturing nuclear weapons. 
 
Since its construction, the nuclear site has produced 1,400 tons of uranium, some of which is then turned into plutonium to... Read more

]]> By Hassan Hanizadeh Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:30:24 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/oped/117238-dimona-israels-achilles-heel Plane crashes in Taiwan, kill 47 http://tehrantimes.com/world/117236-plane-crashes-in-taiwan-kill-47 A TransAsia Airways turboprop plane crashed on its second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm on an island off Taiwan Wednesday, killing 47 people and setting buildings on fire, officials said.
 
The plane, a 70-seat ATR 72, crashed near the runway on the island of Penghu, west of the mainland, with 54 passengers and four crew on board, they said. No one was killed or hurt in the buildings.
 
Eleven injured people on the... Read more

]]> World Desk Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:15:54 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/world/117236-plane-crashes-in-taiwan-kill-47 Iran to unveil new oil contracts in November: official http://tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/117235-iran-to-unveil-new-oil-contracts-in-november-official Tehran (Platts) -- Iran plans to unveil its new upstream oil contract model in early November but is keeping a close eye on the ongoing nuclear negotiations with six world powers that could have an impact on the event, a senior Iranian official said.
 
Mehdi Hosseini, in charge of designing the new contracts, told Platts that Iran would launch the new contract at a London roadshow on November 3-4, but hinted that the... Read more

]]> Economic Desk Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:11:55 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/117235-iran-to-unveil-new-oil-contracts-in-november-official Muslim world to stand up to Israel on Quds Day http://tehrantimes.com/world/117234-muslim-world-to-stand-up-to-israel-on-quds-day Muslims across the world will be taking to the streets on Friday to protest against the atrocities and crimes committed by the Zionist regime of Israel against the innocent people of Gaza. 
 
International Quds Day is an annual event held on the last Friday of Ramadan that was initiated by the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979 to express solidarity with the Palestinian people and to oppose Zionism and Israel's control of Jerusalem. 
 
This... Read more

]]> World Desk Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:07:45 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/world/117234-muslim-world-to-stand-up-to-israel-on-quds-day Syria wants new mediator to be objective and honest http://tehrantimes.com/world/117233-syria-wants-new-mediator-to-be-objective-and-honest Syria urged a newly appointed international mediator to be "objective and honest" as he seeks an end to the country's civil war, Syrian state television reported Wednesday.
 
It was Damascus' first reaction to the appointment of Staffan de Mistura by United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon two weeks ago, shortly after President Bashar Assad was re-elected in a June 3 poll, Reuters reported. 
 
A UN official for 30 years, he replaces Lakhdar Brahimi, who stepped... Read more

]]> By staff & agencies Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:26 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/world/117233-syria-wants-new-mediator-to-be-objective-and-honest Iran holds political consultations with other countries on Gaza http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117231-iran-holds-political-consultations-with-other-countries-on-gaza TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham announced in a press conference on Wednesday that Iran has held political consultations with other countries, including some non-aligned states, on ways to help the Gaza people.
 
Iran holds the rotating presidency of the Non-Aligned Movement.
 
On July 8, the Israeli Air Force started a mass military assault on Gaza. The Israeli military also started a ground offensive in Gaza on Friday. The death toll in... Read more

]]> Political Desk Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:53:45 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117231-iran-holds-political-consultations-with-other-countries-on-gaza Iranian security chief, Syrian parliament speaker hold talks http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117230-iranian-security-chief-syrian-parliament-speaker-hold-talks TEHRAN - Syrian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Jihad al-Laham and Iranian Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani met in Tehran on Wednesday.
 
Shamkhani said the fear by Westerners that terrorists return to their countries is an indication that they have made miscalculations in fueling terrorism in Syria.
 
For his part, the Syrian official elaborated on the recent military and political developments in Syria and thanked Iran for its spiritual support to the Syrian people in... Read more

]]> Political Desk Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:53:08 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117230-iranian-security-chief-syrian-parliament-speaker-hold-talks Israel targeting women, children in Gaza to eliminate future fighters: Sudanese MP http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117229-israel-targeting-women-children-in-gaza-to-eliminate-future-fighters-sudanese-mp TEHRAN – A member of the Sudanese parliament has said that Israel is systematically targeting women and children in the Gaza Strip in order to eliminate future fighters.  
 
Muhammad Yusif Abdullah, the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the National Assembly of Sudan, made the remarks in an interview with the Tehran Times on the sidelines of a meeting of top parliamentarians on the Gaza tragedy. 
 
Israel is systematically “targeting women because... Read more

]]> By Maryam Tamooshak Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:47:13 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117229-israel-targeting-women-children-in-gaza-to-eliminate-future-fighters-sudanese-mp Iranian, Qatari officials hold talks on Gaza, Syria and Iraq http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117228-iranian-qatari-officials-hold-talks-on-gaza-syria-and-iraq TEHRAN Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian held a meeting with his Qatari counterpart Mohammed Bin Abdullah Bin Mutib Al Rumaihi in Tehran on Tuesday, discussing the recent developments in Gaza, Syria and Iraq.
 
The Qatari official called for joint efforts between Tehran and Doha to help put an end to the pains of Palestinians in Gaza.
 
Amir-Abdollahian highlighted the necessity of regional and international efforts to stop the Zionist regime from committing “crimes”... Read more

]]> Political Desk Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:46:42 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117228-iranian-qatari-officials-hold-talks-on-gaza-syria-and-iraq U.S. seeking to limit Iran’s oil sales during nuclear talks: report http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117226-us-seeking-to-limit-irans-oil-sales-during-nuclear-talks-report TEHRAN – U.S. officials are optimistic they will be able to limit Iran’s oil sales as talks over Tehran’s nuclear program continue for another four months, the Argus media organization quoted a top U.S. State Department’s energy diplomat as saying on Tuesday.
 
Deputy assistant secretary of state for energy diplomacy Amos Hochstein said U.S. officials will meet with diplomats from Iran’s oil purchasing countries in coming days to discuss how to respond to the decision to... Read more

]]> Political Desk Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:44:14 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/politics/117226-us-seeking-to-limit-irans-oil-sales-during-nuclear-talks-report