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Tuesday, 8 May 2012  /  International

Mohammad Esma’il Saeedi, the newly elected Majlis Deputy from Tabriz, said that Currently, the USA’s intention to resume relations with Iran is motivated by power. Under these conditions, the glorious people of Iran do not allow us to negotiate with a country that negotiates from the…

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Tuesday, 8 May 2012  /  Economy

Ali Larijani said, The primary concerns of citizens are rising prices and unemployment. Majlis members should focus on these two issues and avoid political debates that do not serve the interests of the country. The three authorities must note that we have an external enemy, and…

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Tuesday, 8 May 2012  /  International

Musalreza Servati said, According to historical documents and evidence, countries like the UAE and Bahrain are associated with Iran.”He added that the islands of Abu Musa, the Greater and Lesser Tunbs belong to Iran. Mohsen Reza’i, Secretary of the Expediency Council, said, After the Iran-Iraq War,…

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Tuesday, 8 May 2012  /  Domestic

The Office of the President denied reports of the resignation of the Minister of Agricultural Jihad and Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade. It was stated that the news reported by certain news websites affiliated with “some political trends” is not true. He recommended that media…

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Tuesday, 8 May 2012  /  Domestic

Hojjatoleslam Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi discussed the financial and economic corruption and embezzlement charges, saying that the accused parties are using all means available to them such as top notch lawyers to be acquitted in trial. Pour-Mohammadi added that one of the main concerns of the Chairman of…

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Tuesday, 8 May 2012  /  Domestic

Mohammad Reza Bahonar, Vice Speaker of the current Majlis, said that The number of Majlis members who obey the government and only care about the government’s position in the Majlis can be counted on one hand….

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Tuesday, 8 May 2012  /  Human Rights

Iran was a major topic of discussion, as about 700 journalists attended a UNESCO conference in Tunisia called New Voices - Media Freedom Helping to Transform Societies. Asieh Amini, an Iranian journalist and women’s rights activist, said, Since 2009, Iran has arrested over 290 journalists, handing…

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Tuesday, 8 May 2012  /  Human Rights

Ebrahim Issapour and Sirvan Nejavi, who were arrested last July, have been sentenced to death on the charge of “enmity against God.”…

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Tuesday, 8 May 2012  /  Economy

Kambiz Jalali said that Iran has signed 250 agreements with Latin American countries during Ahmadinejad’s two terms in office, all of which were aimed at expanding Iran’s ties in the fields of trade and technical and engineering services. Jalali added that Iran Latin America ties are…

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Tuesday, 8 May 2012  /  Economy

First Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi and the Lebanese Prime Minister signed four memoranda of understanding and issued a joint statement to expand economic cooperation. The MoUs were signed after a plenary session of the Iran-Lebanon Preparatory High Cooperation Commission in Beirut. Rahimi said that Tehran and…

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Tuesday, 8 May 2012  /  Economy

Member of Majlis Joint Commission, Moussa Ghorbani, has said that the government-proposed budget bill for the current fiscal year will be discussed in the Majlis open session on Wednesday. Ahmadinejad submitted the administration’s draft of the national budget bill for the Iranian calendar year of 1391…

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Tuesday, 8 May 2012  /  Economy

Secretary of the Council of Public Culture, Mansour Vaezi, said that Following the approval of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, advertising foreign goods and services with domestic rivals is banned. He added that the ban even extends to Iranian “goods and services with a…

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Tuesday, 8 May 2012  /  Economy

Mohsen Rezaei, Secretary of the Expediency Council, said that the as European countries have formed a unified Europe, Iran is also considering such a trade and economic alliance in the region. Rezaei said that studies prove that peace and security in the region will face serious…

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Tuesday, 8 May 2012  /  Military

Iran’s marine border guards have wrapped up a seven-day naval exercise, code-named Val Fajr, in Iran’s southern sea borders. The five-phase drill was aimed at protecting Iran’s sea borders against human trafficking and drug smuggling. The last phase of the exercise included rescuing hostages from pirates,…

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Tuesday, 8 May 2012  /  Military

“9:20 Bushehr,” the first cinematic animation on nuclear energy was produced by Martyr Avini Cultural Artistic Institute. The animation is directed by Mohammad Amin Hamadanian and produced by Hassan Jafari….

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Tuesday, 8 May 2012  /  Military

Iran’s Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says Iran will never suspend uranium enrichment and sees “no justification” for closing the Fordo underground nuclear site. Fordow is a safe place. We have spent a lot of money and time to have a safe place……

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Tuesday, 8 May 2012  /  International

Afghan security forces arrested Abdulvahed Hakimi, and he was taken to an unknown location. Hakimi is in charge of the Fars News Agency office in Kabul. Amnesty International calls for release of IRIB staff in Baku.  …

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Tuesday, 8 May 2012  /  International

Mohammad Husseini, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, said that following women (Ninja) athletes’ complaints, the chief of Reuters Tehran office was summoned to the court of justice for explanation, and they are waiting for a verdict. The Department for Foreign Media of the Ministry of…

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Tuesday, 8 May 2012  /  International

The Majlis ratified an amendment to the law on children born as a result of marriage between an Iranian woman and a foreign man. It grants them some of the rights of Iranian citizens, like the right to free education, healthcare, social welfare and subsidies….

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Tuesday, 8 May 2012  /  International

In his address to the Majlis, Ali Larijani referred to the “Oppressed Palestinian prisoners (who) have launched an Intifada of hunger strikes due to the inhumane and brutal pressure by the Zionist regime (Israel)” and expressed Majlis support for them. He called on international human rights…

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