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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  International

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, a candidate for the Majlis Speaker post, was referring to the recent bomb blasts in Syria, in which over 50 people were killed and wounded. Haddad-Adel said that the blasts are being orchestrated by the U.S., the Zionist regime (Israel) and their regional allies (Saudi…

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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  International

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Hojjatoleslam Hossein Ebrahimi said, “The Americans are trying to keep them (Mojahedin Khalq Organization, MKO) as their supporters. If they fail, other terrorist groups will be deterred from cooperating with the USA.” He added that all terrorists around the world, including the Taliban, Bin Laden, and…

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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  International

Deputy of Semnan Province Education Organization, Hossein Fouladian, said that over 750 individuals have registered for the upcoming conference. The program includes 18 Iranian lecturers as well as one university professor from Singapore. Articles and research papers from the US, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Lithuania and Canada…

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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  International

Two additional pilgrims abducted in Syria were released on May 11 and have returned to Iran….

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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  International

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The website of Iranol, considered one of the largest economic concerns in Iran, was hacked by a group of Saudi Arabian hackers known as HP Group Hack. Pictures of the Saudi King and extreme anti-Shi’ite messages were uploaded to the home page. The site has since…

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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  International

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Ezzatollah Zarghami, head of Iranian state broadcaster Voice and Vision, and the Iraqi Minister of Culture met in Baghdad and “stressed the need for guidance of art and culture activities in order to achieve Islamic and national aims of the two countries.” During the meeting, the…

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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  International

Yadollah Javani said the influence of the Israeli regime on some of the countries in the area, was causing some of the governments to engage in very poor behavior that is incompatible with Islamic values and beliefs of peoples in those countries. Experience has proven that…

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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  International

In a speech given at a conference on the Islamic Awakening (Arab Spring), Zahra Mostafavi Khomeini, daughter of the father of the revolution, Ayatollah Khomeini, said that dictatorships in countries destroyed freedom (possibly even mildly hinting at the situation in Iran), and is despised by all…

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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  Military

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Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said that three new Sa’eqeh (Thunderbolt) fighter jets have been manufactured and delivered to the Iranian Air Force on time.” He also said that Iran plans to manufacture a prototype of an unmanned stealth plane. The Sa’eqeh is an Iranian-built, single-seat fighter…

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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  Military

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In a meeting with Oman’s Assistant Chief of Staff, Iranian Police Chief Brigadier General Esmail Ahmadi-Moghaddam said that cooperation between Iran and Oman has resulted in increased regional security and that the two countries are working together to prevent drug and human trafficking as well as…

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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  Military

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Iranian Army Ground Forces Commander, Brigadier General Ahmad-Reza Purdastan said, “The most important message of the drill (Jafar-e Tayyar) for our neighbors and friends in the region is that peace, friendship and security can only be achieved and maintained by regional countries… It also conveys an…

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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  Military

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Brigadier General  said at a meeting with the deans and professors of Ferdowsi University that “At present, over 1,000 projects in different defense fields are underway in cooperation with universities.” Vahidi said that the joint projects and cooperation have added to the Iran’s might and power….

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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  Military

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Dr. Hojjatallah Moradi, an expert on social issues and a member of the Scientific Council of Imam Hussein University of the  the IRGC spoke at a seminar on soft warfare and discussed how to identify the instruments of soft war. “The main purpose of such a…

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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  Military

At the end of the conference of the 10th Iran-Oman Joint Military Committee, Amir Mostafa Salami said that Iran and Oman would conduct joint military maneuvers this winter. He discussed agreements reached at the conference between the parties, including assistance to Iranian destroyers in Omani ports,…

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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  Military

Basij Commander Mohammad Reza Naghdi appointed Mohammed Hazaei as Secretary of the 12th International Resistance Film Festival (Revolution and Holy Defense) that will be dedicated this year to the culture of resistance and the Iran-Iraq War, fighting and sacrifice against the enemy, economic sanctions, scientific achievements,…

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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  Military

Mosehn Karimi was appointed as the new commander of the special SABERIN unit in the IRGC, replacing Sardar Mirian. Mirian was appointed to fill a position in the Operations Division in the IRGC Ground Forces….

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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  Economy

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A locally-assembled Mazda 3 is scheduled to hit the market by the end of September 2012. Bahman Auto Manufacturing Group announced last year that it had planned to assemble Mazda 3 in Iran. The car would cost about USD 26,000. Bahman Auto Manufacturing Group produces New…

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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  Economy

Deputy Oil Minister Abdulhussein Bayat said that Iran currently uses USD 1.5 to 2 billion in credit to provide a range of goods, equipment and chemicals to the petrochemicals industries. He listed the conditions for ordering goods from abroad during the Year of National Labor and…

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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  Economy

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Mohammad Sadeq Mofatteh said, “Over the past three years, Iran has managed, by procuring the electronic commerce infrastructure, to be a pioneer in this field among West Asian countries.” He added that while e-commerce has a history of less than 20 years, countries such as China,…

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Friday, 18 May 2012  /  Economy

Majid Namjou announced that the surge in electricity and water prices in the second stage of implementation of the Subsidy Reform Law is a closed and final matter. Namjou added that the second stage of law will undoubtedly be implemented this year, but price hikes would…

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