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Wednesday, 23 May 2012  /  Domestic

• Defined 8th Majlis as strategic, challenging and sensitive about regional and international issues such as relations with the UK and a forerunner in reacting to regional incidents and revolutions. • Weak point – lack of punctuality; 3 branches of power should be like brothers -…

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Wednesday, 23 May 2012  /  Human Rights

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The chief editor of the suspended weekly Sobhe Azadi, Reza Jelodarzade was sentenced by the revolutionary court to one year in prison on charges of anti-regime propaganda. Jelodarzade was also accused of harming national security and plotting the downfall of the regime but was aquitted of…

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Wednesday, 23 May 2012  /  Domestic

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The Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance will attend the unveiling ceremony at the Information Technology and Digital Media Development Center today. The site is called “Hadi Net” in honor of the tenth Shiite Imam, Naqi (Ali al-Hadi Naqi), ahead of the anniversary of his death…

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Wednesday, 23 May 2012  /  Domestic

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Motahari said that: Some people considered my speech (at a Majlis session on May 20- see IDB May 22) as offensive and rude. However, I declare that the text and recording of my speech at the Majlis are available. I do not understand what part of…

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Wednesday, 23 May 2012  /  Human Rights

The unprecedented wave of unemployment in the town of Kangavar was caused by the closing of hundreds of traditional furnace mines used for brick baking, following implementation of the subsidy reform law and increased fuel prices. According to the report, these mines did not receive a…

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Wednesday, 23 May 2012  /  Human Rights

Dozens of people were arrested by police and Intelligence Ministry agents in East and West Azarbaijan over the past several days. Some of those arrested were seized during a protest against the drying-up of Lake Urmia, a major environment issue, but most were reportedly arrested following…

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Wednesday, 23 May 2012  /  Human Rights

Four students were arrested after having participated in a gathering of students at Mazandaran University following the death of Mansour Firouzi, a Masters Degree student at the University. Firouzi, who lived in the dorms, died according to his friends as a result of neglect by the…

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Wednesday, 23 May 2012  /  Human Rights

According to a human rights activists report in Iran, over the past month, at least 77 people were executed, half in secret. This past Monday saw the execution of 14 prisoners in Tehran. The report further reveals an unprecedented rate of execution this past week, with…

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Wednesday, 23 May 2012  /  Economy

The Deputy of Iranian Geology and Mineral Explorations Organization Behrouz Borna said that: 23 tons of proven gold reserves and 67 tons of possible gold reserves have been discovered in the western Provinces of Kurdistan and Sistan-Baluchestan in 2011.    …

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Wednesday, 23 May 2012  /  Economy

Executive director of Martyr Tondguyan petrochemical plant Mohammad Qoli Yunesi confirmed news of the fire, and said more details about the incident would be released later.    …

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Wednesday, 23 May 2012  /  Economy

In a report titled “Military personnel are the largest debtors to the banks” by Arash Matatamed: According to reports, Hojatelsalam Ali Akbar Nateq Nouri, head of the Supreme Leader’s inspectorate, sent a report to Ayatollah Khamenei in which the “Sardars” (nickname for senior military commanders) are…

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Wednesday, 23 May 2012  /  Military

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Minister of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics Brig-Gen Ahmad Vahidi and Commander of Islamic of Republic of Iran’s Army Navy (IRIN) Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari attended the unveiling ceremony of three landing crafts and two tugboats designed by Defense Ministry Navy’s Shahid Musavi’s Ship Building Industries….

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Wednesday, 23 May 2012  /  Military

A Resalat commentary titled “Where Is Tel Aviv Located in the Nuclear Equation of Iran and the West?” writes that: Many analysts believe that the role of the Zionist regime is very obvious in Iran’s nuclear case. Israel regards Iran as a serious enemy and therefore…

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Wednesday, 23 May 2012  /  Military

A “Kayhan” editorial titled “From Israelis to Realities!” opines that Israel is increasingly voicing its “concern” against Iran ahead of the P5+1 – Iran nuclear talks (renewed today May 23), and cites the Israeli daily Ha’aretz as saying: “Israel is worried about Iran’s victory in the…

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Wednesday, 23 May 2012  /  Military

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A Tehran Times (May 23) editorial headlined “Iran Must Take a Firm Stance during Baghdad Talks” emphasized that following Iran’s demonstration of goodwill: …it is the West’s turn to respond positively to Iran’s measures and gain the trust of the Iranian nation, something that can be…

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Wednesday, 23 May 2012  /  Military

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Mohammad Karim Abedi said that: If the G5+1 members leave the Zionist lobbies’ domination and control, we can then reach positive results in the negotiations. The G5+1 has acted in violation of international rules and regulations and is operating under the supervision of the US, Britain…

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Wednesday, 23 May 2012  /  Military

The West has been playing a political cat and mouse game with us for years. Sometimes they smile during negotiations but then say something else outside. Sometimes they say the talks were constructive but then do something else behind the scenes. They have to be honest…

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Wednesday, 23 May 2012  /  Military

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran announced that two batches of domestically produced (20% enriched) nuclear fuel plates has been delivered to the operator of the Tehran Research Reactor (TRR). The statement said that nuclear fuel plates were delivered after having undergone extensive tests and that…

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Wednesday, 23 May 2012  /  International

Three Iranian truck drivers were abducted in Syria late on Tuesday.  …

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Wednesday, 23 May 2012  /  International

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Hojjat al-Eslam Mohammad Mohammadi, the Supreme Leader’s representative and head of the Islamic Charities Organization, who is visiting Lebanon met with Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah. Also attending this meeting was Iran’s ambassador in Beirut Ghazanfar Roknabadi. Prior to this meeting, Mohammadi met with Sheikh Abdallamir…

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