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Thursday, 24 May 2012  /  Military

Judiciary head: Nuclear accomplishments a point of pride; enrichment is non-negotiable – The head of the Iranian judiciary Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani said, “The people and leaders of Islamic Iran will never back off from our natural and obvious rights on the nuclear issue. Nuclear achievements…

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Thursday, 24 May 2012  /  Domestic

The sign, “Water pipes may not be served to women” vanishes beneath the smoke of young women. Indeed, 37% of young Iranian women have smoked a hookah (water pipe) at least once. For this and other reasons, the head of the Association of Women decided to…

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Thursday, 24 May 2012  /  Domestic

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Despite a religious ruling against keeping dogs as pets, the Iranian police employ dogs in their fight against drugs. The report covers the training of the dogs to identify and discover drugs, coaching and treating them. In the past senior Iranian religious authorities issued ruling (fatwa)…

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Thursday, 24 May 2012  /  Human Rights

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Fariborz Raisdana has been summoned to Evin Prison to serve a one-year sentence. Raisdana was arrested in December 2010 after he was charged with holding interviews with the BBC and Voice of America, accusing Iran’s government of torturing, raping, and abusing prisoners and describing the Islamic…

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Thursday, 24 May 2012  /  Human Rights

Tehran Judiciary information centre announced that death sentence for 14 drug traffickers was carried out on May 21 …the executed individuals were convicted of possessing and selling opium, morphine, crack and heroin….

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Thursday, 24 May 2012  /  Human Rights

Hundreds of political prisoners, including 31 journalists and 18 netizens, are languishing in Iran’s jails….

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Thursday, 24 May 2012  /  Economy

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Thursday, 24 May 2012  /  Economy

During his visit to Tehran, the Turkish Minister of Development Cevdet Yilmaz urged increasing the volume of trade between the two countries to USD 35 billion per year. He said, The volume of trade exchange between Iran and Turkey exceeded USD16 billion in 2011 and the…

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Thursday, 24 May 2012  /  Economy

Fars News Agency quoting Reuters claims that Iranian oil exports have not dropped further in May after falling sharply since March….

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Thursday, 24 May 2012  /  Economy

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Ministry signed a contract with Khatam al-Owsia Headquarters for the development of two offshore oil fields in the Persian Gulf. The headquarters is supposed to carry out basic studies on the development plan for the two fields before offering its technical and financial proposals….

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Thursday, 24 May 2012  /  Economy

Basij commander Mohammad Reza Naqdi and Oil Minister Rostam Qassemi signed a memorandum dealing with the cooperation between the Basij and Basij engineers, professors and experts to accelerate the process of making the Iranian oil industry independent of any foreign agencies….

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Thursday, 24 May 2012  /  Economy

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad signed the budget law for the current Iranian year (March 2012-March 2013), as approved by Majlis, announced the Chief of Media and Information in the Office of the President. Implementation of the budget by executive agencies will begin in the coming days….

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Thursday, 24 May 2012  /  Military

In line with Iranian propaganda effort vis-à-vis nuclear talks:

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Thursday, 24 May 2012  /  Military

In an opinion piece an op-entitled, “Why Iran is the winner of talks in Baghdad,” the Mashreq website wrote that the talks in Baghdad must be seen as a turning point in case of nuclear Iran. In these talks, the US lost all its tools, including…

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Thursday, 24 May 2012  /  Military

Kazem Jalali, spokesman for the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee (NSFPC) said, At the moment, the 5+1 are in a special situation. In the past they did not stick closely to their obligations towards us and they sometimes changed their behavior (a short time)…

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Thursday, 24 May 2012  /  Military

Second round of talks are postponed until May 24. Fars News reports that Iran and the world powers are likely to continue talks in another country….

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Thursday, 24 May 2012  /  Military

Deputy head of the Iran’s negotitating team Ali Baqeri met with Chinese Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs following the first round of talks….

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Thursday, 24 May 2012  /  Military

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Fars News reports that the package of proposals includes five subjects related to nuclear and non-nuclear cooperation. ”The Iranian step-by-step proposals offer practical steps to the western side.” Iran’s number two negotiator Ali Baqeri met with Helga Schmid, the deputy of EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton…

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Thursday, 24 May 2012  /  International

Iran and Afghanistan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation on an anti-narcotics campaign….

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Thursday, 24 May 2012  /  International

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Iran’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Abolfazl Zohrevand said, The US-Afghanistan Strategic Treaty is not a bilateral treaty and could affect all regional countries; the implementation of this treaty which extends the presence of foreign forces, would increase extremism, drug-trafficking and other organized crimes in the region… the…

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