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Friday, 25 May 2012  /  Human Rights

Kurdish activist Savah Hiyat was sentenced to six years in prison on charges of collaboration with an opposition party.    …

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Friday, 25 May 2012  /  Human Rights

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41-year-old Mansour Radpour died on May 21 from various health conditions including high blood pressure as well as heart and kidney problems but was denied adequate medical treatment by prison authorities. Radpour also made several requests for visitation rights with his son, which the authorities frequently…

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Friday, 25 May 2012  /  International

Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance’s head of foreign media Mohammad Java Aqajari announced that from hereon in, all talks between the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance and the directors of Reuters News Agencies would be by phone or through written correspondence, adding that the…

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Friday, 25 May 2012  /  Economy

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Mehr News Agency reports that the Iranian public continues to experience sharp changes in the price of basic food products on a daily basis, despite government promises to lower prices and stabilize the market. The manufacturers are not responsible for this because they are also subject…

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Friday, 25 May 2012  /  Domestic

3.5 million Iranian children do not attend school. Child rights activist Farshid Yazdani expressed serious concern of the social ramifications of this phenomenon, such as increased unemployment, widening rifts in socioeconomic classes and severe social phenomenon that have been plaguing parts of Iran in recent years….

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Friday, 25 May 2012  /  International

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Friday, 25 May 2012  /  Domestic

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Mohammad Hosseini addressed the publication of the biography of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei “Meaning of the Name” that was collected from booths after one day on display in the international book fair in Tehran, said, Generally, books related to Imam Khomeini or to the Supreme Leader…

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Friday, 25 May 2012  /  Military

Deputy Commander of the Iranian Army Brigadier General Abdul-Rahim Mousavi said that the enemies of Iran must know that this people, regardless of its condition, will never agree to the conquest, and their fate will be the same as other aggressors, for example Saddam Hussein and…

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Friday, 25 May 2012  /  International

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Shia clerics in Iran fulfill a key role in the domestic arena – Historically, Shia clerics in modern Iran prove that they have always contributed to the building of society and assumed responsibility for this area. Clerics formed the main obstacle to imperialistic interests in Islamic…

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Friday, 25 May 2012  /  Economy

Judiciary spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Ejeii said that a former official at the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has been arrested in connection with a $2.6 billion financial fraud case.  …

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Friday, 25 May 2012  /  Economy

Iranian Oil Terminals Company (IOTC) managing director Pirouz Mousavi says Iran plans to build a new export terminal at Bandar Jask, on the Gulf of Oman coast of Iran. The terminal aims to protect Iranian oil exports against potential problems in the Persian Gulf and to…

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Friday, 25 May 2012  /  Military

On the reorganization of Basij forces, Mohammad Reza Naghdi said that new battle and defense plans were prepared such as the establishment of quick response regiments. These regiments, combat military in nature, will be made up of Basij members who have the ability required to protect…

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Friday, 25 May 2012  /  International

Javad Ansari was appointed Iran’s new ambassador to Singapore. He has served as Iran’s consul general in Dubai, Berlin, Munich and Brunei. He has also been Director General of the foreign minister’s office, deputy foreign minister in charge of the Institute for Political and International Studies…

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Friday, 25 May 2012  /  Domestic

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Friday, 25 May 2012  /  International

Mojtaba Amani, who head Iran’s interest section in Cairo, met with Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, and said, “dirty hands are involved in spreading wrong thoughts and incorrect religious decrees in order to sow discord among Shia and Muslims” and urged direct connections between the Sunni and…

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Friday, 25 May 2012  /  International

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Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, the military advisor of Iran’s Supreme Leader said, The fact that the Americans have not been successful in achieving their political goal – meaning the establishment of a secular regime in Iraq, one that is hostile to Iran – is the…

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Friday, 25 May 2012  /  Economy

Assadollah Asgarowladi, Head of Iran-Russia Joint Chamber of Commerce, said that Iran’s imports from Russia currently stand at USD 4 billion annually while Iran’s exports to Russia, are worth USD 500 million, and more favorable grounds should be made available for increasing Iranian exports to Russia….

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Friday, 25 May 2012  /  Economy

Ecuador’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade announced the reaching of an agreement for the construction of a dam using Iranian technology in Ecuador. During his meeting with the Iranian Minister of Energy in Tehran, the Ecuadorian minister emphasized that his country intends to allocate USD…

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Friday, 25 May 2012  /  Domestic

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Director of the Institute for Compilation and Publication of Imam Khomeini’s Works Mohammad Ali Ansari dismissed rumors that Hassan Khomeini (Khomeini’s grandson) intends to run in the 2013 presidential election. Ansari said that, I, on behalf of Seyyed Hassan Khomeini, deny (rumors about) his candidacy for…

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Friday, 25 May 2012  /  Domestic

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As part of the plan to identify and inspect banquet halls, Hossein Sajadi Nia, 59 wedding halls were inspected and six were shut down. In addition, inspections were conducted of photo shops, several of which were also shut down. Sajadi Nia also discussed the fight against…

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