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Tuesday, 29 May 2012  /  International

In a speech to students in the Faculty of Media of the Broadcast Authority, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast discussed Western pressure on Syria, claiming that the underlying reason for the pressure was Syria’s frontline resistance against the Zionist’s regimes acts of aggression. According to…

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012  /  International

In an interview with the website, Iran Diplomacy, economic expert Amir Hossein Tavakoli discussed the impact of economics on the talks between Iran and the 5+1. According to Tavakoli, the current talks have had a clearly positive impact on various markets, including world financial markets. Tavalkoli…

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012  /  International

A satirical article in the conservative daily, Kayhan, titled “Geography,” ridicules German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s confusion, when she pointed to Moscow on the map when searching for Berlin on a visit to a Berlin school, and claims, “In other words, she doesn’t even know where the…

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012  /  Military

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In a ceremony attended by Iranian Defense Minister , 23 electro-optics and laser projects were launched with Iran’s Electro-optics Industries Company, which is affiliated with the Ministry of Defense. During the ceremony, Vahidi discussed the importance of optics, communications, electronics and lasers in Iran’s defense systems,…

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012  /  Military

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, Senior Advisor to the Supreme Leader on Military Affairs, emphasized during the opening session of the ninth Majlis that the greatest expectation of the new Majlis is confronting economic problems, regulation of economic organizations and helping to lift sanctions that were viciously imposed on Iran….

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012  /  Military

Iran has been a primary target in a vicious cyber-attack aimed at collecting and retrieving sensitive data. The virus, nicknamed Flame, is reported to be the one of the most complex viruses ever created, and security experts are comparing it to Stuxnet, the computer worm that…

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012  /  Economy

Iran’s Minister of Energy Majid Namjoo announced that the Chinese company’s application to participate in the project to construct the Bahktiari dam, the tallest in the world, was rejected. He added that the financial application submitted by the Chinese was reviewed and rejected by a government…

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012  /  Economy

Iran’s Minister of Science Kamran Daneshjoo announced the signing of a comprehensive research contract betweenIran’s oil industries and universities. Under the contract, an academic corporation was established to increase the scale of production from oil and gas warehouses and development of cooperation between universities and the…

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012  /  Economy

Following the official consent of the Turkish government to transit Iranian gas to Europe, a new round of talks on gas exports from Iran to Greece is scheduled this week between the two countries….

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012  /  Economy

Security forces shut down the international agriculture and food exhibition in Tehran as some booth owners were in violation of Islamic dress code….

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012  /  Economy

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012  /  Economy

Iran’s Deputy Oil Minister Alireza Zighami announced that Iran would celebrate its independence in fuel production, adding that despite the ever-tighter sanctions, not only has every Iranian oil product been sold, foreign demand for Iranian oil products has actually increased….

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012  /  Economy

Iran’s Minister of Labor and Welfare and China’s Minister of Human Resources signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation between the two ministries. Both ministries reached an agreement for the planning and formulation of joint plans to expand cooperation, information exchanges and experience through the exchange…

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012  /  Economy

Iran’s Minister of Economic Affairs Shameseddin Hosseini, who also serves as the government spokesman on economic affairs, discussed implementation of the second stage of the Subsidy Reform Law, emphasizing that the second stage would be implemented at a suitable time. Hosseini added that the government did…

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012  /  Human Rights

Friday prayer leader Molowi Abdallahamid in Zahedan spoke in this week’s sermon of reports from Iranian prisons regarding the humiliation and poor treatment of prisoners, adding that “according to some of the reports, the prisoners’ beards are forcefully cut or shaved. Such action is in violation…

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012  /  Human Rights

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Iranian browsers have been blocked access to fifty news agency websites and news websites. According to conservative website Jahan News, it is unclear whether the denial of access to the sites is the result of technical problems or a decision by the filtering committee. The first…

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012  /  Human Rights

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Author, interpreter, women’s rights activist and Secretary of the Iranian Writers Guild Manijeh Najam Araghi was summoned to the police headquarters in Tehran, where she was arrested and transferred to Evin Prison to serve her prison sentence….

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012  /  Human Rights

Zinab Gafarzadeh, a student at the Teachers Seminar in Tehran, was arrested in the student dorms and transferred to Evin Prison….

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012  /  Human Rights

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Political prisoner Dr. , who has been imprisoned in Rajaei Shahr Prison and suffers from serious health issues, was suddenly transferred to Wing 209 of Evin Prison. Dr. Ibrahim is a disabled war veteran who was sentenced by the Revolutionary Court to six-and-a-half years in prison…

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012  /  Human Rights

The Secretary of the Islamic Labor Council at Iran Tire announced that the Iran Tire Manufacturing Company, which belongs to the Fund for the Suppressed, laid off eighty of its contract workers following a shortage of raw materials needed for manufacturing and cash. The Secretary further…

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