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Wednesday, 30 May 2012  /  International

Iranian websites and news agencies reported that the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has confirmed his participation in the Rio+20 Conference in Brazil. Head of the Iran-Brazil Friendship Association, Mir Qassem Momeni, also confirmed that the Iranian president would…

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012  /  International

A senior Iranian diplomat who asked to remain anonymous announced that the Iranian Embassy in Rabat Amman has submitted at least three requests to the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to set a date for a visit by Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African…

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012  /  International

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The following are some of the highlights from the weekly press conference of Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast – Events in Syria – Events in Syria can potentially affect the security of the entire region. Anyone who is interested in a lack of security in Syria…

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012  /  International

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Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces, Hassan Firouzabadi, answered questions from reporters at a press conference. The main points were – In accordance with the decision made by leaders of the regime, the negotiations with the 5+1 are the responsibility of Mr. Kazem Jalali and…

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012  /  Military

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At a ceremony marking the completion of repairs to the heavy submarine Tareq and its launch, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari emphasized that there are very few countries in the world with the ability to overhaul and thoroughly renovate submarines on this level, and Iran…

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012  /  Military

Nikolai Spassky, Vice President of Rosatom, declared that if economic and political feasibility were proven, his company would be willing to help Iran construct another nuclear power plant. He said that there is nothing in the Security Council resolution to prevent this. Chairman of Iran of…

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012  /  Military

Iran’s Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center announced that it has created the first copy of antivirus software that protects against the newly identified Flame virus. The software will soon be made available for the general public to download, via the center’s website….

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012  /  Economy

After six years of negotiations, Iran and Venezuela will soon sign a new contract to develop a block of the Dobokubi oil field in Venezuela. According to the contract to be signed between national oil companies of the two countries, Iran’s share of the investment in…

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012  /  Economy

The Secretary of the Association of Iranian Exporters & Manufacturers of Bread announced that the price of bread may rise due to higher wheat prices. He added that the increase would depend on when the current inventory of wheat is used up. Based on the agreement…

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012  /  Economy

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During an official visit to Kenya, Iranian First Vice President, Mohammad Reza Rahimi, met with Iranian merchants and economic leaders and spoke positively of their economic work there. He emphasized the need to expand cooperation and the volume of commerce and economic exchange between the countries…

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012  /  Economy

Following the declaration by Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Mahmoud Bahmani that stable foreign currency prices are not to be expected and that rates of exchange will remain low, people active in the Iranian foreign currency market report an increase in foreign currency prices….

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012  /  Human Rights

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The Revolutionary Court sentenced Puya Tabianian, a member of the Baha’i minority living in Semnan, to 6.5 years in prison. About four years ago, Puya was sentenced to two years in prison and released after serving 14 months….

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012  /  Human Rights

Last weekend, security forces arrested Ms. Basime Kamjoo, a child rights activist and a member of the Baha’i minority in Gheshm. They conducted a search of her home and confiscated personal belongings including her computer, camera, books and discs. It is not known where she is…

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012  /  Human Rights

According to reports from Iranian human rights activists, Habibollah Teymuri, 24, from one of the villages near Bojnurd was arrested on May 2 by security forces. After he was arrested and handcuffed, one of the soldiers shot and killed him. He had been convicted in absentia…

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012  /  Human Rights

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A student activist at Tehran University has been suspended and forbidden to continue his education. When Shams went to pick up his grades, he was informed that his name appears on a list compiled by the Ministry of intelligence and he would not be able to…

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012  /  Human Rights

Jabar Dastbaz, an activist student of political science at Saghez University was suspended. A former member of the Democratic Students Association and a member of the Kurdish minority, Dastbaz has been summoned for questioning and interrogated by security agencies in the past….

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012  /  Human Rights

A student activist at Mazandaran University was suspended from a masters degree program, because of her political activism and her activism on behalf of student rights….

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012  /  Human Rights

A Masters degree student at Hamedan University and member of the Student Union was suspended and prevented from continuing his studies. Jamalvand has been summoned and questioned by the University disciplinary board and the intelligence headquarters in the city many times because his activities….

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012  /  Human Rights

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Mohammad Ailkhani Zade, a member of the Kurdish minority, masters degree student in political science at Tehran University and a member of the Association of Students Demanding Democracy, was sentenced to three months in prison and 74 lashes. While a student, he was arrested by security…

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012  /  Human Rights

Last Friday, a 26-year-old prisoner accused of rape was publicly executed in the town of Lar. According to a statement issued by his attorney, the woman who filed the rape charge recanted three days later, and the court rejected the charges. Despite this and the lack…

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