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Thursday, 31 May 2012  /  Military

In a special interview with ISNA news agency, Esmaeil Ghaani, Deputy Commander of the IRGC Quds Force, confirmed that Iranian armed forces were involved in events in Syria, but added that the involvement is to designed to prevent massacres. He called the presence of IRGC Quds…

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Thursday, 31 May 2012  /  Military

On its Arabic website, Fars news illustrated its report on the renovated Tareq submarine (see IDB from May 30, 2012) with a photograph of the Israeli Dolphin submarine flying both Israeli flags and an Israeli naval ensign. As of Thursday, May 31, the photograph was still…

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Thursday, 31 May 2012  /  International

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Ali Larijani responded to the recent remarks by the US and Western officials regarding the possibility of military intervention in Syria and said, “It seems that the US and the West want to prepare the ground for a new crisis (in Syria) since a UN military…

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Thursday, 31 May 2012  /  International

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In an in-depth interview to mark the anniversary of the founding of the IRGC, Mosen Rafigh Doost, a former Minister for IRGC Affairs and the person who spearheaded for the corps’ establishment, gave a detailed explication of the ideology that led to its founding. He stressed…

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Thursday, 31 May 2012  /  International

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Hoshyar Zebari, Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs announced that the President of Iraq, Jalal Talabani, will travel to Tehran to attend the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit, scheduled for August 26-31, 2012….

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Thursday, 31 May 2012  /  International

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In his speech at the Stable Security Conference at Imam Hussein University, Sardar Hossein Salami, Acting Commander of IRGC, said that we are facing the most complex, difficult and strange period in the history of Islam and Iran. Accelerated geopolitical development is currently affecting our global,…

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Thursday, 31 May 2012  /  International

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At a press conference with Egyptian journalists, Ali Akbar Velayati, said that in principle there are no problems between Iran and Egypt, and now that the situation in Egypt has changed, it is time to move beyond past issues. Velayati is the advisor to the Supreme…

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Thursday, 31 May 2012  /  Economy

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At the end of the 9th Conference for Economic Cooperation between Iran and Takjikistan in Tehran, five Memorandums of Understanding regarding economic cooperation between the two countries were signed. At the signing ceremony, Iranian Energy Minister Majid Namjou stressed how successful the conference had been in…

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Thursday, 31 May 2012  /  Economy

According to a report published by Fars News Agency, Iran has 600 billion barrels of oil, although not all of it is accessible. Senior Oil Ministry officials claim that only approximately 26% (or 156 billion barrels) is accessible for production. According to the Fifth Five-Year Development…

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Thursday, 31 May 2012  /  Economy

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In keeping with the policy established in Fifth Five-Year Plan for National Development, it was decided to establish a National Development Fund to save a share of the income earned by the state and the public. It is not supposed to be the government’s petty cash…

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Thursday, 31 May 2012  /  Economy

The website, Khabar, identified with Ali Larijani, complained about the high price of food, in an article titled, “These are High Prices, Not Inflation.” In it, Ali Pakrad explains that what is happening in the Iranian market is not inflation, but increased prices. The price of…

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Thursday, 31 May 2012  /  Economy

Mehr News reports that despite government’s resolution requiring them to stop employing workers via employment agencies, some organizations are simply ignoring the decision and continuing to advertise for ordinary and expert employees via agencies and employment contractors. The report claims that many government agencies are still…

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Thursday, 31 May 2012  /  Economy

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According to reports published by Mehr News, the costs incurred by manufacturers of dairy products, especially milk, have increased significantly. The price of raw milk is particularly high, meaning that producing dairy products is very expensive and problematic for manufacturers. Indeed, they claim that in current…

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Thursday, 31 May 2012  /  Economy

Ataollah Sadr, Managing Director of the Iranian Ports and Maritime Organization, announced that despite political influences and pressure applied by major powers, the level of cooperation between Iran and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is very good, and top IMO officials support Iran’s maritime activity….

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Thursday, 31 May 2012  /  Economy

Mahmoud Ahmadi, Secretary General of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), announced that implementation of the reform to remove zeros from the national currency will be delayed by one year. He explained that one reason for the delay is the desire to implement the subsidy reform…

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Thursday, 31 May 2012  /  Economy

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The Cultural Research Bureau, at the forefront of revolutionary Islamic culture, is releasing a new song about the exaggerated sanctions that Iran’s enemies have imposed on it. Iranian singer-songwriter Hamed Zamani, not only performed the song, but wrote both the music and lyrics, which respond to…

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Thursday, 31 May 2012  /  Human Rights

According to data published by the Forensic Medicine Association in Hamadan Province, 30 workers there died in work accidents last year, up 50% over the previous year. According to the organization’s CEO, Ali Hassan Salah, an average of three workers are killed every month. He noted…

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Thursday, 31 May 2012  /  Human Rights

Human rights activists report that Babak Maghazei, a cultural activist and independent journalist, was suspended from the university after registering for a masters program….

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Thursday, 31 May 2012  /  Human Rights

Zahra Khodabakhsh, the daughter of Bozorg Ali Khodabakhsh, CEO of the reformist newspaper Roozegar, was arrested in her home. Ali Khodabakhsh was previously one of the owners of the newspaper, Shargh, and was arrested last year when security forces attacked the paper’s editorial board. He was…

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Thursday, 31 May 2012  /  Human Rights

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Worker rights activist Shahrokh Zamani has been exiled to Yazd Prison. He was removed from his cell in Tabriz Prison in handcuffed several days ago, and no information is available about his whereabouts. Is has now become known that Ministry of intelligence agents exiled him to…

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