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Monday, 4 June 2012  /  International

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In an in-depth interview with Fars News Agency, Yahya (Rahim) Safavi, Senior Security Affairs Advisor to the Supreme Leader, discusses the Iran-Iraq War and the role of Khamenei as the supreme commander of military forces and his impact on the Islamic Awakening in the Middle East…

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Monday, 4 June 2012  /  International

Ali Akbar Salehi met with the Pakistani President Zardari and presented him with an invitation from Ahmadinejad to attend the upcoming heads-of-state summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Tehran. The two sides also discussed Iran-Pakistan bilateral relations….

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Monday, 4 June 2012  /  International

Iran officially invited leaders of Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia and Ecuador to the upcoming Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit….

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Monday, 4 June 2012  /  Military

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The following are highlights from Ahmadinejad’s interview to France 24: We did not expect miracles in the nuclear talks – Iran would like cooperation on nuclear issues, but on equal terms, with mutual respect and guaranteeing human rights. We did not expect miracles in the Baghdad…

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Monday, 4 June 2012  /  Military

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The following are highlights from the interview: “The futile controversy over Iran’s nuclear program is designed to prevent Iran from shining as a role model for the rest of the world - Establishing an imaginary nuclear case is nothing but a political game and has no…

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Monday, 4 June 2012  /  Military

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Saeed Jalili chief nuclear negotiator and Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Secretary said in a letter sent to the Iraqi Foreign Minister, “The successful hosting of nuclear talks between Iran and world powers will promote the position of the Iraqi government in the international community as…

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Monday, 4 June 2012  /  Military

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While visiting the combat units stationed on the three Iranian islands, Mohammad Ali Jafari, IRGC Commander, said he was satisfied with their level of defense readiness and added, “The concept and ideology of the Basij has developed in most regions of the world and instills fear…

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Monday, 4 June 2012  /  Economy

Mehdi Ghazanfari said during Friday prayer sermons that “Those who impose sanctions on our economy believe that Iran’s economy is dependent on oil revenues, so they want to wreak havoc in our economy by putting pressure on our oil industry… Iran’s economy is among the world’s…

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Monday, 4 June 2012  /  Economy

At the instruction of the Oil Minister, night shifts have begun operating in the venture to develop the various phases of South Pars. The contractors involved in these projects have been forced by the Ministry of Petroleum to work in three shifts, around the clock, to…

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Monday, 4 June 2012  /  Economy

Rostam Qassemi confirmed that the election of OPEC’s new secretary general is on agenda of the coming session of the organization and announced that Iran will introduce a candidate for the post. Qasemi added that Iran will “definitely stress fixing the present production level of OPEC…

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Monday, 4 June 2012  /  Human Rights

In recent days at least 40 students at Shahid Beheshti University have been summoned to the Disciplinary Committee of the university. Most of them are women who have been accused by the head of the committee of dressing immodestly, wearing makeup, etc. Some of the students…

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Monday, 4 June 2012  /  Human Rights

They threatened them to cut off contact with their relatives at Radio Farda, and in some cases ordered the families to demand that their relatives stop all activity with Radio Farda and return to Iran. According to Radio Farda, ten families have been interrogated in this…

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Monday, 4 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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The detained blogger, Hossein Ronaghi, was transferred to Hashemi Nejad Hospital in Tehran at the orders of Ayatollah Larijani, chief of the Judiciary. Larijani’s order came following public outcry over the condition of Maleki, who has been on a hunger strike for eight days now to…

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Monday, 4 June 2012  /  Human Rights

Reza Bokani, the political prisoner sentenced to three and a half years was moved to solitary confinement in Rajai Shahr prison as punishment for contacting foreign media….

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Monday, 4 June 2012  /  Human Rights

According to an announcement by the cyberpolice in this province, tight surveillance was performed on the activity of the group that managed the website, headed by the person arrested. The website had over 117,000 members….

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Monday, 4 June 2012  /  Human Rights

Eight prisoners who had been sentenced to death were executed at the central prison in Orumiyeh. All of them were convicted of drug-related offenses. At least one person was executed at Rajai Shahr prison after seven years in jail. He was accused of drug possession. At…

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Monday, 4 June 2012  /  Human Rights

Abdolreza Ghanbari, the Iranian educator sentenced to death, was removed from the Ministry of Education and Culture and the prison authorities prevented him from sending a statement of defense to the Ministry of Education to defend his job and rights. Ghanbari, a teacher of Persian literature…

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Monday, 4 June 2012  /  Human Rights

Omid Firouzian, a member of the Baha’i minority residing in Semnan was sentenced to four years and six months on charges of propaganda against the regime and participation in Baha’i religious gatherings in order to harm the security of the state….

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Monday, 4 June 2012  /  Domestic

Three years following the last presidential elections, President Ahmadinejad is planning to soon remove Mostafa Najar from his position as Minister of the Interior and present a new minister to the new Majlis. These rumors have come about following the wave of changes in the government…

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Monday, 4 June 2012  /  Domestic

Iran’s cyberpolice (FATA) recommends against having any contact with these sites until they are registered and receive the required approvals of the Ministries of Culture and Islamic Guidance and Youth Affairs. According to the cyberpolice, these websites are fertile grounds for fraud and concealed identity, and…

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