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Tuesday, 5 June 2012  /  International

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Putin and Ahmadinejad will meet on the sidelines of the 12th Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit, to be held June 6-7 in Beijing….

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Tuesday, 5 June 2012  /  International

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In an interview with Fars News Agency, a senior Iranian expert on Middle East affairs, Mohammad Sadeq Al-Hosseini, emphasized the failure of the “Western and Arab plot to bring down Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria” and discussed a new scheme by the enemy opposition against Damascus….

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Tuesday, 5 June 2012  /  International

While addressing a conference on developments in the Middle East and the future of regional order, Expediency Council chief Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani referred to Facebook’s role inin influencing the masses a “blessing.” Rafsajani also defined events in the region as “blessed and positive,” adding…

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Tuesday, 5 June 2012  /  International

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Ali Akbar Velayati said, “The antireligious measures in Azerbaijan are not in keeping with the viewpoints of the majority of Muslim people of Azerbaijan and have been imposed on them… They may take certain steps right now, but based on the experiences of those who have…

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Tuesday, 5 June 2012  /  Military

Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar said, “Iran is rapidly moving towards construction and development, and we can say that not a single corner in Iran has been left untouched… This shows that our youth can achieve whatever they want by striving for it and putting their faith in God….

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Tuesday, 5 June 2012  /  Military

A senior official from Atom-Rus, who remained anonymous, announced that the company had not yet received approval from Iran to operate the nuclear power plant in Bushehr at full power. According to this official, full operation of the power plant may be delayed….

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Tuesday, 5 June 2012  /  Military

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Hakim-Javadi, Director of the Information Technology Organization of Iran, said that Flame can bypass over 43 types of anti-malware and reputable companies around the world that produce anti-malware have failed to identify it. Hakim-Javadi further stated, “We identified the virus and found ways to counter it.”…

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Tuesday, 5 June 2012  /  Military

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The Iranian army’s first Internet game, “Battle in the Gulf of Aden,” will soon hit the market. Major Majid Jushqani, Manager of Artistic Affairs in the army said that the game is the first of its kind in Iran. It has a military theme and modern…

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Tuesday, 5 June 2012  /  Economy

Mehdi Ghazanfari reported a 30% increase in the export of non-petroleum products in the first two months of the current Iranian year (March/April) and added that in addition to the export of LPG and petrochemicals, the export of non-petroleum products in this period totaled USD 3…

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Tuesday, 5 June 2012  /  Economy

Iraj Housami noted a 20% decline in tea leaf production this year and the harsh economic condition of tea growers, calling on the government to reconsider the price of tea that is guaranteed to tea growers and to expedite payment of the money the government owes…

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Tuesday, 5 June 2012  /  Economy

CEO of the Iran Water and Power Resources Development Company, Mohamad Reza Rezazadeh,  announced that the problem of financing the dam construction project in Bakhtyari has been resolved, adding that the project was currently in the bureaucratic stage of canceling the agreement to build the dam…

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Tuesday, 5 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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Ali Mohin Torabi was sentenced to death ten years ago following his involvement in the murder of a fellow classmate. However, in accordance with the order issued by then Chairman of the Judiciary Shahroudi, Torabi’s case was reviewed again and he was charged with negligent manslaughter…

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Tuesday, 5 June 2012  /  Human Rights

Three student activists from Isfahan University were arrested two weeks ago. The students, Erfan Mohammadi, Mohammad Moradi and Mujatba Karimi, were arrested by the Intelligence Ministry following publication of the student journal, Matches. Mohammad Moradi was released on bail after one week, but the other two…

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Tuesday, 5 June 2012  /  Human Rights

The political prisoners reacted to this measure and during the inspection sang the national anthem and Green Movement’s epic song. They also chanted the slogan, “O Hussein Mir-Hussein” (reference to Mir-Hussein Mousavi, leader of the Green Movement) in order to show their opposition to the prison’s…

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Tuesday, 5 June 2012  /  Domestic

Member of the Militant Clerics Society in Iran, Mohammad Ali Abtahi, has said that “Most of the reformists ran in the (9th) Majlis elections, and it is clear that they will play an active role in the (2013) presidential elections as well.” Regarding the reformist candidates,…

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Tuesday, 5 June 2012  /  Domestic

Newly elected deputies to the ninth Majlis will elect the permanent parliamentary Presidium in the Majlis open session on June 5-6….

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Tuesday, 5 June 2012  /  Domestic

In a seminar on the Arab Spring and on “Imam Khomeini’s movement,” Hojatoleslam Sayeed Abbas Navay emphasized that the Supreme Leader insisted on the principles related to Islamic rule, adding that “the third generation of the revolution must act to reduce pressure applied to the Velayat…

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Tuesday, 5 June 2012  /  Domestic

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Abolhoseyn Ruholamini, the father a Kahrizak victim, Mohsen Ruholamini, said that “An indictment has not been issued yet, but Saeed Mortazavi has been summoned and informed of the charges of being accomplice to homicide… The interrogator in charge of the case has not yet specified a…

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Tuesday, 5 June 2012  /  Domestic

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Police Chief Ahmad Rozbahani of the internal security forces stressed the prohibition on any type of contact and cooperation with satellite television stations, adding that any such contact or cooperation that takes place without the approval of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance is a…

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