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Thursday, 7 June 2012  /  International

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In his speech to a gathering of students in Beijing, Ahmadinejad lambasted US policies and said, “A wolf has emerged in modern times who wants to swallow up the world… This wolf has initiated several wars around the world, and along with the Zionists is suppressing…

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Thursday, 7 June 2012  /  International

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Ali Akbar Velayati, who is also the Director of the Permanent Secretariat of the World Assembly of the Islamic Awakening, said in a speech at an international conference on the late Imam Khomeini and the Islamic Awakening, “Certain retrogressive and underdeveloped regional countries, in collaboration with…

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Thursday, 7 June 2012  /  International

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Hojjatoleslam Mohammad Hoseyn Abutorabi-Fard stated, “Iran plays an effective role in global decision-making, and any decision made without Iran’s support in the region will fail… Iran strongly insists on its rightful position, and no one is allowed to invade our territory.”…

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Thursday, 7 June 2012  /  International

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Hussein Sheikh al-Islam, a leading Iranian commentator on Middle East affairs and former Iranian ambassador to Syria, commented on developments in Egypt and the sentencing of former president Hosni Mubarak. He said that the sentence is evidence that the corrupt US and Zionist regimes have begun…

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Thursday, 7 June 2012  /  International

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Larijani said in a meeting with Ahmad Jibril, the Secretary General of the (Palestinian secular organization) Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (General Command – PFLP), “An extensive plot is being hatched by global powers, designed to bring down independent states such as Syria and…

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Thursday, 7 June 2012  /  Military

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In a speech to the Board of Governors on Wednesday, Ali Asghar Soltaniyeh, Iran’s permanent representative to the IAEA stressed the close cooperation between Iran and the agency. Iran will continue its nuclear activities, particularly (nuclear) enrichment for peaceful purposes within the IAEA framework and under its…

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Thursday, 7 June 2012  /  Military

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In reference to news reports saying that the US plans to tighten sanctions if the upcoming nuclear negotiations in Moscow produce no results, Ali Larijani said, “Creating a commotion in this regard by the Westerners and saying that the Moscow talks will be the deadline and that…

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Thursday, 7 June 2012  /  Military

Commenting on Iran’s nuclear talks, Mohsen Reza’i expressed hope that “with the progress of the talks, we will witness the removal of many sanctions, which would lead to improvement in the economic situation, return of calm and elimination of many problems and obstacles.”…

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Thursday, 7 June 2012  /  Economy

A source in the Oil Ministry quoted by Fars News Agency maintained, “The Oil Ministry seeks to establish an independent market for crude oil that will not be limited to Iran and Iranian customers. According to the same source, the proposed market should have at least…

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Thursday, 7 June 2012  /  Economy

Rashid Seyyedian, Director of the Project for Expansion of Shazand Oil Refinery at Oil Engineering and Building National Company, said, “Daily production of 8 to 8.5 million litters of Euro 4 and 5 standard diesel will begin at this refinery by mid June.” He added that…

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Thursday, 7 June 2012  /  Economy

Ebrahim Darvishi, Central Bank Deputy for Oversight, has said, “The Anti-Corruption Committee of the Law Enforcement Force and the Ministry of Intelligence will help shut down the unauthorized foreign currency exchange shops. These unauthorized exchange shops will be closed down and their license canceled.” He added…

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Thursday, 7 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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Concerns over the health of Hussein Ronaghi Maleki, a blogger and human rights activist imprisoned in Tehran, were expressed in a Tweet storm, as #SaveMaleki became a trending topic on Twitter. Amnesty International has been asking people to write to Iranian officials to call for his release….

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Thursday, 7 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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More than 2,000 industrial workers and employees in Qazvin Province sent a letter to the Minister of Labor, in which they protested the negative effects of the Subsidy Reform Law on their lives. They wrote that the reform is actually “the end of the subsidies,” and…

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Thursday, 7 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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Opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, who has been under house arrest for 16 months, met with his wife and children on Tuesday. The news was reported by his eldest son Hoseyn Karroubi on his personal Facebook page.  …

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Thursday, 7 June 2012  /  Domestic

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Ali Larijani referred to the two US-led wars in the region and the recent waves of Islamic Awakening in the Middle East and North Africa that caused the downfall of several “dictatorial regimes.” He noted that “it was the leadership and Velayat Faqih (religious leadership of…

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Thursday, 7 June 2012  /  Domestic

Mohsen Reza’i has said, “Rest assured that unlike in previous rounds, I will not support any presidential candidate, because I do not believe any of them has the necessary capabilities to introduce reform.” He added, “There is still plenty of time, and I am still undecided…

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Thursday, 7 June 2012  /  Domestic

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Several blogs and Internet sites are presenting Saeed Jalili, Iran’s representative in the nuclear negotiations, as a possible candidate for President of Iran, in the elections slated for next year. Jalili also serves as Secretary and representative of the Supreme Leader on the Supreme National Security…

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Thursday, 7 June 2012  /  Domestic

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Independent Students Islamic Organization of Tehran University has published an open letter to the head of the Iranian Expediency Council, Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani, criticizing him over his recent statement on his past advocacy of engaging the US and the terminology he uses to describe recent uprisings in…

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Thursday, 7 June 2012  /  Domestic

A sharp editorial in Asre Iran asks a question that is on citizens’ minds whenever they see economic stagnation, the high cost of living and ever-growing economic problems. Sometimes they compare the foreign income of our country to those of the Arab countries and ask how…

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Thursday, 7 June 2012  /  Domestic

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Iran’s Telecommunications Infrastructure Company has announced that the planned “domestic Internet,” the national Internet network, has been designed and implemented to support Internet Protocol 6 (IPv6).The company added that all of its future projects will also support IPv6 too….

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