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Friday, 8 June 2012  /  Military

This text examines the speech made by the Supreme Leader from a jurisprudence (religious) viewpoint, and shows that from a judicial perspective only the possession of a weapon which is empowering can be permissible, but the use of weapons for mass destruction is forbidden. Citations of…

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Friday, 8 June 2012  /  International

Mohsen Reza’i said, “Syria is now past the danger point, but this is not to say that it no longer needs reform.”…

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Friday, 8 June 2012  /  International

Soheil Karimi, a documentary director affiliated with Iran’s conservative religious stream, is producing a documentary titled Fitna Basham (Civil War in Syria/Damascus) on recent events in Syria. Karimi spent 54 days filming in Syria and will shoot the remainder of the film in Turkey and France….

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Friday, 8 June 2012  /  International

Iran’s Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister, Sayed Mohammad Husseini, attended the 9th Meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) Culture Ministers….

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Friday, 8 June 2012  /  International

Mohammad Reza Hasheminia, Managing Director of Iran’s Red Crescent (IRC) Textile Industries, reported that the company produces over 80 types of aid commodities such as emergency and temporary housing tents, first aid kits, sleeping bags and relief blankets. Hasheminia added that in the event of an…

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Friday, 8 June 2012  /  International

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Majlis approved legislation authorizing Iran to join the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The measure has been approved by the Assembly of Experts for Constitution and referred to President Ahmadinejad for implementation. The law permits the government to pay membership in order to join IRENA….

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Friday, 8 June 2012  /  International

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Reza Zabib, Director General of the Office of North and Central America at the Foreign Ministry visited Havana to discuss bilateral ties with Cuban officials….

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Friday, 8 June 2012  /  International

Iran’s new Ambassador to Sweden Hamid Reza Shakeri Niasar submitted his credentials to King Carl XVI Gustaf….

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Friday, 8 June 2012  /  International

Chief Advisor to the Supreme Leader, Yahya Rahim Safavi, claims that Mubarak’s sentence proves continued American and Zionist influence in Egypt, especially on the Military Council….

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Friday, 8 June 2012  /  Military

According to the report, the satellite navigation system is designed to determine the precise locations of satellites moving in orbit. Hamid Fazeli, Director of Iran Space Agency, expressed hope that a special model of the Nasir 1 that can be fitted on spacecraft would be manufactured…

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Friday, 8 June 2012  /  Military

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Nasrin Soltankhah has defined the National Grade Calculations IT project as versatile and said it is capable of performing calculations that previously required weeks in a matter of minutes. “The use of this large-scale national IT project can involve execution of important defensive, military, pharmacological projects…

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Friday, 8 June 2012  /  Military

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Colonel Khosro Khosravi, said that during Ja’far Tayyar military drills, the special forces of this division successfully completed helicopter paratroop operations for the first time without prior knowledge of the location. He added that with the improved training and drills, these Special Forces can now be…

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Friday, 8 June 2012  /  Military

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Brigadier General Hussein Zolfaqari, Commander of the Iranian Border Guards, said that the tightening of control on unofficial routes may force smugglers to try new methods, such as concealing contraband within the body while traveling official routes. He said that responding to this change requires the…

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Friday, 8 June 2012  /  Economy

Mahmoud Bahmani said that the increase in the dollar rate in recent months is attributable to several events and factors, and as long as the factors affecting the rate exist, it is not reasonable to expect a significant decline in the dollar rate. Bahmani listed several…

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Friday, 8 June 2012  /  Economy

Problems faced by farmers in Iran were examined at a meeting of Majlis, with the Minister of Agriculture in attendance. The main topics were the low price for purchasing agricultural products that the government promised, the extensive, uncontrolled import controls, the lack of subsidies for production…

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Friday, 8 June 2012  /  Economy

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CEO of the Iranian oil company FALATE/FGDI GHARE announced the signing of a USD 140 million contract with Petropars for the development of the Farzad A oil and gas field in the Persian Gulf. Additionally, the CEO announced that work as begun to position the offshore…

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Friday, 8 June 2012  /  Economy

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Managing Director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC), Javad Oji, who accompanied Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qassemi on his visit to Iraq, announced that according to the agreement reached with Iraq, Iran will start exporting gas to Iraq within the next 18 months, and will…

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Friday, 8 June 2012  /  Economy

Iran and Armenia reached an agreement for construction of the Meghri hydroelectric power plant on the Aras River, which forms the common border between the countries. The agreement was reached during Iranian Energy Minister Majid Namjou’s one-day trip to Armenia….

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Friday, 8 June 2012  /  Economy

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Iran is planning its 8th International Tourism Exhibition, hosting representatives from over 30 countries. The event will introduce the tourism potential of Iranian provinces and free trade zones as well as those of the participating countries. It will be held in Fars Province in southern Iran…

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Friday, 8 June 2012  /  Human Rights

Muhammad Mehdi Zalayh Naqshabandian, a political prisoner and member of the Kurdish minority, died last night after two weeks in the hospital. He spent over 18 years in the Orumieh and Raja’i Shahr prisons on charges of cooperation with a Kurdish party. Muhammad was a disabled…

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