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Monday, 11 June 2012  /  International

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The meeting was held in the Chinese capital on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit meeting. Ahmadinejad said on Thursday that constructive cooperation between Tehran and Moscow will bring peace and security to the region.  …

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Monday, 11 June 2012  /  International

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Ahmadinejad said in a meeting with the Chairman of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC), “Iran is ready to deliver” oil to China outside “the Strait of Hormuz and by constructing gas pipelines through Pakistan and Afghanistan to meet China’s energy needs for the long term… Iran…

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Monday, 11 June 2012  /  International

At a meeting on the sidelines of the 12thsummit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Beijing. Ahmadinejad added that the US will fail in all its efforts to seize control of the world.  “One of the manifestations of such efforts is the security agreement with…

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Monday, 11 June 2012  /  International

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Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, Saeed Jalili, said on the sidelines of an international security meeting in St. Petersburg, in a meeting with his Russian counterpart, that constructive interaction between Iran and Russia will lead to stability and security in the region. Jalili emphasized…

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Monday, 11 June 2012  /  International

Hussein Amir-Abdollahian said that some participants in the Friends of Syria meeting support the terrorists and are to be blamed for the tragic events in Syria. “Instead of supporting the terrorists in Syria, they should support Bashar al-Assad’s reform plan and the efforts by UN-Arab League…

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Monday, 11 June 2012  /  International

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Newscaster Mortaza Haidar interviewed Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary General of Hezbollah for the Iranian Broadcasting Authority. The interview will be broadcast this evening (June 11) on Iranian television’s Channel 4. Haidar told Fars Newsthat the interview was organized with the assistance of the Iranian ambassador to…

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Monday, 11 June 2012  /  Military

Ali Akbar Velayati said, “Given that Iran has always proven its goodwill in nuclear talks and its commitment to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the P5+1 countries must also recognize Iran’s natural right to attain peaceful nuclear energy.” He added that Iran is also signatory…

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Monday, 11 June 2012  /  Military

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Mohsen Rezaei said, “Some of the regional Arab governments, out of their animosity to Iran, seek to push for the failure of Iran’s (nuclear) talks with the West in different spheres… The political strategy of these countries …is either to drag Iran into a military confrontation…

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Monday, 11 June 2012  /  Military

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Ahmad Vahidi highlighted the achievements of the Iranian defense industries, and said that they are based entirely on local knowledge. Speaking at a conference on the Development of the Defense Industries while Protecting the Environment, he noted that Iran has successfully produced its own defense systems,…

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Monday, 11 June 2012  /  Military

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Evaz Heidarpour said that Iran has high military deterrence power and is the dominant power in the region in military industries. “The US and the West are trying to access information related to our military industries. We (the Majlis), as the people’s representatives, will not allow our…

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Monday, 11 June 2012  /  Military

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Head of Information Production and Exchange Department of the Law Enforcement Police (FETA) General Seyed Kamal Hadianfar said, “Two American IP addresses were identified in the (cyber) attack against the Oil Ministry.” He added that the US should disclose the identities of those behind the IP addresses…

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Monday, 11 June 2012  /  Economy

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Asre Iran reports astonishment at the statement made by Mohammad Reza Rahimi, First Vice Present of Iran that “Iran’s economic situation is good. The economic situation of its citizens is also good. Obviously, there are some problems, but people must know that it is impossible to…

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Monday, 11 June 2012  /  Economy

The price of bread has officially increased. In Tehran, it has risen by several dozen percentage points: (cartoon: The price of bread). A 29% increase in the price of wheat has pushed up the cost of bread in areas such as Yazd and Gilan. Last week,…

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Monday, 11 June 2012  /  Economy

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Iran’s representative to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Mohammad Ali Khatibi, said that Iran has nominated Gholamhossein Nozari as its candidate for the post of OPEC Secretary General. Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi sent a letter of complaint to the OPEC Secretariat to protest excess…

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Monday, 11 June 2012  /  Human Rights

A shocking video uploaded to YouTube shows the public execution of a condemned prisoner in Iran, Abdulraza Damankheshan….

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Monday, 11 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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The church in the Janat-Abad district of Tehran was closed by security forces, at order of the IRGC Intelligence Division. Notice of the closure was delivered to the church’s minister Robert Gege Tepe. According to the reports, this is one of the most popular churches among…

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Monday, 11 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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Faran Khan Yaghma, a member of the Baha‘i minority was arrested by Ministry of Intelligence agents in his home in Sari. According to eye witnesses, his arrest was accompanied by violence and the agents beat him severely. He was previously suspended from the university because of…

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Monday, 11 June 2012  /  Human Rights

Last weekend, two members of the Dervish minority from the Gonabad dynasty were arrested in Isfahan….

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Monday, 11 June 2012  /  Human Rights

Two members of the Sunni minority in Sanandaj, Jamal Zahadi and Fouad Shokhtiar, were arrested on their way home from university. There is no information about their condition and the charges against them….

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Monday, 11 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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Noushin Ahmadi Khorasani, a, women’s rights activist and founder of the Women’s Cultural Center was sentenced to one-year probation on charges of propaganda against the regime and harm to national security. Noushin is also Editor-in-Chief of the website The Feminist School, a translator, author and one…

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