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Tuesday, 12 June 2012  /  International

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Ahmadinejad said in a meeting with the visiting Secretary General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (General –Command) (PFLP-GC), Ahmed Jebril, that “Today the resistance groups and freedom seekers should be more prepared than ever. The only way to undermine the enemy’s plots…

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012  /  International

Saeed Jalili, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, said that “Unfortunately, energy security has been turned into a pretext… to occupy sovereign countries and interfere in their internal affairs. He added that energy-consuming industrial countries resort to any measures and even illegal methods to meet…

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012  /  International

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Mohammad Khazaei has warned against the persistence of the Syrian crisis, which could potentially engulf the entire region and result in further instability. He called for an immediate end to the foreign supply of arms and money to opposition groups. He criticized certain foreign countries for…

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012  /  Military

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Ali Baqeri, Deputy Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council for Foreign Policy and International Affairs, replied to a letter from the European Union’s Deputy Foreign Policy Chief, Helga Schmid. “In his bilateral meeting with Catherine Ashton on the sidelines of the Baghdad talks, Saeed Jalili…

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012  /  Military

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Hojjatoleslam Ali Saeedi, the Supreme Leader’s representative to IRGC said, “The only option available to them is to accept Iran’s demands within the framework of mutual rights and to stop seeking a political deal. Iran has accepted IAEA regulations, and it is in the Westerners’ interests…

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012  /  Military

Esmail Kosari said that the Moscow talks will produce no positive results, because the three Western countries in the group are threatening Iran, and Tehran will never succumb to pressure. “Western countries want to reach a conclusion through intimidation and pressure on Iran, and we are…

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012  /  Economy

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Deputy Managing Director of the National Iranian Gas Company, Mostafa Kashkooli, stressed the increase in gas distribution to villages across the country, claiming that this prevented Iran from increasing its share in world gas trading. Kashkooli called on the Majlis to end the project to distribute…

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012  /  Economy

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An article in Javan titled, “In days of price hikes, raises come under question” addresses the multiple increases in prices which have sparked public protests, from young people to the elderly. The author writes: Anyone you meet, whether they are salaried employees, self-employed or shop owners…

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012  /  Economy

The website, Entekhab, is publishing a table of prices for 41 types of fruits and vegetables sold by various greengrocers across Tehran, claiming that the prices are insane. A simple account shows that the cash subsidies deposited into citizens’ accounts allow them to purchase 4 kilograms…

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012  /  Economy

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012  /  Human Rights

The Police Commander announced that any type of injury to Islam and propaganda on behalf of a party or group or deviant cult that opposes Islam in virtual space is considered a crime.  …

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012  /  Human Rights

According to reports by human rights activists, internal security forces in Tabriz arrested left-wing political activist Amin Zargarnejad at his home and confiscated his personal equipment. No contact with his family has been made since his arrest. In addition, security forces arrested former student activist Mostafa…

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012  /  Human Rights

Fifteen days ago, Dr. Ibrahim Nader Babaei, a political prisoner held in Rajaï Shahr Prison, was transferred from his prison cell to an unknown location, and no information has been made available about his condition or whereabouts. Dr. Babei is believed to have been transferred to…

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012  /  Domestic

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In a meeting with Mohammad Reza Bahonar, Grand Ayatollah Javadi Amoli, a senior lecturer at Qom College and  Marja’-e Taqlid (source of emulation) said, “Our country is blessed with resources and wealth. It enjoys tremendous rain, but this is wasted. We have a vast land, but…

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012  /  Domestic

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Following conflicting reports on statements made by Grand Ayatollah Vahid Khorasani, one of the most senior Shiite religious sources, Baztabwebsite claims that it has obtained an accurate quote of the statements regarding protection of the government. In his meeting with IRGC commanders, Khorasani spoke about the…

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012  /  Domestic

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Secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council and former IRGC Commander, Dr. Mohsen Rezai, announced that he would be submitting his candidacy for the next presidential elections. Rezai emphasized that hiss candidacy was almost certain….

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