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Thursday, 14 June 2012  /  International

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Mohammad Reza Forqani, Director-General for International Affairs to the President’s Office spoke about the summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) scheduled to be held in Tehran in late August and to be attended by heads of state, foreign ministers and experts. At the meeting, Iran will…

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Thursday, 14 June 2012  /  International

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An editorial ran in Asre Iran titled, “Mr. Ahmadinejad! Visit Egypt after your term as President, enough humiliation!” This is not the first time President Ahmadinejad of Iran speaks about ties with Egypt from a disadvantaged position. During the Mubarak period, he famously declared, “We are…

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Thursday, 14 June 2012  /  International

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On Wednesday, Ali Akbar Velayati, the Supreme Leader’s Advisor for International Affairs and Chairman of the World Assembly for Islamic Awakening, met with a delegation of Egyptian revolutionaries visiting Tehran. At the meeting he stressed that the delegation’s visit could help establish a bridgehead for connections…

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Thursday, 14 June 2012  /  International

Iran summoned the Saudi Charge d’Affairs after the execution of Iranians charged of drug trafficking. Director of Persian Gulf Affairs at the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Ali-Reza Enayati, strongly criticized the “inhuman action” of the situation of Iranian citizens in Saudi prisons….

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Thursday, 14 June 2012  /  Military

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Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani addressed the Majlis plenum after Saeed Jalili, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council and Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator, presented his report. The speaker thanked Dr. Jalili and his colleagues, and expressed his appreciation for their efforts. He stressed, “The behavior of the…

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Thursday, 14 June 2012  /  Military

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Ahmad Vahidi has called the accusations “entirely irrelevant and irrational.” He said that such allegations are designed to influence the upcoming nuclear talks scheduled to be held in Moscow on June 18 and 19.  …

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Thursday, 14 June 2012  /  Military

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Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces for Cultural Affairs and Defense Publicity, Brigadier General Massoud Jazzayeri, said that “A conflict in Syria will engulf the region, and its main victims will be the people of Syria themselves.” He underlined in this regard that…

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Thursday, 14 June 2012  /  Economy

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Speaking at the international OPEC meeting in Vienna, Iranian Minister of Oil Rostam Qasemi stressed that exploiting sanctions or military intervention in countries with energy resources will increase oil prices and tension in the energy market. He added that the stability and tranquility of the world…

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Thursday, 14 June 2012  /  Economy

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Shamseddin Hosseini arrived in Abu Dhabi a day after Iran’s Oil Minister, Rostam Qasemi, invited Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to attend the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran.  …

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Thursday, 14 June 2012  /  Economy

US exports to Iran more than tripled in April 2012 compared to the value of exports in March. The latest figures and statistics of the Census Bureau said that despite the US-sponsored sanctions against Iran, the United States exported USD 43.8 million worth of goods to…

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Thursday, 14 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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Although no precise information is available on the actual number of Iranian citizens killed in the protests following the 2009 presidential elections, the Committee of Human Rights Reporters released a partial list containing the names of 112 victims of these events and a summary of their…

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Thursday, 14 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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Activists have posted a video of jailed prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh meeting with her two young children while they were visiting her at Evin prison. It is hoped the film will draw attention to her situation.  …

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Thursday, 14 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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Rezaei was sentenced on charges of propaganda against the regime and insulting the Supreme Leader….

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Thursday, 14 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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The summons was delivered by telephone. Dahdarzadeh is a member of the Pan-Iranian party.  …

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Thursday, 14 June 2012  /  Domestic

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Majlis members met with the Supreme Leader at the end of the session on Wednesday. Khamenei said that the Majlis is a space that reflects and expresses the Revolution, public opinion and many aspects of policy. He added that the Majlis has an impact on public…

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Thursday, 14 June 2012  /  Domestic

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Ali Motahari, a representative of Tehran in the Majlis and one of the harshest critics of the government and President warned against that Iranianism and nationalism opposed to Islam that is presented by Ahmadinejad and his colleagues. He claimed that the thesis is serious and well-planned,…

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Thursday, 14 June 2012  /  Domestic

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IRGC veterans have a prominent presence on the new Majlis Committee for National Security and Foreign Policy. Of the 28 committee members, only 10 served on the committee during the previous Majlis. They were joined by nine former IRGC officers and one medical doctor. Only 15…

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