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Friday, 15 June 2012  /  International

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Asre Iranis reporting that the decision to appoint Hamid Baqaei was made despite the latter waiting for a sentence in his trial on charges of violations he committed while serving as head of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization. The court has ruled that he must…

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Friday, 15 June 2012  /  International

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Ayatollah Mohammad-Ali Taskhiri, Head of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought stressed need for unity among Muslim ummah (nation) to counter conspiracies hatched against Islam. He addressed a seminar on Interfaith Harmony, organized by Idara Taqreeb-e Mazahib, Pakistan. Ayatollah Mohammad-Ali Taskhiri said…

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Friday, 15 June 2012  /  International

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Anar Bayramli, a reporter for the local staff of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) was arrested on February 18 on charges of carrying illicit drugs and has been kept in jail since then.  …

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Friday, 15 June 2012  /  Military

An Iranian blogger has published a post in Farsi, Arabic and English on the reasons why he believes that all Muslim countries have the right to possess and arm themselves with nuclear weapons. Key points: America is the only country that has dropped the atomic bomb,…

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Friday, 15 June 2012  /  Military

Hojjatoleslam Mohammad Hoseyn Qandehari was appointed by Ayatollah Khamenei as the new head of the Ideological-Political Organization of the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics. In the ceremony, which was held in the presence of the Minister of Defense, the former head of the organization,…

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Friday, 15 June 2012  /  Military

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Managing Director of the Iranian Armed Forces’ Aviation Industries Organization, Manouchehr Manteqi, said that when the plane (Iran-140) is ordered for production, “We prepare it in about six months.” He dismissed media reports that Iran had faced problems manufacturing Iran-140 planes. The Iran-140 planes, used for…

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Friday, 15 June 2012  /  Military

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Iran is publishing a book of 100 stories and memories of nuclear scientist Ahmadi Roshan. The stories in the book discuss various times in Roshan’s life.  …

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Friday, 15 June 2012  /  Military

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The Commander of the IRGC ordered a promotion in rank for ten senior IRGC officers to Sartip 2 (rank between colonel and brigadier general). The commanders of two IRGC divisions in Western Azerbaijan 3rd Shohada Division, commander of the Hamzeh Seyyed al-Shohada Intelligence Command, Commander of…

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Friday, 15 June 2012  /  Military

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In a ceremony attended by the commander of the Iranian Navy and Head of the military’s political ideological organization, the first computer game involving Iran’s army was launched. According to Head of the Cultural and Public Relations Division of Iran’s Armed Forces, Hojatoleslam Vahdi, the Battle…

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Friday, 15 June 2012  /  Economy

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Musa Surri, CEO of Pars Oil and Gas Company, announced that two Iranian companies are now working on various stages of developing the South Pars field. These companies will be fined for delays in the project and, if they do not rectify the situation quickly, their…

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Friday, 15 June 2012  /  Economy

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Managing Director of the PARS Oil and Gas Company, Mousa Suri, discussed the inauguration of a new generation of gas pipelines from South Pars that were built by Iranian manufacturers and announced a prohibition on contractors operating in South Pars from importi../../../2012/06/15/ng_gas_pipelines._ __8230.css;

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Friday, 15 June 2012  /  Economy

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Minister of Energy, Majid Namjoo, discussed the comprehensive water venture in Iran, adding that the plan, currently in the inspection and review stage, is designed to facilitate proper management of water resources and consumption in Iran. Namjoo later discussed the establishment of an irrigation network, saying…

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Friday, 15 June 2012  /  Economy

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Friday, 15 June 2012  /  Economy

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There has recently been a marked increase in hidden unemployment, which is now up to 55% in the private sector and 85% in government offices. This has led to a sharp decrease in work output and the quality of products and services. The low wages paid…

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Friday, 15 June 2012  /  Economy

Iran’s attaché in Kuala Lumpur said, “The volume of trade exchanges between the two countries increased to USD 1.5, marking a remarkable increase over the last year.  …

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Friday, 15 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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On Tuesday, Shirollah Dargahi, the grandfather of imprisoned student activist Arash Sadeghi, was released on bail. He was held in Ward 209 of Evin Prison for several days on suspicion of propaganda against the regime for writing a letter to an interrogator who questioned his grandson….

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Friday, 15 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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An Iranian court sentenced 37 environmental activists working on behalf of Lake Urmia to a cumulative total of 18 years in prison and 1,110 lashes. Each individual was sentenced to six months imprisonment and 30 lashes.  …

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Friday, 15 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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According to reports, imprisoned journalist Bahman Ahamadi Amouee, who was exiled to Rajaï Shahr Prison from Evin Prison, was transferred in a humiliating manner by security forces, with his hands and legs shackled. He was not allowed to collect his personal effects. Amoui was first transferred…

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Friday, 15 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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Maleki is hospitalized in Hashemi Nazad Hospital in Tehran and is scheduled for surgery. Maleki was sentenced to fifteen years in prison….

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Friday, 15 June 2012  /  Human Rights

Bijan Sabagh, a student activist who was suspended from the University of Mazandaran for his activities, was summoned to the Ministry of Intelligence for questioning. In the past, he was incarcerated in Evin Prison….

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