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Monday, 18 June 2012  /  International

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Avaz Heydarpour, a member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee condemned the execution of Iranian citizens in Saudi Arabia. Heydarpour stressed that this was not a matter that could be tolerated and that the Foreign Ministry must immediately expel the Saudi ambassador to…

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Monday, 18 June 2012  /  International

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Citizens of eastern Saudi Arabia (home to the Shiite minority) celebrated in the streets upon news of the death of Saudi Crown Prince Nayef. According to Fars News, the citizens danced in the streets despite harsh security, expressing their hatred of the Saudi government. Joining them…

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Monday, 18 June 2012  /  International

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At a press conference on regional events, with particular focus on Syria, Masoud Jazayeri said that the US and Europe are weak. Furthermore, the Zionist regime is facing a fragile reality. Any type of hostile action against Syria will have definitive negative repercussions, the ramifications of…

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Monday, 18 June 2012  /  International

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Member of the Ninth Majlis National Security Committee, Mohammad Qutari, discussed a possible attack against Syria and said (Israel and the West) are mercenaries who use Saudi and Qatari money to commit crimes against the Syrian people and sow fear and terror to bring down the…

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Monday, 18 June 2012  /  Military

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A meeting that had been scheduled for last night in Moscow between Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili, and European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, was cancelled. The meeting was supposed to have been hosted by Saeed Jalili at the…

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Monday, 18 June 2012  /  Military

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In an interview with Fars News Agency, Sadeq Zibakalem, a political science lecturer at Tehran University, analyzes the third round of talks in Moscow. When asked why he gave an excellent grade to Jalili and Bakri as Iranian representatives in these talks, Zibakalem said, “In my…

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Monday, 18 June 2012  /  Military

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Javani said that the Moscow talks will affect the solution of the problems between Iran and the 5+1. The expectation is that both sides will clarify the subject of the talks in advance. The Iranian delegation in Moscow must protect the rights of the Iranian people…

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Monday, 18 June 2012  /  Military

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Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, who led last week’s Friday prayers, said ahead of the upcoming nuclear talks in Moscow that Iran will not yield to Western pressure to waive its right to advance its peaceful nuclear program. “The Iranian nation, which has experienced war, pressure and various…

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Monday, 18 June 2012  /  Military

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Speaking at the national young soldiers conference sponsored by the IRGC, Hossein Salami said that Imam Khomeini faced all enemies, including the West and the US with the support of the young people, and made Iran a free country that dominates the international arena. Iran today…

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Monday, 18 June 2012  /  Military

Hugo Chavez said that Iran is helping Venezuela build unmanned drone aircraft as part of military cooperation with Iran and other allies….

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Monday, 18 June 2012  /  Economy

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“Noting that the implementation of the second phase of the targeted subsidies plan is drawing near, officials of unions and associations should refrain from giving any interviews to the media, especially on the increase of prices of goods, in order to prevent disturbing the public opinion.”…

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Monday, 18 June 2012  /  Economy

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Rostam Qasemi said, “In the past and before the oil sanctions against Iran, we warned the countries that they themselves would be harmed by the embargoes and, unfortunately, now the European people are living under pressure… We repeatedly declared that the shortage of Iranian oil on…

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Monday, 18 June 2012  /  Economy

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A member of the Majlis Industry and Mines Committee criticized one of the subsidiaries of Iran’s Oil Ministry that is importing gas pipelines from Germany, adding that this was being despite the fact that a large percentage of Iranian factories that manufactured pipelines have been closed…

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Monday, 18 June 2012  /  Economy

The Japanese parliament approved insuring ships carrying Iranian oil….

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Monday, 18 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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The detainees, arrested last Friday, are members of the Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers’ Organization in Karaj. The circumstances of the arrest are still unknown but those arrested reportedly include women.  …

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Monday, 18 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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Human rights activists expressed concern that the five had been secretly executed. The five prisoners are Abdolrahman Heydari, The Heydari, Jamshid Heydari, Mansour Heydari and Amir Moavi. The reports further reveal that Karoon Prison was placed on special alert and internal security forces were positioned around…

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Monday, 18 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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Last month there were reported confrontations between students and the Culture and Society Division and University IRGC forces arrived following the cancellation of the graduation ceremony due to violation of the Islamic dress code and opposition to music at the university. Following the cancellation of the…

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Monday, 18 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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130 days after the arrest of five Christian converts by security forces and plainclothes police in Shiraz, their condition is still unknown. The five are imprisoned in Adelabad Prison in Shiraz and have not been charged. The five are Ms. Fariba Nazemian and Mr. Homayou, Mojtaba…

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Monday, 18 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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Kurdish student, Diakou Khayat, was arrested by Intelligence Ministry agents in Mahabad after being summoned for questioning. There is no information about his whereabouts or reason for arrest.  …

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Monday, 18 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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Isa Saharkhiz was not released despite having served his prison sentence. The son of the imprisoned journalist published the following on his Facebook page: Although the arrest and sentence was not legal, according to the illegal sentence, my father should have been released from prison yesterday….

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