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Tuesday, 19 June 2012  /  International

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Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi, Vice President of Executive Affairs Hamid Baghaei and Vice President for International Affairs Ali Saeedlou will be accompanying Ahmadinejad. The Iranian President is scheduled to arrive in Bolivia on June 19 to meet with his Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales before attending the…

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012  /  International

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Ali Akbar Velayati who is also the Supreme Leader’s International Affairs Advisor said, “Following the positive developments in the Islamic Awakenings (Arab Spring) in regional countries and particularly the interactions of the regional countries with Iran increased.” Velayati noted that following the tide of Arab uprisings,…

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012  /  International

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Morteza Barari, Secretary of the Commission on Iran’s Scientific Associations said that the commission plans to set up an international union of Persian language and literature. He added that preliminary preparation has been made in cooperation with institutions such as the Academy of Persian Language and…

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012  /  Military

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A Fars News ran an editorial by Mehdi Mohammadi (expert on nuclear issues) headlined, “Which Side Will Lose More If Moscow Talks Fail?” It reads: “Let’s assume that the Moscow negotiations are sure to fail. What will happen then? Clearly, the next thing to happen will…

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012  /  Military

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Ali Larijani said that Iran has provided the 5+1 with various options, and it is rational for them to seize this opportunity. Larijani added, “The world’s radical groups have created problems for Iran’s nuclear effort, and now they can remove such problems themselves.” He noted that…

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012  /  Military

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Ali Saeedlou said, “The results of negotiations in Moscow will be positive, and I am optimistic about that, but only if Iran’s red line which is 20% enrichment is recognized.” Member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, Mohammad Esmayeel Kosari, said “If the…

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012  /  Military

“Informed sources” maintained that the Iranian, Russian, Chinese and Syrian armies are due to stage joint amphibious exercises along the Syrian coast in coming weeks. According to the same source, ground, air and sea forces as well as air defense and missile units of the four…

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012  /  Military

Gholam Reza Jalali said that the Director of the Passive Defense Organization has said that Iranian experts are preparing a strategic cyber defense plan to counter cyber attacks. “In the previous (Iranian calendar) year (ended on March 19), Iran’s cyber command was established, and formulation of…

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012  /  Economy

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Managing Director Akbari of the Shahid Rejai Institute, which is affiliated with Khatam al-Anbiya Construction Headquarters, said at the opening ceremony of the project to develop oil reserves in Ahvaz, that Ahmadinejad’s term as president allowed for a broader base for partnership and participation of Khatam…

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012  /  Economy

Hossein Asrar Haqiqi, co-founder and official spokesman for the Iranian Business Council in Dubai said, “Iranian businessmen are facing some Iranophobia, even though they might not be involved at all in any sort of export or import or have any link with the government or even…

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012  /  Economy

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Mohsen Khojasteh, Deputy Oil Minister for Planning and Supervision on Hydrocarbon Resources, said that “The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) will join the group of LNG exporters next year by exporting its first LNG cargo.”  …

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012  /  Human Rights

Human rights activists are reporting deterioration in the health of Narges Mohammadi, Deputy Head of Iran’s Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC), who is imprisoned in Zanjan. Due to her extremely poor physical condition, Mohammadi fell, severely injuring her face and was transferred to a hospital….

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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The drivers are working for Iran’s largest cement factory located in a Tehran factory complex. They are refusing to load the trucks. The strike took place under the strict supervision of the internal security forces.  …

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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ILNA reports that a petition signed by 10,000 workers from a wide range of factories has been forwarded to both the Majlis and the government. Free Iranian Workers Syndicate organized the petition and collected the signatures. Addressing Abdolreza Sheikoleslami, the Minister of Cooperatives, Employment and Social…

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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Families of victims of the 2009 crackdown on post-election protests gathered at gravesites on June 15 to mark the third anniversary of their passing. Under strict security measures, the families of Neda Agha Soltan, Sohrab Aarabi, Ashkan Sohrabi and many others commemorated the death of the…

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012  /  Domestic

Chairman of the Expediency Discernment Council of the regime said at a meeting with cultural activists in Tehran that “Cultural issues, including the issue of the hijab, must have clear and concrete characteristics so that personal styles of management does not affect these matters. According to…

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012  /  Domestic

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Head of the Social Affairs Division in the Tehran Police, Bahman Kargar, referred to satellite and Internet as a serious threat, claiming that Iran’s enemies plan on using them to control Iranian families’ free time. According to Kargar, failure to properly manage this matter will result…

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012  /  Domestic

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President Ahmadinejad appointed Hojatoleslam Mir Tajjedini as Head of Religious Leaders Affairs in the President’s office. Tajjedini also remains in his position as Vice President of Parliamentary Affairs.  …

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