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Wednesday, 20 June 2012  /  International

Ahmadinejad said, “The long age of colonial exploitation is the result of the attitudes and actions of greedy governments and states that want to stop others from developing and exercising freedom.” He described Iran and Bolivia as “two sovereign and independent countries with very old civilizations…

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012  /  International

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Reza Taqipour said, “Iran is eager to leverage the experiences of other countries” to boost and bolster its communication performance. He added that Iranian officials are slated to hold several bilateral meetings with a number of regional countries in a bid to lay the groundwork for…

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012  /  International

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012  /  Military

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Saeed Jalili has described Moscow nuclear talks as “more serious, more real and going beyond a simple expression of stances.” He said that the Iranian team “explicitly and clearly expressed Iran’s view that uranium enrichment at all levels for peaceful purposes is an inalienable right.” Jalili…

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012  /  Military

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In an editorial titled, “Fear of the Mostafas,” Kayhan quotes a tale by one of Iran’s greatest authors and poets, Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī (known simply as Rumi or Mawlana) to taunt the West. He tells a simple philosophical story about an elephant in a dark…

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012  /  Military

The satirical column in Kayhan noted that the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretzreported that the US and three European countries involved in the 5 +1 talks in Moscow are presenting their positions and proposals to the Zionist regime. It is a disgrace that Obama, Merkel, Hollande and Cameron,…

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012  /  Military

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Majlis NSFPC Members: Iran has achieved nuclear technology through bypassing sanctions; if the talks yield no specific result, they won’t be continued Iran has achieved nuclear technology by bypassing sanctions – Hassan Asafari, a member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee said that Iran…

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012  /  Economy

Seyed Mohammad Karimi, head of Iran’s insurance regulator, has announced that Iranian insurance companies will provide coverage for foreign oil tankers after an EU ban on coverage takes effect on July 1. “When international insurance companies began refusing to insure ships carrying Iranian oil, domestic companies formed…

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012  /  Economy

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Bank Tejarat sues the European Union over an asset freeze was imposed on the state-owned Iranian bank.  …

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012  /  Economy

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The Governor General of Yazd province, Mohammad Reza Fallahzadeh, said that the marine fiber project of Pishgaman Cooperatives Group was implemented as the first national project in free waters through USD 50 million in domestic funding,” when addressing the ceremony to launch the project. Pishgaman Group…

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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Authorities at Rajaee Shahr Prison in Karaj did permit political prisoner Bahman Ahmadi Amoui to meet his family who came from Tehran especially to see him. Bahman is one of the journalists arrested during the post-election events, and was sentenced to seven years and four months…

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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Three political prisoners from Iran’s Ahwazi Arab minority, Jamshid Heidari, Taha Heidari and Abdul Rahman Heidari were transferred from Karon prison in Ahwaz to an unknown location and executed in secret. The three are brothers. There is currently no information on the status of two other…

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012  /  Human Rights

Fouad Ahmadinejad, a member of the Kurdish minority, was sentenced to six months in prison by a Revolutionary Court on charges of propaganda against the regime and collaborating with an opposition party.  …

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012  /  Domestic

At the Friday prayers in Qom, Mohammad-Hussein Saffar-Harandi said, “If we want to follow the path of the martyrs, we must obey the Faqih Velayat-e (Guardian Jurist or Supreme Leader). Religious scholars and the religious establishment were the conscience of the martyrs. Someone who, for any…

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012  /  Domestic

A member of the Executives of the Construction of Iran (“Kargozaran”) party, Morteza Sajadyan, responded to comments made by Mohammad Khatami and Abdullah Nouri regarding the activities of the reformist camp and how they would participate in the upcoming presidential election. He said that under the…

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012  /  Domestic

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Cyber Police Chief in Hormozgan province, Ali Akbar Karaeipour, said that over the past two months, 444 Iranian and 177 foreign websites were monitored. A decision was made to block of 41 Iranian and 19 foreign websites. He also announced the arrest of seven people for…

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