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Thursday, 21 June 2012  /  International

Ahmadinejad addressed the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development….

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Thursday, 21 June 2012  /  International

Ahmadinejad met both with the UN Secretary General and former Brazilian President Lula da Silva on the sidelines of the Rio+20 Summit….

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Thursday, 21 June 2012  /  International

Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said, “Contrary to what the US, Zionist regime and some Arab countries believe, Syria has passed the stage of security crisis. Tehran believes that reform in some Muslim countries, including Syria, is no exception in the…

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Thursday, 21 June 2012  /  International

Amir Abdollahian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, said that Iran never interferes in Lebanon’s domestic affairs, but supports resistance (Hezbollah) against Israel and its national agenda to thwart Israeli aggression on Lebanon. He rejected the accusation that Iran is willing to encourage the…

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Thursday, 21 June 2012  /  Military

The following are the key points from the press conference held by nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili: Our scientists have been able to enrich uranium themselves - We used our legal rights within the NPT to enrich uranium. …Our scientists were able to enrich uranium themselves. They…

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Thursday, 21 June 2012  /  Military

Mohammad Reza Naqdi said, “Our nation is prepared to prove that 5+1 equals zero, and that no means can pressure Iran… 5+1 is not unknown to us.” They supported the assassinations conducted by the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) and the attempts made by separatist…

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Thursday, 21 June 2012  /  Military

Hossein Naqavi Hosseini, member of the Majlis’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said, “The goal of negotiations in Russia was for the two groups find a common denominator, but it seems that the G5+1 negotiating team is not particularly interested in doing so… the (5+1)…

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Thursday, 21 June 2012  /  Military

In a Kayhan editorial titledm “If the West Reaches an Agreement, It Will Lose,” Mohammad Imani argues that the nuclear talks between Iran and the West are shrouded in mystery. Despite nine years of supervision by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), to an extent unprecedented…

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Thursday, 21 June 2012  /  Military

Russia and Syria denied a Fars News Agency report that Syria would host Russian, Chinese and Iranian military forces for joint exercises….

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Thursday, 21 June 2012  /  Military

Hussein Salami, addressing Basij members, implicitly stated that Iran has actually has never had a single ally in the world. He warned, “Insincere hypocritical and political behavior of some powers that seemingly appear to be inclined towards us is deception and falsehood… These countries are only trying…

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Thursday, 21 June 2012  /  Military

Reza Taqipour, Minister of Information and Communications Technology, said that Iran’s Foreign Ministry has submitted official complaints to the relevant international organizations about recent cyber attacks.  …

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Thursday, 21 June 2012  /  Economy

Mohammad Ali Khatibi said that prior to holding 161stmeeting of the organization, Iran had sent two letters to the OPEC Secretariat. The first letter was to protest imposing sanctions against the country, and the second one was to criticize the efforts of some OPEC members to…

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Thursday, 21 June 2012  /  Economy

Ramezan Oladi, Director of Planning and Development with the National Iranian Petrochemical Company predicted that Iran would become the world’s biggest exporter of energy by 2030. He said, “It is predicted that Europe will be a sheer importer ../../../2012/06/21/of_energy_by_2030._The_US_can_in__8230.css;

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Thursday, 21 June 2012  /  Economy

Deputy Managing Director of the National Iranian Gas Company said that Iran exports 25 million cubic meters of gas each year and that it currently ranks second in the world in terms of gas reserves, following Russia….

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Thursday, 21 June 2012  /  Economy

Jalil Salari, Director of the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC), said the current storage capacity of oil products is equivalent to 50 days forward consumption. He expressed the hope that capacity would increase to 80 days by commissioning new facilities.  …

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Thursday, 21 June 2012  /  Human Rights

Four condemned prisoners were publically executed, in the presence of the Deputy Prosecutor General of Tehran….

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Thursday, 21 June 2012  /  Human Rights

In an editorial titled, “Why all the excitement about executions?” Asr Iran comments on the public execution of four rapists, bringing the victims’ perspective and mass participation into closer focus, as follows: The responsibility for creating social conditions that will prevent crime rests with the government…

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Thursday, 21 June 2012  /  Domestic

The head of Cultural and Societal Affairs in the IRGC commented on the recent actions taken by the internal security forces against what he termed “ugly social phenomena.” He said that the security forces acted with dignity and daring in the fight against immodest and non-Islamic…

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Thursday, 21 June 2012  /  Domestic

Mohammad Reza Bahonar, Secretary General of the Islamic Society of Engineers, announced the 20th meeting of the association this summer, with the participation of all member parties. Decisions will be made about the association’s plans for the future elections. Bahonar referred to the possibility of replacing…

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