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Monday, 25 June 2012  /  International

Upon his return to Iran, Ahmadinejad said, “The goals of the Iranian nation following 1979, the year marking the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, are today issues being demanded by other nations with wider scope globally… Today, nations and the elites in various countries, including Brazil,…

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Monday, 25 June 2012  /  International

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Ahmadinejad said in a press conference with Brazilian and international media, “The West is against progress in Iran and its contention that Iran is seeking nuclear weapons is (only) a pretext to put pressure on Iran and prevent the Iranian nation’s … We believe that nuclear…

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Monday, 25 June 2012  /  International

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Ali Akbar Veleyati said that Iran is optimistic about the upcoming expert-level talks between Iran and G5+1 in Istanbul. He added that the Iranian team in Moscow, Baghdad and Istanbul explicitly defined Iran’s stances on peaceful nuclear energy, underlining that Iran’s activities are based on the…

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Monday, 25 June 2012  /  International

Iran’s Ambassador to Qatar, Abdullah Sohrabi, has announced that a delegation of young adults from Qatar will be traveling to Iran to hold discussions and exchange ideas about the Islamic Awakening in the region….

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Monday, 25 June 2012  /  Military

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Acting IRGC commander, Hussein Salami, in an interview to the Iranian Broadcasting Authority marking IRGC Day: The IRGC has penetrated the enemy’s mindset; nuclear talks are a conflict between the West and Islam; we are ready to sacrifice our lives in order to defend Islam –…

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Monday, 25 June 2012  /  Military

In an in-depth interview with Fars News to mark IRGC Day, Mostafa Izadi emphasized, “Our strategy is one of threats against threats. If the enemy imposes an oil embargo on us, we can create another threat to counter that one by exploiting our own capabilities.” He…

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Monday, 25 June 2012  /  Military

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Former IRGC Commander and Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council, Mohsen Rezaei, stated in his speech at the IRGC-Day Majlis plenum that Iran has no intention of deploying military forces in the region, but that it does intend to plan and formulate strategies beyond its geographical territory….

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Monday, 25 June 2012  /  Military

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Heidar Moslehi has said that “Based on information we have obtained, the US and the Zionist regime along with the MI6 (British external intelligence service) planned to launch a massive cyber attack against Iran’s facilities following the meeting between Iran and the P5+1 in Moscow.” …They…

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Monday, 25 June 2012  /  Economy

Yadollah Javani, Advisor to the Supreme Leader’s Representative in the IRGC, spoke about IRGC operations in Iran’s economic sector, and said that the IRGC’s activities in this sector have neutralized the enemies’ conspiracies and that the IRGC has in effect replaced big foreign companies in large…

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Monday, 25 June 2012  /  Economy

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Fars cites reports by Reuters that Japan’s Mitsubishi has renewed its contract to import oil from Iran, but intends to comply with US sanctions and reduce the volume of oil it imports from Iran.  …

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Monday, 25 June 2012  /  Economy

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The Indian Minister of Food has announced that ifIran were to request, India could export 3 million tons of grain toIran and thus pay off a part of its oil debts to Iran.  …

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Monday, 25 June 2012  /  Economy

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According to official figures released by the Central Bank of Iran, the price of eggs rose 10.1% in the past week, and a tray of eggs is being sold for USD 3-4. Notably, the Ministry of Trade and Industry fixed the price of a kilo of…

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Monday, 25 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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In the past month there has been a new wave of arrests of young Iranians active on the Internet, and this wave has also reached the provinces and towns in Iran. According to the reports, at least twenty young people have been arrested to date in…

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Monday, 25 June 2012  /  Human Rights

At least fifteen citizens were arrested at protests over the weekend in the city of Ahvaz, where most residents belong to the Arab Sunni minority. The demonstrations followed the execution of four Iranian-Arab prisoners in the city. According to the reports, the execution prompted widespread protest…

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Monday, 25 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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Judge Salavati, who presides over the trials of most of the political prisoners inIran, physically attacked a political prisoner brought before him. According to a report by a human rights activist, the judge kicked Ali Qashqaie, a prisoner confined to wing350 inEvin Prison, in the stomach….

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Monday, 25 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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363 people arrested during large-scale operation by security forces, to increase public safety levels in city of Mashhad….

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Monday, 25 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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Two weeks after arrest of Amir Zargarnjad, a left-wing activist from Tabriz, there is still no information about his physical condition or the charges against him.  …

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Monday, 25 June 2012  /  Human Rights

Ten days after the imprisonment of a group of human rights activists in the city of Karaj, six of them have still not been allowed to see either their families or lawyers.  …

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Monday, 25 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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Keyvan Rahiman, a member of the Baha’i minority and lecturer at the Baha’i University, has been sentenced to five years in prison and has been fined.  …

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Monday, 25 June 2012  /  Domestic

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Asriran‘s editorial appeals to “Our President, Doctor Ahmadinejad,” who participated in the Rio+20 summit inBrazil and suggested seven ways to heal the world in his speech. This is not the first time in the past seven years that our President has suggested different ways to fix…

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