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Tuesday, 26 June 2012  /  International

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“I congratulate you on your appointment as the president of our friendly and brotherly country, Egypt. While emphasizing expansion of bilateral ties and strengthening of friendship between the two nations, I pray to the Almighty God for your prosperity and success and the honor of the…

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012  /  International

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“The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Armed Forces congratulate the great Egyptian nation on the victory of the first stage of Egypt’s revolution in the era of Islamic Awakening.” The Iranian Armed Forces further described the Egyptian revolution and successful election as God’s grace, and called on…

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012  /  International

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Fars News Agency claimed it had interviewed the newly elected Egyptian President “We should re-establish natural relations with Iran based on common interests of the two countries and development in political coordination and economic cooperation. This will bring strategic balance to the region, and this is…

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012  /  International

Deputy Chairman of Iran’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri, said that the US and Zionist regime took countless measures to sway Egypt’s revolution since it is the biggest and the most important Arab country. He added that that “From the onset of the Islamic…

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012  /  International

Mohammed Salah Jokar, a member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, commented on the election of Mohammed Morsi as President of Egypt. He said that the victory of Islam in Egypt heralds of good things, but from Iran’s perspective, it is sufficient that…

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012  /  International

Expediency Council Chairman, Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, told the new Spanish ambassador, “European countries are making a big mistake by increasing suspicion about Iran on the international stage, and we hope that your country, as a member of the European Union, will take effective steps to…

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012  /  Military

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Ali Baqeri, Secretary of Supreme National Security Council on International and Foreign Affairs, said that on one hand “In the two days of talks in Moscow, EU Foreign Policy and Security Chief Catherine Ashton proposed suspension of the 20% enrichment, shutting down of the Fordo site…

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012  /  Military

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Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said, “The Islamic Revolution has experienced tough times and successfully overcome them all. The Iranian nation under Khamenei’s wise leadership was able to overcome all the threats and challenges.” He added that Iran’s enemy’s pressure on peaceful nuclear energy and economic…

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012  /  Military

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Iranian Army Commander, Amir Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, announced a joint maneuver with the IRGC, to be held in southeastern Iran in the second half of the current Persian year. He said that the coordination and consultations with the General Staff of the Armed Forces have begun….

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012  /  Economy

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Mehr News Agency reported personnel changes at the executive level National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) subsidiaries. The first person deposed was Naji Saadouni, CEO of the Petroleum Engineering and Development Company (PEDEC). He will be replaced by Nader Kurbani, an executive from the National Petrochemical Industries…

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012  /  Economy

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The Deputy Chairman of the Iranian Tourism Organization reported that an agreement has been signed with the largest travel agency in South Korea as part of goal set to bring 7.5 million foreign tourists to Iran by the end of the year. He explained that in…

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012  /  Economy

CEO of Iran Airport Company, Mahmoud Rasoulinejad, announced that construction Terminals 2 and 3 at Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran will be performed by a consortium of foreign companies. He stressed that two companies have expressed willingness to cooperate in this project; one is a…

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012  /  Human Rights

Mahmoud Bakri, a member of the Executive Committee of the Iranian Teachers Association Iran, began serving a nine-and-a-half year sentence in Evin Prison. He was summoned to prison two months ago, but at the request of the school where he taught, his imprisonment was postponed until…

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012  /  Domestic

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Javan News, a newspaper affiliated with the IRGC, has come out against the latest fashion in Iranian women’s clothing, the poncho, and called on the modesty patrols to close businesses and boutiques that sell a variety of ponchos to Iranian woman belonging to “the social class…

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012  /  Domestic

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Jaber Ibn Hayyn, a pharmaceutical company, has laid off more than 90 employees who worked in marketing and production. According to the report, this is one of the largest companies of this type in the Middle East, and the layoffs are the result of reduced production…

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