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Wednesday, 27 June 2012  /  International

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Mohammad Reza Rahimi said while addressing International Day of Drug Abuse ceremony, “The (Talmud) book teaches them how to destroy non-Jews so as to protect an embryo in the womb of a Jewish mother… The Zionists play a key role in the production and trafficking of…

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012  /  International

Fars said it had asked Morsi whether, if elected, his first state visit would be to Riyadh, to which he replied, “I didn’t say such a thing and until now my first international visits following my victory in the elections have not been determined.” Fars had…

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012  /  International

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The Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs said that Ahmadinejad’s invitation will be submitted to Saudi King Abdullah to take part in Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran. He refuted news about Iran’s decision not to invite King Abdullah to the summit. The Deputy…

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012  /  International

Ali Akbar Salehi arrived in Larnaca on June 26 to invite Demetris Christofias to the upcoming NAM heads-of-state summit in Tehran late this summer. From Cyprus, the Foreign Minister left for Astana to lead the Iranian delegation in the Iran-Kazakhstan 12th joint economic cooperation commission meeting on June…

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012  /  International

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This coming Thursday, Syrian President Bashar Assad will give an interview to the program “Faraso” on Channel 4 of Iranian Television. He is expected to talk about the events in Syria, future developments in the Middle East and more. In the hour-long interview, Assad will answer…

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012  /  Military

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Brigadier General Mohsen Darehbaghi, Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) Deputy Commander, has said that the IRIAF has made great achievements in the air defense and significant breakthroughs in production and renovation of fighter jets, missiles and ammunition. He added that the IRIAF is fully…

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012  /  Military

Deputy Navy Commander Mahmud Mousavi has said that Iranian Navy foiled an attempt by pirates to hijack an Iranian merchant ship in the Red Sea. He said that when the merchant ship came under attack by four speed boats, Iranian commandoes engaged the pirates.  Earlier this…

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012  /  Military

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State-run English language Press TV quotes a fardanews.com report alleging an “autonomous Kurdistan region” in northern Iraq, run by Massoud Barzani, has turned into a safe haven for Mossad spies to conduct their terrorist operations against Iranian nuclear scientists. The Mossad “has apparently even set up…

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012  /  Economy

Ali Akbar Salehi played down the start of the EU oil and banking embargos on Iran starting July 1. He said, “We are accustomed to sanctions, and this is nothing new… Confrontation serves no one’s interests… We see no reason (for the other side) to move…

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012  /  Economy

Qasemi said hydrocarbons will remain the main source of energy in the coming decades, and despite the efforts of industrial countries to find alternative energies, it will remain the cheapest source of energy in the coming decades. He said that Middle Eastern countries sit atop 50%…

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012  /  Economy

Fars News quotes a Reuters report that the Indian government is approving the purchase of Iranian oil by Indian refineries pursuant to shipping and insurance being borne by the Iranian companies and Iranian oil tankers, thereby allowing Iran to continue exporting oil to India and bypassing…

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012  /  Economy

Iran is participating in the 14th International Oil and Gas Exhibition of Russia from June 25-29. 1,000 companies from 40 different countries are displaying their latest technological achievements in oil and gas industries in the event. Iran’s Oil Ministry brought a delegation comprising of National Iranian…

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012  /  Economy

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Speaking about the price increases has become quite routine. The papers write about it, websites address the issue and Islamic scholars criticize it. Majlis members make speeches; government figures continue to claim that the situation is good, and in the end, what changes from hour to…

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012  /  Human Rights

Human rights activists in Iran expressed concern for the life of Hushang Rezaei, a political prisoner who was sentenced to death and who disappeared from his cell and was transferred to unknown location. Rezaei was charged with terrorist activities for collaboration with the Kurdish Kumala party….

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012  /  Human Rights

Imprisoned journalist Bahman Ahmadi Amou’I who was suddenly transferred from Evin Prison to the Political Prisoner wing at Rajaï Shahr Prison was suddenly placed in solitary confinement at Rajaï Shahr Prison. According to reports, the conditions of solitary confinement at the prison are even worse than…

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012  /  Human Rights

Mehdi Mahmoudian and Zanyar Moradi were taken to hospital on Monday to receive medical treatment. Zanyar was returned to prison at the end of the medical examinations. Mahmoudian, a member of the Participation Front, who suffers from heart disease, was hospitalized….

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012  /  Human Rights

48 Khavar textile workers launched a strike against delay of payment of salaries for 11 months. The workers protested in front of the Gilan Province administration….

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012  /  Human Rights

Internal security forces in Hamedan Province arrested an Internet activist on charges of creating a webpage with content that harms the holy values of Islam and that was designed to incite public opinion.  …

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012  /  Domestic

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The media whirlwind in recent weeks surrounding the head of the Expediency Council, along with his recent statements, certainly makes it appear that Hashemi Rafsanjani is seriously planning to return to the political scene while silencing his inflammatory positions.  This comeback is apparently scheduled to begin…

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012  /  Domestic

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Although the most sensational figure in the government and head of the President’s office has stayed out of the media limelight in recent months, he is generally considered a permanent fixture on the President’s trips overseas. In Ahmadinejad’s last two trips to China and three Latin…

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