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Friday, 29 June 2012  /  International

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Khamenei addressed the closing session of the 29thInternational Koran Competition. Key points: “In the past, whenever there was a social movement in an Islamic state, it was in line with the leftist, Marxist-socialist school of thought. Today, wherever such movements take place, they are in line…

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Friday, 29 June 2012  /  International

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Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi met with the Secretary General of the (Palestinian secular) Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Maher Taher, and said that “The spread of the Islamic Awakening in the region will isolate the occupying force of the Zionist regime more than…

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Friday, 29 June 2012  /  International

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Sports and Youth Affairs Minister, Mohammad Abbasi, responded to rumors that the UK would possibly refrain from issuing tourist visas to Iranians who want to travel to the games. “The UK should take care not to politicize sports, and it should respect the international principles of…

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Friday, 29 June 2012  /  International

At a meeting between Deputy Speaker of the Iranian Majlis, Mohammad-Hassan Aboutorabi Fard, and Vice Chairman of the Iran-China Friendship Association, the Chinese representative emphasized his country’s desire and intent to develop relations with Iran. He added that increased collaboration with Iran is one of the…

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Friday, 29 June 2012  /  International

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Head of Iran’s Red Crescent Society, Abolhasan Faqih, said that “Iran’s Red Crescent Society operates 29 medical centers in different countries and has inaugurated two new medical centers in Bolivia and Tanzania in recent weeks.” He met in Tehran with visiting Red Cross officials. Abolhasan Faqih…

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Friday, 29 June 2012  /  International

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Four months after the Qom Islamic Science Center opened, Fars News is covering the center’s activities that focus on spreading Shiite Islam in southeastern Europe. The center’s website offers information about member activities, religious philosophy and religious culture. Visitors from over 30 different countries in Europe,…

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Friday, 29 June 2012  /  Military

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An article by Iranian journalist, Mosehn Mehadian, who covered the nuclear talks in Moscow: At 3:30 AM on Thursday, I got into a cab on the way to the airport. Once the driver realized that I was traveling to cover the talks in Moscow, he began…

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Friday, 29 June 2012  /  Military

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At a meeting with foreign military attaches in Iran, Amir Ali Hajizadeh, Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force, referred to Western threats and sanctions as part of the policy the West has implemented for the past 33 years. He emphasized that such pressures and threats have…

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Friday, 29 June 2012  /  Military

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Mohammad Pakpour announced that in March 2012, at the start of the new Iranian year, “Enemies set up numerous terrorist rings in southeastern Iran to carry out sabotage and terrorist attacks in Iran’s border cities and center.” According to Pakpour, all four rings were caught and…

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Friday, 29 June 2012  /  Military

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Hamid Fazeli, who participated in the UN-sponsored Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development said that despite the sanctions imposed on Iran for over three decades, the responsible and specialist Iranian scientists have achieved the technical and scientific know-how to design, manufacture and launch various types of research…

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Friday, 29 June 2012  /  Economy

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Vice President for International Affairs, Ali Saeedlou, said that Iran would work to increase the value of its trade transactions with Turkey to USD 30 billion in a short period of time.  …

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Friday, 29 June 2012  /  Economy

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Iran’s regulatory organization reports in its report on the development of the South Pars joint oil field that oil production by Iran in the field has still not reached 35,000 barrels, while Qatar is pumping 450,000 barrels a day, in other words, at least 13 times…

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Friday, 29 June 2012  /  Economy

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VP of Shomal Drilling Company, Behman Ashtari, announced the purchase of three pieces of offshore drilling equipment from China, and the import ../../../css/_five_additional_pieces_of_drilling_equipment_for_the_Persian_Gulf_within_a_year-and-a-half._ __8230_wnmzahsjbdawdmgfnxvueo.css;

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Friday, 29 June 2012  /  Economy

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As a first measure, the number of half-liter bottles of water that are distributed and sold at the previous price of 250 toman (USD 0.20) was reduced by 40%. At the same time, there were numerous reports of mineral water imported from Georgia, provoking surprise among…

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Friday, 29 June 2012  /  Economy

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According to a new decision by milk factories, in order to resolve the problems of rising milk prices, an agreement was reached between the Iran Dairy Industry Society and the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Commerce. According to the agreement, the factories will distribute milk at…

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Friday, 29 June 2012  /  Economy

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Javan (affiliated with the IRGC) ran an editorial titled, “Should We Abstain From Buying Bread or Junk Foreign Goods?!” The editorial questions the logic of the new “wave” on the Internet and social networks, in which people are urged to abstain from buying bread and milk…

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Friday, 29 June 2012  /  Economy

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Iran Khodro CEO, Javad Najmuddin, said that the company’s fourth domestically-built car, Dena, would hit the market by the end of the Iranian calendar year, late March 2013. Dena is a developed version of Samand, the first domestically produced Iranian C class car. He said that…

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Friday, 29 June 2012  /  Economy

Over the past year, Iran exported 80 tons of shrimp to Italy and Spain….

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Friday, 29 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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Just two days after being transferred to the general wing, Madini was returned to Wing 209 after having stayed there for 5 months. No explanation was given for Madini’s return to the infamous Wing 209.  …

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Friday, 29 June 2012  /  Human Rights

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Abdulfatah Soltani’s anemia is worsening and prison authorities are insisting that he be transported to the hospital in handcuffs, something he is adamantly refusing. According to his daughter, security forces are applying heavy pressure on him and his family to publicly refute human rights activists or…

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