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Tuesday, 24 July 2012  /  International

The Iranian President extended his congratulations to all Muslim governments and nations on the start of the holy month of Ramadan. Ahmadinejad congratulated the heads of Islamic countries and the Secretary General of Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC). He expressed hope that in the holy…

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012  /  International

Ali Larijani said, “The behavior of western countries towards Syria screams, ‘we have reached the era of modern barbarism’.” Larijani added that such behavior demonstrates that they believe in good and bad terrorism and that from the Westerners’ point of view, if terrorism is used against…

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012  /  International

Vice Chairman of the Majlis Energy Committee, Nasser Sudani, said that “The US, NATO and Zionist regime are trying to start a bloody war in Syria. If that happens, the ashes of war will also cover the occupied territories (Israel)… If a war breaks out in…

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012  /  International

Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi and his Syrian counterpart General Fahd Jassem al-Freij discussed in a telephone conversation the latest developments in Syria. Vahidi described the attempts to weaken the Syrian army as treason that only serves the Zionist regime (Israel). He expressed his condolences…

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012  /  International

Tehran’s provisional Friday prayers leader, Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, said that “The slogan ‘Down with the US’ should be chanted as long as the US has an arrogant nature… If the US leaves satanic moves some day and stops being the Great Satan, our authorities will adopt…

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012  /  International

Seyyed Hossein Naqavi, Hosseini Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee (NSFPC) Spokesman, said that “When Saudi Arabia denies visas to the Iranian investigators, it actually proves Iran’s claim regarding the political nature of the executions.” Naqavi Hosseini emphasized that it was necessary for Saudi authorities…

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012  /  Military

Hojjatoleslam Heydar Moslehi said that at a ceremony to commemorate the first anniversary of Darioush Rezaeinejad’s death, “After reconstructing the scene of the assassination, we were certain that those who were arrested had a hand in this assassination and carried out their activities with the support…

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012  /  Military

Iranian DataCoders Security Team said the attack was carried out on the anniversary of the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Darioush Rezaeinejad. As part of the attack, 220 Israeli websites, particularly those belonging to Israeli government companies were hacked. According to Press TV, the goal of…

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012  /  Military

Seyyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini, Spokesman for the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said that “Mr. Vahidi (Defense Minister) pointed to Iran’s achievements in developing the S-300 (surface-to-air missiles)… After Russia refused to provide Iran with those missiles, the Ministry of Defense took action to…

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012  /  Military

The agreement was signed between Ali Hakim-Javadi, Head of the Information Technology Organization, and Brigadier General Jalali, Head of the Passive Defense Organization. Jalali was quoted as saying, “The cyber world is a new world and integration will help us maximize use of existing resources to…

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012  /  Military

Mohammad Javad Kolivand said, “These warships are not able to counter the IRGC and the army’s navies… In case of the smallest mistake by the Americans or any other country working against Iran’s interests, we will send the US warships down to the deep waters of…

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012  /  Economy

Gholamreza Mesbahi-Moqaddam, head of the Majlis Planning and Budget Committee, explained that during the meetings, strategies on how to tackle high prices were presented to the government, and the government identified work (to be done) in this regard.” He said that feed for animal husbandry and…

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012  /  Economy

Seyed Mohammad Hossein Mir-Mohammadi, member of the Majlis Economic Committee, said that “Foreign oil tankers can also receive insurance coverage from Iranian companies.” He reiterated that Iranian insurance companies can now offer their services at the international level and can provide insurance coverage for foreign vessels….

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012  /  Economy

According to sources in Pakistan, an agreement has been reached between Iran and Pakistan on the exchange of wheat for chemical fertilizers. According to the agreement, reached on a visit by a senior Pakistani mission to Tehran, Iran has agreed to import ../../../2012/07/24/one_million_tons_of__8230.css;

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012  /  Economy

Despite the anti-Iranian sanctions, the Turkish company Turang Transit plans to participate in the construction of the pipeline to transfer gas fromIran toEurope. The project is due to begin next year and will be completed by 2016, at a total cost of EUR 12 billion.  …

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012  /  Human Rights

A Tehran court sentenced a young 22-year-old to have his hand amputated in accordance with Islamic Law requiring “an eye for an eye.”  …

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012  /  Human Rights

Ahmad Shariat, the pro-government blogger who runs the site Nedaee az daroon,  was arrested and is in prison, unable to pay USD 80,000 bail.  …

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012  /  Domestic

Vice President for Implementation of the Constitution, Mohammad Reza Mirtajeddini, said that “There is no doubt that the executive branch of the government is responsible for ensuring elections are held.” Mirtajeddini’s statement, which came after certain attempts were made to change the management of elections further…

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012  /  Domestic

Hamidreza Moghaddamfar said that only those reformists who did not take part in the “2009 sedition” (post-June 2009 protest) can participate in the coming presidential elections  (2013). He referred to Mohammad Khatami, the former president and top reformist figure as the “leader” of an ultra-reformist group….

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012  /  Domestic

The majority of council members voted for Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati to retain the post. He has served as chairman since 1992. Mohammadreza Alizadeh was also elected as Deputy Council Chairman, while Abbas Ali Kadkhodaii was elected as Council Spokesman.  …

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