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Thursday, 26 July 2012  /  International

Ali Akbar Salehi, Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, expressed confidence that the government, people and army of Syria would successfully overcome current conditions, maintain national unity and come out of the current crisis stronger. According to Salehi, Syria will even be able to strengthen its standing…

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Thursday, 26 July 2012  /  International

Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has repeated Tehran’s readiness to host talks between the Syrian government and opposition parties. “The Syrian conflict must be solved through negotiations. Moreover, sabotage and terror as well as slaughter of people must be brought to an end… We call on…

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Thursday, 26 July 2012  /  International

Iranian students voiced opposition to the government’s decision to invite Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to a summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Tehran in August. In an open letter to the people of Bahrain on the policy-making council of the Students’ Basij…

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Thursday, 26 July 2012  /  International

Abdolreza Karbasi, Deputy Head of the Organization for Marine Affairs, said that the aircraft taking off from aircraft carriers consume far more fuel, thus causing pollution in the Persian Gulf. The US Navy has added another aircraft carrier to its fleet in Bahrain. Karbasi added that…

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Thursday, 26 July 2012  /  International

Chairman of the Expediency Council, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, said in a meeting with Palestine’s Ambassador to Iran that dialogue and understanding are rational ways of resolving differences among the Palestinian groups, adding that Iran has always supported unity among the Palestinians and is keen on promoting…

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Thursday, 26 July 2012  /  International

Siamak Mareh Sedq said, “I think we will soon witness the collapse of the Zionist regime (Israel) from the inside… The structure of the Zionist regime is an inhuman structure, and therefore the relations that are defined in this structure are not humane. It is only…

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Thursday, 26 July 2012  /  International

According to Fars News Agency, “The number of Israeli settlers who stage self-immolation is on the increase, to let the world know of the Zionist regime’s cruelty and injustice, even against its own so-called citizens who have been brought to occupied Palestine to live in the…

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Thursday, 26 July 2012  /  Military

Ali Baqeri, Deputy to Saeed Jalili (Iranian chief representative in the talks), Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), and Helga Schmid, Deputy to Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, concluded (July 24) their “expert level” meeting in Istanbul. The…

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Thursday, 26 July 2012  /  Military

A senior official of the General Staff of the Armed Forces’ Cyber Command commented on reports that the US might serve as a base for cyber attacks against Iran’s nuclear facilities, saying that US leaders must prevent such hostile statements, otherwise they will have to pay…

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Thursday, 26 July 2012  /  Military

Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi rejected the reports regarding the presence of Iranian military forces in Syria, describing it as foreign media propaganda to cover up the presence of foreign terrorists in Syria. The Syrian government and military are capable of withstanding the terrorists very…

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Thursday, 26 July 2012  /  Military

Navy Commander, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, said that the Navy has all of the abilities and resources needed on and beneath the surface of the sea – pilots, missiles and special operations forces – to establish security throughout the region. The presence of believing sailors, who…

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Thursday, 26 July 2012  /  Economy

Shamseddin Husseini said that in the meeting, the officials examined Iran’s economic status and government officials were briefed on the market situation. “Both sides called for adoption of measures to economize on the spending envisaged in the budget plan and take into account the guidelines of…

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Thursday, 26 July 2012  /  Economy

After a closed meeting of the Majlis, Speaker Ali Larijani held a press conference and announced that the meeting had decided to establish a joint headquarters, where the three branches of government will work together to solve Iran’s economic problems. The staff has already begun its…

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Thursday, 26 July 2012  /  Economy

Salman Zarbi, Managing Director of the Iranian Marine Industrial Company (SADRA), said that the first of four oil tankers being built by Iran for the Venezuelan state oil company entered the waters of the Persian Gulf on July 24. The Aframax-category tanker, capable of carrying 113,000…

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Thursday, 26 July 2012  /  Economy

Arsalan Fathipour, Head the Majlis Economic Committee, announced three official rates of exchange for the US dollar. According to the new regulations, the rate of IRR 12,260 to the dollar offered by the banks will now only be available for “the import of basic goods.” Exchange…

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Thursday, 26 July 2012  /  Human Rights

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The Revolutionary Court in Tarbiz sentenced Daoud Shiri, an environmental activist who protested against drying Lake Orumiyeh, to four months imprisonment on charges of unlawful assembly.  …

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Thursday, 26 July 2012  /  Human Rights

Dr. Mohammad Poursifi has been sentenced to five and half years in prison on charges of unlawful assembly with intent to harm national security and belonging to an illegal association. He is a member of Association of Human Rights Activists in Iran. Moreover, two out of…

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Thursday, 26 July 2012  /  Human Rights

The strike by truck drivers in the Khazar cement plant has resulted in a 10-day stoppage of production in the plant. The factory, located in Gilan Province, was forced to stop producing cement after the drivers declared a strike due to what they referred to as…

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Thursday, 26 July 2012  /  Human Rights

The layoffs were attributed to the declining number of orders received by the plant in recent months as well as a downsizing of factory operations.  …

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Thursday, 26 July 2012  /  Domestic

According to an Etemaad report, thisacademic year will see implementation of the gender separation program in Tehran University’s technical faculty, reading and study halls, university cafes and restaurants, as part of the gender separation program at the college….

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