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Friday, 3 August 2012  /  International

A Hemayat editorial titled, “Riyadh’s Projection” maintained that despite internal challenges and popular protests against the Al Saud family, Saudi Arabia continues to cause instability in Syria. The Saudi leaders are accused of funding terrorist groups, referring cases to the United Nations and pressuring the Arab…

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Friday, 3 August 2012  /  International

Mohammad Sheykhan, an official in the presidential office’s information and publicity affairs has announced that Iran will be launching an international NAM (Non-Aligned Movement) news agency in Tehran. He said, “Since Iran will chair the NAM summit in the next three years, we have decided to…

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Friday, 3 August 2012  /  International

Head of the Center for Promoting Persian Language and Literature, affiliated with the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization said that about 70 Iranian embassies and cultural offices around the world offer Farsi courses….

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Friday, 3 August 2012  /  International

Seyyed Hoseyn Naqavi-Hoseyni, Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Spokesman, said that “In light of the recent events in Burma, the Islamic Republic of Iran is trying to establish an embassy to seek to help Muslims… The committee is following up on the matter, and…

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Friday, 3 August 2012  /  International

The People’s Support for the Oppressed in Burma Headquarters has launched a Farsi website. An English version of the website will be launched in the next few days. The website will carry daily news from Burma, videos and video reports….

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Friday, 3 August 2012  /  International

Deputy Head of the Marine Environmental Protection Organization, Abdolreza Karbasi, said that the Oil Ministry will soon allocate USD 30 million to control pollution in the Persian Gulf. Karbasi said that the money will be used to buy the equipment necessary for this.  …

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Friday, 3 August 2012  /  International

The managerial board of the Iranian Hemophilia Foundation sent a letter to the head of the International Federation of Hemophiliacs and the President of the World Health Organization warning of the danger of the economic sanctions and their effect on the health of hemophiliacs in Iran….

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Friday, 3 August 2012  /  Human Rights

Abdullah Abbasi serves as head of the office of Mufti Hassan Amini and head of the Koran Studies Council in Kurdistan. Abbasi is being held at the Intelligence Headquarters in Kurdistan Province….

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Friday, 3 August 2012  /  Human Rights

The two women, Jinous Nurani and Rufia Bidaghi, were prohibited from family meetings.  …

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Friday, 3 August 2012  /  Military

Farzad Esma’ili, Commander of Khatam Al-Anbiya Air Defense Base, said that Iran has full control over the trans-regional countries and will monitor all their movements across Iran using domestically-produced equipment. He added that Iran has implemented “comprehensive and homogenous” defense measures across the country. Esma’ili made…

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Friday, 3 August 2012  /  Military

Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said that Iran’s position in the world is such that no country would even think of attacking it. “Iran’s presence in all areas has resulted in enemies’ fear and retreat. ” Today we have a presence in the northern part of the…

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Friday, 3 August 2012  /  Military

General Seyyed Mehdi Farahi said during the unveiling ceremony of the first domestically built subsonic wind tunnel that the Aerospace Agency is planning to design and build “a six-passenger amphibious aircraft capable of being used both on the ground and at sea.” He added that Iran…

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Friday, 3 August 2012  /  Military

Major General Hassan Firuzabadi stated, “This situation can be traced back to the early 1990s, when the US and UK’s reactionary Christian Zionists placed war against Muslims high on their agenda. They hired regional radicals whom they had already trained to fight Communism in Afghanistan. They…

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Friday, 3 August 2012  /  Military

Major General Hasan Firuzabadi, Chairman of Iran’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that ending the Israeli blockade on Gaza by Egypt was “one of the wishes of Muslims.” Firuzabadi was referring to Egypt’s decision to ease restrictions on Palestinians wanting to enter or leave through the…

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Friday, 3 August 2012  /  Economy

Rostam Qassemi stressed that Iran’s oil industry is in good shape irrespective of the sanctions. He added that by the (Iranian) year 1394 (March 2015 - March 2016) one million more barrels of crude oil will be turned into oil products (instead of selling it in…

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Friday, 3 August 2012  /  Economy

Alireza Zeiqami, Managing Director of National Iranian Oil Refining And Distribution Company (NIORDC) stated, “After launching the (Shahid Tondgouyan refinery’s) gasoline production unit, we will save 1.5 to 2 million liters of gasoline per day, and there is no longer any need to import super gasoline…

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Friday, 3 August 2012  /  Economy

First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi said that Iran must seriously move forward to improve export programs and realize the targets this year. Rahimi said Iran must work to enhance level of non-oil exports by adopting encouraging mechanisms. He said that level of non-oil exports is…

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Friday, 3 August 2012  /  Economy

ISNA reported that the foreign currency exchange stock market will start operating in order to balance between official foreign currency rates and free market foreign currency rates, adding that Iran’s Central Bank could invest like other shareholders.  …

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Friday, 3 August 2012  /  Domestic

Dariush Kanbari, a political activist from the Reformist Movement and former Majlis member, said that as the body running the elections, the government must not profit [politically] from the event in any manner whatsoever. As a result, some believe that there is a need to establish…

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Friday, 3 August 2012  /  Domestic

Fatemeh Aliya, Majlis Member for Tehran, said that the faction will discuss human rights issues.  …

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