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Monday, 6 August 2012  /  International

Ali Larijani in his opening speech in the Majlis plenum referred to the possibility of Western military intervention and warned, “This fire they are igniting in Damascus will consume the terrified Zionists in its flames.” He said that the Zionists have recently been making pronouncements aboutIranand…

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Monday, 6 August 2012  /  International

According to the Foreign Ministry, the allegations that the 48 pilgrims kidnapped in Syria are members of the Iranian armed forces lack any justification. These reports in the Arab media are due to irresponsibility on the part of the media. In two separate telephone conversations with…

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Monday, 6 August 2012  /  International

Iranian Ambassador to Damascus, Mohammad Reza Raouf Sheibani, attended a ceremony during which the aid package of 15 ambulances, hospital equipment and medicine worth USD 1.5 million was delivered to the Syrian Minister of Health.  …

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Monday, 6 August 2012  /  International

Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, Secretary of the Guardian Council,  said that “The economic crisis is, is in fact, a war waged by the enemy against Iran after its defeat in previous confrontations… This is not a normal issue we can easily ignore. This wave is short-lived and…

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Monday, 6 August 2012  /  International

Keyhan‘s satirical column: Obama has said he will not allowIran to block theStrait of Hormuz. IfIran does block theStrait of Hormuz, what on earth can Obama do?! Several European countries have complained to Obama that if Iran were to do this, the gas and oil export…

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Monday, 6 August 2012  /  Military

Tehran Vision of the Islamic Republic of Iran Network 1 aired a special program, “Terror Club,” that contained the “confessions” of the members of a “terrorist group” arrested in connection with the killings of Iranian nuclear scientists, Mas’ud Ali Mohammadi, Majid Shahriari, Dariush Reza’inezhad and Mostafa…

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Monday, 6 August 2012  /  Military

At a press conference marking the launch of the Mark 4 Fateh 100 [conqueror] missile, Ahmad Vahidi referred to the anti-Iranian statements by senior Israeli officials and said, “Senior officials in the Zionist regime are making various statements in order to manage the crisis in the…

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Monday, 6 August 2012  /  Military

Ahmad Vahidi added, “Syria has a strong army and enjoys the support of its people. The Syrians are very capable of dealing with the adventure foreigners have created in their country… The Syrian government has not made such a request (to send the Iranian military)… It…

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Monday, 6 August 2012  /  Military

Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said that a new formation within the Basij (IRGC volunteer arm) known as Salehin Circles is a way for all-out confrontation with Iran’s enemies. “One of the main strategies for confronting the soft war of the enemy in cultural, political and…

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Monday, 6 August 2012  /  Economy

Hassan Khosrojerdi, Head of the Iranian Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals Exporters Union, said that Iran plans to establish three consortia with participation of domestic private companies in its efforts to evade the Western countries’ sanctions over Iran’s oil exports. Khosrojerdi added that the first consortium includes…

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Monday, 6 August 2012  /  Economy

According to the Director General of the Economy in the Central Bank of Iran, Abolfazl Akrami, inflation in the twelve-month period ended in June 2012 stood at 22.4%. Akrami also announced that the plan to knock four zeroes off the national currency has now been dropped….

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Monday, 6 August 2012  /  Economy

The Mahshahr Governor said there has been no interruption in the plant’s activities, adding that the fire started because of a gas leak in a feeding line. Bandar-e Emam is one of the biggest Petrochemical Plant in Iran….

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Monday, 6 August 2012  /  Economy

The exhibition will take place in Tehran in September and will be attended by many companies from Iran and abroad. According to the Head of Marketing at the National Center for Iranian Carpets, 60 countries have been invited to the exhibition.  …

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Monday, 6 August 2012  /  Human Rights

According to reports, there have been 101 appeals for pardons over the same period in the province, 27 of them related to criminal offenses and the remainder to drug-related offenses. Only 16 pardons have been granted….

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Monday, 6 August 2012  /  Human Rights

Following the arrest last week of ten Baha’i members in Yadz and Isfahan, the arrests of members of the community are continuing. According to reports, Tahere Rezaei from Shahin-Shahr, Khosro Deghani from Vilashahr and Naqmeh Farabi from Najafabad have been arrested over the past few days….

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Monday, 6 August 2012  /  Human Rights

Ahmed Muradi was questioned following his intended publication of a statement in support of the hunger strike by the political prisoner Mohammad Sadigh Kaboudvand.  …

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Monday, 6 August 2012  /  Human Rights

National religious activist Mahdi Fakhrzade was arrested by security forces at his home in Tehran. Four Intelligence Ministry agents came to his home and took him to Evin Prison. There is still no information on the reason for his arrest, and since his arrest several days…

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Monday, 6 August 2012  /  Human Rights

Moris Bagheri has been questioned several times for criticizing the economic situation in Iran, the nuclear talks and other reasons.  …

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Monday, 6 August 2012  /  Domestic

The bill aims to prevent favoritism and nepotism in government employment. One of those initiating the proposal, Moyed Hosseini, claims that many young people are depressed and feel despair because of unemployment. According to Hosseini, the offices of Majlis members are full of applicants seeking work….

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Monday, 6 August 2012  /  Domestic

The Director of the Ministry of Education in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, Habib Nikkhoo, has called the anti-cultural drawings and images printed on writing implements and backpacks a hostile cultural onslaught posing a grave threat to Iranian students. He said that such images have highly negative…

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