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Tuesday, 7 August 2012  /  International

Abbas Ali Mansouri, a member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said that “Only the Zionists (Israelis) are happy when Rafah (Crossing) is closed. Therefore accusing Iran of involvement in the terrorist event is ridiculous.” He reiterated that Zionists are angry that the…

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Tuesday, 7 August 2012  /  International

Hussein Amir-Abdollahian, Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, said that a message regarding the 48 Iranian pilgrims abducted in Syria has been sent to the US through the Swiss Embassy in Tehran, which represents US interests in Iran. Amir-Abdollahian said, “Due to America’s open…

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Tuesday, 7 August 2012  /  International

Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, Saeed Jalili, said following his meeting with Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri that Hezbollah would benefit from the current Islamic Awakening in the region. “One of the blessings to the resistance (Hezbollah) was the Islamic Awakening in the regional…

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Tuesday, 7 August 2012  /  International

Hussein Amir Abdollahian, Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, met with the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, to discuss the Syrian crisis within the framework of the peace plan presented by the UN-Arab League Special Envoy who recently resigned. Iran is to host…

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Tuesday, 7 August 2012  /  International

Ardeshir Amir-Arjomand, Spokesperson for the Coordination Council of the Green Path of Hope and former legal advisor to Mir Hussein Mousavi, described Iran’s alliance with Syrian dictator Bashar Assad as a “grave strategic mistake,” which has harmed both Iran’s national interests and the regional struggle against…

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Tuesday, 7 August 2012  /  Military

Ahmad Vahidi said, “The fourth generation of the Fateh 110 missile, with a range of more than 300 kilometers, was successfully tested by the Aerospace Organization of the Defense Ministry.” He added that with this new generation of missiles, the Iranian armed forces can destroy both…

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Tuesday, 7 August 2012  /  Military

War against enemy’s cultural attack is the most important war – Yesterday, the enemy came to battle with weapons, and today its entire body trembles before the sacrifice of the martyrs that it cannot confront us despite its many weapons. The panic etched into the enemy’s…

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Tuesday, 7 August 2012  /  Military

Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said, “Iran is the greatest guard and protector of security in the Persian Gulf,” downplaying the US announcement concerning its imminent war-games in the regional waters in the Persian Gulf as unimportant. “Iran has seen so many similar stances of the US…

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Tuesday, 7 August 2012  /  Economy

Basij Commander, Mohammad Reza Naqdi said that the enemy recently launched an economic war that is designed to complement the cultural war. Use of local products is critical in fighting on the economic front. Why do we need to import 64 billion, a large percentage of…

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Tuesday, 7 August 2012  /  Economy

Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, Chairman of the Expediency Discernment Council, said in a meeting with a group of religious scholars and clerics as well as Majlis representatives, that our performance and policies have led us to a “resistive economy,” and we must properly define this new method…

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Tuesday, 7 August 2012  /  Economy

An editorial in Donya-ye Eqtesad by Morteza Kazemi, a Ph.d. student of economics titled, “The Anti-Sanctions Measures” argued that the role of the government in setting prices has expanded in recent months due to “Iran’s special situation and condition.” He said, “One of the most important…

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Tuesday, 7 August 2012  /  Economy

At a gathering of community Imams inQomProvince, Majlis representative Mohammad-Reza Ashtiani said, “Historically,Iran has never had to deal with such extensive and unprecedented sanctions. Our enemies know that Iran’s life depends on oil, and they want to discourage the public by boycotting Iranian oil. Our enemies…

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Tuesday, 7 August 2012  /  Human Rights

Blogger Mohammad Hassan Roozitaleb has reportedly been sentenced to four months in prison after insulting the heads of the legislative and judicial authorities, the Larijani brothers, referring to them as the Brothers Dictatorship….

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Tuesday, 7 August 2012  /  Human Rights

Khamenei met with 1,000 eliteacademics and university students to exchange ideas on various university, scientific, cultural, social, political and economic issues. Answering questions regarding the cases in which the Judiciary Force has summoned some weblog and website authors to courts of justice, Khamenei said that the…

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Tuesday, 7 August 2012  /  Human Rights

Ardeshir Amir-Arjomand, Spokesperson for the Coordination Council of the Green Path of Hope and former legal advisor to Mir Hossein Mousavi, underlined that the release of the opposition leaders was the most “honorable” solution to the political and economic quagmire Iran was tangled in. He warned,…

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Tuesday, 7 August 2012  /  Human Rights

The miners work at Tabas coal mine,300 metersbelow ground, in two shifts of six hours each. They are employed through contractors and earn 400,000 tomans a month, which is the minimum wage. The workers face mortal danger every single day. A sign in the last picture…

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Tuesday, 7 August 2012  /  Domestic

Ahmadinejad will address journalists and media workers at a ceremony in Tehran on August 7, on the occasion of Journalists Day….

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Tuesday, 7 August 2012  /  Domestic

Ahmadinejad congratulated Iran’s first 2012 Olympic medalist in London.  …

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Tuesday, 7 August 2012  /  Domestic

Mehr News Agency is reporting that a member of the Rafsanjani family confirmed the trip of Faezah Hasahemi, daughter of former Iranian President and Chairman of the Expediency Council, Hashemi Rafsanjani, overseas, claiming that Faezah was under no restriction to leave and that she had left…

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Tuesday, 7 August 2012  /  Domestic

According to a report by Mehr News Agency, “rice tablets” [used as pesticides] are freely available at spice stores. Most of the victims have been from the provinces of  Tehran, Mazandaran, Lorestan and Gilan….

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