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Wednesday, 8 August 2012  /  International

Saeed Jalili, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council has left Damascus for Bagdad after ending his one-day visit to Syria. While there, he met with senior Syrian officials, including President Bashar al-Assad. Jalili said, “The Zionist regime (Israel) and the USA are the main enemies…

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Wednesday, 8 August 2012  /  International

Hassan Firouzabadi, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces warned Turkey, saying that Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar will fall victim to the spread of terrorism. Therefore, we warn our friends. The rulers of Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar are responsible for the blood being…

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Wednesday, 8 August 2012  /  International

“The Syrian crisis could be resolved with the assistance of Turkey and Iran,” said Ali Akbar Salehi, Iran’s Minister of Foreign affairs who also reported that he has met with his colleague from Turkey 30 times to date. The upcoming meeting will discuss the crisis in…

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Wednesday, 8 August 2012  /  International

Vice President for Executive Affairs Hamid Baqaei arrived in Cairo on Tuesday to invite Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to attend Summit of Leaders of Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran. His visit to Cairo is the first of a high-ranking Iranian official after Morsi’s victory. Morsi is to…

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Wednesday, 8 August 2012  /  International

Head of the Iranian Interest Section in Egypt Mujtaba Amani said that Iran is ready to cooperate with Cairo on any issue related the “cowardly terrorist attack” that killed 16 Egyptian troops in Rafah, Sinai….

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Wednesday, 8 August 2012  /  Military

Saeed Jalili, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, criticized the West and Zionist regime for monopolizing nuclear activities, and said that Iran is not only defending its own nuclear rights, but also defending those of other countries who might try to break this monopoly. He…

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Wednesday, 8 August 2012  /  Military

Members of “Terror Club” were arrested in connection with the killings of nuclear scientist. A confessional video has been posted….

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Wednesday, 8 August 2012  /  Military

Deputy Chief of Joint Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces in charge of Basij (volunteer forces) and Defense Culture Brigadier General Mas’ud Jazayeri said, “The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) needs a new mechanism to enhance its role in the international arena.” Jazayeri stressed, “Holding a NAM summit in…

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Wednesday, 8 August 2012  /  Economy

Ali Larijani said that that the final structure of Iran’s resistance economy has been devised and it is on the verge of being implemented in practice. “Resistance economy means the people will shoulder economic tasks, and the monopolies for bringing goods to customers should be lifted……

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Wednesday, 8 August 2012  /  Economy

Speculation is growing that the Central Bank will announce a significant “adjustment” of the official exchange rate, which is currently 12,260 Rials to the US dollar. Observers such as the head of Bank Tejarat are predicting a new rate between 15,000:1 and 16,000:1. This would still leave a…

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Wednesday, 8 August 2012  /  Economy

The opposition website, Rooz Online, ran an article titled, “The Lords have Lost Control of the Dollar,” claiming that only two days after the Governor of Iran’s Central Bank made a statement about setting a uniform price for foreign currency, the price of the dollar in…

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Wednesday, 8 August 2012  /  Economy

Iranian Minister of Oil Rostam Qasemi said, “The minister of oil has ordered a group to be formed to study the consequences of dissolution of the National Gas Export Company (NIGEC) after the approval of the decision by the board of directors of the National Oil…

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Wednesday, 8 August 2012  /  Human Rights

In a letter to the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, 190 Iranian political and human rights activists, and media personalities urge him to take “practical steps” for the release of political prisoners in Iran. The letter further stated that the activists also encouraged Ban Ki-Moon to…

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Wednesday, 8 August 2012  /  Human Rights

The Cyber Police have arrested two people on charges of managing a Facebook Page called “Girl Friends from Tehran,” which had 30,000 “likes.” According to reports, the page is no longer functioning and the two are now in custody….

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Wednesday, 8 August 2012  /  Human Rights

In accordance with the Islamic penal code, Iranian Supreme Court has upheld the punishment of  gouging out a man’s eye….

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Wednesday, 8 August 2012  /  Domestic

On Journalist Day, Iranian President Ahmadinejad said that media people in Iran must fly the banner of justice, tolerance and patience. “I suggest to myself, colleagues and all authorities that media is not merely for publicizing a belief or freedom of speech, but it is real…

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Wednesday, 8 August 2012  /  Domestic

Ali Larijani, Speaker of the Iranian Majlis, said that a comprehensive media bill is being formulated by the Majlis Cultural Committee. It will include freedom of thought and expression of the media….

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Wednesday, 8 August 2012  /  Domestic

The Majlis Agricultural Committee has reported that some members of the committee have initiated a plan to impeach Minister of Agriculture Sadeq Khalilian. They have collected more than the required number signatures. He added that the impeachment process has been initiated “due to persisting problems in…

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