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Thursday, 9 August 2012  /  International

Foreign Minister Salehi was quoted as saying that “A number of the hostages are retired members of the IRGC and army. Some others were from other ministries.” However, he denied the rebels’ allegation that they were on a military mission, saying they had been exclusively on…

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Thursday, 9 August 2012  /  International

Iranian news sites are speculating about the implications of the meeting between the Secretary of the Iran Supreme National Security Council and Syrian President Bashar Assad. According to the news sites, in contrast with customary procedure in the diplomatic arena, in which the staff of each…

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Thursday, 9 August 2012  /  International

Member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Esmaeil Kosari, stressed Iran’s public support of Syria, stating that Iran is honorably and honestly fulfilling its commitments and has proven its moral support of Syria.Iran is not indifferent to the events taking place inSyria and…

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Thursday, 9 August 2012  /  International

Hussein Amir Abdollahian, Deputy Foreign Minister for Middle East and African Affairs, said that “Considering the fact that al-Assad is field managing the crisis  in Syria at this moment, he may not be able to come to the summit. If he comes, he may not be…

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Thursday, 9 August 2012  /  International

In the absence of OIC Secretary General al-Arabi, the Special Envoy of IRI President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Hamid Baqa’ie, delivered the official letter invitation from the Islamic Republic Iran for participation at the international event to the Deputy OIC Secretary General Ahmad bin-Helli. Baqa’ie also delivered the…

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Thursday, 9 August 2012  /  International

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon decided to participate in the upcoming summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), according to well-placed sources in New York. Mehr quotes at length from Haaretz (Israeli left wing newspaper) as reporting that officials in Jerusalem and Washington believe that such…

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Thursday, 9 August 2012  /  International

Tehran to go on five-day vacation during the Non-Aligned Movement summit set to begin on August 28, 2012.  …

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Thursday, 9 August 2012  /  International

Wu Bangguo will visit to Iran in the near future. Iranian Deputy Majlis Speaker for Executive Affairs, Ali Afrashteh, and an official at the Chinese National People’s Congress held talks on August 7, during which Afrashteh expressed satisfaction with Wu’s upcoming trip to Tehran.  …

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Thursday, 9 August 2012  /  Military

Brigadier General Mehdi Mahdavi-Nezhad, Commander of the IRGC’s Ali ibn Abi Talib Unit, said that “Propagation of American Islam is the enemy’s most important plan in the region today… The plan to propagate American Islam faced defeat in Iraq, but today is being pursued and implemented…

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Thursday, 9 August 2012  /  Military

Ali Hakim Javadi said, “In addition to producing homemade anti-malware, some good research, training andacademic centers have been established in this field… These institutes, which are interconnected, are not just tasked with producing domestic anti-malware, but they also analyze malware and anti-virus programs, especially certain viruses…

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Thursday, 9 August 2012  /  Economy

- In marking Journalist Day, Fars News Agency is claiming that the only way to fight sanctions and successfully win the current economic battle is through mutual trust between the newspapers and regime officials. The reporter for the Fars News economic desk has criticized the lack…

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Thursday, 9 August 2012  /  Economy

Expert and lecturer on economic affairs, Abbas Anvanvri, believes that the steady rise in the value of the US dollar and other foreign currency is negatively impacting employee wages, whose purchasing power has been declining in recent months. According to Anvanvri, fluctuations in the dollar could…

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Thursday, 9 August 2012  /  Economy

Yahya Al- e Eshaq, Head of Tehran’s Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines, said that Ahmadinejad should enter the resistive economy arena and “take the control and  command of it… Today, our economy is at war and needs swift and risk-taking managers; of course, the prerequisite…

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Thursday, 9 August 2012  /  Economy

Abbas Araqchi, Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia and Pacific Affairs, said “Like when Iran canceled the use of U.S. dollars for trade with other countries, now it wants to cancel Euro as well.” Araqchi noted that Iran was able to invent new mechanisms for its relations…

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Thursday, 9 August 2012  /  Economy

Iran has threatened to cut electricity supply to Pakistan by August 11 if it fails to be USD 41 owed.  …

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Thursday, 9 August 2012  /  Human Rights

The commander of internal security forces in Alborz Province announced that over the past four months,  the campaign to enforce improved public security resulted in the closing of 123 printing houses and 42 cafes across the province.  …

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Thursday, 9 August 2012  /  Domestic

Spokesman for the Special Committee to Support National Production and Regulation of Implementation of the Privatization Law, Jafar Qaderi, announced the Committee’s plans to review methods for implementing a resistive economy, establishment of a supreme council for the economy, change presidential authorities in the national development…

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Thursday, 9 August 2012  /  Domestic

Javad Karimi-Qoddusi, a member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, called Fa’ezeh Hashemi a convicted individual who had left the country (Fa’ezeh, Chair of the Islamic Federation of Women’s Sports, left earlier this week Iran to attend the London Olympic games). “She was…

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Thursday, 9 August 2012  /  Domestic

Minister of the Interior Mustafa Mohammad Najjar announced the replacement of the Governors General in the provinces of Hamedan and Sistan-Baluchestan. In a cabinet meeting, Najjar introduced Ali Mohammad Azad as the new Governor General of Hamedan and Hatam Naru’I as the new Governor General of…

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