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Friday, 10 August 2012  /  International

Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri, Deputy Joint Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces, said in an interview to IRNA leading up to the NAM Summit in Tehran, “NAM has over 120 members and observer countries, and therefore this international body can play a beneficial role in…

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Friday, 10 August 2012  /  International

Ahmadinejad will attend the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Summit in Saudi Arabia on August 14-15….

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Friday, 10 August 2012  /  International

Yadollah Javani, Advisor to the Supreme Leader’s Representative to the IRGC, asked in an op-ed published in Javan (newspaper affiliated with the IRGC), “Is there another Hezbollah on the way?” Javani says that the political-security developments in Syria and the “religious zeal and national importance of…

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Friday, 10 August 2012  /  International

Commenting on the students who stormed the UK embassy in Tehran, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tweeted as follows: The young people’s sentiments were right, but their behavior (in this case) was wrong. The government’s position on this is clear: There is no need to…

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Friday, 10 August 2012  /  International

At a seminar for broadcast authority managers as well as television and radio program producers, the Supreme Leader’s Advisor for International Affairs, Ali Akbar Velayati, said that recent events have made the Middle East the political heartbeat of the world. When the Revolution reached Iran, foreign…

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Friday, 10 August 2012  /  International

Seyyed Abbas Araqchi, Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia-Pacific Affairs, said that that some, especially the Zionists, are trying to undermine Iran-Azerbaijan relations. Araqchi referred to Baku-Tel Aviv military deals and said that Iran has conveyed its concern regarding the deals to Azeri officials, but they provided…

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Friday, 10 August 2012  /  International

An editorial in Kayhan titled, “Fateful Resistance” stresses that the value of justice against evil is a completely natural situation… In most cases, due to the weakness of the side of justice, the arena became the area of operations for the wicked/infidels. In any case, the side…

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Friday, 10 August 2012  /  International

Following clarifications by Iranian Interpol regarding the extradition of Mahmoud Khavari, one of the defendants in the major bank embezzlement scandal, Canadian Interpol refused Iran’s request for the extradition. They announced that Khavari, who had been CEO of the national bank, would continue to reside in…

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Friday, 10 August 2012  /  Military

In a meeting with Iranian poets, professors of Persian literature and other members of the literary elite, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that poetry can play an important role in national issues. Imagine that they (Western countries) are oppressing us on the nuclear issue….

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Friday, 10 August 2012  /  Military

At a gathering of the officials from the Defense News Network, Iranian Minister of Defense Ahmad Vahidi said, “The global hegemony’s plans against Iran aim to wage soft warfare, economic war and confront the Iranian nation’s progress and strength… Creating a strong soft warfare front and…

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Friday, 10 August 2012  /  Military

Isfahan Industrial University and Iran Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC), also known as PANHA, mutually cooperated on the design and analysis of the projects….

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Friday, 10 August 2012  /  Human Rights

Shahrokh Zamani, a workers’ rights activist and a member of the Council for the Establishment of Labor Unions, is imprisoned in Tabriz. For reasons that remain unclear, he has been transferred to the unit where dangerous criminals (murderers, rapists, etc.) are incarcerated. Zaman, 47, was sentenced…

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Friday, 10 August 2012  /  Human Rights

Human rights activists in Iran report that internal security forces in Khosestan Province have arrested Sunni Arabs in various cities, including Ahvaz, in the run up to the Eid al-Fitr holiday (August 18-19). According to reports, 19 members of the Sunni Arab minority have arrested since…

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Friday, 10 August 2012  /  Human Rights

Chief of the Cyber Police announced that they have arrested a website manager on charges of distributing pornographic culture….

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Friday, 10 August 2012  /  Economy

Mehdi Ghazanfari said, “We expect the media to take all aspects into consideration when reporting on economic affairs and foreign currency… At present, some media are publishing speculative reports, which will result in a shock to the market and create volatility.” He continued, “We are in…

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Friday, 10 August 2012  /  Economy

Javad Oji, Managing Director of National Iranian Gas Company, said that  Serajeh gas storage facility is waiting for the Office of the President to announce the date of official opening ceremonies. Iranian Minister of Petroleum, Rostam Qassemi, has sent the necessary letters to President Ahmadinejad to…

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Friday, 10 August 2012  /  Economy

Gholam Hussein Baiat, Deputy Oil Minister, dismissed reports that exports of petrochemical products to European countries have been stopped. He added that demand for Iran’s petrochemical products is twice the volume it can supply, and the difference will decrease in the future with operation of new…

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Friday, 10 August 2012  /  Domestic

Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Reza Taghipour, announced that a national information network will be implemented in three stages, and will be completed at the end of the five year plan for national development. According to Taghipour, the first stage will be implemented within one…

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Friday, 10 August 2012  /  Domestic

Managing Director of Political and Security Affairs in the President’s Office, Majid Omidi Sharaqi, discussed reports regarding reduction of the President’s authorities and transfer of said authorities to councils, committees, work teams and boards of directors, saying that this was a routine measure designed to facilitate…

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Friday, 10 August 2012  /  Domestic

Habibollah Asgarouladi, leader of the Followers of the Imam Line and Leadership Front is mulling over former Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki as a candidate in the 2013 presidential elections. “Mr. Asgarouladi said that Mottaki is one of the options,” adding that that his front has two…

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