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Tuesday, 14 August 2012  /  International

Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the wave of Islamic Awakening throughout the world and said that it signals a change in the future landscape of the world. He said, “The upcoming changes of the world, unlike in the post-WWI and post-colonial eras, is in line with the…

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012  /  International

Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami underlined the importance of this year’s International Quds Day (August 17, last Friday of the Ramadan) rallies, and said that “The nations of the region, which have toppled dictators, also have the power to annihilate the Zionist regime (Israel).” Ayatollah Khatami stressed that…

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012  /  International

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The conference is organized by the Organization of the Culture and Islamic Communication (CIC) ahead of International Quds (Jerusalem) Day. Iranian officials, ambassadors of Islamic countries and representatives of a number of Palestinian groups will take part in the one-day event. According to the CIC, the…

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012  /  International

Hojatoleslam Hassan Ansari, Imam Juama of Lordegan, said in addressing Qods Day, “This year, Quds Day will be more magnificent than in previous years.” According to him, the necessary preparations have been made for this historic day in the city of Lordegan. Cultural and youth committees…

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012  /  International

Mohammad Sheykan, Deputy Head of Information and Publicity of the NAM Summit Headquarters, said that 2,000 foreign and domestic correspondents will cover the upcoming NAM Summit in Tehran. He said that Western media have already added “organizing news” to describe the NAM Summit on their agendas….

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012  /  International

Mehmanparast said that Tehran and Ankara have different perspectives on Syria, but divisive remarks should not be made over the issue. He also rejected the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister’s allegations that the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) is using Iranian soil to get into Turkey. He said…

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012  /  International

Hojjatoleslam Ali Sa’idi, Khamenei’s representative to the IRGC, referred in his Friday prayer speech this week in Tehran to the advent of the Lord of the Age (Mahdi, Twelver Shiites believe that the 12th Imam Muhammad ibn al-Hasan al-Mahdi will reappear as the ultimate savior of mankind),…

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012  /  Military

Seyyed Hussein Naqavi-Hussseyni, Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Spokesman, said that that the case is high on the agenda of the National Requisitions Subcommittee of the Majlis. The joint-stock Eurodif Company was formed in 1973. France, Belgium, Spain and Sweden were the original shareholders…

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012  /  Military

Brigadier-General Mohammad Reza Naqdi expressed his sympathy with the families of those killed in the earthquake. He appreciated the great help of Basij groups in the northwestern provinces and “invited more people to cooperate with (the Basij) Ashura corps under the supervision of the IRGC Commander…

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012  /  Military

Seyed Hussein Naqavi, Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee (NSFPC) Spokesman, said that “An issue like S-300 cannot push the deep and strong relations between Iran and Russia into crisis… Enemies’ efforts to undermine relations through this issue will remain futile,” because the two countries…

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012  /  Military

A two-member Delhi Police team is in Iran to seek cooperation from its counterpart in the probe into the February 13 bombing of an Israeli embassy’s vehicle, in which a woman diplomat was seriously injured….

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012  /  Economy

Najafi Haqqi, Deputy Head of the Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Company (IOEC), said that the D1-Development project is the fourth implemented by the IOEC in India. The project was completed and transferred to India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) as the contractor of the…

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012  /  Economy

Last week, Central Bank Governor Mahmoud Bahmani announced that a new official  rate for foreign currency would be published, while several top economic leaders in the market, including the Minister of Industries and Mines, Secretary of the Subsidies Reform Headquarters and Chairman of the Board of…

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012  /  Economy

Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister arrived in Tehran today heading a senior level economic delegation. The Deputy Prime Minister is scheduled to meet senior Iranian officials. The delegation includes Ministers of Industry and Commerce, Electricity, Finance, Director General of Customs and the Director General of Iraq’s Central…

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012  /  Human Rights

Javad Abu Ali was arrested on charges of anti-regime propaganda. During his imprisonment, which began two years ago following his arrest by the Intelligence Ministry, Abu Ali was not allowed even one day furlough. For many months, no information was released about his condition or whereabouts….

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012  /  Human Rights

Political activist Omid Dehdarzade was sentenced several months ago by the Revolutionary Court in Ahvaz presided over by Judge Rasouli to six months probation, 75 lashings and a financial penalty following his conviction of crimes, including harming national security, membership in a Pan-Iranist party and distribution…

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012  /  Human Rights

Engineer Reza Karmani, member of the Pan-Iranist party, was summoned for questioning at the Revolutionary Court in Karaj. Karmani was sentenced last year to two years probation.  …

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012  /  Human Rights

Two workers in the industrial zone in Sistan and Baluchestan Province were killed after falling into a well. Three other workers in Bandar Abbas were killed in recent weeks after falling into well while carrying out drainage and sewage work.  …

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012  /  Domestic

The controversy surrounding the written and broadcast media’s delayed response (some of the Sunday papers failed to mention the earthquake) to the earthquake and its continuation of regular broadcasting, including teasers and reports from the Olympics continues. Some media sharply criticized Ahmadinejad’s trip to Saudi Arabia…

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012  /  Domestic

Following the criticism by Majlis members over the  behavior of the broadcasting authority, namely that it continued to broadcast comedies following the earthquake in eastern Azerbaijan, Majlis Chairman Ali Larijani lodged a protest with the heads of the broadcasting authority and asked it to understand the…

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