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Thursday, 16 August 2012  /  International

Iran’s Supreme Leader, Khamenei, on Quds (Jerusalem) Day again referred to the issue of Quds as the most important one in the Muslim world. He emphasized that “With the help of Allah, this year too, the Islamic people of Iran, through their participation in Quds Day…

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Thursday, 16 August 2012  /  International

Ahamadinejad and  Ali Akbar Velayati the Khamenei’s advisor for international affairs will deliver the pre-sermon speeches on the occasion of “Quds Day’ before Friday prayers in Tehran on August 17 Tehran Friday prayers will be led by principlist cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, member of the Assembly…

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Thursday, 16 August 2012  /  International

Lotfollah Foruzandeh has defined  16th NAM Summit as a historic opportunity for Iran as the country that initiated the Islamic Awakening (Arab Spring).  Foruzandeh stressed that the summit will lay the appropriate groundwork “to expose the real face of arrogance and Zionism.” He warned, “If the movement’s [NAM]…

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Thursday, 16 August 2012  /  International

Mehdi Ghazanfari, Minister of Industry, Mining and Commerce, has said that given the fact that economic issues play vital role in current global developments, NAM member states should establish joint economic institutions to boost economic cooperation. He urged NAM member states to increase their economic potentials…

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Thursday, 16 August 2012  /  International

Seyyed Mohammad Husseini, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, urged artists, cultural activists and journalists to participate in the pro-Palestinian Quds Day rallies on August 17 in Iran. “The occupying Zionists (Israel) should know that the Islamic Ummah (nation), especially the dignified and revolutionary Iranian people, have…

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Thursday, 16 August 2012  /  International

The head of Iran’s Passive Defense Organization, Gholamreza Jalali, said ahead of Quds (Jerusalem) Day that “Quds Day, which was designated by the late Imam Khomeini as a day of resistance against the oppression of the Zionist occupiers, shows that there is no other path but resistance until…

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Thursday, 16 August 2012  /  International

Hussein Nuri-Hamedani said, “On the basis of the Islamic Awakening (Iran’s term for the Arab Spring) and current global developments, I declare this year as the year of conquering Quds. If God is willing, movements and revolutions will take place, and this cancerous gland (Israel) will be…

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Thursday, 16 August 2012  /  International

In a statement marking Quds Day, the Islamic Propaganda Coordination Council’s Central Headquarters for Intifada Affairs and Jerusalem, called on the Iranian public to play a significant, active role in the march in order to break the enemy and demonstrate public resentment over “the crimes of…

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Thursday, 16 August 2012  /  Military

The wife of Mas’ud Ali-Mohammadi (nuclear scientist assassinated in Tehran in January 2012) announced that a written complaint against the Zionist regime (Israel) has been drafted to be delivered to the international (criminal) court. She added that the written complaint would be signed by the families…

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Thursday, 16 August 2012  /  Military

Head of Iran’s Presidential Center for International Legal Affairs, Majid Jafarzadeh, announced that Tehran is consulting with Iranian and foreign legal experts to file a lawsuit against the cyber terrorists who have attacked Iran’s important infrastructures. “The issue will be pursued as far as possible at…

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Thursday, 16 August 2012  /  Economy

Mohammad Saeed Ansari, member of the Majlis Energy Committee, said that “the West’s efforts to increase the oil production of the Persian Gulf littoral states as an alternative to Iranian oil will fail… The oil sanctions against Iran are unwise and an unstudied measure that will…

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Thursday, 16 August 2012  /  Economy

Younes Mazloumi, Managing-Director of Iran’s Razi Insurance Company, said that his company is ready to provide insurance coverage for oil tankers that carry Iranian oil. He added that that Razi is currently working with Iranian Oil Ministry’s companies and is active in the oil and gas…

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Thursday, 16 August 2012  /  Economy

The first Government and Private Sector Dialogue Council meeting was held on August 13 in an effort to support Iran’s production sector. Three action items were agreed upon: “The implementation of the bylaws of the moratorium on debts to banks, identifying detrimental rules in production and…

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Thursday, 16 August 2012  /  Human Rights

Mehsa Amrabadi, who published editorials in the reformist E’temadnewspaper and is currently imprisoned in Evin Prison, has been convicted to imprisonment for one more year and “four years of suspended imprisonment.” Mehsa was arrested in the election events and is currently serving a sentence of two…

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Thursday, 16 August 2012  /  Human Rights

Human rights activists have reported grave deterioration in the treatment of political prisoners, with floggings exacted over the past few weeks on several political prisoners such as Siamak Ghaderi, Ebrahim Babaghi Zidi, Hossein Zarrabi and others. The sentence on Majid Zadki Nejad was carried out this…

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Thursday, 16 August 2012  /  Human Rights

Ali Jamali, a student activist, was released after serving the two-and-a-half year sentence he received after being found guilty of insulting the Supreme Leader and President, propaganda against the regime and participation in an illegal rally….

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Thursday, 16 August 2012  /  Domestic

On her visit to the area, Minister of Health Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi stated that 3,037 people were injured as a result of the earthquake. Of that number, 2,011 received first aid, 219 women and children and 49 men died in the hospital (a total of 268…

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Thursday, 16 August 2012  /  Domestic

Despite the fact that the official reports put the number killed in the earthquake in Easter Azerbaijan at 306, inquiries indicate that this figure only reflects one of the sites where the earthquake struck, and that over 500 villages were 80% to 100% destroyed. There is…

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Thursday, 16 August 2012  /  Domestic

Following the earthquake in Azerbaijan and the destruction of many villages, we are unfortunately again witnessing the inhumane and anti-public behavior of the broadcasting corporation, under the command of Ayatollah Khamenei and the censorship. The censorship was well coordinated with the lack of reporting and belittlement…

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Thursday, 16 August 2012  /  Domestic

This is the odd explanation from the broadcasting authority regarding the way it handled the earthquake. This reason from the public relations man of the broadcast authority did not convince anybody who is in their right mind. Even if we assume that the explanation is correct,…

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