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Thursday, 23 August 2012  /  International

Ban Ki-moon will visit Iran at the end of the month to take part in the 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), UN News Center reported. The UN’s Department of Public Information issued the following statement: “The Secretary-General looks forward to the Summit as an…

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Thursday, 23 August 2012  /  International

The IRGC Spokesman called the NAM Summit the biggest political meeting in Iranian history, and added that the international summit will be held at three levels: senior advisors, foreign ministers and heads of states. He said that between 600-700 foreign journalists and over 400 Iranian journalists…

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Thursday, 23 August 2012  /  International

Hamid-Reza Tabataba’I, a member of the Majlis Judicial and Legal Committee, said that “past experience has shown that whenever the Zionist regime (Israel) has been bogged down by domestic and international issues, it has resorted to threatening Iran and other independent countries of the world.” Tabataba’I…

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Thursday, 23 August 2012  /  International

A Keyhan article titled, “What is going on in Tel Aviv?,” writes: “The Israeli Prime Minister and Foreign Minister are obsessed with the subject of war. Other senior politicians in Tel Aviv who are opposed to war are, in fact, also helping this obsession to appear…

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Thursday, 23 August 2012  /  International

The conservative newspaper maintained that while Israel constantly threatens Iran with a military attack, USSG disregards these threats and objects to Ahmadinejad’s remarks against Israel. Ban Ki-moon “must have many times condemned the Zionist regime” for its actions against the Palestinians. Jomhuri-e Eslami added, “The fact…

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Thursday, 23 August 2012  /  International

The Foreign Ministry Spokesman criticized Catherine Ashton for adopting an aggressive stand against Iran in reaction to Tehran’s condemnation of continued “occupation of Palestinian territories.” He said, “The so-called advocates of human rights must break their silence regarding practices of the Zionist regime which have led…

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Thursday, 23 August 2012  /  International

Students have sentenced the King of Bahrain to “death 100 times,” in a symbolic trial staged outside of the Bahraini Embassy in Tehran. According to Mehr, the symbolic trial convicted Sheikh Hamad Bin-Isa Al-Khalifah of “murder, imprisonment and torture of Bahraini protestors” and “destruction of mosques.”…

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Thursday, 23 August 2012  /  Military

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Fereydoun Abbasi, said that Iran has plans to cooperate with suppliers of advanced technology for construction of new nuclear power plants. He added that Iran will only cooperate with those countries supplying technology in line with standards…

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Thursday, 23 August 2012  /  Military

Ali Asghar Sultanieh, Iran’s permanent envoy to the IAEA, has confirmed that another round of talks is to be held on Friday between the IAEA and Iran, at the Iranian representative’s office in Vienna.  …

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Thursday, 23 August 2012  /  Military

Ali Shamkhani, head of the Center for Defensive Strategic  Study and Research and former commander of the Iranian Navy, referred to the statements and threats against Iran by Israeli leaders and said, “Iran will never strike first and will never begin any kind of offensive, but…

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Thursday, 23 August 2012  /  Economy

Fars quotes a report from Reuters that in July 2012 India was importing 202,000 barrels of oil per day. This represents a 40% reduction compared with the same period last year, which has caused considerable problems for India’s petrochemical company and Indian oil refineries. As a…

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Thursday, 23 August 2012  /  Economy

Gholamreza Mesbahi-Moqaddam, head of the Majlis Budget Committee, said that the government’s increasing reliance on oil revenues is dangerous. He predicts that the recently imposed oil sanctions will help reduce this reliance.  …

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Thursday, 23 August 2012  /  Economy

According to an item in Rahesabz, 3.2 million people in Iran are unemployed and 34% of youth are out of work….

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Thursday, 23 August 2012  /  Human Rights

Saeed Shirazad, a member of the Association of Working and Street Children, travelled to help victims of the earthquake and was arrested there by the Ministry of Intelligence. It is not known where he is being held or what his condition is. He was arrested together…

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Thursday, 23 August 2012  /  Human Rights

In the wake of the recent earthquake, civilian groups were set up to transfer aid to the victims. Several days later, however, the Iranian banks blocked every account opened to transfer the people’s aid. The account holders have now been summoned for questioning by the Intelligence…

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Thursday, 23 August 2012  /  Human Rights

Rasul Hardani, imprisoned in Wing 350 at Evin Prison, began an unlimited hunger strike last week. Rasul, who has been in prison for 14 years, was due to have been released from prison for Eid al-Fitr. After his name was removed from the list of those…

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Thursday, 23 August 2012  /  Human Rights

Negin Teybi was transferred to intelligence headquarters in Kermanshah, following a period of four days during which there had been no news of her condition or whereabouts. Her family, who had feared for her life, had tried to find out her condition by approaching various authorities,…

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Thursday, 23 August 2012  /  Human Rights

During the questioning, Mohammad Tavakoli was told that the Teacher’s Union is an illegal organization, and he was ordered to stop his union activities.  …

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Thursday, 23 August 2012  /  Domestic

Baztababwebsite severely criticizes the millions spent on the “grandiose” NAM Summit. At a time when the people of Iran are facing severe economic hardship and the Supreme Leader is recommending that Iran’s leaders adopt a wartime economic policy, hundreds of millions of dollars are being wasted…

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Thursday, 23 August 2012  /  Domestic

Iranian youth in Isfahan painted graffiti on the Russian consulate wall in support of Pussy Riot, the feminist punk band arrested and sentenced in Russia after criticizing Putin….

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