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Friday, 24 August 2012  /  International

Seyed Mohammad Husseini said that martyrs taught us to maintain our dignity and that Iran is engaged in a full-scale war and everybody should be ready to confront the enemy’s plots. “The enemy is not able to confront the Iranian nation through military attacks and is…

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Friday, 24 August 2012  /  International

Mostafa Mohammad Najjar lashed out at the arrogant (Western) powers, saying they have set up hundreds of satellite and radio stations, shipped weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and allocated hefty budgets to propaganda campaigns in a bid to play down issues related to the Zionist regime…

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Friday, 24 August 2012  /  International

An editorial titled, “More Dangerous than a Crusade” states that the West, headed by the US, is in fact, waging a war against the Muslim countries, and is even receiving assistance from some of them. The Islamic countries do not need to wait for a new…

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Friday, 24 August 2012  /  International

An article by Ali Kadri titled, “The Changing Balance in Syria and Turkey: SAM vs. Stinger.” Everybody loses: There is no doubt that the crisis in Syria is the result of internal issues. The crisis began when the waves of the Arab revolution reached this country….

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Friday, 24 August 2012  /  International

Javad Karimi-Qoddusi, a member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee said, “Although not being sent officially, Iranian pilgrims have decided to go on their own and maintain a constant presence in Syria in order to ensure that despite the threats to destroy the…

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Friday, 24 August 2012  /  International

Ramin Mehmanparast condemned the assassination attempt and warned enemies of escalating sectarian violence and creating a rift among Islamic ummah. He expressed hope that the Iraqi Muslim nation would adhere to national sovereignty and Islamic unity to prevent enemies from achieving their ominous goals.  …

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Friday, 24 August 2012  /  Military

Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said, “So far, we (IRIN) have escorted 1,600 vessels, and if we do not escort and protect these vessels, imports and exports will decrease, and we will experience an economic crisis… Today, we take pride in the fact that we have built…

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Friday, 24 August 2012  /  Military

Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Navy, Rear Admiral Seyed Mahmoud Moussavi, said that the Iranian vessels were attacked twice by a total of 50 Somali pirate speedboats 15 and 26 miles northwest of the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait. Moussavi stated that the Iranian naval forces’ swift action and their…

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Friday, 24 August 2012  /  Economy

Minister of Oil, Rostam Qassemi, announced the signing of a USD 1 billion contract with Khatam al-Anbia, the IRGC’s engineering arm, for construction of a gas refinery….

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Friday, 24 August 2012  /  Economy

According to a Donya-ye Eqtesadreport, Iran’s foreign currency and trade policies have changed every three days since June 21, creating instability in both businesses and trade. Mohammad Nahavandiyan, head of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Mines, has termed the frequent changes in the foreign exchange…

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Friday, 24 August 2012  /  Economy

Ali Mohammad Ahmadi, a member of the Majlis Planning and Budget Committee, addressed a report issued by the Statistical Center of Iran regarding the rate of inflation and said that in the past month, prices of food increased 22.8% over the same period in the previous…

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Friday, 24 August 2012  /  Economy

According to a statement issued by the Secretary of the Dairy Producers Association, the price of raw milk has soared over the past year from IRR 45000 to IRR 105000. This represents a 130% increase in the price of raw milk.  …

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Friday, 24 August 2012  /  Human Rights

Mustafa Sabti, head of the Central Council of the Islamic Iran Participation Front in Golestan Province received the order banning him from leaving Iran when he was at the airport about to go on a trip abroad….

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Friday, 24 August 2012  /  Human Rights

Nazanin Zarin Kolah applied to the courts only to be told that she is forbidden to leave Iran, because of her husband’s anti-revolutionary activities. She was later summoned for questioning by Intelligence Ministry agents who threatened to arrest her and to charge her with heresy.  …

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Friday, 24 August 2012  /  Human Rights

Journalist Mohammad Safar Lafouty was summoned for questioning at the Revolutionary Court in Mazandaran Province. Mohammad was arrested about one year ago on charges of false publication in order to incite public opinion and anti-regime propaganda. He was released on bail after 35 days in solitary…

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Friday, 24 August 2012  /  Domestic

Ma’sumeh Abad, member of the Social Committee of the Tehran City Council, defines divorce as a “social ill.” She said, “The statistical increase in divorce has led to spiraling costs in the country,” adding that the children of divorce are vulnerable and that steps taken to…

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