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Monday, 27 August 2012  /  International

Mohammad Kosari, a member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, has condemned attempts made by the US and its allies to hamper participation of the Non-Alignment Movement member states in the upcoming summit in Tehran. Kosari said, “Americans attempted to prevent Mr. Morsi’s…

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Monday, 27 August 2012  /  International

Hadi Shoushtari, a member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, stressed that “One of the issues that should be studied and discussed at the NAM Summit are the developments in Syria, and the NAM members should not allow the US and Zionist regime…

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Monday, 27 August 2012  /  International

Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, and the  Syrian Vice President held a meeting in the Syrian capital Sunday, ending rumors that Farouk al-Sharaa had defected to Jordan. The meeting between the two sides was held prior to Boroujerdi’s meeting…

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Monday, 27 August 2012  /  Military

An editorial in the IRGC weekly Sobhe Sadegh by Juad Rezaee, titled “Beyond the attack slogan” reads: “For some days now some Zionist media, and subsequently Western media, have been speculating on a military attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities by the regime of occupation [Israel] in…

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Monday, 27 August 2012  /  Military

Ahmad Vahidi has emphasized that the military understanding between Iran and Syria remains unchanged despite the situation in Syria, and added that the Syrian government is currently dealing with terrorist groups operating more like a guerilla force. However, the government is performing very well. To date,…

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Monday, 27 August 2012  /  Military

Deputy Defense Minister for Industry and Research, Mohammad Eslami, referred to the plans underway to increase the range of Iran’s cruise missiles and announced that next year Iran would increase the range of these missiles, making the enemy draw miles away from its maritime borders. Referring…

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Monday, 27 August 2012  /  Military

A military chopper operating for the IRGC crash landed on the Northwestern border town of Sardasht. The IRGC statement blamed a technical malfunction for the incident, saying that the aircraft crashed as it approached the base for landing. All three members of the flight crew and one…

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Monday, 27 August 2012  /  Economy

In his address during a meeting marking Government Week, which was attended by Ahmadinejad and the cabinet members, Ayatollah Khamenei said that a resistance economy is the only way left for Iran to continue with its progress. He said that fighting corruption, solving the public’s living…

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Monday, 27 August 2012  /  Economy

Brigadier General Massoud Jazayyeri, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces played down US and EU pressures and sanctions against Iran, referring to them as superficial and ineffective moves imposed in the face of a slew of difficulties Washington is grappling with on both…

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Monday, 27 August 2012  /  Economy

Iran has started exporting nearly two million barrels of oil to Singapore, the first such shipment after Asia’s top marine fuel trading hub secured exemption from illegal US sanctions on Tehran two months ago. An Iranian-owned Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC), which anchored off Iran’s Kharg…

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Monday, 27 August 2012  /  Domestic

The court has granted bail of 10 million tomans to Saeed Shirazad, a child rights activist arrested when visiting the earthquake-hit region to provide aid to victims. He was accused of anti-regime activities in favor of the opposition. It should be noted that when he was…

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Monday, 27 August 2012  /  Human Rights

There has been a significant deterioration in the health of Mohammad Reza Pour-Shegera, the blogger imprisoned in Karaj central prison. He is suffering from bleeding from the kidney, but prison authorities are refusing to grant him medical leave….

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Monday, 27 August 2012  /  Human Rights

Security forces followed Akhbar’s brother for several days, summoned him for questioning and conditioned his release upon Akhbar arriving for questioning.  …

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Monday, 27 August 2012  /  Domestic

Iranian leaders are concerned about possible unrest, and this concern escalated with Mir Hossein Mousavi’s hospitalization. Ahmad Khatami claims that those who protested against the recent presidential election results, whom he called the Fitna(sedition) supporters, are now attempting to sabotage the NAM Summit. Ahmad Reza Radan,…

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Monday, 27 August 2012  /  Domestic

Many Iranian websites are quoting a report published by Mehr News Agency referring to 16,000 funerals held by the Iranian Red Crescent for victims of the earthquake in East Azerbaijan Province. Mehr has published no further details about the funerals, and the websites are expressing surprise…

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Monday, 27 August 2012  /  Domestic

At last, two weeks after the earthquake and after rescue attempts ended, Ahmadinejad visited East Azerbaijan. Ahmadinejad was widely criticized for his visit to Saudi Arabia following the earthquake and his failure to visit the stricken area, and also for not sending a message of presidential…

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Monday, 27 August 2012  /  Domestic

The person responsible for monitoring and dealing with complaints at the Department of Sports and Youth in Qom Province, Ali Haja Biati, announced a crackdown on young people frequenting fitness clubs throughout the province in immodest dress that is contrary to Islamic values. He said that…

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Monday, 27 August 2012  /  Domestic

Farshid Yezdani, a member of the Union for the Protection of Children’s Rights, said that in 2010 Iran has registered 713 such cases, which is double that than in the previous three years. According to recent statistics, some 342,000 marriage contracts were registered in Iran among…

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