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Thursday, 30 August 2012  /  International

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The summit is being held after a two-day meeting of experts and a meeting of foreign ministers of the NAM member states. Iran’s Supreme Leader praised the founders of the NAM and its work over the last 60 years, but said the movement should take on a…

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Thursday, 30 August 2012  /  International

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Upon Ban Ki-moon’s arrival in Tehran to attend the 16th NAM Summit, the Supreme Leader said, “‎Iran wants a Middle East free of nuclear weapons and expects the UN to do its best to remove the Zionist regime’‎s (Israel) nuclear weapons, which pose a significant danger…

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Thursday, 30 August 2012  /  International

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Ali Akbar Salehi said that NAM foreign ministers will draw up a road map for the future agenda of the movement in dealing with various international issues, including Palestine, Israel and Syria. During their meeting, NAM foreign ministers will draft a final document for the 16th…

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Thursday, 30 August 2012  /  International

The Supreme Leader made the remark in a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who visited Iran to attend the 16th NAM Summit. Khamenei said Iran and India should enhance cooperation on regional issues, trade and infrastructure.  …

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Thursday, 30 August 2012  /  International

Saeed Jalili, Secretary of Iran’‎s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), underlined in his meeting with India’‎s National Security Advisor that NAM has the ability “to influence international interactions and create a new shared world order based on justice.”‎ He urged stronger cooperation among NAM founders, including…

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Thursday, 30 August 2012  /  International

Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, heading a high-ranking delegation, arrived in Tehran minutes ago to attend the 16th Non-Aligned Movement Summit.  …

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Thursday, 30 August 2012  /  International

Ali Akbar Salehi met with his North Korean counterpart on the sidelines of the 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Tehran. Salehi referred to Iran’‎s competence and experience in the fields of economy, industry, commerce, and agriculture, and expressed Tehran’‎s willingness to expand bilateral…

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Thursday, 30 August 2012  /  International

Mohammad Kazem Sajjadpour, Iran’‎s former ambassador to the United Nations, said that “The most vivid shortcoming (in the United Nations) is the decision-making process in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), where a handful of world powers have veto power.”‎ He added that there has been…

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Thursday, 30 August 2012  /  International

Ali Akbar Salehi declared after the meeting of Palestine Committee had wrapped up on the sidelines of the NAM foreign ministerial meeting that a workgroup will be formed in New York to address issues related to Palestine. “This workgroup will study the issue of Palestine in…

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Thursday, 30 August 2012  /  Military

Saeed Jalili, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) and the UN Secretary-General stressed during their meeting the need to continue the nuclear talks. Jalili said, “‎Iran is ready to help and collaborate with the UN to help the international body achieve its goals regarding…

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Thursday, 30 August 2012  /  Military

Deputy Commander of Iran’‎s Armed Forces Chiefs of Staff, Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri, reaffirmed that  even “If it takes 50 years, we will take back the frozen assets in the US, by force if necessary.”‎ He referred to “the blocking of Iran’‎s assets as economic terrorism…

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Thursday, 30 August 2012  /  Military

General Abdollah Reshadi, Commander of the Air Defense Unit in Northeastern Iran, said that “At present, we are monitoring all military bases around Iran 24 hours a day. Also, any flying object that enters Iranian airspace is monitored by Air Defense Forces.”‎ Reshadi added that Iran’‎s…

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Thursday, 30 August 2012  /  Economy

Rostam Qassemi, Iran’s Oil Minister said, “We have conducted some negotiations with specific countries, including those that buy our oil, like India, and certain African and Central Asian countries. The results of Iran’‎s negotiations with NAM members will be seen after the (NAM) summit.”  …

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Thursday, 30 August 2012  /  Economy

Rostam Qassemi met in Tehran with the Iraqi Foreign Minister and said,‎ “The talks focused on the development of joint oil fields and also an energy swap… Our priority in the new era is activity in joint oil and gas fields with neighbors, including Iraq and Kuwait.”…

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Thursday, 30 August 2012  /  Economy

Reza Nafisi said that ten border terminals have already been established, and 17 others will be set up by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2013). Customs Administration Director, Abbas Memarnejad, revealed that the total value of Iran’‎s imports and exports during…

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Thursday, 30 August 2012  /  Human Rights

Muzaffar Dadi, ‎‎24, who had been incarcerated in Bandar Abbas Prison, died after being violently beaten by guards. He ‎was sentenced to one year in prison, but died six months before release. According to reports, ‎he was severely beaten by prison guards and died of internal…

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Thursday, 30 August 2012  /  Human Rights

Security forces arrested 25-year-old Maryam Salehi, a student in Tehran, last ‎week. She participated in several campaigns for human right, and was arrested at her father’‎s ‎home by agents in civilian clothing. Her family has not yet managed to obtain any information ‎about her condition or…

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Thursday, 30 August 2012  /  Human Rights

Fifty days after the arrest of engineer, ‎Hossein Zadeh Masoud, formerly one of the most prominent student activists from the Azeri ‎minority, information leaked out of jail claims that his physical condition has deteriorated ‎significantly. The ban on phone conversations with his family exacerbates his family’‎s…

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Thursday, 30 August 2012  /  Domestic

Opposition activist, Mojtaba Vahedi, Media Adviser to the 6th Majlis Speaker and Former Editor-in-Chief of the reformist Aftabe-Yazd newspaper, has written to foreign journalists covering the NAM Summit, under the headline, “Your Banquet has Further Emptied the Tables of Iranians.” The only way to make these high…

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Thursday, 30 August 2012  /  Domestic

Organizers of the petition sought to collect 10,000 signatures in three days, and within 24 hours they were able to collect over ‎8,000, despite the cyberattack on the Kalame site, which impeded ‎signature collection. In the petition, Iranians called on Secretary-General Ban ‎Ki-Moon, who is currently in…

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