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Monday, 3 September 2012  /  International

Bahrain’s Foreign Minister summoned Iran’s representative in Manama to protest the mistranslation by the Iranian Broadcast Authority of Egyptian President Morsi’s speech. Bahrain demanded that the Iranian government apologize after the Iranian Broadcast Authority “accidentally” substituted Syria with Bahrain in Morsi’s speech.  …

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Monday, 3 September 2012  /  International

A Kayhan editorial titled, “Ban Ki Moon and Mohammad Morsi from the perspective of the Tehran summit” wrote, “In these days, when Western officials and media are discussing the Tehran summit, and primarily the participation of the UN Secretary General and Egyptian president as a strong…

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Monday, 3 September 2012  /  International

In a congratulatory message sent to President Ahmadinejad regarding the successful NAM Summit in Tehran and his appointment as Chairman of NAM, Basij Commander Sardar Mohammad Reza Naghdi emphasized that Basij forces expect President Ahmadinejad, as Chairman of NAM, to act to implement the demands of…

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Monday, 3 September 2012  /  Military

Jalil Jafari, a member of the Majlis Energy Commission, referred to the latest report by the IAEA on Iran’s nuclear activity and claimed that the publication of the report to coincide with the NAM Summit in Iran has increased the political bias of the report, proving…

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Monday, 3 September 2012  /  Military

Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Asoudi said, “In the event of an Israeli military attack against Iran, the officials of the Zionist regime (Israel) will be among its first victims.” Asoudi added regarding the return of a large number of Jewish people to their homelands in Europe,…

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Monday, 3 September 2012  /  Military

Iran’s Deputy Defense Minister, Mohammad Eslami, has spoken of Iran’s capabilities in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), and added that UAVs were already used in the recent IRGC maneuvers and that Iran is now fitting missiles on its combat UAVs (UCAV’s). According to Eslami, the capture of…

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Monday, 3 September 2012  /  Military

At the close of the summit, the IRGC published a statement in which it congratulated the Supreme Leader and the Iranian people for the Iranian regime’s great success in producing the NAM Summit in Tehran so impressively, successfully and influentially. He said that the entirely successful…

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Monday, 3 September 2012  /  Economy

The Iranian Oil Minister held a number of talks and discussions during the NAM Summit with senior economic representatives from countries such as Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Venezuela, Angola, Nigeria, Kuwait, Iraq, Libya, India and several other African and Asian countries that have recently begun buying…

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Monday, 3 September 2012  /  Economy

The Deputy Head of Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization, Kiumars Kermanshahi, announced the establishment of a strategic committee for trade with the NAM states. He added that during the summit, productive trade and economic meetings were held with member states. He said that Iran should take full…

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Monday, 3 September 2012  /  Economy

The biggest, EUR 2.6 billion contract between Iran and China, for construction of an LNG plant, has been frozen until further notice because of China’s inability to secure foreign funding for the project….

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Monday, 3 September 2012  /  Economy

Ahmad Tavakkoli, Majlis representative and member of the Majlis Planning and Budget Committee, said at a student conference that Iran’s economic situation is plagued with inflation, which leads to further inflation and a reduction in public buying power. He said that the Statistics Center states that…

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Monday, 3 September 2012  /  Uncategorized

The report claims that the main reasons for the price increases are mismanagement and lack of planning, and that the sanctions have had no effect on the matter.  …

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Monday, 3 September 2012  /  Human Rights

Journalist and women’s rights activist, Jila Bani Yaghub, arrived at Evin Prison to serve the 12-month sentenced handed down on her. Jila was arrested during the election events together with her partner, the journalist and economic commentator, Bahman Ahmadi Amouee, and sentenced to a year in…

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Monday, 3 September 2012  /  Human Rights

Ojan Akbari was arrested about a year ago with eight other party members during a party meeting in the city ofAhwaz.  …

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Monday, 3 September 2012  /  Human Rights

Political prisoner Hadi Amini, who was released after five years in Rajaï Shahr Prison, has been arrested again just five days after being released. He was arrested by agents of the Intelligence Ministry in the city of Mahabad. Hadi Amini was sentenced to five years in…

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Monday, 3 September 2012  /  Domestic

The Farsi-language Facebook page called “Is this the country we have?” that has over 300,000 members last week primarily focused on the NAM Summit from a satirical perspective, with particular focus on the lack of importance of the countries attending the summit. Every post earned thousands…

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Monday, 3 September 2012  /  Domestic

In a letter sent to President Ahmadinejad, Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani announced that forcing the treasury to pay credit and relevant sums, without adherence to the legal aspects, is in violation of various articles of the Five-Year Plan for National Development, and this section of the…

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