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Thursday, 6 September 2012  /  International

The Supreme Leader’s top aide and advisor on the armed forces, Yahya Rahim Safavi said that Western countries, which have failed during the Islamic awakening, are now trying to avenge their failure by influencing events in Syria and Egypt. He stressed that the main losers in…

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Thursday, 6 September 2012  /  International

Ali Baqeri, Undersecretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) National Security Council, met with Yevgeny Lukyanov Assistant Secretary of the Russian National Security Council. The two sides exchanged views on political and security cooperation, and on the latest regional and international developments.  …

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Thursday, 6 September 2012  /  International

Sayyid Hassan Mousavi, vice president of Iran and chairman of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO)‎ is visiting to Baku, accompanied by the organization’s vice president and director-general. They are participating in “Flavors of the Silk Road: International Conference on Food, Culture and Tourism.”…

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Thursday, 6 September 2012  /  International

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman reported that Tehran has released the two Azeri nationals who were arrested in early May on charges of espionage-related activities. “The two individuals were handed over to the Consulate of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Tabriz, based on the friendly and brotherly…

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Thursday, 6 September 2012  /  International

Ali Akbar Velayati said, “‎A resistance chain, compsisting of Iraq, Iran, Syria and Palestine, has been formed against the hegemony of the Zionist regime (Israel) and the US, who are seeking to break this chain… The Western countries are looking for a substitute in the heart…

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Thursday, 6 September 2012  /  International

Foreign Ministry spokesman berated PGCC (Persian Gulf Cooperation Council) foreign ministers for mentioning the misunderstanding with the United Arab Emirates over Islands in the Persian Gulf in their final statement. He said that the three “Iranian Islands” of Abu Musa, Greater and Lesser Tunbs are inseparable…

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Thursday, 6 September 2012  /  International

Spokesman of the Majlis’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Seyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini said, “‎Given its position among Palestinians, Iran can draw the mediation plan among the Palestinian groups to bring them closer and narrow the gap between Fatah and Hamas… Fatah and Hamas’s trust…

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Thursday, 6 September 2012  /  Military

Igor Mezenin, Atomstroy Export’s construction chief announced that Iran will take over the full control of its first nuclear power plant in Bushehr by the end of the year: “We believe that the unit will be transferred to the client (Iran) in the last week of…

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Thursday, 6 September 2012  /  Military

Navy Commander Admiral Ali Fadavi told the annual conference of Basij lecturers in Mashhad that the IRGC is protecting the security of the Persian Gulf. He noted that in recent years, US ships have been unable to travel the natural route to enter the Persian Gulf….

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Thursday, 6 September 2012  /  Military

Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri Iran’s Armed Forces’ deputy chief of staff, has said that “If the American people do not want to draw further hatred of other societies, they have to exert pressure on their statesmen to leave other countries’ soil in the shortest possible time…

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Thursday, 6 September 2012  /  Military

Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli reported that Iran is mounting new types of missiles on its S-200 anti-aircraft missile system. “The (Russian-made S-200) system has been optimized for improved detection and electronic warfare… Two new types of missiles will be…

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Thursday, 6 September 2012  /  Economy

Mehdi Sanaie member of the Majlis’s National Security Committee Member said that Iran is participating in the meeting of Economic Coordination Organization (ECO) parliamentarians with a positive approach, and urged ECO members to devise a common strategy for countering hegemonistic western policies. He said that objective…

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Thursday, 6 September 2012  /  Economy

Heydar Shamsi an official of the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company said that five fuel storage facilities will be inaugurated by March 2013 in Iran, boosting the country’s fuel storage capacity by 1.2 billion liters to 12.8 billion liters. At present, Iran has the capacity…

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Thursday, 6 September 2012  /  Economy

Simultaneous with the sharp drop in Iran’s oil exports to Japan, and the cessation of “black gold” sales to South Korea, Iran’s oil exports to Turkey also decreased to 48,000 barrels per day. This has allowed the Russians to take over Iran’s former market share in…

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Thursday, 6 September 2012  /  Economy

The Egyptian Minister of Oil announced that his country would not have any problem buying crude oil from Iran despite the boycott of Iranian oil….

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Thursday, 6 September 2012  /  Economy

Iranian Minister of Energy Majid Namjoo announced that Iran has decided to use profits from oil sales to India for projects in Iran. He added that further talks will soon be held with Indian officials to finalize all relevant details od agreement. He added that a…

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Thursday, 6 September 2012  /  Economy

Daud Mohamed, the representative of Qazvin Province in Majlis announced that the project to build the “Almot” Highway has been assigned to the IRGC Construction Headquarters Khatam al-Anbiya. He said that this tremendous project will be completed within three years.  …

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Thursday, 6 September 2012  /  Economy

According to the most recent reports issued by the Central Bank of Iran, the inflation rate in the 12 months ending in the Persian month of Mordad this year (August), was 23.5%.  …

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Thursday, 6 September 2012  /  Human Rights

Shiva Nazar Ahari, a human rights activist and founder of Committee of Human Rights Reporters, presented herself at Evin prison on Wednesday to serve a four-year sentence. However, she was sent home and told to return on Saturday. She was arrested during the post-election events and…

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Thursday, 6 September 2012  /  Human Rights

Acting Commander of the Internal Security Forces in Eastern Azerbaijan province Ismail Zada reported the arrest of more than 20 volunteers who came to help the earthquake victims. He accused them of spreading Wahhabism, and claimed that those arrested were spreading rumors in order achieve their…

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