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Friday, 7 September 2012  /  International

Alaeddin Boroujerdi, Chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, announced a meeting between the parliaments of NAM member states and other countries that believe in a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Syria. He added that the meeting will probably take place in Tehran,…

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Friday, 7 September 2012  /  International

Kazem Jalali, the new Chairman of the Majlis Research Center, who was recently appointed to replace Ahmad Tavakkoli, admitted in an interview to ISNA news agency that the storming of the British Embassy in Tehran by students was a mistake. Jalali, who heads the Rahvaran e…

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Friday, 7 September 2012  /  International

Eshaq Al-e-Habib, addressing the 193-member UN General Assembly in New York, condemned the comments made earlier in the session by the Israeli envoy to the UN. “The Zionist regime’s representative once again made unfounded and futile allegations against Iran… These allegations are made at a time…

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Friday, 7 September 2012  /  International

Hassan Moussavi, Director of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO), said that Iran is willing to reconstruct Lebanon’s historical monuments that were damaged in the 2006 war with Israel.  …

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Friday, 7 September 2012  /  International

Tehran Times Managing Director, Reza Moqaddasi, and Isaac Chipampe, Managing Director of Zambia’s Daily Mail, signed a cooperation agreement with the goal of improving socio-cultural relations between Iran and Zambia.  …

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Friday, 7 September 2012  /  International

Mehrandish Publications is scheduled to publish a complete modern and easy-to-understand English translation of the Qur’an by Iranian scholar and Iranologist Ismail Salami. The book will be different from other existing translations as it will be a modern translation that will be easily used and understood…

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Friday, 7 September 2012  /  Military

Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said, “The Iranian Navy will be present in every corner of international and free waters to defend Iran’s interests.” He added its operational area would further expand in the future. Sayyari continued to say that the IRIN has escorts over 1,500 commercial…

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Friday, 7 September 2012  /  Military

Commander of the Iranian military’s naval force, Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, spoke at a ceremony marking the departure of Iran’s 21stnaval squadron for the open seas. He stressed that under international law, Iran has the right to a naval presence in the Atlantic Ocean. He also said…

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Friday, 7 September 2012  /  Military

Ahmad Vahidi underlined that that producing smart weapons is one of his ministry’s main strategies. “Relying on and using Iran’s innovative youth and its experts’ intelligence to produce smart defensive equipment and weapons is one of the Defense Ministry’s most important strategies.”‎ Vahidi underlined that the…

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Friday, 7 September 2012  /  Military

Deputy Commander of the Basij, Ali Fazli, declared that the Asheqan-e Velayat (Lovers of the Leadership) maneuvers of the Beit al-Maqdisi (Jerusalem) rapid response battalions will be held in all provinces by the end of the year. He added that 6,000 Ashura and Alzhara battalions across…

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Friday, 7 September 2012  /  Military

The head of the operational wing of Khatam Al-Anbia Air Defense Base, Shahrokh Shahram, announced the establishment of a special university for aerial defense. He added that the university would open its doors in the next Persian year. According to Shahram, Khatam Al-Anbia Air Defense Base…

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Friday, 7 September 2012  /  Military

Commander of Iran’s Ground Forces, Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, announced that by the end of the current Persian year (March 2013), the army and the IRGC would carry out two joint maneuvers. The first maneuver will be held in southeastern Iran, with a focus being placed on…

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Friday, 7 September 2012  /  Military

In an editorial by Mehdi Tajaik on reformist website Jaras, the author speculates in light of the aforementioned announcement of the two maneuvers whether Iran was taking Israel’s threats of war seriously. “Israel’s threats to carry out military action against Iran’s nuclear facilities are growing. At…

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Friday, 7 September 2012  /  Economy

Rostam Qassemi said that in the current (Iranian) year (ending March 20, 2013), Iran plans to use USD 14 billion for the development of the oil and gas industry from the stabilization fund alone.” Qassemi said that the National Development Fund (National Stabilization Fund) was established…

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Friday, 7 September 2012  /  Economy

Oil Minister Rostam Qassemi said that negotiations with the Turkish envoy focused on energy issues and transferring Iranian gas to Turkey. He said that they would examine increasing the volume of gas exports to Turkey as well as gas transit to Europe via Turkish territory. Qassemi…

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Friday, 7 September 2012  /  Economy

Iran will be one of 50 countries to participate in the International Oil and Gas Exhibition being held in Erbil, in Iraqi Kurdistan. At the exhibition, companies from Canada, Germany, the UK and Iran will present their achievements in this field.  …

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Friday, 7 September 2012  /  Economy

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Friday, 7 September 2012  /  Economy

Deputy Minister of Industry, Mines and Commerce, Hassan Radard, reported a special order by the Ministry to stockpile eggs. He added that a special work team that was established for chicken eggs would determine the price of eggs. Radard added that following the meeting between the…

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Friday, 7 September 2012  /  Economy

Esfahan Petrochemical Complex closes following rise in debts to Isfahan oil refinery, resulting in failure to supply raw materials and energy from refinery.The conglomerate had been producing 300,000 tons of petrochemical products a year.  …

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Friday, 7 September 2012  /  Human Rights

Keyvan Samimi and Masoud Bastani, two journalists imprisoned in Rajaï Shahr Prison, were sent to solitary confinement. Their transfer was carried out after prison guards entered Wing 12 of the prison and conducted a search of the cells of political prisoners. The two were sent to…

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