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Tuesday, 11 September 2012  /  International

Hassan Qashqavi, Deputy Foreign Minister, said that Iran will examine the legal aspects of Canada’s move to close its embassy in Tehran and act according to international law. He described Canada’s move as undiplomatic, adding  that reasons such as threatening a country’s national security could be…

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Tuesday, 11 September 2012  /  International

An editorial by Hassan Hanni Zada reads, “The Triangle of Iran’s Isolation – The Canadian government’s unbalanced step in closing its embassy in Tehran and the closure of the Iranian embassy in Ottowa point to a Zionist-US-British triangle designed to isolate Iran. In view of Iran’s…

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Tuesday, 11 September 2012  /  International

Ali Larijani said in a meeting with Russia’s Ambassador to Tehran that “The capabilities of the two countries should be utilized for the establishment of durable security and stability in the region, and this requires continued consultations between the two countries’ political and parliamentary officials… The…

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Tuesday, 11 September 2012  /  Military

Ali Asghar Soltanieh said, “I am responsible for NAM affairs at international organizations in Vienna such as preparing statements and reading them in meetings.” He assured representatives of all NAM member states that he would maintain his impartiality and work for unity of NAM members. The…

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Tuesday, 11 September 2012  /  Military

Ali Akbar Salehi said, “We have repeatedly expressed our readiness and announced that we were ready for (nuclear) talks in a win-win situation.” He added that Iran has never lost the “opportunity for diplomacy.”  …

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Tuesday, 11 September 2012  /  Military

Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, who is also a former IRGC Commander, said that “Defending the Palestinian nation is in line with our strategic defense interests, and Lebanon and Syria are our strategic depth… If the Zionist regime (Israel) does anything against us, resistance groups, especially…

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Tuesday, 11 September 2012  /  Military

General Mehdi Farahi, Deputy Defense Minister and Head of Iran’s Aerospace Organization, downplayed the “US propaganda campaign” about deploying missile shields in the region, saying that these air defense systems lack the capability to confront Iranian missiles. “They (Westerners) make claims that are mostly empty, exaggerated…

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Tuesday, 11 September 2012  /  Economy

Iranian currency hit a record low on September 9 with street traders offering the US dollar at 24,430 rials. On September 8, the rate was at IRR 22,280 to the dollar. The head of Iran’s Central Bank, Mahmoud Bahmani, said that the rate will rise to…

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Tuesday, 11 September 2012  /  Economy

According to Fars, an increase of 700 tomans in the dollar-exchange rate in less than four months is having an undeniable effect on inflation, on reducing purchasing power and on public welfare. An urgent meeting is needed between the heads of the three governing authorities in…

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Tuesday, 11 September 2012  /  Economy

The Foreign Ministry Spokesman underlined that “The recent remarks by British Foreign Secretary William Hague about intensifying sanctions against Iran are irresponsible and a serious violation of the IAEA rules.” He stressed that the Western powers’ practice of the dual-track policy of pressure and talks in…

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Tuesday, 11 September 2012  /  Human Rights

Iran released Yousef Nadarkhani, the Christian-convert pastor who previously had been sentenced to death on a charge of apostasy. Nadarkhani was acquitted of all charges against him in a court that was ordered into session by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. Nadarkhani was arrested in September…

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Tuesday, 11 September 2012  /  Human Rights

Despite his transfer to Rajaï Shahr, Isa Saharkhiz refused to end his hunger strike, demanding that he be allowed to receive the full medical treatment he requires. Saharkhiz was arrested during the election events and sentenced to three years in prison on charges of insulting the…

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Tuesday, 11 September 2012  /  Human Rights

One of the condemned was a 37-year-old Afghan citizen. Another Afghani was returned to his cell at the last moment, after his execution was postponed….

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Tuesday, 11 September 2012  /  Human Rights

The Information and Press Department of the Foreign Ministry said that Director General of the Foreign Ministry’s Human Rights and Women’s Affairs Department, Mansooreh Sharifisadr, will be the Iranian chairwoman of the two-day meeting. A delegation from the judiciary will accompany Sharifisadr in the meeting. Akio…

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Tuesday, 11 September 2012  /  Domestic

Member of the Majlis Presiding Board, Hussein Sobhani-Nia, said that Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has briefed the Majlis on the achievements and outcome of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) meeting and the extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Saudi Arabia.  …

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Tuesday, 11 September 2012  /  Domestic

The Ahmadinejad-affiliated website Ensanekamel published a post over the weekend containing an unprecedentedly harsh attack on Mesbah Yazdi, and warning of a confrontation between Yazdi and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. The post led to protests among Mesbah Yazdi’s supporters, who called it an open insult to…

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Tuesday, 11 September 2012  /  Domestic

“Dear disabled and war veteran champions: The honor you achieved in the world competitions is a source of pleasure, prosperity and happiness for the Iranian nation. I sincerely thank you for this.”  …

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