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Friday, 14 September 2012  /  International

Alireza Salimi called on the Foreign Ministry to respond appropriately to the Canadian government for severing diplomatic relatios with Tehran. He said that the inappropriate behavior of the Canadian government in closing down its Tehran embassy indicates the isolation of the Western governments and the futile…

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Friday, 14 September 2012  /  International

Ali Akbar Velayati said that Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution inspired the Islamic Awakening movements in the Middle East and North Africa. Velayati referred to the meetings between Ayatollah Khamenei and visiting leaders of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), saying that NAM leaders told Ayatollah Khamenei that Iran…

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Friday, 14 September 2012  /  International

Mohsen Rezayee, former IRGC commander said that Iran will completely neutralize US policies aimed at sowing discord among the regional nations and prevent unity among them and will try to prevent other countries from falling into the enemies’ trap. “The US seeks to sow discord between…

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Friday, 14 September 2012  /  International

In an interview for the television network Europa TV, the Iranian Ambassador to Denmark, Morteza Damanpak JamI, referred to the increasing threats by Israel against Iran. He added, “The Zionists are perhaps able to begin this war, but they will not be the ones who finish…

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Friday, 14 September 2012  /  International

Ramin Mehmanparast said, “What the officials of the Zionist regime (Israel) are saying is of no significance whatsoever… The Zionist regime is in no position to comment on the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program, and the remarks by the officials of this regime (Israel) have…

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Friday, 14 September 2012  /  International

The Foreign Ministry Spokesman strongly rejected a recent report on the death of the Iranian nationals who were kidnapped in Syria last month, stressing that all of them are alive. “There is no evidence substantiating the death of the Iranian pilgrims in Syria.”  …

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Friday, 14 September 2012  /  International

The Deputy Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister for Artistic Affairs said that Iran would take part for the first time in Istanbul Islamic Style, Clothing Exhibition slated for September 13-16. “The designs using Iranian and Islamic symbols should introduce Iranian culture and art.”…

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Friday, 14 September 2012  /  Military

Mostafa Dolatyar, Director General of the Department for Political and International Studies of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, said during The Moscow Nonproliferation Conference 2012 that the US and its allies “have adopted hostile approaches and unconstructive positions in the past years, thereby killing the chance of obtaining…

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Friday, 14 September 2012  /  Military

Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, IRGC Navy Commander, said that “The fake and illegitimate regime occupying Jerusalem (Israel) does not have the power to attack Iran… Throughout the history of its wholly evil presence, the Zionist regime (Israel) has never had an existence separate from the US…

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Friday, 14 September 2012  /  Military

Mohammed-Reza Mohseni-Sani, Head of the Majlis Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy, said that the Americans want to cover up their passivity and weaknesses by launching a drill in the Middle East, and the region will have to pay the price… “They are trying to…

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Friday, 14 September 2012  /  Military

(Mon, 10 Sep) Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said that that the foreign nuclear aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf equipped with nuclear propulsion systems cause massive environmental damage and have destroyed the regional ecosystem. He added that the trans-regional forces should be held accountable in this…

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Friday, 14 September 2012  /  Economy

Seyed Mohammad Karimi, who visited the regions affected by the earthquake, announced that within eight years, the number of insurance companies in Iran grew from 13 to 25, and two new companies, Danesh and Khavarmianeh, would soon enter the insurance industry. Referring to the journalists’ question…

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Friday, 14 September 2012  /  Economy

At a scientific seminar on work environment in Iran that took place at the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Majlis Research Center, Kazem Jalali, emphasized the need for constitutional change that would expand private sector involvement. He claimed that the private sector can bypass…

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Friday, 14 September 2012  /  Economy

National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) Managing Director, Ahmad Qalebani, said that 15,000 billion in rial‑denominated oil bonds will be issued in near future. Qalebani sad that issuance of oil industry bonds was among the ways of providing financial resources for NIOOC industry projects. To this end,…

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Friday, 14 September 2012  /  Economy

The Foreign Ministry Spokesman denied Iraqi media reports on the unilateral development of a shared oil field by Iran, and said that Tehran has no problem with its neighbors with regard to the development of (shared) oil and gas fields. “Any action in this regard will…

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Friday, 14 September 2012  /  Economy

Following consultation and discussions between economic activists from Iran’s private sector and Pakistani representatives from the commerce, trade, finance and banking sectors, both sides discussed methods for commercial exchanges in light of the barriers that exist as a result of trade sanctions against Iran. In addition,…

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Friday, 14 September 2012  /  Human Rights

Iranian political and civil activists have expressed their appreciation for Ban Ki-Moon’s “rational” and “brave” activities in Tehran, which he visited for the 16th NAM Summit. The group nevertheless expressed disappointment that he was not allowed to visit Mir-Hussein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi, Zahra Rahnavard and former…

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Friday, 14 September 2012  /  Human Rights

Although two months have passed since the arrest of Makhsus Bokharaei and Mahmmoud Zakar, two social activists, there is still no accurate information about the condition of the two. The two were arrested on charges of helping families of political prisoners and death row prisoners. According…

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Friday, 14 September 2012  /  Human Rights

While Masoud Basthani has been granted his first prison leave in three years, the authorities have prevented his wife, Mahsa Amarabadi, from being given prison leave at the same time.  …

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Friday, 14 September 2012  /  Human Rights

The reporter, Kihan Juhani, was arrested while preparing a filmed report on a road accident on the Maryuan road….

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