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Tuesday, 18 September 2012  /  International

Iran calls the international community’s attention to the grave situation of the Canadian indigenous people and expresses its deep concern over the continued systematic violation of the basic rights of some one and a half million natives, the persistent discrimination and the inhumane conditions imposed against…

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Tuesday, 18 September 2012  /  International

Alaeddin Boroujerdi, Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, called for the involvement of Iraq, Algeria and Pakistan in the quadrilateral contact group on Syria. “The quadrilateral meeting among Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Turkey is not a balanced gathering to reach a…

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Tuesday, 18 September 2012  /  International

Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said at the opening of the jubilee session and the IV meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the CICA member-states in Astana that “Iran is also ready to participate in the construction of infrastructure projects in Afghanistan.” Salehi stressed the relevance…

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Tuesday, 18 September 2012  /  International

The Foreign Ministry Spokesman called on all Palestinian groups to maintain unity in a bid to defend their rights and solve problems in Palestine. He said, “The President sees unity among Palestinian groups as the solution to the Palestinian problem… All (Palestinian) groups should stand beside…

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Tuesday, 18 September 2012  /  International

Iran has appointed Mohammad Javad Asayesh-Zarchi as its new ambassador to Qatar. Asayesh-Zarchi had been Iran’s charge d’affaires in Oman, Croatia, Chile and former Yugoslavia. He has also served as an advisor to the foreign minister and an assistant to a deputy foreign minister. He has…

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Tuesday, 18 September 2012  /  International

Tehran’s Asar Gallery has presented an exhibition of the Iranian artist Negar Orang’s paintings inspired by Islamic Awakening in the Middle East and North Africa. The artist’s collection of 16 works titled, “Emergency Situation,” has been showcased at the exhibition. The paintings are adapted from photos…

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Tuesday, 18 September 2012  /  Military

Yahya Rahim Safavi, former IRGC Commander, said that Iran’s Armed Forces are well prepared to counter any threat, adding that enemies are well aware of the country’s deterrence power… Enemies should know that Iran’s response to any threat will be destructive and make its enemies regretful….

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Tuesday, 18 September 2012  /  Military

Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said that the arrogant power’s spying agencies are playing a key role in the regional crises through their support and aid to terrorist groups. He said that the move is designed to achieve disunity among Muslims… The CIA and Mossad are trying…

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Tuesday, 18 September 2012  /  Military

Massoud Jazayeri, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces for Cultural Affairs and Defense Publicity, reiterated that the war in Syria “is moving on a course which is nearing its end in the interest of the Syrian government and people; the resistance will soon…

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Tuesday, 18 September 2012  /  Military

Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said, “Each day we work on a newer version of the Zolfaqar tank so that it can maintain its efficiency in the battlefield and ground defense… We certainly make changes to Zolfaqar tanks based on threats and in accordance with our battleground needs.”…

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Tuesday, 18 September 2012  /  Military

Hojatoleslam Ali Saeedi, the Supreme Leader’s representative to the IRGC, has appointed Hojatoleslam Jamal Mir-Mohammadi as the new head of the IRGC’s Islamic Research Center in Qom. Hojatoleslam Toyserkani, representative of the Supreme Leader to the Basij, and Commander Mahdavinejad, Qom Ali-Ibn-e Abi-Taleb Revolutionary Guards Commander attended the…

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Tuesday, 18 September 2012  /  Economy

A delegation of Spanish stock exchange managers are due to visit Iran on September 26 to promote cooperation in the field of the stock exchange. The Spanish managers will visit Iran to offer several courses designed to teach stock exchange and market operations to Iranian capital…

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Tuesday, 18 September 2012  /  Economy

Iran started laying the rail line of a key transit and transportation project linking Iran’s northern city of Gorgan to IncheBoron in Turkmenistan. Iranian Minister of Road and Urbanization, Ali Nikzad, said that “The termination of Turkmenistan’s contract with an Iranian company will not affect the…

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Tuesday, 18 September 2012  /  Human Rights

The bookstore is managed by the couple, Mohtaram Rahmani and Ali Khoshgovar. The Intelligence Ministry conducted a search of the couple’s home and ordered the closure of their shop….

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Tuesday, 18 September 2012  /  Domestic

The answer to this question will be revealed in nine months’ time with the 11th presidential elections in Iran. Even at this stage, however, the question can be discussed from a different angle: “What will be the road map for the elections?” The answer of any…

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Tuesday, 18 September 2012  /  Domestic

The Cyber Police announced the arrest of an additional person who is suspected of using social networks to defraud victims of the earthquake in Azerbaijan….

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Tuesday, 18 September 2012  /  Domestic

The Majlis has summoned the Foreign Minister to its open session to be held in the week. The Foreign Minister will be questioned over what the agency described as the parallel functions of the Ministry and one of the Vice Presidents.  …

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Tuesday, 18 September 2012  /  Domestic

The two ministries to be merged are the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, and the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development. The merger decision was adopted about two years ago but it was rejected for various reasons, including by Majlis. The new ministry will probably…

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