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Wednesday, 19 September 2012  /  International

Iran’s Supreme Leader has said, “Nations are aware of the Islamophobic policies of the arrogant powers and Zionists and are pointing the finger at the US and certain European governments. The leaders of these countries must prove that they were not accomplices to this big crime…

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Wednesday, 19 September 2012  /  International

Ali Akbar Salehi wrote in a letter to UNSG Ban Ki-moon that “All of us should feel obliged to express our hatred toward irreligious actions against all religions, and condemn such actions as hate crimes… We should also take legal action against the perpetrators of such…

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Wednesday, 19 September 2012  /  International

At the Cairo Quartet (Iran, Egypt, Turkey and Saudi Arabia) meeting, Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi offered Iran’s proposed roadmap for the Syrian crisis. Salehi proposed cessation of clashes and violence simultaneously by the belligerent parties in Syria, peaceful settlement of crisis without foreign intervention, and an…

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Wednesday, 19 September 2012  /  International

Saeed Jalili, Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Secretary said in a meeting with the Turkish Foreign Minister, “Today is the era of Islamic Awakening, and any confrontation with values and interests of the Muslim Ummah will be faced with a strong response by the world’s Muslims…

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Wednesday, 19 September 2012  /  Military

Ali Larijani said, “The recent resolution by the Board of Governors raises this question to the public: What is the benefit of the NPT and membership in the International Atomic Energy Agency for countries (IAEA)? If Iran had not been committed to the NPT, would Western…

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Wednesday, 19 September 2012  /  Military

Dr. Fereydoun Abbasi, Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), revealed that “On Friday, August 17, 2012, power lines running from the city of Qom to the Fordo facility were cut using explosives. It should be noted that power outages are one way of…

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Wednesday, 19 September 2012  /  Military

Vice President and Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Fereydoun Abbassi, said that Iran does not intend to enrich uranium to a level of more than 20% enrichment. He said following a meeting with the IAEA Director General that Iran has earned nuclear…

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Wednesday, 19 September 2012  /  Military

Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari warned, “Our response to Israel is clear: I do not believe anything will remain of Israel (should it attack Iran). Given Israel’s small land area and its vulnerability to Iran’s massive number of missiles, I don’t think any spot in Israel…

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Wednesday, 19 September 2012  /  Military

Mohammad Ali Jafari announced that Iran has increased the targeting precision of its Zelzal rockets and narrowed their margin of error. “These rockets, which were produced 15 to 20 years ago, can fly a range of approximately 300km. These rockets did not enjoy proper precision in…

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Wednesday, 19 September 2012  /  Economy

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In a meeting with the Omani Commerce Minister, Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi hailed the expanded transit routes between the two states, and said that the groundwork has been laid for Tehran and Muscat to boost their bilateral relations. During the meeting held on the second…

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Wednesday, 19 September 2012  /  Economy

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Rostam Qassemi said during a ceremony to commemorate Employee Day that West is working to interrupt the sale and export of Iran’s oil and plans to prevent Iranian presence in world markets, this is while all oil industry staff, from oil terminals to gas pipeline sector,…

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Wednesday, 19 September 2012  /  Economy

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Rahim Mosaddeq, Deputy Head of Iran’s Bimeh Markazi (Central Insurance of the Islamic Republic of Iran) for Planning and Development, said that “With respect to the sanctions, particularly the sanctions imposed by enemies on Iran’s insurance industry, we seek to bypass the sanctions and defuse them…

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Wednesday, 19 September 2012  /  Human Rights

The judiciary has confirmed the prison sentences of student activists Kouhyar Goudarzi and Amir Garshasbi. The Human Rights Reporters Committee website quotes Goudarzi’s lawyer, who said that his client’s five-year prison sentence in exile in Zabol has been approved by the appellate court. Mahmoud Alizadeh Tabatabyi…

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Wednesday, 19 September 2012  /  Human Rights

The Facebook page of a leading Iranian cartoonist, Mana Nayestani, was hacked on September 11, by the Soldiers of Islam, a pro-regime hacker group. The hackers posted the following message: “With thanks to God, we conquered Mana Nayestani’s Facebook account.”  …

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Wednesday, 19 September 2012  /  Domestic

Javad Karimi Qoddosi, a member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said that “A committee will be set up soon at the Majlis to pursue the status of the Iranian nationals abducted outside Iran.” He added that pursuing the fate of the kidnapped…

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