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Thursday, 20 September 2012  /  International

Ahmadinejad said that he plans to meet with NAM leaders on the sidelines of the General Assembly to review the issues of the NAM member states. Ahmadinejad added that he plans to present Iran’s stand on the important global problems and offer proposals for resolving them….

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Thursday, 20 September 2012  /  International

Ali Akbar Salehi met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus. Salehi arrived in Damascus from a visit to Egypt, where he attended a meeting of the Quadrilateral Contact Group on Syria. Salehi previously discussed regional and international issues with his Syrian counterpart….

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Thursday, 20 September 2012  /  International

Mohammad Ali Mohtadi, an analyst specializing in regional affairs, told Khabar Onlinethat he believes that the core of power in Syria remains with President Bashar Assad, and it is impossible for the armed opposition to emerge victorious. Although both sides are currently active on the ground,…

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Thursday, 20 September 2012  /  International

Addressing an Army cadet graduation ceremony at Imam Khomeini Naval Academy, Khamenei referred to the recent American-made film which insults the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH) and stressed, “‎They (the West) reason that because of their respect for freedom of expression, they cannot prevent people from…

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Thursday, 20 September 2012  /  International

Hassan Sanei, representative of the Supreme Leader and head of the 15 Khordad Foundation, published a statement that strongly condemned those involved in making the film against the Prophet Muhammad and added an additional USD 500,000 to the bounty set by Imam Khomeini, leader of the…

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Thursday, 20 September 2012  /  International

Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejeii, Judiciary Spokesman and Prosecutor General, called on “‎all the Judicial bodies of Islamic states to file a complaint against this heinous act, which is unfortunately being repeated.”‎‎ Ejeii added that the Iranian judiciary is already working on this case to prosecute those…

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Thursday, 20 September 2012  /  Military

Saeed Jalili described his meeting with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton as “‎good,”‎‎ and said Tehran is (still) waiting for the world powers’ response to its proposal, which was presented in the Moscow talks earlier this year. Jalili said, “In the meeting, we reviewed the…

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Thursday, 20 September 2012  /  Military

Fereydoun Abbasi, Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO) Director, said that in his meeting with Amano, he asked the International Atomic Energy Agency to provide Iran with information about Israel’s nuclear installations. “In today’s meeting… I advised the Director General to also provide us with (information about)…

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Thursday, 20 September 2012  /  Military

Iran exhibited its nuclear achievements on the sidelines of IAEA’s 56th annual General Assembly. On display at the exhibition are samples of the second generation of centrifuges manufactured by Iran and information related to (nuclear) fuel cycle, Tehran research reactors (TRR), radio medicines and some products…

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Thursday, 20 September 2012  /  Military

Main points made by Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari (further to his comments reported on September 19). Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari declared that IRGC is at the peak of its power and expanding its activities – Jafari spoke on the anniversary of the establishment of…

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Thursday, 20 September 2012  /  Military

Head of the IRGC Public Relations Department, General Ramezan Sharif, said that “‎General Jafari said that the IRGC’s Quds Force has had a number of forces in Lebanon and Syria with the aim of supporting (the two) Muslim nations given the special conditions these countries are…

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Thursday, 20 September 2012  /  Military

The Iranian Army displayed its latest military achievements, including underground missile launch pads, in an exhibition in the Northern city of Noshahr. The underground missile silo, called Jask-2, is capable of launching missiles against surface targets from underground launch pads. Ali Khamenei visited the exhibition of…

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Thursday, 20 September 2012  /  Military

The Iranian Navy officially launched a heavy Tareq 901 submarine in Bandar Abbas after the subsurface vessel was overhauled by the Iranian experts.  …

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Thursday, 20 September 2012  /  Military

At the order of Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, the Commander in Chief, the Iranian Navy launched “‎the Islamic Republic of Iran Sahand (iri sahand) missile destroyer in Bandar Abbas.”…

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Thursday, 20 September 2012  /  Economy

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Dariush Pakbin, Secretary General (of the) Chamber of Cooperatives, said that Abu Musa Public Cooperative Company will be formed in the near future, and it will turn the disputed island into a major trade hub. He added that “The last session of the Assembly of the…

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Thursday, 20 September 2012  /  Economy

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Alireza Zeighami said that concurrent with increasing pressure and enforcing sanctions against Iran since 2010, gasoline production at petrochemical plants has shown that the country is able to produce its gasoline needs at home. He said that petrochemical complexes have been producing between 3 to 4…

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Thursday, 20 September 2012  /  Economy

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Mahmoud Zirakchianzadeh, Managing Director of the National Iranian Offshore Oil Company (NIOOC), announced that his company plans to raise crude oil storage capacity to 8.1 million barrels by the end of first half of the next Iranian calendar year (begins March 20, 2013).He added that 6…

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Thursday, 20 September 2012  /  Economy

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Thursday, 20 September 2012  /  Human Rights

Mohammad Tavasoli, a member of Iran’s Freedom Movement Party, has protested the charges brought against him in court by refusing to defend himself in what he called an “‎illegal court.” ‎Tavasoli, challenged the legitimacy of the proceedings against him, saying, “‎With my years of service and…

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Thursday, 20 September 2012  /  Human Rights

Amjad Raza, a worker in the Tsadaf factory in Sanandaj for the last seven years, a labor rights advocate and member of the Coordinating Committee for the Establishment of Trade Unions, suffers from a skin disease due to the working conditions there. Now he has been…

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