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Friday, 21 September 2012  /  International

Salehi said in an interview with Egypt’s Channel One TV, “‎We have said many times that we are prepared to promote ties with Egypt to an ambassadorial level… And to promote the level of our relations with Egypt, the Islamic Republic of Iran is waiting for…

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Friday, 21 September 2012  /  International

Legislators attending the meeting of the Parliamentary Friendship Group of Iran, Egypt, Syria, Palestine and Morocco in Tehran conferred on different ways to further expand parliamentary cooperation. Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee and Head of the Friendship Group, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, underlined…

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Friday, 21 September 2012  /  International

Seyed Hussein Naqavi, Rapporteur of the Iranian Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said that Russia under Putin was beneficial to regional security in a meeting of with Iran’s Ambassador to Russia. The objective of the meeting was to explore new avenues for the expansion…

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Friday, 21 September 2012  /  International

Italy announced on Monday it will represent Canadian interests in Iran following Ottawa’s recent severing of diplomatic relations with Tehran….

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Friday, 21 September 2012  /  International

Facebook has blocked Press TV’s advertisements on the social networking website, saying that the Iranian news network is located in a region that is “not eligible to use this feature.”‎ Facebook’s Risk Management Department informed Press TV in an e-mail that the social networking website’s security…

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Friday, 21 September 2012  /  Military

Saudi-owned London pan-Arab daily Al-Hayah(September 20, 2012) interviewed Fereydun Abbasi, who admitted that Iran sometimes provided IAEA with false information regarding its nuclear facilities in order to protect them and its nuclear achievements. He added that Iran tried to mislead foreign intelligence services. He said there…

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Friday, 21 September 2012  /  Military

Ayatollah Khamenei said in an address to Iranian Army commanders that “‎The ideals and causes of the Islamic Republic are comprehensive and related to the entire human community, but we do not believe that anybody is allowed to trespass and commit aggressions against the dignity of…

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Friday, 21 September 2012  /  Military

Commander of IRGC’s Tehran Corps, General Seyed Mohsen Kazzemeini, said that the exhibitions will be held on the occasion of the Sacred Defense Week (September 21-28). He added that models of the US RQ-170 spy drone will be displayed at one of the exhibitions due to…

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Friday, 21 September 2012  /  Military

The IRGC Tehran Commander, Seyed Mohsen Kazzemeini, said that the drills, codenamed Imam Jafar Sadeq (PBUH), include security, defensive, and rescue and relief exercises. They will be held in the capital on October 11-12. Kazzemeini stressed the up-to-date nature of the exercises, saying that the drills…

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Friday, 21 September 2012  /  Military

IRGC Commander, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, announced that his forces have built a new type of military drone with missile capability. Jafari pointed to Iran’s latest achievements in the field of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and stated, “The Shahed 129 drone presents the IRGC’s latest…

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Friday, 21 September 2012  /  Military

“‎The Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran… declares that, in obedience to the Supreme Leader and Commander-in-Chief, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, the Army, along with other armed forces, is monitoring all the internal and external moves of the enemies with maximum strength and power, and…

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Friday, 21 September 2012  /  Economy

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Oil Minister: Global oil prices should stand at USD 150 per barrel.  …

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Friday, 21 September 2012  /  Economy

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The National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) and Iranian Oil Ministry officials along with the Turkish authorities are in final negotiations over an agreement to export Iran’s gas supplies to EU countries via Turkey. Iran is working on a gas pipeline that is the extension of Iran’s…

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Friday, 21 September 2012  /  Economy

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Deputy Minister of Economy and Finance, Behrouz Alishiri, said Iran-China existing traditional trade ties should be shifted to investment cooperation. Alishiri said one of the most active fields of activity for Chinese investors is their participation in tenders of Iranian companies. He said that the Iranian…

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Friday, 21 September 2012  /  Economy

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The price of dairy products in Iran has gone up for the third time in recent weeks, and reports indicate that in the past three months, prices have doubled. Fars News Agency writes that the repeated price increases could indicate that they “have lost control of…

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Friday, 21 September 2012  /  Human Rights

Hussein Ronaghi Maleki has been transferred to the quarantine section of Tabriz Prison following his arrest at the volunteer aid camp for earthquake victims in Eastern Azerbaijan province. The activist, who already suffers from kidney complication that developed during his earlier imprisonment after the 2009 election…

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Friday, 21 September 2012  /  Human Rights

After Yazdani Mohamad Bigi was accepted for further doctoral studies and passed all the relevant exams, he was summoned to the Ministry of Intelligence, where he was informed that he was suspended due to his continued political and social activities.  …

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Friday, 21 September 2012  /  Human Rights

Poets Habib Mousavi Bibalani and Nima Safar Saflai were arrested during the raid. Security forces then searched their homes and confiscated personal belongings.  …

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Friday, 21 September 2012  /  Domestic

Reza Taghipour, Iranian Minister of Communications and Information Technology, announced that the National Internet or the National Information Network will be launched in all government offices. “‎About 42,000 government offices will have their Internet networks transferred to the national network.”‎‎ He added that the switch to…

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Friday, 21 September 2012  /  Human Rights

Judiciary spokesman Mohsen Azaha’I announced that five inmates, convicted of drug-related offenses, were executed in Tehran in recent days.  …

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