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Monday, 24 September 2012  /  International

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad landed at New York’s JFK International Airport at the beginning of the week and was received by Mohammad Khazaee, Amassador of Iran to the UN. Approximately 100 officials and associates of the President, including ministers and journalists accompanied Ahmadinejad on his trip…

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Monday, 24 September 2012  /  International

In an editorial titled, “A List Lacking Goodwill.”  Jomhouri Eslamireports that Western news agencies have quoted sources in the US, that Washington plans to remove the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization – People’s Mujahedin of Iran (MKO) from the list of terrorist organizations. It calls the move “propaganda…

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Monday, 24 September 2012  /  Military

In an editorial titled, “Why this mistake?” Hossein Shariatmadari, the editor of Kayhan and associate of the Supreme Leader, wrote that while the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) admits that its comprehensive control operations in Iran’s nuclear facilities have been working for almost a decade, they…

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Monday, 24 September 2012  /  Military

Alaeddin Boroujerdi, Chairman of the National Security Committee, responded to the intelligence and espionage findings that IAEA has acted to harm Iran’s nuclear activities, saying that it has made Iran regard the IAEA inspectors with skepticism. He also referred to the comments by Dr. Fereidoon Abbasi,…

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Monday, 24 September 2012  /  Military

IRGC Commander Ali Jafari responded to the Zionist’s threats against Iran, saying the Islamic Iran is advancing rapidly towards goals that are intolerable for the Zionists, and it is likely that one day they will be prepared for war. However, if the Zionists start anything, it…

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Monday, 24 September 2012  /  Military

Advisor to the Iranian Chief of Staff, Morteza Ghorbani, spoke about the enemy’s weaponry beyond the maritime boundaries in the Persian Gulf and said that although Iran’s enemies are equipped with the most advanced weapons, modern US planes, French military equipment, and more, everything depends on…

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Monday, 24 September 2012  /  Economy

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Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi, a senior Shiite authority in religious law, met with Majlis clergy members and addressed the growing pressures arising from cost of living and economic problems of the citizens, such as tripling the cost of paper in a short time and scandalous housing…

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Monday, 24 September 2012  /  Economy

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Mohammad Reza Bahonar, Deputy Speaker of the Majlis expressed strong opposition to the plan to pay subsidies for foreign currency and stressed that Majlis is committed to preventing irregular actions and will oppose the Government’s law. Regarding the economic situation in Iran, he said that if…

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Monday, 24 September 2012  /  Human Rights

The Norwegian Student Peace Prize of 2013 was awarded Majid Tavakoli as a token of appreciation for his work for freedom of expression and democracy. The Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affair said, “The Student Peace Prize is this year awarded to a young and brave person,…

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Monday, 24 September 2012  /  Human Rights

After his first ten-day holiday from prison in three years, Massoud Bastani returned to Rajai-Shahr Prison. He noted that the authorities had prevented his wife, the imprisoned journalist Mahsa Amrabadi, from being released at the same time. Bastani was sentenced to six years in prison on…

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Monday, 24 September 2012  /  Human Rights

Last week, Ministry of Intelligence Agents arrested Ali Ranjbar and Hamid-Reza Abdollahi, who are both bloggers and translators. Agents broke into their homes and arrested them. The families were not informed of the reason for their arrest. Ranjbar was arrested in the past for political activity….

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Monday, 24 September 2012  /  Human Rights

Political prisoner Amir Khusro Dalirsani wrote to his son from his cell in Evin Prison, before the young boy started school for the first time when the school year in Iran began. “Today, after four years behind prison bars, I eagerly look forward to you entering…

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Monday, 24 September 2012  /  Domestic

Measures taken against Rafsanjani’s family: Faezeh Hashemi arrested and transferred to Evin prison to serve six months – The attorney for Faezeh Hashemi, daughter of Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, announced that he learned these things during a telephone conversation, after her arrest. He said that is still…

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Monday, 24 September 2012  /  Domestic

The move follows an earlier announcement by Abdolsamad Khorramabadi, the head of the Working Group to Determine Offensive Content, that Iran was to block Google and Gmail due to public demand. According to Iranian news outlets, the ban was in response to the posting of the…

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