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Tuesday, 25 September 2012  /  Economy

The newspaper, Jomhuri Eslami published an apology to readers and announced last Thursday that the number of pages in the newspaper would be reduced to eight, because of the uncontrolled rise in paper costs. Newsprint is not produced in Iran, and it is difficult to import goods,…

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Tuesday, 25 September 2012  /  International

At a military parade on the occasion of Sacred Defense Week (marking the Iraq-Iran War) last Friday, the President of Iran extoled the Supreme Leader, the armed forces of Iran, the Iranian people and society in honor of the occasion and said, “There is no doubt…

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Tuesday, 25 September 2012  /  International

In a speech at the University of Qazvin, former commander of IRGC Yahya Rahim Safavi referred to insults of the Prophet Mohammed in the film circulated on the Internet recently. He said that the people behind this movie are the same ones who backed Saddam Hussein…

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Tuesday, 25 September 2012  /  International

Iran strongly condemns the disrespect of religious sanctities and figures and sympathizes with the Islamic Ummah who has been offended. Evidence shows that there is a will behind these events by the “Zionist circles, which are bent on dealing a blow to Islamic awakening.”‎ Angry protestors…

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Tuesday, 25 September 2012  /  International

Hossein Nouri-Hamedani said that while protests against the anti-Islam film made in the US continue, publication of such cartoons in France is surprising and questionable. “‎The current governing system around the world has come to an end and is on the verge of collapse. The ongoing…

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Tuesday, 25 September 2012  /  Military

Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said that Iran’s defensive power against Tel Aviv’s threats has become so developed that it would easily wipe the Zionist regime (Israel) off the face of the earth. “‎Faced with various problems, the usurper regime of Israel makes such absurd threats to…

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Tuesday, 25 September 2012  /  Military

General Hossein Salami said, “‎Today, we have crossed the boundary of concern about the threats of the Zionist regime (Israel)… Israel has bitter memories of confrontation with regional (allies) of the Islamic Republic during the wars of the past decade. Now, how can it be a…

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Tuesday, 25 September 2012  /  Military

During a visit to the East Azerbaijan province, Basij Commander Mohammad Reza Naqdi addressed the important, inspirational role played by Iran in the world’s most important events and stressed that its enemies, especially the Great Satan (US) and the Zionists are scared of Islam, and “You…

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Tuesday, 25 September 2012  /  Military

Aziz Nassir Zadeh, head of the Air Force Coordination Division of the Iranian military, announced a large-scale Air Force exercise in southern Iran before the end of this year.  …

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Tuesday, 25 September 2012  /  Military

The ceremony opening the Sacred Defense (Iran’s term for the Iran-Iraq war) ‎Week was held in the morning with a major military parade at Khomeini’s ‎mausoleum. Among the high-ranking Iranian military officials present at the ceremony were Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major General Hassan Firouzabadi,…

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Tuesday, 25 September 2012  /  Military

Brigadier General Amir Hajizadeh warned ‎in an interview with Al-Alam (a 24-hour Arabic news channel controlled by the Supreme Leader, targeting a pan-Arab audience) that it was clear that the US “had lost ‎control” over developments in the region and is in a weak position vis-à-vis…

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Tuesday, 25 September 2012  /  Economy

Iranian authorities have opened a Foreign Exchange Center in an attempt to control the continued downward spiral of the national currency against the dollar, which is now being traded at IRR 24,750 compared to almost half this rate last year. Mahmoud Bahmani, head of Iran’s Central…

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Tuesday, 25 September 2012  /  Economy

Faced with a lack of funds and credit needed to continue construction of the Ahvaz Metro, the project managers imposed a forced vacation on most employees and effectively stopped all construction activities at most stations. The project has been having financial problems for a long time,…

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Tuesday, 25 September 2012  /  Economy

The Deputy ‎Minister of Oil for Planning, Mohsen Khojastehmehr, described plans to increase Iran’s ‎daily oil production by 1.5 million barrels. He stressed that the most important goal for ‎developing the oil industry is increasing oil production to 5.6 million barrels and ‎increasing gas production by…

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Tuesday, 25 September 2012  /  Economy

According to a report from Reuters, the South Korean company, SK, will soon receive its first delivery of 2 million barrels of crude oil from Iran….

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Tuesday, 25 September 2012  /  Human Rights

Political prisoners, Farhad Lahorian and Hassam Zaloati, were transferred to solitary confinement after protesting discrimination in use of the pay phone. Both are jailed on charges of collaborating with opposition parties….

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Tuesday, 25 September 2012  /  Human Rights

The Revolutionary Court in Sanandaj sentenced four members of the Kurdish minority who were among other things charged with collaborating with opposition groups. ‎Chengiz Ghader Kheiri was sentenced to 40 years imprisonment in exile; Fakhroldin Faraji, to 30 years; Mohammad-Hossein Rezaei, 30 years and Ayoub Asadi,…

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Tuesday, 25 September 2012  /  Human Rights

Davoud Khodakarami was sentenced to four months imprisonment and a four-year suspended sentence. Ebrahim Rashidi and Rouzbeh Saadati were sentenced to four years on probation. The three were charged with propaganda against the regime….

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Tuesday, 25 September 2012  /  Domestic

During a visit at to Valiasr College of Religion, Hojjatoleslam Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi, Iran’s Inspector General, said that participating the presidential elections is an obligation and added that if Allah wills it and the right conditions are created, he will submit his candidacy for president as a…

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Tuesday, 25 September 2012  /  Domestic

The head of Cultural and Social Branch of the Ministry of Education announced the decision to enforce uniforms for college students in Iran, as part of a program called ‎Parnia.‎ The pilot will begin at eight universities in Tehran and five other campuses across Iran. Students…

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