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Monday, 1 October 2012  /  International

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Ahmadinejad left New York for Tehran on September 27 after attending the 67th Session of the UNG and delivering a speech there. Ahmadinejad met with the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and other  world leaders, heads of regional and global organizations, American university professors and…

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Monday, 1 October 2012  /  International

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Vahidi mocked the cartoon-like diagram, and said, “If possession of a (nuclear) bomb means crossing the red line, the Zionist regime of Israel that possesses dozens of nuclear warheads and different Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) crossed the red line many years ago and ought to…

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Monday, 1 October 2012  /  International

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Es’haq Ale-Habib said that Israel is leveling baseless and absurd allegations against Iran to divert attention from the danger that its nuclear arsenal and clandestine nuclear program pose to the world. Habib urged the international community to pressure Israel into signing the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).  ”I…

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Monday, 1 October 2012  /  International

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Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani stressed that the ringleaders and members of the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) should be sent back to Iran to face trial for their crimes against Iranian citizens. “MKO’s leaders and members must be extradited to Iran to receive punishment for…

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Monday, 1 October 2012  /  International

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Ali Akbar Velayati said, “Iran’s general policy on the US is still like the past, and the Islamic Republic has made no decision to change its policy. Iran remains firmly committed to its past policies.” Velayati referred to US measures against Iran such as the recent…

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Monday, 1 October 2012  /  International

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Ali Akbar Salehi discussed Iran’s Red Crescent Society personnel abducted in Libya with his Libyan counterpart. Seven members of IRCS were abducted in Benghazi on July 30. The Libyan government had previously assured Iran that it would secure the release of the kidnapped Iranians.  …

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Monday, 1 October 2012  /  International

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Maya Naser  was hit by a sniper on September 26 while reporting live. He was accompanied by Press TV and Al-Alam Damascus bureaus chief, Hosein Mortada, who was also injured in the attack. The two were covering twin bomb blasts, which targeted the military command building in…

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Monday, 1 October 2012  /  International

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Hossein Amir Abdollahian, Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, said that Iran’s stance on Syria is “clear and transparent.” He stressed the recent claims that Iran has consented to the fall of the Syrian President are “untrue… Supporting the Syrian people and Bashar Assad’s…

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Monday, 1 October 2012  /  International

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Ali Larijani objects to Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi’s use of the “false term” “Arabian Gulf” (instead of Persian Gulf) in his UN General Assembly address.  …

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Monday, 1 October 2012  /  Military

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Ali Baqeri, Undersecretary of the  Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), has called on the P5+1 to respond to proposals put forth by Tehran during the Moscow negotiations. Secretary of SNSC, Saeed Jalili, and EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, who represents the P5+1, met in Moscow…

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Monday, 1 October 2012  /  Military

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Ali Akbar Salehi made the remarks during his meeting on the campaign against nuclear terrorism in the United Nations. Salehi, on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) member states, urged the Zionist regime (Israel) to join the Non-Proliferation Treaty and accept the IAEA supervision of its…

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Monday, 1 October 2012  /  Military

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Mohammad Ali Jafari said  in a meeting with members of the Alborz Basij that “a military attack against Iran is not underway.” He termed threats leveled against Iran as “hollow” and “empty.” Jafari added, ”When the leaders of the regime occupying al Quds (Jerusalem, Israel)  speak of…

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Monday, 1 October 2012  /  Military

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IRGC Deputy Commander, Brigadier General Hossein Salami, said that “We can simultaneously fire numerous and countless missiles from different spots at one or several targets, which indicates our capability to perform convergent and parallel operations.” He added that Iran has reached self-sufficiency in the missile industry…

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Monday, 1 October 2012  /  Military

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Brigadier General Hossein Salami said, “Iran’s defensive power goes beyond its geographical borders for kilometers… A look at the new war front against Iran shows that all powers are standing against us once again, although there are some differences as well since Iran today is not…

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Monday, 1 October 2012  /  Military

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Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi announced that his ministry would soon release sensitive information concerning the production of the domestic version of the sophisticated  (Russian made) S-300 air defense system. Earlier General Farzad Esmayeeli, Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base Commander, said that Iran has already…

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Monday, 1 October 2012  /  Military

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Various types of tanks, armored vehicles, self-propelled artillery, personnel carriers and light weapons were  displayed at the Yad-e Yaran Exhibition. IRGC achievements in aerospace were also displayed at the exhibition, including different types of short-, mid- and long-range missiles as well as SAM (Surface-to-Air Missile) air…

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Monday, 1 October 2012  /  Military

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Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, Iranian Army Ground Force Commander, referred to the  capabilities of Zolfaqar tanks. He stated, “This tank has been designed and developed in response to battlefield threats and enjoys good telemetry, firepower, weapons and electronic warfare… In asymmetric warfare, it will be…

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Monday, 1 October 2012  /  Military

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Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Purdastan, Army Ground Forces Commander, unveiled “The two-and-a-half ton Neynava tactical military vehicle and a 14.5-mm sniper gun. Neynava is an all-weather, seven-meter long vehicle, has a 240-hp engine, and is capable of carrying 5 tons. The sniper gun weighs 22 kg,…

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Monday, 1 October 2012  /  Military

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Hojjatoleslam Mohammad Abedi, the Supreme Leader’s representative to Seyyed ol-Shohada provincial Guards Corps of Mashhad, said that  “During the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988), Iran was not well equipped and had to import ../../../2012/10/01/arms._But_today_Iran…_exports_arms_to_70_countries_around_the_world…_ __8230.css;

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Monday, 1 October 2012  /  Economy

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The world’s leading oil trader, Vitol, has reportedly traded at least one large cargo of Iranian fuel oil this year, ignoring unilateral sanctions imposed by the US and the European Union (EU) over Iran’s nuclear energy program. The Swiss-based Vitol bought two million barrels of fuel…

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