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Tuesday, 2 October 2012  /  International

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Ahmadinejad’s interview on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS Nuclear talks will progress only after US election “Over the years we have seen that as we approach the US presidential election, no important decisions are made,” Ahmadinejad told CNN. “Following the election, the atmosphere will definitely be much…

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Tuesday, 2 October 2012  /  International

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Alaeddin Boroujerdi, who heads the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee (NSFPC) said, “Given America’s hostile policies toward Iran, as demonstrated by removing the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) from the (State Department) list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations and in view of its perspective and animosity…

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Tuesday, 2 October 2012  /  International

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Hussein Shariatmadari said,  “When in his interview with The Washington Post Dr. Ahmadinejad expressed Iran’s willingness and interest in establishing relations with America, his offer was expected to be immediately and warmly welcomed by (Barack) Obama and other high-ranking American officials… However, neither Obama nor other…

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Tuesday, 2 October 2012  /  International

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Parisa Hafezi was charged after a story in March briefly carried a headline characterizing women training in ninjutsu as “assassins.” The report described the girls as killers, part of a government program to train 3,000 ninjas to fight foreign invaders while publishing their photos and names. Following the…

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Tuesday, 2 October 2012  /  International

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Ali Larijani said, “The United States suddenly lays the groundwork to strike the Monafeqin (hypocrites, as Iran calls the MKO) grouplet from their terror list, and they, in fact, disrespected international norms and human criteria by such actions.” Larijani referred to the move as “blatant animosity towards…

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Tuesday, 2 October 2012  /  International

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The truck drivers, identified as Morteza Adeli, Hossein Alinejad and Ismail Mohammad Zeinali, were kidnapped on May 21 in Syria after entering the Arab country via its border with Turkey.  …

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Tuesday, 2 October 2012  /  International

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Tuesday, 2 October 2012  /  Military

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Fereydun Abbasi, Head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO), responded to criticism leveled by Hossein Shariatmadari, Managing Director of the hardline paper Keyhan, about his comments in a recent interview with Al-Hayat newspaper. “I did not say anything against Iran’s national interests or anything that could…

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Tuesday, 2 October 2012  /  Military

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Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi  said during a ceremony held to unveil the IRGC Navy’s (IRGCN) information technology systems, “Today, the enemy is ready to pay billions to get the slightest bit of information… Information security is considered the main key for the IRGC and must be…

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Tuesday, 2 October 2012  /  Military

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Ahmad Moradian, Police Aviation Lieutenant Commander, said that Iran has equipped the Law Enforcement Police (LEF) aviation unit with combat and transportation choppers as well as semi-heavy airplanes in a bid to boost its power. He added, “We claim today that as an air unit of…

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Tuesday, 2 October 2012  /  Military

Mohsen Rezayee said, “In the event of any possible attack, Iranian missiles will crush the Zionist regime’s (Israel) teeth in its mouth.” He dismissed Israel’s growing war rhetoric against Iran as insignificant, and said that since the end of the Iraq-imposed war against Iran (1980-1988), the…

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Tuesday, 2 October 2012  /  Military

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Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Radan said that Iran’s Cyber Police will welcome help from volunteers to reduce cyber crimes. “The Cyber Police volunteers will start their activities to enable the police to ensure more security… The volunteers helping the police are experts employed outside the police…

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Tuesday, 2 October 2012  /  Economy

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Ali Khatibi said, “Oil exports are similar to previous months, and the exports are carried out as they were in the past.”  …

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Tuesday, 2 October 2012  /  Economy

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Managing Director of Iran’s Central Oil Fields Company (ICOFC), Mehdi Fakour, said that concurrent with maintenance operations in gas processing plants across Iran, all ICOFC gas facilities will complete repairs before the winter. Fakour made assurances that there would be no problem in meeting gas needs…

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Tuesday, 2 October 2012  /  Economy

Director of Legal Affairs and Treaties of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) has blacklisted one of Iran’s biggest oil contractor companies, A.S. The report states that one of the reasons for blacklisting this company was its nonpayment of fees related to the purchase of gas…

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Tuesday, 2 October 2012  /  Economy

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The IRR has broken the 30,000:1 level against the US dollar, sinking to an all-time low of 30500:1 on the open market.  …

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Tuesday, 2 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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Masoud Bastani and Mehdi Mahmoudian, serving long prison sentences, have written to Ahmadinejad’s advisor, Ali Akbar Javanfekr, who began a six-month term this week. “We are happy that you did not have to go to Kahrizak (where protesters were abused after 2009 Presidential election).” Javanfekr, the Managing…

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Tuesday, 2 October 2012  /  Domestic

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Majlis member Nader Qazi said, “I have filed a complaint under Article 90 of the Islamic Assembly against the President for the number of visa applications to the hostile country and the presence of spouses and family members of ministers and the President on this visit……

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