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Wednesday, 3 October 2012  /  International

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Criticism of Ahmadinejad’s statements on renewal of ties with US continues  Deputy Judiciary Chief for Strategic Affairs, Mohammad Baqer Zolqadr, referred to the President’s proposal to conduct talks with the US, stating that under current global conditions, this proposal was a wrong political decision that may…

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Wednesday, 3 October 2012  /  International

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First Vice President of Iran, Mohammad Reza Rahimi, is scheduled to travel to Turkey on Thursday at the invitation of the Turkish Prime Minister to discuss economic cooperation between the two countries. During the visit, several important economic agreements will be signed.  …

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Wednesday, 3 October 2012  /  International

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Hojjatoleslam Ali Shirazi, in an interview with the website, Jahan News, discussed the threats of the fake Zionist regime (Israel) and emphasized, “To annihilate Israel, we just need 24 hours and an excuse.” According to Shirazi, even if a war breaks out, it will not be prolonged and…

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Wednesday, 3 October 2012  /  International

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The Supreme Administrative Court in Bavaria, Germany has taken Press TV off a satellite platform, arguing  that the Iranian English news channel must not use satellite services for broadcast in Germany. Press TV says the German government seeks to silence the alternative channel’s voice. It says…

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Wednesday, 3 October 2012  /  International

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Wednesday, 3 October 2012  /  Military

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Ahmadinejad advised Netanyahu to improve his drawing skills and said that Iran would suspend its production of 20% enriched uranium if it is provided with required fuel. “We have announced that if they give us the fuel, we will stop production. No one is ready so…

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Wednesday, 3 October 2012  /  Military

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Mansour Haqiqatpour, Deputy Head of Majlis Foreign Policy and National Security Committee, said that “If our (multifaceted) talks with the P5+1 fail to pay off, Iranian youth will master (the technology for) enrichment (of uranium) up to 60% (purity) to fuel (Iranian) submarines and ocean-going ships……

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Wednesday, 3 October 2012  /  Military

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Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base Commander, Farzad Esmayeeli, announced that future wars will not be like the Iran-Iraq War, but may involve serious and extensive electronic warfare. “Therefore, we needed to have our detection and identification systems equipped with different frequency bands.” Esmaili emphasized that approximately…

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Wednesday, 3 October 2012  /  Military

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“Israel will die a sudden death after firing first bullet at Iran,” said Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces for Basij and Defense Culture, Brigadier General Massoud Jazzayeri. Recent assessments regarding the state of the US and Israel clearly prove that the enemy…

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Wednesday, 3 October 2012  /  Economy

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The exchange rate of the Iranian rial continued its dramatic fall and reached IRR 40,000 to the dollar….

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Wednesday, 3 October 2012  /  Economy

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Due to the tense atmosphere of foreign currency markets, most foreign currency exchange businesses on Ferdowsi Street in Tehran have shut down and completely stopped the sale and purchase of foreign currency.  …

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Wednesday, 3 October 2012  /  Domestic

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Clashes broke out between security forces in Tehran’s bazaar area and traders who closed their shops in light of the rapid devaluation of the Iranian currency. A text message was sent last night to bazaar traders calling on them to not open their stores in the…

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Wednesday, 3 October 2012  /  Economy

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A stinging editorial by Morteza Maknali of Fars titled, “Dear Minister, which media is responsible this time for the surge in foreign currency and gold prices?” reads: “Thank God, this time, not one member of the media published a news item or text message reporting a…

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Wednesday, 3 October 2012  /  Economy

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Product prices surged by 40-100% last month. Despite the Ministry of Industry’s announcement regarding staple products and medications that were receiving foreign currency at low prices, we are witnessing a steady price increases in all product sectors. Although we would have expected an organization known as…

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Wednesday, 3 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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The General Prosecutor in Dezful announced the court ruling to cut off the fingers of a prisoner accused of several thefts. According to the Revolutionary Court ruling, the sentenced will be carried out in public in the near future.  …

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Wednesday, 3 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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The location of Ferhad Piormahi Abadi is unknown, and his family has been unable to contact him. This is the prisoner’s fifth arrest.  …

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Wednesday, 3 October 2012  /  Human Rights

The death sentence imposed on Ibrahim Issa Pior and Siroan Nazawi on charges of membership in an opposition group to the regime, terrorism and corruption on earth has been ratified.  …

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Wednesday, 3 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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Mohammad Ali Dadjar was also sentenced to a ten-year ban on practicing law, lashings and a monetary fine.  …

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Wednesday, 3 October 2012  /  Domestic

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Ahmadinejad blamed sanctions and the “enemy’s psychological war” for the recent fluctuations in the foreign exchange rates, describing them as as “a temporary problem” with no “dramatic impact” on the Iranian economy. He said  that the fluctuations were not the government’s fault. “Currency fluctuations are not…

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Wednesday, 3 October 2012  /  Domestic

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Ali Larijani said that 80% of Iran’s problems were due to poor management in the past, and only 20% were the result of sanctions. “The reality is that the smallest part of our economic problems are caused by sanctions, and our economic problems are due to…

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