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Thursday, 4 October 2012  /  International

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Mehmanparast made the remarks on the occasion of 15th anniversary of implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). He said that that Iran has been the main victim of chemical weapons  in recent decades and that a large number of victims affected by chemical weapons are…

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Thursday, 4 October 2012  /  International

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Foreign Minister visited Council on Foreign Relations HQ in New York. Key points: Anti-Muslim and anti-Iran narrative – “Indeed, there has been a major change in our surroundings as well as on the global scene… However, the continuous anti-Muslim and anti-Iran narrative in the West and…

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Thursday, 4 October 2012  /  International

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In a meeting that took place on the sidelines of the 67th United Nations General Assembly, Ali Akbar Salehi met with Terje Roed-Larsen. In the meeting, the two discussed the situation inSyriaand reviewed ways of resolving the crisis. Salehi also met with his Armenian counterpart, Edward Nalbandian,…

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Thursday, 4 October 2012  /  International

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Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said that the US has resorted to using al-Qaeda, MKO to wage low-cost wars with Muslims….

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Thursday, 4 October 2012  /  Military

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Acting Deputy Head of the Medical Emergency and Incidents Center of Isfahan, Hamid Esmayeeli, said that Iran plans to establish a medical unit to provide medical care in the event of nuclear emergencies. “The first nuclear emergency unit will begin operating in Isfahan in the near…

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Thursday, 4 October 2012  /  Military

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Former First Deputy of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, Dr. Sadegh Rabbani, said that “Although these (Israeli) threats (to attack Iran) have somehow been mitigated, Iran must take these threats seriously and work towards clarifying its positions. It must also prove that it is not striving to…

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Thursday, 4 October 2012  /  Military

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Brigadier General Seyyed Massoud Rezah Zavvareh’i, head of the Self-Sufficiency Jihad Center of the Ground Forces, said that in ground combat, “Iran is conducting research, adapting to possible threats… We have many projects under development that we are not launching for security reasons.” Regarding military equipment,…

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Thursday, 4 October 2012  /  Economy

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Iranian pilgrims to Saudi Arabia have been caught up in the sudden collapse of the Iranian rial against the Saudi rial. Large numbers of pilgrims who entered Medina over the past several days have lost much of their spending power. Extreme fluctuations in Tehran’s currency market…

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Thursday, 4 October 2012  /  Economy

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Fararu reports another effect of the currency crisis. It claims that 48,000 Iranian students abroad are in limbo, because they cannot get foreign exchange at the official rate, under which dollars and other currencies are only 1/3 as expensive as the open-market price.  …

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Thursday, 4 October 2012  /  Economy

The Managing Director of the Organization for Development and Renovation of Mines and Mining Industry said that Iran is constructing a cement factory with a capacity of one million tons in Servasul,Venezuela….

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Thursday, 4 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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The United Nations Office for Human Rights voiced serious concerns regarding the arrest and imprisonment of several prominent human rights defenders, journalists and political activists in Iran over the past two weeks. “This appears to reflect a further severe clamp down on critical voices in the…

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Thursday, 4 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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The Editor in Chief of MAGHREB announced the arrest of Imami Nasri, the Managing Director of the newspaper. He announced that representatives from the Prosecutor General’s office arrived at the newspaper and arrested Imami and Nasri, in addition to searching the newspaper’s offices. MAGHREB is a relatively…

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Thursday, 4 October 2012  /  Domestic

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Brigadier General Esma’il Ahmadi-Moqaddam, Commander of the Law Enforcement Force (LEF), stated that the committee is called the Centralized Committee for Foreign Currency Market Investigation and Dealing with Saboteurs. He added that members of the committee include cabinet economic officials and LEF commanders. He said that…

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Thursday, 4 October 2012  /  Domestic

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The statement reads, “…(we) condemn such treasonous acts and declare that despite some criticism about the performance of the administration in the economic sphere and the President, we will defend the honor of the system and the country to the last drop of our blood and…

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Thursday, 4 October 2012  /  Domestic

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A critical article published on popular website, Asre Iran, titled, “High Cost of Living that Broke the Back of Citizens” included hundreds of comments. Listed below are some of the main reader responses that earned thousands of Likes. All comments were written by citizens living in…

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Thursday, 4 October 2012  /  Domestic

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The cyber police commander in North Khorasan announced the closing of nine Internet cafes, but did not reveal the reason for their shutdown.  …

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Thursday, 4 October 2012  /  Domestic

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A member of the Industries and Mines Committee, Seyyed Hadi Hosseini, stated that impeachment bids against Industry, Mines and Trade Minister, Mehdi Ghazanfari, and Agriculture Minister, Sadeq Khalilian, will be submitted to the Majlis Presiding Board next week. He added that 68 Majlis members have signed…

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