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Monday, 8 October 2012  /  International

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Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, called on Turkey and Syria to exercise self-restraint, launch a close study over the case and pay attention to the (hidden) goals of the enemies.” He reiterated that both sides should pay attention to the…

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Monday, 8 October 2012  /  International

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Khorasan (conservative newspaper) editorial titled, “Will Turkey attack Syria,” maintained that “any unilateral military action by Turkey against Syria will face serious regional international and internal challenges:  from the regional perspective, it will be faced with serious opposition from Iran, Iraq and Lebanon. However, on from the…

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Monday, 8 October 2012  /  International

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Insurgents want the Syrian administration to release the arrested militants and stop operations against anti-government armed groups within two days. They are threatening to kill Iranian hostages if their demands are not met….

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Monday, 8 October 2012  /  International

“Al Arabiya” posted footage from insurgents claiming to be the three IRGC members captured near Aleppo.  …

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Monday, 8 October 2012  /  International

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First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi held separate meetings with senior Turkish officials, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Abdullah Gul. Rahimi, as he headed a high-ranking delegation that arrived in Ankara on October 3….

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Monday, 8 October 2012  /  International

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Esmayeel Kosari, member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee said Iran represents “pure Islam,” and that is why the US and the West fear Iran, but have no fear of countries such as Saudi Arabia. ”The world of arrogance is afraid of pure Islam,…

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Monday, 8 October 2012  /  International

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors has found that Iranian jamming of US government-sponsored news and information programs disrupted broadcasts from Morocco to Eastern Europe to Indonesia. Satellite operator Eutelsat confirmed that the intermittent jamming was coming from inside Iran. This most recent episode of interference with…

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Monday, 8 October 2012  /  Military

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Saeed Jalili, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, has denied the existence of an Iranian nine-step plan for resolution of the dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program….

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Monday, 8 October 2012  /  Military

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A Fars News editorial titled, “Bibi’s Cartoon Bomb” quotes Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari as saying that enemies have stopped using the language of threat and military strike, because they have finally realized that their war rhetoric will have no impact on Iran’s resolve…. Despite the…

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Monday, 8 October 2012  /  Military

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Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi has warned, “We would not like the coffins of thousands of American soldiers to be sent from the Persian Gulf to America. However, if we see any stupid moves by the enemy, this will be only one part of Iran’s response to the abusers……

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Monday, 8 October 2012  /  Military

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Ahmad Vahidi, Iranian Defense Minister, conducted an official visit to Iraq, during which he met with Iraqi President Jalal Talabni to explore avenues for the expansion of the relations. This is the first visit by an Iranian Defense Minister to Iraq since the victory of the…

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Monday, 8 October 2012  /  Economy

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Ahmadinejad said, “We have decided to go ahead with the current revenues and manage the economy without a budget deficit… We have set priorities on the one hand and have reduced expenditures on the other in order not to face any (possible) deficit, while at the…

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Monday, 8 October 2012  /  Economy

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According to Iranian media outlets, the arrested individuals had been exacerbating the situation of the foreign exchange market through illegal activities and exploiting the atmosphere created by the “enemy’s psychological warfare measures.” They did so with the help of a number of domestic and foreign groups,…

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Monday, 8 October 2012  /  Economy

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Tehran Bazaar guilds and merchants have thanked the police for dealing on Wednesday with “a group outside the market that wanted to wreak havoc” and “encouraging us with the increased sense of security.”…

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Monday, 8 October 2012  /  Economy

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Mohammad Hassannejad, a member of the Majlis Economy Committee, said that more than 40 Majlis members have signed a demand for an investigation of the Central Bank’s actions….

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Monday, 8 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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Friends and family held a birthday party for Mostafa Karim-Beigi, who was shot and killed by security forces during the Ashura demonstrations of December 2010.  …

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Monday, 8 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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The Committee of Human Rights Reporters has expressed concern that there has been no news about detained student activists Mehdi Fakhrzadeh, Saeed Aghapour and Mehdi Tavakoli.  …

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Monday, 8 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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At the annual conference of the International Bar Association (IBA), the 2012 IBA Human Rights Award was awarded to Abdolfattah Soltani. Soltani is the co-founder of the Defender of Human Rights Centre (DHRC)… Soltani is currently serving a prison sentence of 18 years. He was convicted on…

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Monday, 8 October 2012  /  Domestic

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Recent economic problems and the chaotic currency market were the focus of sermons on Friday across Iran. In Friday sermons, imams stressed that sanctions are not the main cause of economic problems and stressed, “some wrong decisions, escaping responsibility by officials and lack of coordination and…

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Monday, 8 October 2012  /  Domestic

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Heydar Moslehi has been summoned to the Majlis over the turmoil in the currency market. Qasem Ja’fari, a Majlis member, said that “We expect that the military intelligence and security forces, which are capable of hunting a terrorist in the sky, immediately identify saboteurs who caused…

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