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Tuesday, 9 October 2012  /  International

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The Iranian Ambassador to Iraq announced that President Ahmadinejad would soon visit the country. According to the report, Ahmadinejad will make the trip after Prime Minister Nouri Maliki returns from Russia.  …

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Tuesday, 9 October 2012  /  International

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Spiegel Online interview with Iranian Foreign Minister On Syria: It is perfectly normal for us to send military advisers. We are dealing with an external push for regime change… Syria has an army of 500,000 men; they don’t need any forces from us. But of course…

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Tuesday, 9 October 2012  /  International

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Ali Larijani said in a meeting with the outgoing Japanese Ambassador to Tehran that his hope is that the good relations between Iran and Japan will not be affected by scenarios masterminded by the Western countries and that the two countries would seize the opportunity to broaden scope of…

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Tuesday, 9 October 2012  /  Military

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According to official Ministry of Oil reports, the extensive and planned cyber attack by the Zionist regime (Israel) against the interests and communications of Iran’s oil and gas rigs in the Persian Gulf failed and was completely repelled thanks to the alertness of experts from the…

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Tuesday, 9 October 2012  /  Military

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The Deputy Head of the IRGC for Coordination Affairs, Brigadier General Jamaleddin Aberoumand, discussed at a press conference Israel’s claim that the downed unmanned drone was Iranian. “This issue has several aspects, first and foremost that the move carried out by the Zionist Regime (Israel) is…

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Tuesday, 9 October 2012  /  Military

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Kayhan‘s satirical column, “Slap in the Face”: One unmanned drone evaded all of the Zionist regime’s radar and warning systems, and came within several kilometers of one of its nuclear facilities.Israeli officials announced that the Iranian drone transmitted information related to Israel’s nuclear center to Tehran….

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Tuesday, 9 October 2012  /  Military

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Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said, “Our cruise missiles can completely respond to any kind of threat… Iran’s Nasr, Qader, Nour, Zafar and Fateh anti-ship cruise missiles can hit any enemy target” with high precision and power… Iran ”feels no shortage in missile fields.” Zafar (Triumph) is a short-range,…

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Tuesday, 9 October 2012  /  Military

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The original reports from Iran maintained that “Iranian police to investigate bomb discovered at Imam Khomeini shrine.” LEF chief, Ahmadi-Moqaddam, said his forces are investigating the case.    …

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Tuesday, 9 October 2012  /  Economy

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Iran’s Chief of Staff Hassan Firouzabadi, in a meeting with lecturers from the University of Science and Industry, discussed the recent tensions in the foreign currency market. He said that the problems over the past several days are due to the banks’ sloppiness as well as…

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Tuesday, 9 October 2012  /  Economy

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According to reports, a new wave of arrests has been launched against money changers in Tehran’s money changing center in order to regulate the market. Simultaneously, most money changers in Ferdowsi Square have announced that despite official announcements, the US dollar would be sold at around…

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Tuesday, 9 October 2012  /  Economy

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179 Majlis members voted in favor of halting the second phase of the Subsidy Reform Plan in the October 7th session, in which 242 MPs were present (17 voted against and 20 abstained). The Chairman of the Economic Committee, Gholamreza Mesbahi-Moqaddam, said that “Subsidy payments will…

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Tuesday, 9 October 2012  /  Economy

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The Minister headed a delegation that includes Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and advisor to Minister Mohammad Reza Attarzadeh….

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Tuesday, 9 October 2012  /  Economy

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Turkey confirmed that there had been an explosion in the natural gas pipeline between Iran and Turkey on the night between Sunday and Monday. As a result, gas exports from Iran to Turkey have come to a halt.Turkey has yet to discuss the cause of the…

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Tuesday, 9 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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Amir Musa Kazemi, Editor-in-Chief, has said that he is still unaware of the charges against Managing Editor Mohammad Mehdi Emami-Naseri, who was arrested on October 1 and has been incarcerated in Evin prison. Since that time, “Three other employees of the newspaper, the Finance Manager, Public…

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Tuesday, 9 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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The Appellate Court ratified the eight-year prison sentence and 10-year ban on practicing journalism handed down against Saam Mahmudi-Sarabi, Secretary of the Literature and History Desk at Sharq newspaper, who was charged with  “assembly and conspiracy against national security, propaganda against the system, publishing lies to…

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Tuesday, 9 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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Supreme Leader pardons 30, reduces prison terms of 67 serving sentences in Qazvin prison.  …

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Tuesday, 9 October 2012  /  Domestic

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Javad Karimi-Qoddusi said, “The issue of Majlis members questioning the President is being followed up, and it is well beyond the threshold… The main reasons for the move are the recent remarks at his press conference (October 2), the foreign currency and gold market fluctuations, and…

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Tuesday, 9 October 2012  /  Domestic

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In a letter to all executive posts in Iran, the President instructed them to avoid any appointment or ousting of performance managers, under pressure or at the request of Majlis representatives. It should be noted that the letter was sent as confidential, but was leaked to…

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Tuesday, 9 October 2012  /  Domestic

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Chairman of the Expediency Council, Ali Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani, expressed regret in a meeting with members of the Central Council of the University Lecturers’ Islamic Association over what he termed the “unwanted isolation of the country’s elites… Although hardliners and monopolists failed to destroy the country’s efficient directors, committed…

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Tuesday, 9 October 2012  /  Domestic

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Iran’s Press Supervisory Board revoked the license of Wafa news agency without providing any prior notice. Nasereddin Eslamifard, the Executive Director of Wafa, which calls itself the “international news agency of women and families,” has said the closure was motivated by “personal” reasons, after the agency published…

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