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Wednesday, 10 October 2012  /  International

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The daily paper, Felesteen published a cartoon depicting “the Syrian revolution” as a victim encapsulated inside a “Hezbollah” jar, which itself is locked up inside an “Iran” jar.  …

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012  /  International

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Ramin Mehmanparast said, “If making such anti-Iranian claims reaches a level that national interests mandate downgrading or severing political relations… (such a move) will be implemented after consultations with experts. He warned that  the UAE could “suffer the fate of Britain” (alluding to Iran’s decision last…

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012  /  International

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Iran and the United Arab Emirates will hold their 7th joint consular meeting on October 19 in Abu Dhabi. Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Expatriate Affairs, Hassan Qashqavi, and the UAE Deputy Foreign Minister will head the delegations to the meeting. Consular issues, status of…

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012  /  Military

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Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Naval Force (IRGCN), said that the IRGC has already been able to enhance its missile-firing vessels such that they can operate at a speed two times faster than US naval vessels. Fadavi said that if the…

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012  /  Military

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Commander of the IRGC’s Command and General Staff College General Abbas Nilforoushan said, in a discussion on the IRGC’s capability and power, that thanks to planning of appropriate defense and systems, the IRGC is now capable of disrupting the enemy’s offensive systems in various operating arenas….

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012  /  Military

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Iran has issued countless warnings to AWACS planes, said Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base, Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli, in an interview with Fars News Agency. Esmayeeli was discussing ran’s Air defense measures against spy planes involving electronic warfare. He said that over the past…

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012  /  Military

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Brigadier General Khosrow Khosravi, Commander of the 65th special airborne brigade of the Ground Forces of the Army, said that “Until now, Iranian experts have succeeded in designing and producing two kinds of parachutes for freefall jumping.” Khosravi hailed the brigade’s capabilities, saying they are capable of…

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012  /  Economy

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Head of the Majlis Planning and Budget Committee, Gholamreza Mesbahi Moqaddam, said that the Ministry of Intelligence, Ministry of the Interior and police “took action to confront currency manipulators, and 50 people have been arrested so far.”  …

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012  /  Economy

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Member of the Majlis Planning and Budget Committee, Shahbaz Hasanpour, said that the circumstances and psychological atmosphere in the market, the sudden rise in prices and unfettered inflation have led Majlis members to conclude that under the current circumstances, implementation of the second stage of the…

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012  /  Economy

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Iran’s Central Bank announced that it is under no limitations in  supply foreign currency in the new foreign exchange center….

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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Akhanallah Amanian, a member of the Gonabad Dervish community, was summoned to serve his sentence, 5 months in prison and 50 lashings….

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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Two death row prisoners were executed at Kermanshah Prison. The two, Jahanbahash Jeroand and Hossein Jeroand were convicted of drug-related crimes. Information about their execution was not issued through the regime’s official channels. In addition, during the Sunday visit, two death row prisoners convicted of drug…

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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Elmira Farh Vazehan, who is imprisoned in the women’s division of Evin Prison, launched a hunger strike last Friday to protest the lack of medical treatment. Elmira, who lived abroad for several years, returned to Iran to visit her cancer-stricken son in the middle of the…

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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Adal was arrested over seventy days ago along with his wife and transferred to solitary confinement in Evin Prison. Adel’s son was also arrested several days later. Adal’s son and wife were released after several days, but Adal, who needs dialysis, is still imprisoned in solitary…

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012  /  Domestic

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Iran state-run television and radio has set up an expert council to deal with the West’s soft warfare, “In order to elaborate a special strategy to deal with ‘Cultural NATO’, Iran’s national media Basij Center set up the Strategic Council to Deal with Soft Threats. The council will…

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012  /  Domestic

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Ahmadinejad said in a meeting with governors general and directors of the agriculture sector that “The Islamic Republic was founded to render service to people , to administer justice and serve as a source of hope for people and to render sincere services to them.” Ahmadinejad stressed the…

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012  /  Domestic

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The visit was prevented following a report in Iran newspaper regarding Ahmadinejad’s decision to visit Evin Prison. The response of the Judiciary Authority was that a visit to Evin Prison depends on special procedures. The Heads of Evin Prison sent a message to the President’s staff, in…

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012  /  Domestic

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Secretary General of the Followers of Imam and Leadership Front Habibollah Asgaroladi announced that in the upcoming presidential elections, the conservative stream must ensure that the elected president has social roots and other mechanisms. He will oust anyone who tries to succeed and develop. He emphasized…

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012  /  Domestic

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In a speech to schoolchildren, the President called the establishment of a student parliament a welcome initiative that might not have the authority to make legal decisions, but could provide pupils with experience in involvement in management, etc. In the last part of his speech, the…

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