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Thursday, 11 October 2012  /  International

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Khamenei addressed people during his tour of North Khorasan Province. He said, “The Iranian nation is facing a bunch of enemies with the evil Zionist network on top… Unfortunately, some Western governments, particularly the USA, have been affected by this network. They have opposed the Islamic…

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Thursday, 11 October 2012  /  International

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Time has proven the accuracy of the saying of Necmetting Erbakan, father of the Islamic movement in Turkey: “Erdogan is a grape that will turn into wine.” No one at that time could have predicted Erdogan’s behavior, and we can be surprised by this statement. He…

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Thursday, 11 October 2012  /  Economy

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Reza Taqipour said, “there is no end to cyber attacks. Sometimes we face more than 500,000 threats at Iran’s gateways, but no major threat or cyber attack has targeted the nuclear facilities over the past few weeks.”  …

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Thursday, 11 October 2012  /  Military

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The large-scale Mohammad Rasulallah drill involving 10,000 personnel began today, attended by Acting Commander of Basij Forces Fazli in Qazvin Province. Basij forces in Qazvin, as part of the Imam Hossein and Imam Ali Brigades, the Al Quds Quick Response force, the Al-Zahra Brigades and the…

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Thursday, 11 October 2012  /  Economy

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Judiciary Spokesman and Prosecutor General (former Intelligence Minister), Gholamhoseyn Mohseni-Ezhe’I, maintained  that current problems can be resolved only through accountability of the government and all judiciary bodies… If all officials and people act through the appropriate procedures of the law and understand that law governs all…

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Thursday, 11 October 2012  /  Economy

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Recent statistics published in Iran reveal that the large influx of 30-year-olds into the job market, the ineffectiveness of the job counseling and training systems that would direct these young people to the professions in demand in the market, coupled with a decline in job creation…

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Thursday, 11 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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Demonstrators protested on October 10th, International Anti-Death Penalty Day and following the transfer of 10 death row inmates to solitary confinement prior to their execution at Kazal Hazaar Prison. The demonstrators wanted to send a letter to the Office of the Supreme Leader to demand that…

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Thursday, 11 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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Esfana Tokir was charged with anti-regime propaganda. Vahid Habib Shshama and Mohammad Askandrezadeh were charged with anti-regime propaganda and participation in an illegal assembly, while Vahid Rastago was also charged with insulting the Supreme Leader. According to the report, the four were arrested as part of…

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Thursday, 11 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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Plain clothes police arrested Majid Zadeki, younger brother of death row prisoner, Saeed Zadeki, after conducting an interview with the BBC and Voice of America. Zadeki was arrested last night at midnight. Saeed Zadeki was sentenced to death on drug-related charges, and he is one of…

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Thursday, 11 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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The four had been working as taxi drivers in Tabriz. They kidnapped women, took them out of the city and after raping them, set them free.  …

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Thursday, 11 October 2012  /  Domestic

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The motion will be presented to the Majlis Economic Committee for discussion, and representatives of the President will have to provide the necessary explanations at a meeting of the committee. If not satisfied, the motion calling for the President to be questioned will again be submitted to…

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Thursday, 11 October 2012  /  Domestic

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A Reformist activist and senior political analyst and political science lecturer at Tehran University assessed the status of reformists ahead of the upcoming presidential elections, stating that the upcoming elections highlighted two principal characteristics. First, these elections were taking place among the conservatives themselves. Second, the…

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Thursday, 11 October 2012  /  Domestic

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Ahmad Montazeri, son of the late Grand Ayatollah (who was the most senior religious leader who supported the Green Movement) said that Iran needs all of its political activists. According to Montazeri, the release of political prisoners alone is not enough and that they needed to…

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