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Friday, 12 October 2012  /  International

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Major General Yahya Rahim-Safavi, a senior military adviser to the Supreme Leader said that the Islamic Awakening movement shows that region is entering a new era, and the US and its allies are opposed to these developments. He added that the people of the region and…

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Friday, 12 October 2012  /  International

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The new Iranian ambassadors to Tanzania, Mehdi Agha-Jafari, Azerbaijan, Mohsen Pakaeen, and Malaysia, Mohammad Jalal Firouznia, will soon assume their new posts.  …

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Friday, 12 October 2012  /  Military

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In response to recent statements made by British Secretary Defense, Philip Hammond, that called to increase pressure on Iran for its mad nuclear program so that the country’s citizens would endanger the regime, Iranian Defense Minister Sardar Ahmad Vahidi said, “Are the measures of the British…

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Friday, 12 October 2012  /  Military

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Commander-in-chief of Iran’s Law Enforcement Force, General Ahmadi-Moqaddam, said that “As a result of stronger control over the country’s borders, smuggling activities have moved to the sea. The Law Enforcement Force will make major changes in the establishment of security on Iran’s maritime borders by strengthening its forces…

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Friday, 12 October 2012  /  Military

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At the ceremony marking the 77th anniversary of the founding of the Iranian Military Command College and Headquarters, Iranian naval commander, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, announced that in two months, on Navy Day, the public would be introduced to the new phase in the construction of…

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Friday, 12 October 2012  /  Military

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Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, Basij Commander, said that two-day drills will start in Tehran Province. The drills will convey the message that Iran is at the apex of military preparedness, and enemies should not dare to throw a slightest wicked and evil look at it.”  …

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Friday, 12 October 2012  /  Economy

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According to a directive sent by Iranian car company Iran Khodro to all sales representatives, the prices of all its products have increased by between 2-5 million tomans. For example, the price of a Peugeot 206 rose by 3.6 million tomans to 21,858,000 tomans….

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Friday, 12 October 2012  /  Economy

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Iran and Turkey have signed a memorandum of understanding on the Kars-Igdir-Bazargan-Jolfa railway line….

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Friday, 12 October 2012  /  Economy

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The president of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, Mohammed Nahavandian, said at the conference on development of non-petroleum product exports, “Over the past six months, the Central Bank sold USD 27 billion in foreign currency, a sum that was enough to import ../../../2012/10/12/merchandise_to_Iran._The_recent__8230.css;

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Friday, 12 October 2012  /  Economy

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According to experts in Iran’s automotive industries, the car market is subject to an unprecedented freeze. Car manufacturers will apparently not be able to withstand the wave of buyers. Experts believe that the false and incorrect prices that have now been affixed to cars due to…

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Friday, 12 October 2012  /  Economy

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Managing Director of the National Iranian Gas Company and Deputy Oil Minister, Javad Oji, announced the beginning of construction of the joint gas pipeline to Pakistan, stating that gas exports to Pakistan would begin next year with implementation of the new stages of the South Pars…

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Friday, 12 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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Adiv Shuai, a member of the Baha’i faith from the city of Mashhad, was arrested by Intelligence Ministry agents and transferred to an unknown location….

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Friday, 12 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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Four death row prisoners were sent to solitary confinement after their families demonstrated in front of Supreme Leader’s office. The four are Hamad Bazideh, Abbas Bazideh, Majid Amini and another individual known as Hossein….

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Friday, 12 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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The Revolutionary Court imposed a sentence of amputation of a hand and foot as well as a death sentence against two individuals charged with armed robbery of a jewelry store. The robbery was committed about one year ago, and one of the defendants was sentenced to…

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Friday, 12 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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Following the protest of political prisoner Asdallah Hadi against his transfer to the hospital in his prison uniform, Tehran’s Prosecutor General refused to approve his transfer to hospital. Asdallah Hadi suffers from a heart condition and agreed to pay for his own medical expenses. He protested…

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Friday, 12 October 2012  /  Domestic

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Commander of the internal security forces in the city of Suama Sera announced the arrest of 150 men and women at a night party held at a banquet hall in the city. A large majority of those arrested were released after their parent posted bail, but…

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Friday, 12 October 2012  /  Domestic

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In an appearance before the Majlis Legal and Judicial Committee, the Justice Minister announced that if the charges against Deputy First President Mohammad Reza Rahimi prove true, he would be brought to trial….

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Friday, 12 October 2012  /  Domestic

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Hojatoleslam Mohammad Taghi Rahbar, a Friday prayer preacher in Isfahan, said that the culture of polygamy needed to take root in Iran since when a man marries several women, he has many more children. According to Rahbar, this philosophy has not taken hold in Iranian culture…

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Friday, 12 October 2012  /  Domestic

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Iran’s Press Supervisory Board has approved license applications from eight new news agencies (ANA, BANA, Ahl-e Beyt Abna, IMNA, Tabnak, Khabaronline, Kord Press News Agency, Ketab News Agency). Tabnak and Khabaronline have been upgraded to news agencies….

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Friday, 12 October 2012  /  Domestic

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Commander of the Regulation of Public Places Police in Eastern Azerbaijan Province announced the closure of 19 traditional cafes in Tabriz that served hookahs (water pipes) to women while ignoring Islamic values and rules. Sixty-twp people were arrested in Tabriz on charges of ignoring and failing…

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