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Monday, 15 October 2012  /  International

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Friday prayer leader Hojjatoleslam Kazem Seddiqi echoed and hailed Supreme Leader’s statments during his North Khorasan visit. Key points: Iran’s nuclear activities just an excuse for imposing sanctions - “Is our nuclear activity the real reason for these sanctions? Will they (the Western powers) leave us…

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Monday, 15 October 2012  /  International

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Iran’s Ambassador to Damascus, Mohammad Reza Ra’ouf Sheybani, said that forcing a Syrian passenger plane to land at Ankara airport is not acceptable, goes against standards, international laws and regulations, and is not in keeping with the norms of good neighborly relations either. Sheybani said the…

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Monday, 15 October 2012  /  International

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Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi met with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, in Doha on Thursday to discuss bilateral cooperation and regional and international developments. The ongoing crisis in Syria was one of the topics on the agenda. Salehi’s visit to…

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Monday, 15 October 2012  /  International

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Mohammad Hussein Asafari, a member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said that “Turkey and the Emir of Qatar, who are in contact with the Syrian insurgents, are responsible for saving the lives of the Iranian pilgrims… If even one hair on the…

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Monday, 15 October 2012  /  International

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Ala’eddin Borujerdi, Chairman of the Iranian National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said that “The Americans and Zionists (Israel) should seriously reconsider (their position) towards the Middle East… They should know that they are very vulnerable, and any threat could have very serious consequences.” Borujerdi said…

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Monday, 15 October 2012  /  Military

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Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi denied reports quoting him as saying that the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will visit Iran. He said that Iran has never invited Amano to pay the purported visit to Tehran, stressing that Tehran will welcome him…

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Monday, 15 October 2012  /  Military

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Ramin Mehmanparast was quoted as saying in a press conference (attended by British MP George Galloway and former US envoy to NATO Robert Hunter), “Always when we reach a positive result in the talks, an accident happens that impedes progress, and these obstacles, for the most…

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Monday, 15 October 2012  /  Military

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Ramin Mehmanparast said that Iran’s “defense capabilities are at their peak. We have never been as strong as we are today. I mean our defense potential.” He said that Iran’s military might stops Israel from realizing its threats to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities.”…

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Monday, 15 October 2012  /  Military

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Mohammad Ali Ja’fari said that Iran’s Armed Forces, and especially the IRGC, are ready (to defend Iran). Ja’fari said, “While the IRGC is constantly monitoring threats, it has increased its defense readiness, as well as its deterrence power to the level of strategic deterrence by combining…

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Monday, 15 October 2012  /  Military

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Khamenei attended a joint morning parade of the army, police (LEF) and Basij units in Bojnurd. The parade was held at the Martyr Nuri Base of the IRGC Javad ol-A’emmeh infantry brigade. Khamenei described the Iranian Armed Forces’ full preparedness as a major deterrent to enemy…

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Monday, 15 October 2012  /  Military

Reliable sources in Hormozgan Province have reported that an Iranian F4 military aircraft crashed in Bandar Abbas on Saturday morning. The report also said that the pilot and navigator were killed….

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Monday, 15 October 2012  /  Military

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The commander of Khatam al-Anbiya air defense base, Amir Farzad Esmayeeli, referred to the features of the new Iranian UAV, Hazem, which was recently made available to the Iranian air defense forces. He added that three models of the UAV were designed by Iranian air-defense experts:…

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Monday, 15 October 2012  /  Military

In an editorial in the IRGC Weekly by Dr. Yadollah Javani, Advisor to the Supreme Leader’s Representative in the IRGC, he refers to the national congress of IRGC Logistics Martyrs held recently in Tehran. Javani mentions the need to remind Iranian citizens yet again, especially the…

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Monday, 15 October 2012  /  Economy

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Mehr News Agency reported that “The overhaul of oil refineries has reduced the daily production of gas by millions of liters, so the petrochemical units have increased their gas production to compensate for the refineries’ drop.” The report adds that because of the overhaul of the…

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Monday, 15 October 2012  /  Economy

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Intelligence Minister, Hojjatoleslam Heydar Moslehi, said that  some  20 “foreign exchange  speculators” and market disruptors were arrested by Intelligence Ministry forces, while others were arrested by the Revolutionary Guards….

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Monday, 15 October 2012  /  Economy

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Iran has exported roughly 48.4 tons of saffron, worth over USD 147 million in the first six months of the current Iranian year, up 7% over the same period in the previous year….

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Monday, 15 October 2012  /  Economy

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Iran gained the position after the US by producing 200,000 tons of pistachio in the current Iranian year, started March 20, 2012. Up to last year, Iran was the number one pistachio producer worldwide. Iran still holds first place in pistachio exports, due to the fact…

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Monday, 15 October 2012  /  Economy

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According to a report from the Turkish Energy Minister, gas exports from Iran to Turkey were renewed on Sunday morning, after being halted last week after the explosion in the pipeline.  …

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Monday, 15 October 2012  /  Economy

Based on the latest data, despite the government’s claims that millions of job opportunities have been created in recent years, unemployment figures in several provinces have not changed, and in 10 provinces they have even risen by between 2% and 3.8% in the past year. For…

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Monday, 15 October 2012  /  Economy

Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani referred to the Majlis ratification of its resolution to stop the second phase of the Subsidy Reform Law, and emphasized that the Majlis members believe that implementing the second phase is not in the country’s interests in the current state of affairs….

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