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Wednesday, 17 October 2012  /  International

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European satellite company Eutelsat has pulled the plug on several Iranian satellite channels following an order by the European Council. The channels include Press TV, Al Alam, Jam-e Jam 1 and 2, Sahar 1 and 2; Islamic Republic of Iran News Network [IRINN], Koran TV and…

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012  /  International

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Ali Akbar Salehi met with his Turkish and Pakistani counterparts in Baku on the sidelines of the 20th ECO Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. The two ministers agreed that self-restraint and political sovereignty of the Syrian government are necessary to prevent the Syrian crisis from becoming more complicated….

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012  /  International

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In a meeting with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari that took place on the sidelines of the ECO Summit, Iranian President Ahmadinejad emphasized that democracy will never come from the barrel of a NATO gun or through war, adding that regional conditions were extremely sensitive and…

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012  /  International

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Iranian Vice President for Science and Technology, Nasrin Soltankhah, said the Iranian government plans to grant a Nobel-like prize to select Muslim scientists in a bid to encourage Muslim world scholars to promote and elevate their work and prepare them for tighter and harder rivalries at…

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012  /  International

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Keyhan editorial titled, “Hezbollah’s Historic Display of Power” maintains that “the explicit statements of Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah Secretary General, surprised everybody, and finally ended the rumors about the power behind the UAV which was recently intercepted in Israel.” After this event, the Israeli regime was left…

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012  /  International

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Member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, Ebrahim Aqa-Mohammadi, said that if “the Zionist regime carries out its threats (and attacks Iran), it will face a fatal response… In this case, the feelings of Muslims in the world will be offended, and through…

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012  /  International

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In a meeting with the public in North Khorasan Province, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei said that as opposed to the repeated lies told by the West, which claims that the reason pressure is being applied to Iran is so that it will return to the negotiating…

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012  /  Military

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Newspaper Resalat maintained in an editorial titled, “West Tends to Take Revenge on Iranian Nation” that “The West’s behavior regarding intensification of the sanctions demonstrates that the nuclear issue is not the main reason behind them… To the contrary, as sanctions intensify, it will become tougher for…

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012  /  Military

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Ahmad Vahidi commissioned eight new production units for explosive materials and propulsion, including a cartridge production line, a production line for explosive materials to develop and enhance the capacity of emulsion explosive materials, a nitroglycerin tablets production factory, a palletizing and factory with a polymer micro-balloon production unit….

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012  /  Military

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Farzad Esmaili, Commander of the Khatam al-Anbia air defense base said, “The Hazem (cautious) drone was covertly designed for the base by air defense experts in short-, medium- and long-range models… This drone can be used for targeting, reconnaissance missions and, if necessary, as an airborne…

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012  /  Military

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Brigadier General Ali Jahanshahi of the Armed Forces Headquarters said that the drills, referred to as Javad al-A’emmeh, are being held in Mazdavand near Sarakhs (northeastern Razavi Khorasan Province) with the participation of the 214th Armored Cavalry Battalion of the 77th Samen ol-A’emmeh Division are aimed…

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012  /  Economy

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Arsalan Fathipour, head of the Majlis Economic Committee, said that over the past several days USD 5 billion of counterfeit money has been put into circulation in the Iranian market. Fathipour said, “Unfortunately, the counterfeit money is being used across Iran, and people should be careful…

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012  /  Economy

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Head of the Organization for the Protection of Consumers and Producers, Seyed Javad Taghavi, broke his prolonged silence and at a press conference examined the reasons underlying the increase in the prices of various products. According to Taghavi, prices began their sharp rise in March 2012….

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012  /  Economy

An editorial appeared by Dr. Yaser Sobhanifard, a sociology and strategic management expert, titled, “Don’t the Sanctions Have an Impact? The Reasons and Internal Concealment.” It appears that the sanctions against the Islamic Regime of Iran were born together with it. If we trace the minor…

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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A center, which was producing and sending films and pictures to the BBC network on Tehran’s Ferdows Blvd. has been identified and its members have been arrested. The members of this home team were trained how to film unrest and send videotapes abroad. These people were…

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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In the months that have passed since female political prisoners in Evin sent their letter to judiciary officials asking to receive permission to meet with their imprisoned partners in Rajae Shahr Prison, they have not yet received a response to their request, and their spouses are…

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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Mohammad Amin Agoshi, a 53-year-old security prisoner imprisoned in Zahedan Prison, launched a hunger strike to protest the lack of medical treatment and his illegal exile. Agoshi, who was charged with security violations, was initially sentenced to death, but this sentence was later commuted to ten…

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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Security forces in Shiraz and Kavar in Fars Province arrested the heads of four home-based Christian churches. According to official Iranian media reports, the home-based churches operating in Iran constitute a hidden place to conduct religious propaganda by Christians and missionaries. Iran’s Minister of Intelligence has…

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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Imprisoned Kurdish journalist. Kamel Sharif, who has been in Minav Prison, has only met with family members once since his arrest four years ago. 38-year-old Sharifi,  who has been imprisoned and banned from meeting his mother and brother, managed to meet with him only once after…

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012  /  Domestic

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The Iranian cabinet of ministers will hold a meeting in Khamenei’s  North Khorasan Province residence on October 17. First Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi will chair the cabinet meeting during this visit.”  …

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