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Friday, 19 October 2012  /  International

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The Iranian president made the remarks at the first summit of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) group in Kuwait City. “Asian countries… can play a pivotal role in replacing the current discriminatory structures of global relations with a system based on freedom and justice.” Ahmadinejad advised…

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Friday, 19 October 2012  /  International

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The Foreign Ministry Spokesman dismissed Bahraini claims that Tehran is interfering in Manama’s internal affairs, saying that Iran’s stance toward Bahrain is clear, and Tehran has repeatedly announced that paying attention to people’s demands is the only way to ensure stability in any country. “Suppressing people…

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Friday, 19 October 2012  /  International

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Mohammad Javad Larijani, Secretary of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights, said in a meeting with the leader of the Canadian indigenous people, Terry Nelson, that “As we defend the rights of the people of Bahrain, Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine in the international organizations, we will…

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Friday, 19 October 2012  /  Military

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Deputy Defense Minister and Head of Iran’s Aerospace Organization, General Mehdi Farah, said that “Our missiles can be launched from boats with speeds of over 30 knots, and these missiles include Zafar, Nasr, Nour and Qader.” He added that Qadir missiles will also be added to…

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Friday, 19 October 2012  /  Military

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Iranian experts have designed the Liko, a stealth UAV that can carry a payload of up to 100kg and fly for three hours, using the double-engines installed in it. The 53 kg drone can hold 30 liters of fuel and fly for three hours straight at an…

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Friday, 19 October 2012  /  Economy

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A reliable source has informed Fars News Agency that in light of the new European sanctions that include 30 government and private companies as well as several Iranian figures, several private oil companies included in this list are exploring the possibility of resolving the problem, by…

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Friday, 19 October 2012  /  Economy

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Head of the Organization for Special Diseases, announced that the sanctions have made it difficult to supply medication to patients suffering from serious and rare diseases. Patients with cancer and MS are in particular distress. Numerous difficulties have also been faced by patients on dialysis, with…

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Friday, 19 October 2012  /  Economy

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In an interview with Mehr, Deputy General Manager of the Organization for Trade Promotion, Kiumars Fatollah Kermanshahi, said that the government’s goal in forging trade is to facilitate equality between the export of non-petroleum products and imports../../../2012/10/19/._Kermanshahi_said_that_imports_to_Iran_fell_in_the__8230.css;

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Friday, 19 October 2012  /  Economy

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According to the Chairman of the National Union of Agricultural Products,  Iran’s revenue from export of agricultural products this past year totaled USD 1.13 billion. The chairman called for government support to achieve the goal set for this year: revenue of USD 2 billion from export of these…

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Friday, 19 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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Continuing the pressure and preemptive actions against the Sunni minority in Iran, four additional Kurdish-Sunni teachers were suspended and banned from the teaching profession. The four are Zaber Haldian, a religion and Arabic teacher, who holds a bachelors degree and has 23 years experience in teaching;…

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Friday, 19 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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Officials in the prosecutors office oppose medical leave for human rights and women’s activist, Mahboubeh Karami, who is imprisoned in Evin Prison. Karami went on two brief leaves for medical treatment that was cut off and was not able to complete the medical and psychological therapy…

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Friday, 19 October 2012  /  Human Rights

On Wednesday morning, October 17, anew wave of arrests took place among members of the Baha’i community in Golestan Province. Security forces arrested, among others, Shanem Jazbani and his wife Shuhra Samimi, as well as Nabid Mualmi and his wife, Camalia Bidalian, as well as several…

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Friday, 19 October 2012  /  Domestic

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A group of relatives of Hossein Mousavi and Zahra Rahnavard met with the two, who are under house arrest. This meeting took place in the home in which Mousavi has been held, without the prominent presence of security forces. During the meeting, Mousavi discussed the issue…

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Friday, 19 October 2012  /  Domestic

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Following an announcement by regime officials of their plans to encourage births among Iranian families, numerous reports were received about a shortage in birth control pills in pharmacies, triggering protests over forced encouragement of childbirth by the regime. Following numerous complaints, Minister of Health Marzieh Vahid…

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Friday, 19 October 2012  /  Domestic

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The head of the Family Affairs Division of the Women’s Center in the President’s Office, Zahra Sajadi, announced that beginning in January, all government agencies must offer marriage training courses for their employees. This move comes in response to the increasing number of divorces in Iran….

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Friday, 19 October 2012  /  Domestic

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An editorial on popular website, Asre Iran, by Jaffar Mohmadi titled, “For How Long will We Suffer the Crimes of Drug Addicts,” opened with reference to a disaster that occurred this week in Tehran, when a drug addict who was unstable stabbed 12 passersby. He emphasized…

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Friday, 19 October 2012  /  Domestic

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According to an announcement by a senior official in Iran’s Ministry of Health, statistics show that almost 90,000 Iranians suffer from AIDS. Chairman of the Department for AIDS Carriers in the Ministry of Health, Abbas Zadakat, said that although only 25,000 incidents of AIDS were recorded…

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