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Wednesday, 24 October 2012  /  International

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The Culture and Islamic Guidance Ministry announced that it has not invited the European countries to attend the 19th International Press and News Agencies Exhibition in Tehran (October 30), given that the EU intensified its hostile policies and unilateral sanctions against Iran. Deputy Culture and Islamic…

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Wednesday, 24 October 2012  /  International

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The Geneva-based European Broadcasting Union (EBU) said the deliberate signal-jamming that has interrupted news delivered by satellite into parts of the Middle East appears to be originating from Syria and Iran. The targeted jamming cut off radio and television content by broadcasters, including the BBC, France 24, Deutsche Welle…

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Wednesday, 24 October 2012  /  International

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Ghazanfar Roknabadi said, “Hezbollah Secretary General, Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, has always… stressed that if the Zionist regime (Israel) wants to make a mistake and attack Lebanese territory, it will face surprises.” Roknabadi added that Hezbollah’s success in flying a radar-evading UAV over Israel’s sensitive and vital…

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Wednesday, 24 October 2012  /  Military

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Ali Baqeri, Deputy Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), said at the Sanctions and Nuclear Challenges conference at Tehran University, “It is completely wrong to say Iran is back at the negotiating table or that they have increased and expanded sanctions and this is…

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Wednesday, 24 October 2012  /  Military

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Head of Iran’s Passive Defense Organization, Gholam Reza Jalali, announced that over the past year, the organization has conducted almost 1,000 drills, adding that various other drills and maneuvers would be conducted in crisis management, cyber sector and EMP, which is a new electronic weapon in…

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Wednesday, 24 October 2012  /  Military

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Iranian Naval Commander, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, updated regional and base commanders on extensive changes in the Navy that are referred to as “the Strategic Corps.” He also announced that American aircraft carriers were under extremely close surveillance. Sayyari discussed the extensive changes in various areas…

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Wednesday, 24 October 2012  /  Military

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In a media interview, Acting Defense Minister Majid Bokaei discussed the pronounced moves of the Aviation Industries Organization, adding that among the organization’s most prominent achievements is UAV technology. Bokaei added that one example of an Iranian UAV was seen in the skies of Israel, completely…

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Wednesday, 24 October 2012  /  Economy

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Rostam Qassemi, who is visiting Dubai to attend the global energy conference, rejected journalists claims of a drop in Iran’s oil production, saying that Iran is producing 4 million barrels of crude oil a day. Qassemi stressed that if the West increases pressures and sanctions, Iran…

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Wednesday, 24 October 2012  /  Economy

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When asked by journalists about the inflation rate over the past six months, the President of the Statistical Center of Iran, Adel Azar, responded that a decision by the Supreme Council for Data and Statistics would keep the inflation rate calculated by the Center confidential. The…

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Wednesday, 24 October 2012  /  Economy

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The value of Iran’s non-oil exports, excluding gas condensate, from March through September 2012 exceeded USD 16 billion. The target countries were China, the UAE, Iraq, India, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Pakistan and South Korea. The value of technical and engineering services exported in the same…

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Wednesday, 24 October 2012  /  Economy

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Approximately 1,000 workers from Iran’s Entekhab group staged a demonstration at the South Korean Embassy in Tehran on Sunday after an acquisition deal with Daewoo Electronics went sour due to sanctions. Company spokesman, Hamid Ghaznavi, said that the worker’s demonstration demanded the return of the USD…

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Wednesday, 24 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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Akbar Pourhosseini, a member of the Baha’i community in Semnan, was sentenced to 28 months in prison on charges of anti-regime propaganda.  …

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Wednesday, 24 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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24-year-old student, Hassan Tarlani, was sentenced by the Revolutionary Court to ten years in prison in exile and transferred to a prison in Kerman Province, where he is being held with drug-addicted prisoners. Due to the limitations in the remote prison, Tarlani has been unable to…

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Wednesday, 24 October 2012  /  Human Rights

Ali Moazi was transferred to solitary confinement ten days ago, following his refusal to appear in the Revolutionary Court, which he referred to as illegal and unfair. Due to his refusal, his interrogators threatened to exile him to an extremely remote prison and refused to allow…

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Wednesday, 24 October 2012  /  Domestic

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After Judiciary Authority officials informed Ahmadinejad that he could not visit Evin Prison and rejected his request for a second time, the President responded harshly. Ahmadinejad told Judiciary Authority Chairman, Sadeq Larijani, that he would visit the prison and some courts, and would scrutinize the implementation…

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Wednesday, 24 October 2012  /  Domestic

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Representative of the Supreme Leader in the IRGC, Hojjatoleslam  Ali Saidi, expressed regret for the IRGC’s support of Ahmadinejad. He said, “We could not have known what would be with him. I don’t deny that I have supported Ahmadinejad in the past. We could not have…

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Wednesday, 24 October 2012  /  Domestic

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Ali Iranpur, the representative of Mobarakeh in the Majlis, said that “the number of those who have signed the motion to question the President has dropped from 102 to 68. Thirty-four Majlis members behind the motion to question the President have withdrawn their signatures.” Iranpur related…

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