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Thursday, 25 October 2012  /  International

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Pilgrims at this juncture, one of the most crucial issues of the Islamic world and especially for the destiny of the Islamic Ummah are the revolutionary events taking place in North Africa and the region. These events have resulted in the fall of several corrupt regimes…

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Thursday, 25 October 2012  /  International

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Hojjatoleslam Mohammad Hassan Akhtari, Secretary General of the Ahlul Bayt World Assembly, urged Muslim pilgrims to stop buying US- and French-made goods as an expression of their outrage at the latest anti-Islam film that insulted Prophet Mohammad. He said that a Muslim boycott ofUSand French goods…

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Thursday, 25 October 2012  /  International

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Ahmadinejad said, “We don’t have any problem with the people of America and believe that they seek righteousness like the other people… Our words are addressed to the (US) rulers that are after globalization using their political power which is not correct.” Ahmadinejad said that the…

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Thursday, 25 October 2012  /  International

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Former Iranian Military Attache to Syria, Alireza Ahmadi, who is also Vice Chairman of the Iran-Syria Friendship Society, said that “Syria has come down from the peak of crisis, but still has a long way to go to reach the end of the road.” He added…

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Thursday, 25 October 2012  /  International

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Mohammad-Hassan Asafari, Secretary the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said that banning the broadcast of the Iranian satellite channels indicates the West’s modern media dictatorship, proves that it is  against the free flow of information and news, and does not care about public opinion….

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Thursday, 25 October 2012  /  Military

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Kazem Jalali, Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee member, said during the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) meeting in Quebec, “Regarding the issue of nuclear energy, Iran has constantly emphasized two points at the same time… One (point) is that as an NPT signatory, Iran complies with…

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Thursday, 25 October 2012  /  Military

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Major General Ataollah Salehi said, “The enemy does not know and is wondering what bitter events await it if it acts against us Salehi… The enemy believes it will succeed by imposing sanctions and pressures (on Iran), but does not know that our nation has weathered…

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Thursday, 25 October 2012  /  Economy

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Naser Soudani, Vice Chairman of the Majlis Energy Committee, said that the Majlis has drawn up a three-phase “preemptive embargo package” against certain European states in retaliation for their sanctions. Soudani said, “In the first step, countries hostile to Iran will be deprived of Iran’s high-quality…

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Thursday, 25 October 2012  /  Economy

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Hassan Khosrojerdi, head of the Iranian Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Products’ Exporters Union, announced that the private sector in Iran will export over 20 million barrels of oil to markets in Asia and Europe, also reporting on the export of more oil shipments in the coming…

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Thursday, 25 October 2012  /  Economy

Oil Minister Rostam Qassemi said (at the World Energy Forum 2012 in Dubai) that Iran plans to increase the production of alternative energy such as solar, wind and bio-fuels to reduce the usage of its own oil and gas reserves for internal purposes. “Iran is implementing…

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Thursday, 25 October 2012  /  Economy

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Firefighters got the fire under control after two hours. Spokesman for the Organization of Relief and Rescue affiliated with the Red Crescent Society (RCS) maintained that the rapid reaction forces of the organization were dispatched to Haft-Tappeh and Dowab, along with 16 assessors accompanied by four…

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Thursday, 25 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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The people in question are Asadollah Saed Moocheshi, Ataollah Mohamadian, Abedin Saed Moocheshi, Mahdi Saed Moocheshi, Ali Mohammad Saed Panah, Fereydoon Saed Moocheshi, Saber Eyubi and Hamed Osati. According to the report, they are accused of distributing pamphlets about the teaching prohibition placed on Kurdish-Sunni teachers…

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Thursday, 25 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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Tina Muhabti, a 19-year-old Baha’i girl from Gorgan, was arrested by Intelligence Ministry agents. She was arrested at a bus stop while on her way to Tehran. The young girls’ mother, Mrs. Shiba Ruhani, was arrested last week.  …

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Thursday, 25 October 2012  /  Domestic

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The Majlis has decided to summon Ahmadinejad to answer questions about fluctuations in the foreign currency market and the importation of wheat and cars. The signatories said they were not convinced by the answers provided by ministers and other cabinet representatives of the President. The petition…

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Thursday, 25 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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Following last week’s attack in Chabahar, security forces have begun arresting close and distant family members of the Sunni opposition movement. According to reports, in response to the attack at the Immam Hussein mosque in the town, in which several army and military personnel were killed,…

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Thursday, 25 October 2012  /  Domestic

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Ayatollah Nasir Makarim Shirazi, a source of Shiite emulation, preaching to clerics and religious students at the Grand Mosque of Qom, referred to recent correspondence between senior Iranian officials (between Ahmadinejad and the judiciary over his visit to Evin Prison) and said, “Such letters have recently…

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Thursday, 25 October 2012  /  Domestic

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An article in the economic column of newspaper Resalat titled, “The Rights of the People and the Pressing Questions” reads, “In the President’s answer to the head of the judiciary’s highly-classified letter, one term was emphasized, ‘the rights of the people.’ The term was emphasized at length!…

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Thursday, 25 October 2012  /  Domestic

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Regulation of media and press improves – Following the replacement of several members of the Media Regulation Council, the makeup of the council is better than in the past and has a more positive atmosphere. Current council members are assigning greater importance to freedom of speech,…

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