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Thursday, 1 November 2012  /  International

The Institute for Preserving and Publishing the Works and Words of Ayatollah Khamenei has again published his comments made at one of the Friday prayer meetings in 1997 about relationships with the US. At the time, the Supreme Leader said in his sermon that “talks with…

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Thursday, 1 November 2012  /  International

An expert and lecturer on international relations and a former member of the National Security Council has claimed that the objective of spreading rumors about direct talks between Iran and the US is to feed the US election propaganda machine, undermine the domestic situation in Iran…

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Thursday, 1 November 2012  /  International

Former Foreign Minister, Manouchehr Mottaki, said that “When it comes to Iran-US relations, we should note what the US objective is and whether it regards talks as an instrument or not… It is important to pay attention to whether Americans are committed to the rules and…

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Thursday, 1 November 2012  /  International

Member of the Majlis Presiding Board, Javad Jahangirzadeh, said that “We have no interest in resumption of relations with the US, because they have a problem with the essence of the Islamic Revolution of Iran.” He predicted that relations with the US would result in the…

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Thursday, 1 November 2012  /  International

Mahmoud Mozaffar, Head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society’s Relief and Rescue Organization, said that “Iran’s Red Crescent Society is prepared to help the victims in the US… Given its preparedness and ample experience in rescuing storm and flood victims, Iran’s Red Crescent can provide relief…

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Thursday, 1 November 2012  /  International

Javad Heravi, Head of the Iran-Germany Parliamentary Friendship Group, said that temporary political issues should not harm longstanding Iran-Germany relations. Heravi met a member of German parliament and Co-chairman of Iran-Germany Parliamentary Friendship Group, Bijan Jirsaraie (of Iranian descent), and told him that the present level…

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Thursday, 1 November 2012  /  International

Minister of Education Hamid-Reza Haji Babaee rang the symbolic anti-global arrogance (US and the West) in the 52,000 Iranian schools nationwide Wednesday morning, on the eve of upcoming national Student Day (November 3). Haji Babaee visited a girls secondary school in Tehran.  …

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Thursday, 1 November 2012  /  Military

Head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, Fereidoun Abbasi Davani, said that “With the help of God, we will do our job, complete projects and respond to all comments with more work.” He referred to recent reports on completion of the projects to install centrifuges at the…

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Thursday, 1 November 2012  /  Military

Reza Taqipour, Minister of Information and Communications Technology, has called rumors of Iran’s involvement in hacking Western Internet networks an illusion: “Of course, we do not expect anything more from Western countries. This is while we have been repeatedly subject to state terrorism and cyber attacks…

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Thursday, 1 November 2012  /  Military

The Iranian Army is set to conclude three days of rapid reaction tactics war games in the western province of Kermanshah. Army ground forces and airborne units are among the operating units in the drills. On the first day of the drills, Army airborne Brigade-55 drilled…

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Thursday, 1 November 2012  /  Economy

Rostam Qassemi said that investments in oil industry would rise considerably, reaching as much as USD 40 billion. He referred to development of shared oil and gas fields as a top priority of Petroleum Ministry, adding that development of all South Pars gas field phases is…

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Thursday, 1 November 2012  /  Economy

Mohsen Khojasteh-Mehr, Deputy Minister of Petroleum for Planning and Supervision of Hydrocarbon Resources referred to the economy of resistance as a kind of independent economy with the following main characteristics: Handing over economic activities to people, supporting the private sector, supporting national production as well as…

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Thursday, 1 November 2012  /  Economy

Fars quotes the news agency as saying that Iran recently purchased 50,000 tons of wheat from Germany, to be transferred to Iran in November or December. It also reports that an additional tanker is currently loading 60,000 more tons of wheat in Hamburg and will soon be…

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Thursday, 1 November 2012  /  Economy

Head of the Majlis Research Center, Kazem Jalali, announced that the center has prepared a detailed and documented report on recent events in the foreign currency and gold market, including proposals and solutions drawn up by relevant experts. The report has been classified as confidential and…

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Thursday, 1 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Among those arrested were Kassam Shuala Saadi, Mahdi Ghazali, Akhbar Amini, Pajman Zafermand, Muhammad Farsi and a few other regular members of the Writers’ House (Seray Ahl-e Ghalam). The meeting was being held in memory of Farahnaz Dagahi, the mother of Aresh Sadki (a student activist…

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Thursday, 1 November 2012  /  Human Rights

According to the report from the Organization of Kurdish Teachers, the teachers were suspended because of the religious faith (Sunni) of the Kurdish community. The report further reveals that Kurdish students who completed their medical studies are not receiving their diplomas again due to their faith….

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Thursday, 1 November 2012  /  Human Rights

The four were arrested along with 11 other Baha’i individuals and 4 non-Baha’i members. All of the Baha’i were released earlier on bail, with the exception of one - Hanam Kiani, who is still imprisoned. No information about his condition has been made available for several…

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Thursday, 1 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Authorities at Rajaï Shahr Prison are refusing to hospitalize Fuad Khanjani despite the fact that the necessary approvals have been issued by legal authorities. Fuad, a Baha’i student suspended from his studies and imprisoned for his religious beliefs, suffers from a severe medical condition and intense…

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Thursday, 1 November 2012  /  Human Rights

The three are Payman Fattahi, Morteza Rasoulian and Emri Reza Asalmasian, who were arrested last Wednesday in Karaj and taken to Wing 209 of Evin Prison. They were arrested because of their religious beliefs (reconciliation between religions and unity of faith). They have still not contacted…

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Thursday, 1 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Faced with poverty, discrimination and cultural dislocation, Ahwazi Arabs and Kurds lead Iran only in suicide, according to latest statistics. Tehran University sociologist, Dr. Saeed Moeed Far, claims that the highest rates of suicide are in less developed areas such as Arab-majority Khuzestan Province and Kurdish-majority…

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