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Friday, 2 November 2012  /  International

Ahmadinejad told Lebanese President Michel Suleiman that the main aim of the recent explosion in Beirut is to disrupt security and unity. Ahmadinejad underlined that, undoubtedly, wise management of the government and leaders of Lebanese political groups will prevent realization of the enemies’ goals.  …

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Friday, 2 November 2012  /  International

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said, “We ask the international organizations and all the countries that claim to support human rights as well as countries of the region and regional organizations, including the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), to take immediate action to put an end…

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Friday, 2 November 2012  /  International

Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi and his Argentine counterpart, Hector Timerman, agreed in a telephone conversation that the negotiations between the two sides should continue until a final agreement is reached. The next meeting will be held in late November. Expert teams from both sides held…

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Friday, 2 November 2012  /  International

Ali Larijani said that Iran’s strategy resulted in a kind of (Islamic) awakening in the region and saved it from domination of the Americans and Westerners… “The era of (West’s) fake empire has come to a close… From an international perspective, we have experienced different situations…

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Friday, 2 November 2012  /  International

Ramin Mehmanparast said, “This is part of a worn-out US-Zionist plot aimed at portraying the Islamic Republic as a danger and a source of concern for the regional countries.” He added that the trans-regional countries and their military presence in the region, as well as their…

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Friday, 2 November 2012  /  International

The Supreme Leader’s representative for Hajj pilgrimage affairs, Hojatoleslam Sayed Ali Ghazi Askar, has presented a proposal to Saudi Arabia, according to which gender segregation measures would be put in place around the Kaaba during the days of the Hajj.  …

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Friday, 2 November 2012  /  Military

IRGC’s First Naval Zone maintains a close watch on all movement… No change or move by the alien fleets of warships has been witnessed in the Persian Gulf in recent months.” Torabi added that enemy threats against Iran are designed purely to divert public opinion from…

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Friday, 2 November 2012  /  Military

In a ceremony in Bandar Abbas, Ahmadinejad praised the manufacturers of the Jamaran destroyer. He honored Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, Navy Commander, by granting him a badge of merit and management for implementation of successful projects of civil defense in the area and bases of South…

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Friday, 2 November 2012  /  Military

Commander of Iran’s Internal Security Forces, Esmail Ahmadi Moghaddam, stated that “the fact that the enemy has said that the military option is on the table is correct and realistic, because if it feels that a military attack will help complete its strategic plans, it will…

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Friday, 2 November 2012  /  Military

Nasrallah Sayef, head of the Popular Resistance Wing of the Basij militia, referred to the “Bayt el-Almakdes” maneuvers by the Basij rapid-response battalions as  being held in different cities. He declared that following the current series of maneuvers, similar maneuvers would be held in Kohgiluyeh and…

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Friday, 2 November 2012  /  Economy

Main points of press conference given by Seyed Shamseddin Hosseini, Minister for the Economy and Government Spokesman for Economic Affairs: Base rate for foreign currency and oil has still not been fixed in budget proposal for the coming Persian year, and a decision needs to be…

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Friday, 2 November 2012  /  Economy

During the meeting, Ali Saeedlou expressed satisfaction over the level of economic and political cooperation between the two countries, and stressed that raising the level of cooperation between Tehran and Damascus would neutralize the animosity towards the two countries and defeat their enemies in the economic…

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Friday, 2 November 2012  /  Economy

First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi voiced Tehran’s readiness to share experiences with Tripoli to reconstruct economic infrastructures. In late December 2011, Rahimi sent a message to the head of the Libyan transitional government, offering assistance with reconstruction projects.  …

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Friday, 2 November 2012  /  Economy

Ahmad Farmahini Farahani, head of the Financial and Administrative Department at Institute for International Energy Studies (IIES), said that a division named NIOC Strategic Studies Center will be established in the institute. He added that the center will be one the most important achievements of cooperation…

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Friday, 2 November 2012  /  Economy

Deputy Energy Minister Mohammad Behzad announced that Iran’s electricity exports have hit USD 5 billion since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2012).  …

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Friday, 2 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Nine female inmates go on hunger strike following an attack by female Special Guards on the women’s political ward in notorious Evin prison. Newspaper Kaleme reports that the attackers frisked the inmates and searched their personal belongings. Known political prisoners, Bahareh Hedayat, Nazanin Deyhimi, Zhila Baniya’qub,…

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Friday, 2 November 2012  /  Human Rights

This is the second protest held by these employees this year. The report states that over 200 employees whose salaries were cut participated in the protest. According to one employee, in recent years the company has cut the salaries and benefits of contractor workers several times,…

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Friday, 2 November 2012  /  Human Rights

The workers have not received their salaries for the past three months. According to the secretary of workers in Semnan, most workers will find it extremely difficult, if not impossible, to find other work. The factory was shut down due to lack of financing and lack…

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Friday, 2 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Representatives met this week with administration officials and the Managing Director of the Welfare Division in the province. Some workers had 10-15 years of job seniority. According to the worker representatives, the company hired new and not local employees, while firing veteran Iranian workers.  …

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Friday, 2 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Workers gathered in front of the House of Workers in Mazandaran to protest 26 months of unpaid wages. The workers say they have gathered on many occasions in front of the Governor’s and provincial offices, but so far have not been paid. Nosratollah Daryabeigi, Executive Director…

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