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Tuesday, 6 November 2012  /  International

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is scheduled to attend the 5th Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) to be held in Indonesia on November 8-9. Mohammad Reza Forqani, Director General for International Affairs in the President’s Office, added that Iran will participate in the forum at a high level. Ahmadinejad is…

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Tuesday, 6 November 2012  /  International

Mohammad Mehdi Akhoundzadeh, Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs said during the 12th Meeting of Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Co-operation (IOR-ARC) Council of Ministers in India that “A majority of countries in our region are still confronted by numerous shared and common…

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Tuesday, 6 November 2012  /  International

Allaeddin Boroujerdi, Head of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said in a meeting with a visiting German parliamentary delegation that that good historical relations of Iran and Germany should not be allowed to be affected by pressures and policies of certain countries. He…

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Tuesday, 6 November 2012  /  International

Ramin Mehmanparast said, “Iran has acted transparently in the negotiations, and while putting forward specific recommendations even asked for the talks to be broadcast live.”  …

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Tuesday, 6 November 2012  /  Military

The IRGC commander said that the newly established naval zone of the IRGC in the Persian Gulf will host the largest number of IRGC marines. The new Navy zone was established to boost defensive capacity in waters surrounding Iran’s islands. The IRGC’s fifth naval zone, namely…

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Tuesday, 6 November 2012  /  Military

According to IRNA, the digital technology Iranian scientists have managed to gain access to is the first attempt at preserving the sea and land, as well as rough and mountainous terrains by utilizing the closed circuit cameras and Central Intelligent DVR systems with special software capabilities,…

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Tuesday, 6 November 2012  /  Military

According to Mehr News Agency, Iranian experts have built a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone that will be unveiled in the coming months. The drone is being manufactured by researchers from the Mazandaran Science and Technology Park. Abbas Jam, the lead researcher, said that “The…

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Tuesday, 6 November 2012  /  Economy

Iranian Oil Minister, Rostam Qassemi, repeated his statement that Iran plans to boost production of alternative energy such as solar, wind and bio-fuels in order to reduce the use of its oil and gas reserves for internal purposes. “Iran is implementing new economic policies such as…

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Tuesday, 6 November 2012  /  Economy

The Deputy Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade will hold talks with Turkish officials on the establishment of a joint border industrial township. On their three-day visit (which began on Monday), Fakhrollah Molaei and his accompanying delegation will hold the final round of talks on the…

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Tuesday, 6 November 2012  /  Economy

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the two countries’ chambers of commerce in a bid to lay the groundwork for the further expansion of economic ties between Tehran and Minsk….

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Tuesday, 6 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Following a meeting with his daughter, the father of Shiva Nazar Ahari, one of the hunger strikers (human rights and child rights activist sentenced to four years in prison and 74 lashings) said on Sunday, which is the family meeting day for political prisoners, that he…

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Tuesday, 6 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Pedram Nasrollahi, a member of the Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers’ Organizations, has been sentenced to 19 months in prison by an Appeals Court. He was originally sentenced to three years in prison for his membership in the Coordinating Committee and contacts “with the opposition.” The…

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Tuesday, 6 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Majid Deri, suspended student, sent an open letter from his prison cell partially directed to the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights, claiming that his family was being subjected to harsh emotional torture by the regime. Majid was arrested three years ago and has not been…

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Tuesday, 6 November 2012  /  Domestic

Ramin Mehmanparast said, “Sanctions on medical drugs, which are against all accepted international laws, are designed to put our people under pressure and foment social and general discontent… Medical drugs are an issue that concerns people’s lives and health, but the world arrogance, despite all its…

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Tuesday, 6 November 2012  /  Domestic

A tense atmosphere was was palpable in the Majlis when Ali Larijani, Majlis Speaker, announced that Ahmadinejad had been summoned to appear (again) before the legislative body within a month to explain his economic policies to counter the current crisis. Several Majlis members contested the announcement,…

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Tuesday, 6 November 2012  /  Domestic

The Majlis Internal Affairs and Councils Committee passed a draft bill that would raise the necessary qualifications for candidacy for presidency. The Guardian Council’s (GC) spokesperson announced that the proposed qualifications will not be approved by the Council. According to the bill, candidates must be between…

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Tuesday, 6 November 2012  /  Domestic

Family members arrived at the hospital, and his father received the relevant information from the attending physicians. No additional information about his condition has been made available.  …

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