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Wednesday, 7 November 2012  /  International

Keyhan editorial by Hesamoddin Borumand titled, “Dual Deviants” published on the day of US presidential elections reviews the “big problems” in the US economy, distribution of wealth, debt crisis, election procedures as well as Wall Street. The writer then reviews the two candidates’ positions on US-Iran relations…

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Wednesday, 7 November 2012  /  International

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Wednesday, 7 November 2012  /  International

Nineteen Iranian satellite channels (including Press TV) will be broadcast globally by Russian satellites. Eleven Iranian state radio channels will also be broadcast in 30 different languages. Eutelset stopped broadcasting Iranian networks from its Hotbird satellite on October 15. Press TV reported that Eutelsat continues to…

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Wednesday, 7 November 2012  /  International

Ramin Mehmanparast said, “With Chavez’s victory, we can expand our bilateral relationship for the benefit of our peoples.” He added that the two sides have signed more than 300 cooperation agreements over the past several years on technology, health, agriculture, food, industry, infrastructure and housing, indicating…

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Wednesday, 7 November 2012  /  International

The special murder investigator appointed to investigate the death of Ahmad Rezaee, son of Secretary of the Expediency Council, Mohsen Rezaee, said that the findings indicate a murder, despite attempts by UAE officials to create the impression of a suicide.  …

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Wednesday, 7 November 2012  /  Military

Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari stressed Iran’s high level of military preparedness and said that ” trans-regional enemies would have definitely threatened and made a bold move (against Iran) if they had witnessed even the slightest weakness. But our might and security is at a level…

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Wednesday, 7 November 2012  /  Military

Armed Forces Deputy Chief of Staff, Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri, said that “Iran’s strategic stance is against intervention of foreign players in Syria’s internal affairs.” Jazayeri renewed Iran’s call for a Syrian solution to the ongoing crisis and ruled out “interventionist” proposals suggested by foreign parties….

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Wednesday, 7 November 2012  /  Military

Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, Revolution Guards Corps Navy Commander, has warned that “Britain is trying to achieve its goals by hatching new plots in the Persian Gulf regarding the three Iranian islands and under the pretext of providing security for the region… With its strong presence…

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Wednesday, 7 November 2012  /  Economy

Basij Force Commander, Mohammad Reza Naqdi, called on religious preachers to disseminate the directive issued by the Supreme Leader regarding the resistance economy to the public. According to Naqdi, the preachers must exercise the responsibility they assume in awakening the people and informing them of what…

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Wednesday, 7 November 2012  /  Economy

The Majlis members maintained that the international sanctions imposed on Iran have provided an opportunity to exploit the rise in oil revenues as a means of countering the sanctions. According to Mehr News, Iran’s oil revenues have risen due to the increase in the exchange rate…

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Wednesday, 7 November 2012  /  Economy

Vice President for Planning and Strategic Supervision in the President’s Office, Behrooz Moradi, vehemently denied statements made by one Majlis member regarding a USD 54 billion deficit in the government budget this year. He said, “I in no way confirm this number, although there was a…

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Wednesday, 7 November 2012  /  Economy

Head of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines, Mohammad Nahavandian, said that sanctions have made it more necessary for Iran to trust the private sector activists. “Under the prevailing conditions, dealing with the situation most wisely is necessary and since those who have imposed these…

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Wednesday, 7 November 2012  /  Human Rights

The mother of the prisoner, Satar Behesti Ban, said that security forces entered their home in the afternoon, confiscated Satar’s personal equipment and did not even allow him to change clothes before going to prison. During his stay in the cyber police holding cell, Satar was…

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Wednesday, 7 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Over 95 Iranian social and political activists have issued a letter urging the women at Evin Prison to end their hunger strike out of concern for their lives. The statement commends the women’s courage, but  expresses grave concern that the lives of the prisoners may be…

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Wednesday, 7 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Blogger Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki, who launched a hunger strike at Evin Prison, sent a letter to his mother. He wrote, “You know that a political prison is used as leverage to pressure those who are refusing to submit to the repression and who have not forgotten their…

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Wednesday, 7 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Mohammad Javad Larijani, Secretary of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights, said that the Western-backed reports by a UN human rights investigator on the Islamic Republic lack “technical and legal” significance… The report by Ahmed Shaheed (the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran) is…

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Wednesday, 7 November 2012  /  Domestic

The President’s First Vice President, Reza Rahimi, sharply criticized the decision to question the President. He stated, “This is not the right time to question the President. This is a time for patient management and not for presenting questions. Iran’s situation is currently not good, and…

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Wednesday, 7 November 2012  /  Domestic

Hojjatoleslam Ali Saidi, the Supreme Leader’s representative in the IRGC, at a conference that took place at the IRGC-affiliated Imam Hossein University, discussed the need for senior officials to pay attention to statements regarding Iran’s stability and peace. According to Saidi, Iran and the region are…

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Wednesday, 7 November 2012  /  Domestic

Mehdi Hashemi was taken yesterday from his cell at Evin Prison to Dey Hospital in Tehran.  Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani met his son this morning at the hospital and was informed of his son’s condition in prison. Mehdi Hashemi is accused of fomenting unrest in the post…

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