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Thursday, 8 November 2012  /  International

An article published on the website of the Ministry of  Intelligence  (http://www.vaja.ir) (MOIS) maintains that building up public support and resolving internal dissensions will safeguard Iran against foreign threats, the military threats issued by the Zionist regime (Israel), and the enemies’ hostile actions. The article stressed that…

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Thursday, 8 November 2012  /  International

Javad Larijani,  Secretary General of the Iranian High Council for Human Rights, in a conference of the heads of education at Iranian universities, talked about the possibility of engaging in dialog with the US. He said that dialog with America is not taboo and thus is…

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Thursday, 8 November 2012  /  International

Ramin Mehmanparast said, “The truth is that public opinion in the Middle East and Muslim world is still waiting to see the American President live up to his promises, and they believe that only the adoption of a new approach based on non-interference in the affairs…

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Thursday, 8 November 2012  /  International

Yahya Rahim Safavi, Khamenei’s top advisor on military affairs participated in a conference dealing with the geopolitical importance of the Shiites in the region. In his address, he  referred to what he described as “recent crimes against the Syrian Muslim nation.” He said that by providing…

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Thursday, 8 November 2012  /  International

The Saudi fishing vessel was seized in the southern waters of Iran off the coast of Bushehr Province. Commander of the coast guard of the province said the vessel was detained on Tuesday after it entered Iranian territorial waters. He said further details, including about those…

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Thursday, 8 November 2012  /  International

Deputy Head of IRIB, Ali Darabi, said that Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) plans to construct the largest television township in the Middle East, turning it into a venue and pole of film and television production in the region. He added that Ghazzali Cinematic Township’s…

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Thursday, 8 November 2012  /  Military

Majid Namjoo, Iran’s Energy Minister, said at a press conference following a cabinet meeting that the Bushehr nuclear power plant is fully under the authority of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran. He said the final tests of the power plant were completed, and it appears…

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Thursday, 8 November 2012  /  Military

Brigadier General Hossein Salami said that Iran’s entry into the the exclusive club of countries that have mastered “the space, nuclear and biological sciences free of  dependence on the aliens has become a major nightmare for the West.” He added that the economies of 15 neighboring…

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Thursday, 8 November 2012  /  Military

The test flight of KOKER 1, the first VTOL drone built by Iranian scientists, was successful. It is designed for rescue and relief operations, identification and visual inspection of land and sea areas. The first phase of the project will be revealed in a month’s time…

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Thursday, 8 November 2012  /  Economy

According to the Central Bank report, the inflation rate in the 12 months ending in October rose to 24.9%….

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Thursday, 8 November 2012  /  Economy

Mehr News Agency released numbers indicating that last summer 62.3% of the total male population was gainfully employed, amounting to 19.88 million employed men, while the comparable figure for women was only 14.1%, amounting to 4.5 million employed women. The unemployment rate for women is twice…

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Thursday, 8 November 2012  /  Economy

Masoud Mir Kazemi, Chairman of the Majlis Energy Committee, reported on development of a proposal to end oil exports from Iran to Europe as a proactive initiative in response to the boycott of Iranian oil by the EU. Fars News published the full content of the…

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Thursday, 8 November 2012  /  Economy

Vice-President for Planning and Strategic Supervision, Behrouz Moradi, said that Iran will try to increase its income in the non-oil export sector. “Decreasing dependence on oil revenues and more focus on non-oil revenues are among the features of the next (Iranian) year’s (starts on March 21)…

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Thursday, 8 November 2012  /  Economy

Hamid Safdel, Deputy Minister of Industries, Mines and Commerce, said that the registration of order for importi../../../2012/11/08/ng_goods_of_priority__groups.css) 9 and 10 (luxury and unnecessary goods) has been stopped now. He said, “At the moment we are examining such goods in order to make…

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Thursday, 8 November 2012  /  Economy

The government resolved to prevent the use of foreign currency for luxury goods. As of now, car imports have been discontinued, like last year, and there is concern that only certain players will be given access and through bribes they will be able to continue to…

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Thursday, 8 November 2012  /  Economy

Central Bank of Iran (CBI) issued a license for the establishment of the Middle East Bank. In a directive issued to the state-owned and private banks, the CBI announced the establishment of the new bank. The bank will operate within the framework of national monetary and…

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Thursday, 8 November 2012  /  Economy

Iran’s aim is to boost production at the sites to 800,000 barrels per day over the course of two years. Iran shares 18 oilfields, 4 gas fields and 6 associated oil and gas fields with neighboring countries. Current output at the joint oilfields was not mentioned…

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Thursday, 8 November 2012  /  Human Rights

The Intelligence Ministry staff in Mashhad continues to prevent Rosita Vaski from a leave, despite the fact that she has served half of the prison sentence imposed on her. Rosita, a member of the Baha’i minority, served over 30 months of the five-year sentence imposed on…

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Thursday, 8 November 2012  /  Human Rights

10 people, alleged to be “major drug smugglers” were hanged in a prison in the Iranian capital, after having been convicted of possession of hundreds of kilograms of various drugs. Three people accused of selling drugs were hanged in Shiraz….

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Thursday, 8 November 2012  /  Domestic

One of the Majlis representatives who initiated the proposal to investigate the Central Bank reported on a meeting held between the 42 initiators of the proposal and the Central Bank Governor and his deputies in the Majlis. A Majlis member, who wished to remain anonymous, reported…

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