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Friday, 9 November 2012  /  International

Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said, “If we had ever wanted to intervene or spy on Kuwait, we would have done it when the country was at its weakest point after being invaded by Saddam Hussein.” Salehi added, “If Iran supports the Houthis (Shiite minority in…

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Friday, 9 November 2012  /  International

Head of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, met with the head of the Egypt Interest Section in Tehran and said that minor issues should not affect Iran-Egypt relations. He added that deep cultural and religious bonds and common stances on Muslim world…

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Friday, 9 November 2012  /  International

Commander of Iranian Police Department for Passport and Aliens, Brigadier General Mahmoud Sadeqi, said that the office had issued 137,000 passports for married Afghan residents in Iran since March 2012. He added that his department’s statistics show that the issued passports are for about 370,000 Afghan…

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Friday, 9 November 2012  /  International

A statement released by the Vice President for Planning and Strategic Supervision, Behrooz Moradi, announced that the third conference of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will be held in Tehran on November 11 and will last for three…

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Friday, 9 November 2012  /  Military

Habibollah Sayyari, Commander of the Iranian Navy said, “Before the Revolution, Iran relied on the West for material and protective gear. However the armed forces now enjoy a high state of might and readiness that can deliver a crushing response to any kind of threat, at…

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Friday, 9 November 2012  /  Military

The explosion occurred during mine neutralization in Kurdistan Province’s Dehloran region. During the Iran-Iraq War, one million hectares of Iran’s western region were mined. Iran claims some three million hectares of Iran’s western regions are a mine-affected area. Eghbal Mohammadi, a Majlis member of from Kurdistan…

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Friday, 9 November 2012  /  Economy

Head of the Majlis Research Center, Kazem Jalali,  maintained that “By imposing further inhumane and undemocratic sanctions on Iran, countries such as the US, Britain and France seek to divert the public opinion of their people.”…

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Friday, 9 November 2012  /  Economy

According to the statistics of the Iranian Customs Administration, India, the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan were the main exporters of rice to Iran. Fars News Agency quoted Iran’s State Commerce Organization’s Managing Director, Abbas Qobadi, as saying that Iran imported wheat from the US, Kazakhstan,…

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Friday, 9 November 2012  /  Economy

Deputy Oil Minister, Abdolhossein Bayat, announced that Iran’s petrochemical products are being exported to five continents around the world. He added that Iran is under no restriction in exporting these products to Europe. According to Bayat, in the past year, Iran has exported about USD 1.5…

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Friday, 9 November 2012  /  Economy

Following scathing criticism against the ban on exporting certain petrochemical products, a work team of representatives of the Ministry of Industry, the Stock Exchange and petrochemical product manufacturers, decided to lift the ban on the export of some petrochemical products.  …

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Friday, 9 November 2012  /  Economy

The Central Bank of Iran recently published a ruling that all business owners who took out foreign exchange loans must repay the loan according to the value of the foreign currency at present and not at the value of the foreign currency value at the time…

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Friday, 9 November 2012  /  Economy

Head of Iran’s Information and Communications Technology Research Center, Morteza Barari, announced that two Iranian companies have built Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) and Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM) systems locally. He added that the devices will make it unnecessary for Iran to import foreign-made DWDM…

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Friday, 9 November 2012  /  Economy

Iranian Deputy Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade, Abbas Ghobadi, announced that he would not disclose data related to the scale of wheat imports ../../../css/to_Ghobadi__Iranian_wheat_exports_were_nil__but_there_may_have_been_some_exports_of_wheat_that__8230_opccowwaa2t633kktm4buq.css;

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Friday, 9 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Miryam Sharbtadar Kudes, wife of Fizallah Arb Surhi, a member of the Revolutionary Mujahidin, was summoned to the court as part of the campaign of pressure on political prisoners and their families. Arb Surhi’s daughter was arrested in the past and interrogated in an isolation cell…

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Friday, 9 November 2012  /  Human Rights

A Baha’i graduate student, Farid Mohamadzadeh, was expelled from graduate studies at the University of Isfahan for his religious beliefs….

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Friday, 9 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Nedaii Gross, a Kurdish weekly from Sanandaj, was suspended following publication of an article by national-religious activist, Akhsan Hoshmedani. The weekly was suspended at the order of the Ministry of Islamic Guidance on charges of “publication of the statements of an anti-revolutionary.”  …

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Friday, 9 November 2012  /  Domestic

Secretary General of the Young Reformists Front, Majid Jerousi, said in an interview on the elections atmosphere in Iran, that there is currently no prominent leader among the reformists, but that there needed to be a group of leaders to prevent defeat. According to Jerousi, one…

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Friday, 9 November 2012  /  Domestic

Chairman of the  Health and Medical Committee of the Majlis, Hosinali Shahriai, announced that medical school faculties in Iran may close due to lack of funding. He also expressed concern that they would not be able to pay the salaries of faculty staff….

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Friday, 9 November 2012  /  Domestic

The Iran Cinema Organization (ICO) plans to establish regulations to control hijab for Iranian actresses participating in international events. ICO Director, Javad Shamaqdari, said that “Unfortunately, there are no such rules, but we plan to issue specific instructions on this issue soon…” He said that all…

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Friday, 9 November 2012  /  Domestic

Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Hamid Shahabadi, said that a significant percentage of Iranian men’s clothing was incompatible with Islamic values. A large portion of imported clothes for men are incompatible with Islamic and Iranian culture, but are unfortunately very common…

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