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Tuesday, 13 November 2012  /  International

Seyed Mohammad Sadegh Kharrazi (former Iranian Ambassador to the UN, 1997–2002, and to France, 2002–2005, and senior advisor to Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati) published an analysis on his website, Iranian Diplomacy, regarding Obama’s Iran policy during his first term and the future prospects of US-Iran relations….

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Tuesday, 13 November 2012  /  International

Alaeddin Boroujerdi, Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said that the obstacle to Iran-US talks was Washington’s approach against the interests of the world of Islam, and those of Iran in particular. “Prior to the US presidential elections, US President (Barack Obama)…

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Tuesday, 13 November 2012  /  International

Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, the Supreme Leader’s top military advisor and former IRGC Commander, said that “the US had asked to set up a direct hotline with Iran, and Iran rejected the request.”  …

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Tuesday, 13 November 2012  /  International

After ending a four-day visit to Indonesia and Vietnam, Ahmadinejad said that war is not a solution for the current situation in Syria, because those who win the war cannot create sustainable security. He said it was also decided that Indonesia would participate in creating understanding…

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Tuesday, 13 November 2012  /  Military

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that Lebanon’s Hezbollah responded to the claim made by the Bahraini government that Hezbollah is behind the bombings that killed two people in Manama last week. “If Lebanese Hezbollah had intervened even marginally in Bahrain, the situation would have developed differently.”  …

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Tuesday, 13 November 2012  /  Military

IRGC Aerospace Forces Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said, “The US spy drone had entered Iranian airspace above the southern coasts of the Bushehr Province and was faced with the timely reaction of IRGC fighter jets… According to reports by the US, this (type of) aircraft…

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Tuesday, 13 November 2012  /  Military

At a ceremony honoring retirees from the Office of the Supreme Leader in the IRGC, IRGC Deputy for Coordination, Mohammad Hossein Sepehr, said that IRGC fighters would be prepared to completely annihilate any attackers….

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Tuesday, 13 November 2012  /  Economy

Iran Shipping Line (IRISL) won the gold medal at Taiwan’s international exhibition for producing a security fence for trade vessels to prevent pirate attacks. Deputy Head of the IRISL for Technical Affairs, Assam Nabipour, said that Iranian experts and technicians have invented and manufactured a home-made…

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Tuesday, 13 November 2012  /  Economy

Iran will accuse the firm of intentionally disrupting gas production in the South Pars gas field. If Total is found guilty, it will be forced to pay several billion dollars in compensation to Iran….

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Tuesday, 13 November 2012  /  Economy

The Director of Public Relations for Iran Air airlines, Sharokh Nooshabadi, said that the airline’s Tehran-Beijing flights have been temporarily suspended because of the drop in the number of passengers this season of the year. He added that Iran Air expects to resume the flights to…

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Tuesday, 13 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Kurdish journalist and teacher, political activist and citizen, Shahu Hosseini, was fired from the Ministry of Education and Culture. Hosseini was arrested several months ago by the Intelligence Ministry in Mahabad and was released after 11 days in custody.  …

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Tuesday, 13 November 2012  /  Human Rights

The appellate court upheld the four-year prison sentence handed down to Mohammad Hassan Taheri, son of Ayatollah Taheri, the former Imam Jomeh of Isfahan and son-in-law of Ayatollah Khomeini. Taheri was accused of disturbing public order, insulting regime officials and harming national security. The appellate court…

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Tuesday, 13 November 2012  /  Human Rights

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Tuesday, 13 November 2012  /  Domestic

Dr. Bagher Larijani, Head of the Faculty of Medicine in Tehran, said at a press conference that the increased incidence of osteoporosis could be directly attributed to the rise in prices that have resulted in a scarcity of foods such as milk and dairy products in…

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Tuesday, 13 November 2012  /  Domestic

The Supreme Leader’s website, khamenei.ir, created a section titled, The Iranian Family, which includes the Supreme Leader’s recommendations to young couples on married and family life….

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