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Wednesday, 14 November 2012  /  International

During a short layover at Khartoum Airport en route to African countries, Ali Akbar Salehi met with Sudan’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs to discuss ways of expanding bilateral relations and regional developments. Salehi will visit Kenya, Somalia, Djibouti and Ethiopia on his tour….

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012  /  International

Ali Akbar Salehi is set to take part in the 39th meeting of the OIC foreign ministers (November 15-17) in Djibouti. Issues such as Islamophobia, the plight of the Palestinians, and the increase of anti-Islamic far right discrimination in Europe will be discussed at the meeting….

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012  /  International

Ali Akbar Salehi said, “We are opposed to any method (such as the no-fly zone) that runs counter to international norms and conventions, and is viewed as meddling in other countries’ internal affairs.” He underlined that it is not just Iran, but public opinion world over…

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012  /  International

The Foreign Ministry Spokesman said, “It is obvious that the US administration, with its negative record on human rights and its actions in violation of the criteria and standards of UN human rights conventions and treaties, is not qualified to be a member of the Human…

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012  /  Military

Commander of Iran’s Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base, Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili, announced that the Qader and Ya Zahra III missile systems will be unveiled during the Defenders of the Velayat Skies 4 drill. According to Esmali, the Ya Zahra III system will be created by…

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012  /  Military

Head of Khatam al-Anbia Military Air Defense Base Ideological-Political Organization, Hojjatoleslam Mohammad-Ali Ansari said, “Launching these Modafe’an-e Aseman-e Velayat 4 (Defenders of Velayat Skies 4) air drills over the vast span of 850,000 square kilometers, which is about half the total area of Iran, is unique ……

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012  /  Military

Deputy Commander of the Iranian Air Force for Research and Studies, Brigadier General Hossein Chitforoush, said that IRIAF fighter jets are due to drill aerial reconnaissance and data transmission capabilities. A group of fighter jets, including F-4, F-5, F-14 and Sukhoi-24 (SU-24) fighter bombers have taken…

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012  /  Military

Basij Commander, Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, said that Iran manufactures UAVs with much more advanced technologies than the Hezbollah drone that was intercepted by Israel. He added that today, Iran possesses different types of UAVs, from the most basic types to “drones with bombing capabilities……

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012  /  Military

Head of the Basij Operations Division, Nasretollah Sayeef, announced that following a series of drills by the Beit-ul-Moqaddas regiments, the ten-day maneuvers in Sistan-Baluchestan Province will begin on Wednesday, November 14th and will involve over 50 Basij regiments.  …

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012  /  Military

According to Fars News Agency, the domestically produced hovercraft can launch missiles and serve as launch pad for drones. The Tondar (Thunderbolt) vessel was unveiled in a ceremony attended by the Defense Minister, Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi. Two models of the newly unveiled hovercraft was designed…

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012  /  Economy

The Majlis has approved the general outline of a bill that suspends implementation of the second phase of the Subsidy Reform Plan. Of the 245 Majlis members present at the session, 168 voted in favor of the bill. Implementation of the Subsidy Reform Plan began in…

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012  /  Economy

Ayatollah Jaffar Subhani, the Shiite source of emulation, met with Basij commander Naqdi and stressed the need to prevent unrestrained imports ../../../css/d_waste_by_the_public._According_to_the_Ayatollah__resolving_the_situation_of_society_s_weaker__8230_7n67c7qicgg2oyn6v0ze00.css;

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012  /  Economy

Iran is due to build four reservoirs for the storage of oil products and plans to invest USD 200 million in the projects. Iranian officials have decided to invest in refining projects, and to design and construct a number of small refineries in Venezuela.  …

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Sattar Beheshti’s interrogators have been arrested in connection with the probe into the prisoner’s death while in custody. “Following the firm orders from the head of the judiciary for a speedy probe into the case of Sattar Beheshti’s death, three of the officials in charge of…

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012  /  Human Rights

A man charged with prohibited sexual relations received 70 lashings in public in the Joybar city square.  …

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012  /  Human Rights

According to a statement by the Prosecutor General of Yadz Province, the sentence was carried out in public. Over 3,000 prisoners are currently imprisoned in the province, half of whom were convicted of drug-related offenses. Two death row prisoners convicted of rape are scheduled to be…

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012  /  Domestic

A Kayhan editorial by Hossein Shariatamdari titled, “The Eyes of the Desert Wolves” stated: The unrestrained increase in prices of products and services needed by citizens has been imposing a heavy and disturbing cloud over the weak sectors of society, and this is a bitter and…

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012  /  Domestic

President of Allameh Tabataba’i University, Sadreddin Shariati, said that the university has no room for lecturers who do not believe in Islam. According to Shariati, these lecturers are inflicting cultural and moral harm on students. Shariati is one of the university presidents pioneering implementation of gender…

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