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Friday, 16 November 2012  /  International

Hussein Amir Abdollahian, Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, lambasted the “cowardly attacks” on Gaza, saying that the “resistance movement in Palestine will deliver a crushing response to Tel Aviv… The new players and the new atmosphere in the region will deprive the criminal…

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Friday, 16 November 2012  /  International

In a meeting with a group of teachers, scholars and university lecturers, Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader, said that freedom in the West has turned the economic area to capitalism, and in the political arena led to the exclusivity of the two parties on issues of…

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Friday, 16 November 2012  /  International

In an interview with Ru Freeman, a US-based freelancer, Deputy Managing Director of Fars News Agency, Seyed Yasser Jebraily, described the root causes of the Muslim world’s anti-US feelings: “Despite spending over USD 80 billion a year on intelligence, the US government and mainstream media are…

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Friday, 16 November 2012  /  International

Khoramshahr Marine Science and Technology University and Iraq’s Basra University of Marine Sciences announced plans to increase mutual cooperation in different academic and research fields. Chancellor of Khoramshahr Marine Science and Technology University, Alireza Sadrinasab, said that his university will cooperate with Basra University on joint…

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Friday, 16 November 2012  /  Military

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), Saeed Jalili, said in a meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov that “Iran hopes the of 5+1 will return to the negotiating table as soon as possible and …will have convincing justification for their four-month delay…

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Friday, 16 November 2012  /  Military

Majlis member Hamid Rasaee called for Iran to adopt a strategy to thwart hostile cyber attacks. He said that pursuing the guidelines of the Supreme Leader in this respect would prove useful. Rasaee said that Khamenei’s guidelines set out insight and key issues to deal with enemies’…

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Friday, 16 November 2012  /  Military

IRGC Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari said that the Iranian-made satellite carrier will undergo the final test to put the data gathering satellite into orbit. Jafari addressed ceremonies to commemorate a group of martyrs, including Brigadier Hassan Tehrani Moqaddam, the “father of the Iranian missile program.” Jafari…

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Friday, 16 November 2012  /  Military

A helicopter of the Iranian Army’s land forces crashed Wednesday morning while performing an operation. Three pilots and the Army aviation team were killed. It was a Bell 214 helicopter, which was involved in providing aid to those injured in a traffic accident on the Nishabor…

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Friday, 16 November 2012  /  Military

In a meeting between Basij Commander Naqdi and Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi, one of the senior religious leaders in Qom, the Ayatollah emphasized that Basij forces are a pillar of strength in the Islamic regime, and that the enemies fear the Basij more than anything else….

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Friday, 16 November 2012  /  Economy

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According to the Intelligence Ministry Spokesman, the Ministry arrested twelve people suspected of involvement in the gold market tensions in the Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province. All of them are employees of one of the banks in the province who acted to buy and sell gold coins…

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Friday, 16 November 2012  /  Economy

Head of the Planning and Development Division of Iran’s National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company, Hossein Benaqdari, announced the signing of a cooperation agreement between Iran and the Islamic Development Bank for a loan of Euro 1270 million….

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Friday, 16 November 2012  /  Economy

A team of Iranian oil experts plan to visit Afghanistan in coming days to discuss pipeline construction projects with Kabul officials. The pipeline will be 896 kilometers long and capable of carrying different oil products, including gasoline to Afghanistan. The pipeline, with the capacity to pump…

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Friday, 16 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Ali Maazri, a political prisoner, was imprisoned in solitary confinement for refusing to appear before the revolutionary tribunal. Although no longer in solitary confinement, he is still barred from conducting meetings. This is the third time he has refused to appear before the court, claiming that…

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Friday, 16 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Ahmad Shah Rezaei was arrested again after having been summoned to revolutionary court. Shahrezaei, a political activist who was recently released from prison, was summoned to the revolutionary court and arrested again for continued interrogation and sent to Evin Prison. No information has been made available about his…

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Friday, 16 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Ali Ashraf Parvana, a Kurdish prisoner accused of armed robbery and imprisoned for the past 13 years without being convicted, was released on furlough. Although he deposited the bail to leave on his first furlough, the Prosecutor General opposed and refused to approve his leave. Ali…

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Friday, 16 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Twelve prisoners accused of drug-related offenses were executed Tuesday morning at Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj….

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Friday, 16 November 2012  /  Human Rights

An individual convicted of drug-related offenses was executed in public in Neyriz, Fars Province….

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Friday, 16 November 2012  /  Human Rights

According to the Ardabil prosecutor’s report, approximately 40 prisoners in the province are sentenced to death for drug-related crimes….

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Friday, 16 November 2012  /  Domestic

“Following the order of the Supreme Leader to increase the population and stop the birth control programs, Member of the Majlis Cultural Committee, Morteza Hosseini, announced that the Majlis had drafted a resolution designed to “increase the population.” At the same time, universities were ordered to…

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Friday, 16 November 2012  /  Domestic

According to a decision of the Majlis work team for support of the family and encouraging births, from now on marriage will be a prerequisite for membership in scientific committees of the universities as well as in the recruitment of teachers in the Ministry of Education….

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