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Monday, 19 November 2012  /  International

Basij commander Mohammad Reza Naqdi discussed statements surrounding reestablishment of diplomatic  relations with the US, “Any relationship with the United States, which supports Israel, is tantamount to an alliance with Yazid (Yazid ibn Muawiya, who killed Imam Hussain, grandson of Mohammed in the battle of Karbala…

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Monday, 19 November 2012  /  International

Ahmadinejad has “strongly condemned” the strikes on Gaza and said that Israel was “rooted in crisis, occupation, war and bloodshed… The Zionists have started three wars in the past. In recent years, too, they attacked Lebanon (2006) and Gaza (Cast Lead, 2008), and now they are…

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Monday, 19 November 2012  /  International

A Kayhan editorial by Hossein Shariatadmari, who is close to Iran’s Supreme Leader and generally reflects his opinion. “It’s not for Sale!” They say that in the not too distant past, one of the villagers brought his donkey to the bazaar and shouted that he wanted…

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Monday, 19 November 2012  /  International

 Jomhouri Eslami editorial titled, “The Gaza War: The Arabs’ Testing Pot.”  ….Palestinian fighters have targeted sensitive centers in Israel and deprived Israeli leaders of peaceful sleep. This is proof that Israel is as vulnerable and fragile as a glass palace….What has intensified fear and terror among…

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Monday, 19 November 2012  /  International

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Monday, 19 November 2012  /  Uncategorized

Iran’s Foreign Minister, Ali Akbar Salehi, addressed the Syrian National Dialogue conference taking place at the Esteghlal Hotel in Tehran, saying that this was a national discourse between various groups in Syria in addition to guests invited from various countries. Salehi said that leaders of national…

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Monday, 19 November 2012  /  International

Vice President of International Affairs, Ali Saeedlou, traveled to Turkey to attend the conference of heads of provinces that border Iran and Turkey. Saeedlou will give a speech at the conference on development of economic cooperation between Iran and Turkey.  …

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Monday, 19 November 2012  /  Military

Hojjatoleslam Abu Tarabi, Acting Speaker of the Majlis, discussed Iranian capabilities in the region and said there was never any doubt about the power of Iran’s armed forces that is now being revealed in Gaza and that are burying the Zionist regime in the sands of…

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Monday, 19 November 2012  /  Military

Iran’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Masoud Jazayeri, condemned the Israeli attack against Gaza, calling them “a terrorist act by the Israeli occupiers.” He further stated that the battlefield clearly reveals the “unprecedented weakness of the Zionist regime” in both military terms and in terms of morale….

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Monday, 19 November 2012  /  Military

Basij commander Mohammad Reza Naqdi, at a ceremony marking the “renewal of alliances between Basij forces and the values of Imam Khomeini,” discussed Israel’s attack in the Gaza Strip, saying that “the moves carried out by the nations of the region are not serous and completely…

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Monday, 19 November 2012  /  Military

Iranian Army Ground Forces Commander, Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, attended  the funeral of four soldiers killed in a military evacuation helicopter crash, expressing his condolences to the families of the killed soldiers. Pourdastan said that Iran’s armed forces were ready to serve their homeland, protect…

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Monday, 19 November 2012  /  Economy

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At a meeting of the Council of Chambers of Commerce, the head of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, Mohammad Nahavandian, emphasized that under the current circumstances, Iran needs foreign currency generated by exports more than ever and that the amount of foreign currency needed by the government…

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Monday, 19 November 2012  /  Economy

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Iran’s Energy Minister Majid Namjoo announced that at the request of Pakistan, Iran would sign agreements to export Iranian electricity to Pakistan. According to Namjoo, an agreement was also reached with India to construct a power plant in Iran using Indian investment for gas exports to…

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Monday, 19 November 2012  /  Uncategorized

In a meeting that took place between Iran’s Minister of Industry and Mines and North Korea’s Minister of Foreign Trade the two emphasized the need to find new ways of developing and strengthening economic and commercial ties between the two countries. Ghazanfari said during the meeting…

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Monday, 19 November 2012  /  Human Rights

According to a special directive issued by the head of the Judiciary Authority, the investigation into the death of blogger Sattar Beheshti in prison is being handled seriously and comprehensively. According to the report, a special judge was appointed to review the case and seven suspects…

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Monday, 19 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Masouma Dahakan, wife of Abdolafattah Sultani, an imprisoned lawyer and member of the Center of Human Rights Defenders was sentenced to one year in prison and a five-year ban on leaving Iran. Abdolafattah Sultani won the Nuremberg International Human Rights Award in 2009. She traveled to…

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Monday, 19 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Plainclothes agents claiming to be cyber police broke into the home of Christian convert blogger, Alireza Abrahimi, and searched his home. This is the third time agents have come to his father’s home in an attempt to arrest him. In the first attempt, several months ago,…

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Monday, 19 November 2012  /  Human Rights

The three are 27-year-old Behzad, 37-year-old Mehdi and 25-year-old Misam. A crane under the brand name S.H. Atlas was used in this public execution….

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Monday, 19 November 2012  /  Domestic

Majlis member Esmail Jalili announced that the President’s invitation of Majlis members who signed the presentation of questions against him was discussed today in the meeting of the Rahruan Velayat faction. According to Jalili, the faction decided that this invitation was illegal, because it could be…

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Monday, 19 November 2012  /  Domestic

In recent days Tehran residents have been reporting serious disruptions in the cellular network in the city. According to the reports, once a connection has been made between two parties, there is no voice exchange, and the two parties do not hear each other. Complaints have also…

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