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Tuesday, 20 November 2012  /  International

IRGC Qods Force Commander, Qassem Soleimani, said in a speech he gave at a memorial service for martyrs in Qom that the roots of all resistance movements currently operating in the world and region are in one way or another related to the period of Holy…

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Tuesday, 20 November 2012  /  International

Heading a high-ranking delegation, Salehi will travel to the region to express solidarity and the Iranian nation’s strong support for the Palestinian resistance movement. A number of Majlis members will also accompany Salehi on the trip. Salehi discussed the latest regional and international developments, including the…

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Tuesday, 20 November 2012  /  International

Abdollah Haji Sadeqi, the Supreme Leader’s representative to the IRGC, said that “The Zionist regime’s renewed attack on Gaza is aimed at deflecting public opinion from their (Israel and the West’s) failure Syria and is the consequence of the green light given by Arab leaders… Without…

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Tuesday, 20 November 2012  /  International

GazaFars News Agency quotes unnamed “informed sources” who disclosed “that the residences and offices of a number of Hamas leaders were identified during the recent visit to the Gaza Strip by Qatari King Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and later targeted by Israeli missile and…

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Tuesday, 20 November 2012  /  International

Majlis member Hussein Zoulanvari, said that during 22-day war (Operation Cast Lead in 2008), the Iranian media broadcast images of unconventional weapons used by Israel against Palestinians.  …

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Tuesday, 20 November 2012  /  International

The Majlis delegation that was due to visit Ankara on Sunday said it had changed its plans and delayed the trip due to the heavy schedule of Turkish parliamentary officials. The delegation was to be comprised of members of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee…

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Tuesday, 20 November 2012  /  International

While in Pakistan, Ahmadinejad will sign an agreement for Iranian capital investment in construction of an oil pipeline….

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Tuesday, 20 November 2012  /  Military

Basij Commander, Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, said that “rapid reaction battalions” of the Basij will stage the Towards Beitol-Moqaddas (Jerusalem) drills in four provinces next week. He did not provide any further details. In October, Iranian Basij forces staged similar exercises in the province of…

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Tuesday, 20 November 2012  /  Economy

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The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) reported that the number of Iranian-funded foreign companies established in Turkey rose in October for the 10th consecutive month. According to the report, 15% of foreign companies established in Turkey that month were Iranian-funded, and represented…

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Tuesday, 20 November 2012  /  Economy

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Gilan-e Gharb Governor, Ardeshir Rostami, said that Iran has commenced the construction of an Iran-Iraq-Syria gas pipeline from Gilan-e Gharb. Rostami described the project as important politically and socio-economically for Iran and said the project has already started from Kuhdasht and reached Gilan-e Gharb to pass…

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Tuesday, 20 November 2012  /  Economy

Director General of Equipment Supply and Maintenance of the Ports and Maritime Organization, Abdolkarim Razazan, announced that every year, Iran imports USD 13 million in maritime spare parts. He emphasized, however, that over 90% of the maritime equipment is currently manufactured in Iran.  …

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Tuesday, 20 November 2012  /  Economy

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Mahmoud Zirakchian-Zadeh, Managing-Director of National Iranian Offshore Oil Company (NIOOC), said that the treatment facility, to be built with a USD 500 million investment, would add 200,000 barrels per day (bpd) to Iran’s crude processing capacity in the Persian Gulf. “The design, construction, installation and operation…

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Tuesday, 20 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Bahman Ghobadi, a prominent Iranian filmmaker known for award-winning films such as “A Time For Drunken Horses” and “Turtles Can Fly,” said that that his brother, Behrouz, was arrested on November 4. Ghobadi told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that the family has received…

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Tuesday, 20 November 2012  /  Human Rights

The head of the Gilan Cyber Police said that “In line with the policy to deal with offences against public decency, the cyber police have identified a page on Facebook where the owner had been posting indecent images and content… The address of the owner of…

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Tuesday, 20 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Internal security forces confiscated the passport of Parastou Forouhar when she returned to Tehran’s airport. Foruhar returned to Iran after having attended a memorial service for her murdered parents, Daryoosh and Parvaneh Forouhar (heads of the Nation of Iran Party), who were killed in a series…

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Tuesday, 20 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Pedram Nasrollahi, a worker rights activist, arrived at the central prison in Sanandaj to begin serving a 19-month sentence following his conviction on charges of attempting to establish a labor union.  …

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Tuesday, 20 November 2012  /  Domestic

Kaleme reports that Mir Hussein Mousavi, who remains under house arrest, was transferred to a hospital for several hours after suffering heart problems and fluctuating heart pressure last week….

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Tuesday, 20 November 2012  /  Domestic

Workers of the communications company in Iranian villages demonstrated in front of the Majlis and demanded to be directly employed by the company and to cancel the contractors through which they are employed, as such indirect employment harms their basic rights. It should be noted that…

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Tuesday, 20 November 2012  /  Domestic

Two miners in Kerman, including a 27-year-old, were killed following gas leak in the mine.  …

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Tuesday, 20 November 2012  /  Domestic

A 50-year-old resident of Selmas, Farida Dudkanalo, committed suicide as a result of financial difficulties.  …

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