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Wednesday, 21 November 2012  /  International

Ali Larijani said in an open Majlis session that “Regional countries should send their forces, weapons and equipment to the Palestinian people so that they will be used to confront the Zionist regime (Israel) instead of being used to cause attrition and confrontation between two Muslim…

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012  /  International

Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Chairman of the Expediency Council, strongly condemned “recent atrocities” perpetrated by the Zionist regime (Israel) in Gaza. “The Muslim people and combatants in the Gaza Strip, who are living on the front line of the resistance against the Zionist regime will not…

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012  /  International

Siamak Marreh Sedq, representative of the Jewish minority in the Majlis,  who is also a skilled surgeon, expressed his readiness “to provide service to the injured people in Gaza as a surgeon and use all my expertise and special capabilities to provide service for the resistance.”…

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012  /  International

Regardless of the outcome of the ongoing war on Gaza… some points can help outline the current circumstances of the players involved and the changes across the Middle East. Israel’s power of deterrence has never been completely reconstructed since the 2006 war. Despite the enormous amount…

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012  /  International

Supreme Leader Khamenei said in his address to the Hajj (pilgrimage) authorities, “The reality about Syria, which is the neighbor of the usurping Zionist regime (Israel)… is that the front of arrogance desires to annihilate the main link in the chain of resistance in the region by…

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012  /  International

Ali Akbar Salehi said, “It is only the Zionist regime (Israel) that benefits from a weak and insecure Syria.” He said that “any change and developments in the country should be in line with political reforms made by the Syrian people themselves.”  …

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012  /  International

Sheibani said there is news about their freedom that will be announced soon. Mohammad Reza Sheibani has called on the Syrian opposition groups to revise their military approach and cooperate with Iran to help implement the peace plan. He said on the sidelines of the Syrian…

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012  /  Military

IRGC Commander, Mohammad Ali Jafari, confirmed that Iran transferred the technology for Fajr-5 missiles to the Palestinian resistance in Gaza. According to him, a large number of Fajr-5 missiles are produced in Gaza. He emphasized that Iran supports the hudna (temporary cease fire) that will promote…

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012  /  Uncategorized

An Asre Iran editorial questions Iran’s insistence that the Fajr-5 missiles are Iranian-made missiles. It introduces as examples dozens of headlines and reports published in the Iranian media that proudly state that Iranian missiles have penetrated the heart of Tel Aviv, etc., although official Iran has…

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012  /  Military

The IRGC Mohammad Rasoul-Allah Division  in Greater Tehran published a statement in honor of Basij Week, in which it condemned the Israeli regime’s and International Zionists’ barbaric attack against the defenseless people of Gaza as well as the silence of other countries that claim to be…

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012  /  Military

IRGC-affiliated Mashregh Newswebsite reported that the intelligence division of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s Al Quds Brigade (PIJ) (organization identified with and completely supported by Iran) managed to carry out a complicated operation to hack into the most confidential personal information systems in the Israeli army. As…

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012  /  Economy

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Acting Chairman of the Majlis Economic Committee, Rouhollah Beygi, reported the closure of 60-70% of manufacturing plants in Iran, claiming that the other plants still in operation are also experiencing stagnation. Beygi claims to have reliable information that many factories in various provinces such as East…

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012  /  Economy

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Rostam Qassemi  said during a meeting of the Majlis Industries and Mines Committee in Assaluyeh, onshore installations of South Pars gas field, that “the enemy imposed sanctions against the oil sector and Central Bank of Iran as the last resort… and  are trying to disrupt development…

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012  /  Economy

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The 14th conference of Oil Export Ministers is scheduled to convene in Equatorial Guinea on November 21st­, but Iran’s Oil Minister, Rostam Qassemi’s trip to this country was cancelled. According to the report, Iran’s OPEC envoy and Director of International Affairs at the National Iranian Oil…

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Ahmad Shojai, Head of the Forensic Medicine Organization, rejected all reports ostensibly by him regarding the cause of death of blogger Sattar Beheshti in his prison cell, and stated that he has still not reached a final conclusion regarding the cause of death. An official announcement…

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Hossein Falah, former Secretary of the Non-Government Organizations in Qazvin, was arrested after having been summoned for interrogation at the Intelligence Ministry headquarters in the city. The organization was shut down several years ago by the regime.  …

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Kurdish student activist from Mahabad, Jamal Qader Nazad, was sentenced to five years in prison after having been charged with collaboration with opposition party….

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Iranian director and author, Mohammad Nouri Zad, who has been an opponent of the regime since the last elections, announced on his official blog that he was summoned to a special press court for statements he published against the son of the Supreme Leader….

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012  /  Domestic

Mehr News reported that the Majlis members were satisfied with the meeting, and it was agreed that they would hold such a meeting with the President at least once a month. At the meeting, Ahmadinejad stated that if officials are united, Iran can turn the sanctions…

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012  /  Domestic

Majid Mohtashami, Speaker of the Reformist Front, announced a meeting of ten Reformist Party members with Mohammad Khatami, in which they emphasized the need for unity among the reformists and the establishment of a united front ahead of the presidential elections. According to Mohtashami, in this meeting, a…

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