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Thursday, 22 November 2012  /  International

Ali Larijani said, “We proudly state that we have supported the Palestinian people and Hamas. We proudly declare that we will be with the Palestinian people in the most difficult situations. We are proud that we have provided military and financial support to the Palestinians. Arab…

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Thursday, 22 November 2012  /  International

Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, Hussein Amir Abdollahian, said that “Resistance deprived the Zionists of the opportunity for any further aggressive and arrogant moves… The Zionist regime (Israel) is quite desperate about their hope to completely destroy the resistance axis, and they are…

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Thursday, 22 November 2012  /  International

Alaeddin Boroujerdi, Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said that Iranian Majlis members are waiting for permission from the Egyptian government to visit Gaza. He added that Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi is negotiating with his Egyptian counterpart in this regard. “As…

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Thursday, 22 November 2012  /  International

The Foreign Ministry Spokesman said, “The islands of Abu Musa, Greater Tunb and Lesser Tunb indisputably belong to the territory of Iran.” He added that biased and uninformed comments do not alter the incontrovertible fact about the Iranian islands. “Such false claims and fueling rumors about…

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Thursday, 22 November 2012  /  International

In a letter to the UN Secretary General, the Saudi government said that two Iranian navy boats intercepted a vessel belonging to Saudi oil giant Aramco and that Iranian helicopters flew over a gas field at Hasba several times. The Foreign Ministry Spokesman said that there…

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Thursday, 22 November 2012  /  International

Easkey Britton Donegal, recently filmed a short documentary with a French filmmaker for the France O TV station, with the aim of bringing her sport to a new audience and a different part of the globe. “It’s hard to find places that haven’t been surfed nowadays….

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Thursday, 22 November 2012  /  Military

Semi-official Fars News Agency ran a commentary analyzing the recent Fajr-5 (meaning ‘dawn’ in Farsi) rocket launches against Israel. It reads: “Israel was shocked and later pushed to reassess its calculations after Palestinian groups responded… with stunning retaliation, hitting Tel Aviv, a move that eventually made…

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Thursday, 22 November 2012  /  Military

Majid Bokayee, Deputy Defense Minister, said that “The Ministry of Defense is dedicated to supplying and equipping the armed forces with means of deterrence against the enemies, and that is a highly important role, and we are witnessing that much of enemies’ spying operations have concentrated…

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Thursday, 22 November 2012  /  Economy

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Mahmoud Bahmani added, “Our gold reserves are sufficient to help us last at least for 15 years, even if we don’t import ../../../2012/11/22/foreign_gold.__8221.css; He added that Iran does not use its gold reserves as a bartering tool in exchange for foreign goods, despite sanctions that…

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Thursday, 22 November 2012  /  Economy

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Ericsson has promised to support another Iranian mobile carrier through 2021. (Reuters)  …

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Thursday, 22 November 2012  /  Economy

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CCS joins twelve other prominent shipping services, including Bureau Veritas, Germanischer Lloyd, the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, the Korean Register of Shipping, and ClassNK in its decision. CCS stated that it has stopped certifying Iranian vessels, and that as of now “there are no ships flying Iranian flags or owned…

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Thursday, 22 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Alireza Roshan, a journalist for Sharq and a Dervish rights activist, arrived at Evin Prison to serve the one year sentence he received following his conviction of participating in an illegal assembly and harming national security, due to his cooperation with the Dervish-affiliated website, Majzouban Nor….

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Thursday, 22 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Reza Shahabi, a member of the executive committee of the Tehran Bus Drivers Union, who is serving a six-year prison sentence at Evin Prison, was taken to the hospital following severe pain in his head and inability to move the fingers on his left hand. Following…

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Thursday, 22 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Two brothers from the Baha’i community in Karaj, Saman Badii Arani and Ashkan Hadii Arani, were arrested two weeks ago. One week into his arrest, Ashkan managed to contact his family, but no information has yet been received about the state of his brother, for whom…

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Thursday, 22 November 2012  /  Human Rights

The three, Simak Sadri, Fiham Merkazi and Fuad Fehandaj,  were arrested in their homes by Intelligence Ministry agents.  …

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Thursday, 22 November 2012  /  Domestic

The two have been under house arrest for more than 600 days. Saham News reports that Mehdi Karroubi was taken temporarily to a hospital affiliated with Tehran’s security forces. The report indicates that he has lost weight and is suffering from nausea, dizziness and loss of…

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Thursday, 22 November 2012  /  Domestic

Hussein Naghavi-Husseini, Spokesman for the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said that the Majlis was persuaded to consider the government’s proposed bill after hearing reports from experts about problems with the current regulations. The bill proposes that single women up to 40 years of…

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Thursday, 22 November 2012  /  Domestic

According to Asre Iran, recent reports published by the directors of the Ministry of Health, Armed Forces and the Ministry of Communications presented at a Majlis Health Committee meeting stating that the broadcasts at frequencies sent to disrupt satellite broadcasts are not harmful to public health….

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