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Friday, 23 November 2012  /  International

Interview with Acting Chairman of the Majlis National Security Committee, Mansour Haqiqatpour, on the US elections and relations with Iran Obama’s reelection does not mean change in Iran-US ties – Unless the Americans conclude that the ways they have chosen to date were wrong and their…

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Friday, 23 November 2012  /  International

Alaeddin Boroujerdi, Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said that “At a time when the US position on the Islamic Republic is hostile, they approve anti-Iran budgets in the Congress, impose sanctions on the Iranian government, and adopt resolutions against us, among…

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Friday, 23 November 2012  /  International

The Iranian Judiciary’s High Council for Human Rights released a statement maintaining that the United States’ refusal to issue visas to the members of an Iranian delegation that planned to attend a meeting of the United Nations’ Third Committee was “a clear example of the Americans’…

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Friday, 23 November 2012  /  International

Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said in a meeting with the Diplomatic Defense Committee of the Defense Ministry that “The victory of the people of Gaza in the 8-day war is the continuation of 22-day and 33-day victories of the resistance movement. These victories show the fragile…

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Friday, 23 November 2012  /  International

The Iranian President said in a meeting with Ghanaian Presidential Advisor for Strategic and Security Affairs that all NAM member states are required to make contributions to establish a just world order. He said that Iran is not pleased with the unilateral and unjust world order,…

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Friday, 23 November 2012  /  International

Public relations leaders, managers and experts from Muslim countries will come together at this congress to exchange ideas in order to develop the future of the art of public Relations. “Islamic Public Relations” is the theme of this year’s congress….

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Friday, 23 November 2012  /  International

Mohammad-Ali Aziz Jafari said that the Basij, the voluntary arm of the IRGC, is gradually entering different scenes, including controlling civil unrest and assisting in natural disasters such as earthquakes. He referred to Khamenei’s visit to earthquake-stricken areas as turning point for the development of these…

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Friday, 23 November 2012  /  Military

Gholamreza Jalali said, “We hope that Syria will be able to overcome the problems, because if Syria wins this war, we will be able to strengthen our defensive position against Israel and take a large step towards becoming a regional power.” Jalali added that the economic…

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Friday, 23 November 2012  /  Military

Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN), underlined Iran’s powerful presence in the waters of the Persian Gulf as the main deterrent to potential enemy aggression. He said that the US forces are afraid of the IRGC mines floating in…

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Friday, 23 November 2012  /  Economy

Minister of Industry, Mines and Commerce, Mehdi Qhazanfari, announced that good news would be released in the coming weeks about the foreign currency market. Qhazanfari said that the operation of the foreign currency exchange center as well as other measures would result in a gradual decline…

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Friday, 23 November 2012  /  Economy

On Sunday morning, two Iranian oil companies, Falat Ghare and Petro, entered into a contract according to which they will begin drilling 12 wells in the oil and gas fields in the Persian Gulf, seven of them in joint fields.  …

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Friday, 23 November 2012  /  Economy

The draft law was removed from the Majlis agenda. According to the bill, the government would have provided the oil refineries with free crude oil and in return receive raw material to produce tar for tar manufacturing companies for Ministry of Housing and Urban Development purposes….

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Friday, 23 November 2012  /  Economy

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Since the start of the Persian year, March 2012, Iran has exported over 7000 Gigawatts of electricity per hour to neighboring countries. This marks a 40% increase over the same period last year. The report further revealed that despite implementation of subsidy reform, electricity consumption in…

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Friday, 23 November 2012  /  Economy

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Iran has extended Lebanon a USD 40 million loan to finance construction of a water dam, which should be completed in three years. Lebanese Energy and Water Minister and Iranian Energy Minister, Majid Namjoo, inked the deal in Beirut. The project will be implemented in the…

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Friday, 23 November 2012  /  Economy

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Basij commander in the Ministry of Energy announced the start of an Iranian venture to build an electricity supply power plant in Iraq. According to the commander, this power plant, known as Hidari, should be completed by next summer by Iranian engineers at a cost of…

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Friday, 23 November 2012  /  Human Rights

As part of the pressure Sunni activists, Mohammad Zhan Mufti Zadeh, a member of the Sunni minority, was summoned for questioning at the Intelligence Ministry headquarters in Sanandaj.  …

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Friday, 23 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Zemani is serving an 11-year sentence for his activities on behalf of worker rights and labor unions….

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Friday, 23 November 2012  /  Domestic

The Public Relations Manager of the communications company in Qom Province reported very serious Internet interruptions in the province, which are due to work to develop the Internet. He claims that the interruptions were serious and even led to disconnections for approximately 12 hours.  …

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Friday, 23 November 2012  /  Domestic

At the end of the one-day strike at Nurad Pipe Factory in Sava to protest the withholding of salaries, one of the most prominent activists who worked diligently for worker rights, Mohammad Rauf, was not allowed to return to the factory and continue working.  …

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