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Monday, 26 November 2012  /  International

The two letters were officially submitted by Iran’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Mohammad Khazaee. Iran maintained that the US Navy had carried out “illegal and provocative acts.” Khazaee stated that a US drone had entered Iranian airspace on November 1 despite repeated radio warnings. He…

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Monday, 26 November 2012  /  International

Ali Larijani visited Lebanon and Syria after the declaration of the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. He arrived Saturday in Turkey in the last stage of his visit to the region. Larijani held separate meetings with Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Turkish counterpart…

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Monday, 26 November 2012  /  International

Esmayeel Kosari, Member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said that Iran offered diplomatic and military support to the resistance and provided Hamas with its military capabilities and technologies. “We have always reiterated that we will support whoever stands against Israel.” He added…

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Monday, 26 November 2012  /  International

An Iranian feature film, Rescue Path, about Gaza is set to compete in the 12th Arab Film Festival due to be held in Rotterdam from November 28 to December 2, 2012. The film, directed by Rama Ghavidel, recounts the story of a Palestinian teacher at an orphanage…

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Monday, 26 November 2012  /  Military

Mohammad Reza Naqdi, Commander of the Basij referred to the Zionist attack against Gaza in light of the Islamic Awakening in the region and said that when evil forces cross a limit, God strips them of their capacity for material and logical thinking. The Zionist regime…

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Monday, 26 November 2012  /  Economy

Kiyumars Fathollah Kermanshahi, Deputy Director of the Trade Promotion Organization, said that “Cars with an engine capacity of below 2300 cc may be importe../../../2012/11/26/d.__8221.css; Goods have been classified into three categories.  Strategic goods are being importe../../../2012/11/26/d_as_usual.___8220.css;The second category of goods is being prioritized,…

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Monday, 26 November 2012  /  Economy

Oil Minister, Rostam Qasemi, said that after the completion of the stages of the South Fars project and development of the shared fields, Iran’s annual income will be USD 400 billion. He said the development activities have begun in 24 of 27 of the shared fields….

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Monday, 26 November 2012  /  Economy

Musa Suri, CEO of Pars Oil and Gas Company, announced that after completion of the new five stages in the south Fars project, Iran’s gas production will be equal to that of Qatar. He said that by the end of the current Persian year,  even new…

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Monday, 26 November 2012  /  Economy

Majid Namjoo, Iran’s Energy Minister announced that the Ministry of Energy is on the West’s sanctions list due to the successful operations  of the water and electricity industries. He said that in light of the successful operations of the Ministry of Energy, the enemies noticed the…

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Monday, 26 November 2012  /  Economy

According to Pakistani sources during President Ahmadinejad’s visit to Pakistan to participate in the  D8 conference, the final agreement on an Iranian loan of USD 250 million to Pakistan to build the peace pipeline for transporting natural gas from Iran to Pakistan was not signed. According…

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Monday, 26 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Shahin Shaabani, a blogger and civil activist living in Tehran, was summoned for questioning at the Revolutionary Court following a complaint filed against him by the Ministry of  Intelligence. Shaabani, 42, writes political and social articles. He was previously accused of insulting the Supreme Leader and…

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Monday, 26 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Sayed Hadi Danshiar, a worker rights activist who lives in Shiraz, was sentenced to three years in prison on charges of propaganda against the regime and participating in illegal demonstrations.  …

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Monday, 26 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Sayyed Mohammed Ibrahimi, serving a five-year sentence, suffers from serious respiratory problems. Ibrahimi was arrested two years ago by Intelligence Ministry agents in a very violent manner and held for six months in isolation cells at Evin Prison. According to the report, due to the hard…

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Monday, 26 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Arash Saghar was a member of Mousavi’s campaign staff and was sentenced to five years in prison….

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Monday, 26 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Dr. Mostafa Badkoobehei arrived at Evin Prison to serve his 18-month sentence.  Mostafa was arrested after the elections for writing songs that criticized Ahmadinejad’s government and supporting the Green Movement.  …

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Monday, 26 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Three other members are still being held at Rajai Shehar Prison. It should be noted that the teens were arrested last week in the home of one of the members of the organization, Reza Karamani.  …

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Monday, 26 November 2012  /  Domestic

Millions of people all over Iran and in other Shiite communities worldwide mourned on Ashura, the tenth day of the lunar month of Muharram, the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein in the Battle of Karbala in 680. The battle was between a small group of supporters and…

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Monday, 26 November 2012  /  Domestic

Over the weekend security officials informed the family of Mehdi Karroubi, the Green Movement leader who is under house arrest, that he can be taken to the hospital. Although approval has been given and despite existing concerns over his health, security forces continue to refuse to…

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