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Wednesday, 28 November 2012  /  International

Seyyed Hossein Naqavi-Hosseini, Spokesman for the National Security Committee of the Majlis, addressed the visit of the Iranian parliamentary delegation to Gaza and said that the Egyptian government has given initial approval and that the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is working on obtaining visas and…

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012  /  International

The Foreign Ministry Spokesman has warned against repeated violations of Iranian airspace by the US military fleet, urging Washington to remain committed to its international obligations. “In its strong protests, Iran has urged the US to remain committed to its international obligations for observing principles and…

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012  /  International

The Spokesman of the Foreign Affairs Ministry in an interview on television station  Jaam-e-Jam: If there is secret dialogue with the US, it must be so secret that I don’t know about it  - There is a need for appropriate and befitting conditions, and there is…

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012  /  International

Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi said that  the entire world saw with surprise that the missiles of the resistance (movement) targeted the depths of the occupied Palestinian territories and that  (Hezbollah) UAVs can penetrate deep into there… Therefore, with this disgraceful defeat by Gaza’s relatively small…

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012  /  International

Allahyar Malekshahi, Chairman of the Majlis Legal and Judicial Committee, said that the legislative body is set to review the ban on Iranian channels by French-based satellite provider Eutelsat SA. According to Malekshahi, the Committee addresses moves by foreign countries and organizations that generate financial losses…

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012  /  Military

Ali Ashghar Soltanieh stressed that Iran strongly condemns this step by the US and considers it a gross violation of the NPT. He added that the failure of the US to be committed to the NPT is a major blow to the treaty. The US is…

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012  /  Military

At the ceremony for the inauguration of the visual communication system of the Basij forces, Mohammad Ali Jafari referred to Iran’s position on the war between Israel and Gaza, and said the people of Gaza continue the opposition proudly, and the only way to deal with…

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012  /  Military

Hossein Salami, at the Basij Students Day at Amir Kabir University, referred to the development of Iran’s military since the victory of the Revolution and said, “Now, at the point we are at, we can hit any one of our enemies’ bases. Today we have become…

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012  /  Military

Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces in charge of Basij (volunteer forces) and Defense Culture, Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said that during the eight-day war in Gaza (Pillar of Defense), the Iron Dome that was cracked by the penetration of the Hezbollah UAV into…

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012  /  Military

Symantec had spotted another odd piece of malware that appears to be targeting Iran and is designed to interfere with SQL databases. The company discovered the malware, called W32.Narilam on November 15. Narilam is rated as a “low risk” by the company, but according to a…

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012  /  Economy

Gholamreza Mesbahi Moqaddam, a member of the Majlis Budget Planning Committee said, “Apparently, the government wants to cut the 1392 (next Iranian year starting on March 21) state budget’s reliance on oil exports to 1 million barrels a day.” He said that the Majlis is not concerned…

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012  /  Economy

Ahmad Tavakoli, the conservative Majlis member, referred to the date of the budget for next year and said that he had no official information as to whether the government would meet the legislated deadline or not (December 5), but he has informal information that the strategic…

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012  /  Economy

A member of the Iran-Oman Council of Merchants said in an interview with the Saudi newspaper, Al-Eqtisadiah, that due to the international sanctions against Tehran and a sharp drop in Iran’s currency value, some of the chambers of commerce of the Persian Gulf states have refrained…

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012  /  Economy

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012  /  Human Rights

The current resolution specifically notes the “ongoing, systematic, widespread and serious restrictions of freedom of peaceful assembly and association, and freedom of opinion and expression, including through efforts to block or filter Internet content; restrict access to foreign e-mail services and a variety of websites; jam…

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012  /  Human Rights

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Mehdi Davatgari, the Special Representative appointed by the Majlis to investigate the death of Sattar Beheshti, the blogger in prison, said that the conduct of the judicial system in this case was completely legal and that it is clear that the cyber police violated the law…

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Eleven Baha’is tried last month by the Mashhad Revolutionary Court on charges of propaganda against the establishment, were convicted by Presiding Judge Ghorbani and have each been sentenced to six-months imprisonment.  …

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Omid Dehdarzadeh was previously arrested and put on trial for “acting against national security.” He was given a six-month suspended sentence and also sentenced to 75 lashes for “insulting government officials.”…

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012  /  Human Rights

The newspaper, Maghreb, was suspended after publishing a caricature of Ahmadinejad that appeared on the front page of its November 22 issue entitled, “End of Questioning,” that showed Ahmadinejad happily tearing a piece of paper. The manager in charge of the paper was arrested 45 days…

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