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Thursday, 29 November 2012  /  International

Ali Larijani held separate meetings with a number of Shiite sources of emulation, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Husseini al-Sistani, Grand Ayatollah Sheikh Basheer Hussain Najafi Ayatollah Mohammad Bahr al-Ulloum, Ayatollah Mohammad Ishaq Fayadh, Ayatollah Mohammad Saeed Hakim Ayatollah Sheikh Sadiq Qureshi. Larijani also paid a visit to the…

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Thursday, 29 November 2012  /  International

Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani said that the Islamic resistance has once again slapped Westerners in the face. He referred to Syria as the main axis of Islamic resistance in the region. Larijani added that unfortunately, due to interference of Western states and certain ignorant Arabs heads…

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Thursday, 29 November 2012  /  International

Ghazanfar Roknabadi said that although Iran and Hamas have some differences on the Syrian issue, they enjoy strategic ties. Roknabadi said that Israel had wrongly assessed Hamas as weak and tested its military power against Hamas, but failed to defeat it. He said that Iran believes…

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Thursday, 29 November 2012  /  Military

Bushehr nuclear power plant (NPP) is ready to resume operations after being reloaded with fuel. The refueling operation was conducted in the presence of IAEA experts. On November 18, Ambassador to the IAEA, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, said the removal of the fuel was a “very normal…

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Thursday, 29 November 2012  /  Military

Brigadier General Yadollah Javani, Khamenei’s senior advisor in the IRGC, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei referred Turkey’s decision to deploy Patriot missiles as “another strategic mistake. Ankara should know that if deployment of Patriot missiles is aimed at paving the way for military intervention in Syria, it…

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Thursday, 29 November 2012  /  International

The third tripartite meeting of foreign ministers of Iran, Turkey and Azerbaijan, slated for November 28, was postponed due to a visit of the Turkish Foreign Minister to the US. The meeting was to be held in the city of Erzurum in eastern Turkey to discuss ways…

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Thursday, 29 November 2012  /  Military

Ramin Mehmanparast dismissed as “untrue” media allegations made about Iran’s alleged military presence in Gaza. He reiterated Iran’s continued spiritual support for the Palestinian people. “We have always supported the Palestinian nation’s rights and their struggle spiritually,” underling that Palestine has always been a key issue…

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Thursday, 29 November 2012  /  Military

Brigadier General Ali Ostad-Hoseyni, IRGC Commander in Semnan Province, said that a drill entitled, “Labbayk Ya Rasulallah” (“We are totally devoted to you Oh Prophet Muhammad”) will be held in the province on 29 and 30 November. He added that “27 Beyt al-Moqaddas (Jerusalem) battalions, 9…

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Thursday, 29 November 2012  /  Economy

The Central Bank’s latest report on foreign trade notes a 40% decrease in oil exports compared with the spring. The report also indicates a 100% growth in imports ../../../css/trochemicals_compared_to_a_year_ago._CBI_s_figures_are_in_line_with_international_agencies_who__8230_kqhdkwrifwir2ryc5isfr0.css;

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Thursday, 29 November 2012  /  Economy

A member of the Majlis Economics Committee announced that the government has decided to enlarge its food reserves from three months to six to nine months. According to him, this can prevent price hikes….

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Thursday, 29 November 2012  /  Economy

Javad Oji, NIGC Managing Director, said that the first round of talks was held between the Iranian Oil Minister and Turkmenistan’s Vice President for Economic Affairs, focusing on energy exchange, rising gas imports ../../../css/kmenistan_and_other_issues__including_providing_oil_industry_equipment_and_Iran_s_capabilities__8230_bjmu64bk7m7eyniddvxzpy.css;

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Thursday, 29 November 2012  /  Economy

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Thursday, 29 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Mohammad Javad Larijani, head of the judiciary’s High Council of Human Rights said that “Based on reports we have received, she is in good health and has met with her family.” Several human rights organizations have expressed concern over Nasrin Sotoudeh’s deteriorating health as she enters…

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Thursday, 29 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Human rights activists report that the health of Dr. Asadollah Asadi, who is in the tenth day of his hunger strike, has deteriorated. Following the refusals of the prison manager to approve leave for medical treatment, he began an unlimited hunger strike. Human rights activists have…

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Thursday, 29 November 2012  /  Domestic

2400 workers of the Saveh Pipe Rolling Plant and other factories in northwestern Iran have been on strike since Sunday over six months of unpaid wages….

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