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Friday, 30 November 2012  /  International

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Nozar Shafi’i, member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said that Iran is not against Turkey’s security concerns along its borders, but that Turkey and Syria are both Muslim countries, and from a moral standpoint Turkey expected not to interfere in Syria’s internal…

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Friday, 30 November 2012  /  International

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An editorial was published in Jomhouri Eslami(a newspaper with a consistently anti-Egyptian line) titled, “The untimely return of Egypt’s Pharaoh?”, stating that Tahrir Square is again witnessing turmoil and protests, and this time not against Hosni Mubarak and his men, but against the new president who…

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Friday, 30 November 2012  /  International

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Ali Larijani said in Iraq during a meeting with Chairman of the Iraqi Islamic Supreme Council (ISCI) Ammar Abd-al-Aziz al-Hakim that “though Syria requires democratic reforms from within, we must not forget that Syria has continually been a great pillar of strength regarding regional resistance.” He added…

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Friday, 30 November 2012  /  International

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The Spokesman reacted to the ruling of a UK High Court on non-extradition of Nasratollah Tajik (former ambassador to Jordan) to the US and called for his speedy release and return to Iran. Tajik, who was teaching at Durham University, was arrested in November 2006 and…

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Friday, 30 November 2012  /  International

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Acting Managing Director of Iran’s state news agency (IRNA), Gholam-Hossein Eslamifard, has suggested proposals to improve performance of the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) in a speech at the OANA 34th Executive Board Meeting in Japan. Eslamifard said, “Once more, we officially announce our candidacy…

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Friday, 30 November 2012  /  Military

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Chairman of the Majlis Defense Committee Mohammad Esmayeel Kosari said, “Iran (in a letter to the UN) protested the violation of its airspace and marine borders by the US and warned that if such a move recurs, Iran will not issue a warning them, but will…

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Friday, 30 November 2012  /  Military

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Iranian Navy Commander, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, said ahead of Navy National Day that “All movements by regional and transregional warships are under our constant surveillance from the moment they enter our specified zone until they enter the Persian Gulf (protected by the IRGC), and we…

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Friday, 30 November 2012  /  Military

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Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said, “The speed of building equipment like the Sahand destroyer and other unveiled achievements has increased, creating a new perspective  of Iran’s defense power globally….

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Friday, 30 November 2012  /  Military

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Sistan-Baluchestan Province’s Law Enforcement Force deputy revealed that 13 bullets had been fired from an AK-47 assault rifle at the bus, but there were no casualties in the attack….

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Friday, 30 November 2012  /  Economy

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General Abdul-Reza Azadi, Deputy Mobilization Basij Militia Force Commander for Cultural and Social Affairs, said that “Paying attention to how to implement the resistance economy is the best strategy for countering the plots hatched by the enemy…” The Basij Organization has established a special council to…

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Friday, 30 November 2012  /  Economy

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Dodangeh said the National Development Fund (NDF) was established with the aim of assisting in Iran’s economic development, adding that during the first year of NDF formation it was slated 20% of oil revenues would be deposited into the NDF, a figure that rose to 23%…

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Friday, 30 November 2012  /  Economy

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Foreign debts in the month of Khordad (May 21-June 20) declined by USD 2.4 billion compared to Farvardin (March 20-April 19)….

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Friday, 30 November 2012  /  Economy

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Rostam Qassemi, Oil Minister, said that Iran will begin offering forward oil bonds in the near future. He expressed hope the bonds would be widely welcomed due to their good terms. He added that National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) has guaranteed principle and profit on the…

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Friday, 30 November 2012  /  Economy

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The GECF member states in their 14th ministerial meeting in Equatorial Guinea, named Oil Minister Rostam Qassemi as the chairman of the upcoming Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) ministerial meeting in Tehran scheduled for November 2013. During the meeting, delegates from the 12 member states as…

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Friday, 30 November 2012  /  Human Rights

Omid Behroozi was arrested 15 months ago. As a result of sharp blows he sustained during his arrest and failure to receive appropriate treatment, he suffered from head and neck problems and became deaf in his left ear….

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Friday, 30 November 2012  /  Human Rights

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Shahnaz Sagvand, the wife of labor rights activist Ali Nejati, board member of the Haft-Tappeh Sugar Cane Workers’ Union, has been summoned to appear in court again. Shahnaz was put on trial several months ago as part of the crackdown on labor rights activists, and accused…

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Friday, 30 November 2012  /  Human Rights

A store belonging to Bahereh Malaki, who lives in Birjand and is a member of the Baha’i community, was closed and his business license was revoked. This was done because of his faith.  …

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Friday, 30 November 2012  /  Domestic

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Ayatollah Hashemi-Rafsanjani, Head of the Expediency Council, planned a visit to his hometown, Rafsanjan, which was due to take place on November 29, but the visit was canceled. According to Fars News Agency, in recent days local people had exchanged text messages in which they expressed…

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Friday, 30 November 2012  /  Domestic

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Ali Bagherzadeh, head of the literacy movement, said that over 9.5 million Iranians over the age of six are illiterate, and one third of the illiterate population is between the ages of 10 and 49. Bagherzadeh added that there are no administrative obstacles to rooting out…

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Friday, 30 November 2012  /  International

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Es’haq Al-e-Habib, Deputy Ambassador to the UN, said that “The withdrawal of foreign military forces from Afghanistan should be genuine… The continued presence of those forces, under any excuse or pretext, only adds to the instability and violence… NATO operations have led to a growing number…

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