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Friday, 7 December 2012  /  International

Ali Asghar Khaji, Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs is due to embark on a tri-nation tour of Latin America (Bolivia, Cuba and Uruguay). Khaji plans to discuss bilateral ties and mutual cooperation with senior officials of the three countries….

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Friday, 7 December 2012  /  International

Ahmadinejad warned enemies of the grave consequences and repercussions of endangering Iran’s security, and said that any enemy move against the Islamic Republic is destined to defeat and failure. “They might be able to take some steps forward, but we will drive them back in such…

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Friday, 7 December 2012  /  International

Majlis member Qasem Jafari condemned the recent attack by a group of assailants on the Iranian Embassy in Berlin as a violation of international law, urging the Iranian Foreign Ministry to pursue the issue. “Iran’s Foreign Ministry and diplomatic apparatus is expected to act firmly and…

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Friday, 7 December 2012  /  International

Ghazanfar Roknabadi and the Secretary General of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), Ramadan Abdullah (Shalah), exchanged views over the recent developments in the region and the world. Shalah lauded Iran’s full support for Palestinian and Lebanese combatants fighting against the Zionist regime (Israel), particularly during the Pillar…

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Friday, 7 December 2012  /  International

PR directors and elites from the Islamic countries will take part in the 2nd International Public Relations Conference to be held in Tehran on December 8-9. Mir Mahmoud Sajjadi, Executive Director of the event, said that it will provide a suitable opportunity for the experts to…

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Friday, 7 December 2012  /  Military

Alireza Tangsiri, IRGC Navy Lieutenant Commander General, said that the US-led war games in September in the Persian Gulf were designed “to destroy Iran’s military aircraft and missile launching pads.” He added that the US is attempting to spread Iranophobia in the region as its main…

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Friday, 7 December 2012  /  Military

Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri, Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Naval Force, said that “underwater vessels will be introduced in the Iranian Navy in the near future, and they will further augment the defense power of the country.”  …

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Friday, 7 December 2012  /  Military

Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Navy for Operations, Admiral Seyed Mahmoud Moussavi, on the occasion of the national Navy Day referred to the homemade Jamaran (class) destroyer’s recent mission in the far seas, and said the lengthy voyage vindicated Iran’s claims about self-sufficiency in designing and…

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Friday, 7 December 2012  /  Military

Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces for Cultural Affairs and Defense Publicity, said that “the enemy is completely serious in its animosity and therefore, we should create the same atmosphere to confront it… We should pay due attention to…

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Friday, 7 December 2012  /  Military

Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said that the Defense Ministry has set up a defense research centers across Iran to benefit from the ideas and initiatives of the elite. “At these centers, efforts are made to direct ideas needed by the Defense Ministry.” Vahidi added that the…

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Friday, 7 December 2012  /  Economy

Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabi-Fard said, “Our enemies helped us today, and we have managed to cut Iran’s dependence on oil revenues in a short time, which is a great boost to Iran’s economy… One of the problems we faced for a century was reliance on oil revenues.”…

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Friday, 7 December 2012  /  Economy

Germany has called on its banks to authorize financial transactions with Iranian banks in a bid to ease restrictions on the sale of much-needed medicines to Iran. Iran’s Ministry of Health has called on the Central Bank to earmark USD 2 billion for importi../../../2012/12/07/ng_medicine.css in…

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Friday, 7 December 2012  /  Human Rights

According to reports, Vahid, who is accused of setting up improper pornographic blogs and sentenced to death, has refused to attend court. He is boycotting the court and does not recognize its authority. He also claims that he is being forced to appear in shackles and…

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Friday, 7 December 2012  /  Human Rights

Mahmoud Dolat Abadi was arrested after the recent elections (June 2009) and admitted on television under duress that he had smuggled weapons from the United Arab Emirates. Dolat Abadi suffers from a heart and lung condition, arthritis and a slipped disc. After considerable efforts by his…

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Friday, 7 December 2012  /  Domestic

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Mohammad Ali Najafi, a member of the Executives for Reconstruction party close to Head of the Expediency Council, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, and a likely candidate in the upcoming June 2013 presidential election, has suffered a heart attack. Najafi was quickly transferred to Shahid Rajai hospital…

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Friday, 7 December 2012  /  Domestic

Textile workers protest: Government devoting too much attention to political problems while ignoring economic issues – A group of workers gathered outside the Majlis to protest not receiving salaries for several months and to demand that Majlis representatives address the situation of hundreds of workers at…

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