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Friday, 14 December 2012  /  International

The Foreign Ministry Spokesman said at the Campaign against Zionism conference that the philosophy behind the establishment of NAM is “providing an opportunity and taking advantage of it at the service of moving the international organizations in a way to be closer to justice… Of course,…

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Friday, 14 December 2012  /  International

Ebrahim Rayeesi, Deputy Judiciary Chief, said that “The legal features to substantiate that the crimes have been committed by the Americans are evident. We took the first step (of legal prosecution) by issuing indictments, and we will inform (the public) of our next step soon.” He…

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Friday, 14 December 2012  /  International

Seyed Abbas Araqchi met Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi to discuss the bilateral relations between Tehran and Beijing as well as the latest regional developments. During the meeting in Beijing, the two sides called for settlement of the Syrian crisis through peaceful means and without foreign…

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Friday, 14 December 2012  /  International

The Foreign Ministry Spokesman said, “The different claims that are raised (against Iran) are the continuation of past allegations which were made by former Yemeni officials. These allegations are a repetition of previous accusations and are not true at all… Our knowledge of the Yemeni people…

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Friday, 14 December 2012  /  International

A London city court issued a verdict on freedom and removal of accusationsfrom the Iranian national and former Ambassador to Jordan, Nosratollah Tajik, who has been under house arrest for the past six years. Tajik, who was teaching at Durham University, was arrested in November 2006…

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Friday, 14 December 2012  /  International

The coverage is a reflection of the growing tension between the two states and the power struggle in the kingdom.  …

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Friday, 14 December 2012  /  International

The Speaker of the Georgian Parliament said in a meeting with Iran’s ambassador to Georgia, Majid Saber, that the Georgian parliament plans to establish a friendship group to further boost bilateral and parliamentary relations with Iran. He added that members of the group would be introduced…

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Friday, 14 December 2012  /  International

The Iranian Embassy in Azerbaijan also condemned the anti-Iran remarks uttered at the Convention of the World Azerbaijanis held in Baku  (December 4). “Once again, a new plot has been hatched to weaken the friendly bonds between Iran and Azerbaijan and disrupt the friendly ties between…

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Friday, 14 December 2012  /  International

Secretary of the 2013 Fajr International Film Festival, Mohammad Reza Abbasian, said that “The establishment of NAM filmmakers’ union will open new horizons for the filmmakers and the cinematic organizations of the member countries.” Iran is planning to invite renowned filmmakers from NAM member states to…

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Friday, 14 December 2012  /  Military

Ali Asghar Soltanieh said, “Intensive negotiations were held between delegations of Iran and the IAEA in Tehran today (Thursday, December 13).” He described the one-day talks as constructive, “We made good progress in the talks.”  …

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Friday, 14 December 2012  /  Military

Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi who is the Secretary of the Geography, Development, Defense and Security conference, will hold the briefing ahead of the second conference  themed “Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz,” where he will explain the goals of the conference.  …

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Friday, 14 December 2012  /  Military

Seyed Hussein Naqavi Husseini, Rapporteur of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee (NSFPC), said that “In the committee’s meeting and talks with (Iranian) Deputy Foreign Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Mr. Qashqavi, and head of the Ministry’s Middle East and Persian Gulf Department, Mr. Ferdosipour,…

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Friday, 14 December 2012  /  Military

Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari underscored, “Today, Iran stands atop the world news, and we are a decision-maker in South Asia… Today Iran is a major player in the region… No move will be made in the region without Iran’s decision… Iran now possesses military, political and…

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Friday, 14 December 2012  /  Military

Azerbaijan is operating UAVs assembled with the help of Israeli experts to carry out spying missions over its common borders with Iran and Karabakh.  According to the report, following a rise in the US radar activities in the Astara Rayon region in Azerbaijan as well as…

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Friday, 14 December 2012  /  Military

Mohammad Kosari of the Majlis Defense Committee mocked the US Navy’s announcement that it has not lost any drones in the Persian Gulf. He said, “The Iranian Armed Forces will show the US spy drone to the world if they find it necessary,” adding that the…

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Friday, 14 December 2012  /  Economy

Ahmadinejad’s special envoy, Ali Akbar Mehrabian, said that the Aframax oil tanker, constructed by an Iranian company for Venezuela, will be inaugurated in the next two months. Iran Marine Industrial Company (Sadra) is the Iranian company that has been constructing this giant oil tanker for Venezuela. Mehrabian…

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Friday, 14 December 2012  /  Economy

Ambassador to Turkey, Bahman Hosseinpour, said that “This year, the value of trade between Iran and Turkey will surpass USD 20 billion… This figure is only 20% of the two countries’ capacity, and can be increased to USD 100 billion,” adding that “When I left Istanbul…

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Friday, 14 December 2012  /  Economy

The issue was raised in a meeting between Iranian East Azerbaijan Province’s Governor-General Ahmad Alireza-Beigi and Azeri Ambassador to Tehran in Tabriz. They tasked officials of Iran’s Aras Free Trade Zone (AFTZ) with compiling the plan to be signed by the Iranian and Azeri officials in…

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Friday, 14 December 2012  /  Economy

Iranian Renewable Energy Organization (SUNA) announced that Iran and India have finalized an agreement under which New Delhi will invest in the construction of wind and solar power plants in Iran and will transfer “technical know-how” and invest in the “design, construction, installation and launch of…

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Friday, 14 December 2012  /  Human Rights

Vahid Asghari, who does not recognize the authority of the court and is refusing to appear before it while chained and in prison uniform, has been placed in solitary confinement for ten days. He was arrested four years ago, charged with building “improper”, anti-religious blogs with…

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