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Wednesday, 19 December 2012  /  International

Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi said that “As they (US) express their messages through their State Department or their ambassador, no specific proposal has yet been raised …new US proposals (if presented) will be studied during the upcoming negotiations…

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Wednesday, 19 December 2012  /  International

American officials observe Iranian actions momentarily and consider Tehran a rival. Hojatoleslam Mostafa Pourmohammadi, Head of Iran’s General Inspection Organization has said that ‘Iran has challenged Western civilization and the nuclear issue is just an excuse for the West to exert pressure on Iran”. He added…

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Wednesday, 19 December 2012  /  International

Regarding  Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian discusses the latest developments in Syria with Russian officials and Iran’s 6 point plan to resolve the crisis. Amir-Abdollahian has said that, for now, Bashar al-Assad is the legitimate President …but during the process of…

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Wednesday, 19 December 2012  /  International

Ali Larijani underlined that “Despite international plots and conspiracies, 57% of the Egyptian people stressed, by their high turnout at the ballot boxes, that Egypt’s laws should be based on Islamic law (Sharia)”….

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Wednesday, 19 December 2012  /  International

Iran’s consulate in Herat (Western Afghanistan) resumed work on December 17. The Consulate’s Media Attaché Hossein Mir-Eskandari said that “At the request of Herat residents, this political body decided to reopen the consulate,”. The consulate temporarily closed last week following an attack on the compound by…

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Wednesday, 19 December 2012  /  International

Ali Akbar Salehi has sent a message to Venezuela’s Vice President and First Vice President of the Council of Ministers expressing his happiness over President Hugo Chavez the successful surgery….

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Wednesday, 19 December 2012  /  Military

IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said that the recent interception of US UAV “was the third ScanEagle hunted by Iran’s Armed Forces”. He added that that ScanEagle UAVs have recorded 1.5 million hour-long flights, the longest flight record in the world compared with other…

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Wednesday, 19 December 2012  /  Military

Maher center identified a new targeted data-wiping malware that wipes files on different drives at various predefined times. Despite its simple design, the malware is efficient and can wipe disk partitions and user profile directories without being recognized by anti-virus software. This simply-designed targeted attack does not resemble…

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Wednesday, 19 December 2012  /  Military

The Foreign Ministry Spokesman has stated that there is “zero possibility” for a military attack on Iran since the country is now in optimal shape to defend itself.  ”A military operation is carried out against a country when…it would result in minor losses for the attacking…

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Wednesday, 19 December 2012  /  Military

Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi unveiled dozens of research projects in different defensive and scientific fields in the Ministry of Defense’s Malek Ashtar Industrial University. The unveiled projects involve aerospace, laser, power, electronic, chemistry and boost materials, hi-tech materials, cyber defense and civil defense, Auto-making,…

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Wednesday, 19 December 2012  /  Military

Lieutenant Commander of Basji Force Colonel Nasrallah Seif said that the Basij’s rapid reaction forces will stage the ‘Towards Beitol-Moqaddas (Jerusalem)’ drills throughout Mazandaran province on Thursday and Friday (December 20-21) to test its defense capabilities in the wake of an enemy attack. Seif announced that…

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Wednesday, 19 December 2012  /  Economy

Majlis Economics Committee member Hojjat al-Eslam Jalal Yahyazadeh stated that Iran currently finds itself in “dire economic conditions,” and says the sanctions regime may continue four more years….

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Wednesday, 19 December 2012  /  Economy

Managing-director and head of Board of Directors of Anzali Free Trade Zone said that the private sector will play key role in the construction of the Caspian port, adding that the cost of constructing the wave-breakers, jetties and equipment would total Rls 15,000 billion which is…

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Wednesday, 19 December 2012  /  Economy

Manager of the dispatching department at the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) Hasan Montazer Torbati announced that total gas production has hit 120 billion cubic meters since the beginning of new Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2012), adding that gas production currently stands at 550 to…

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Wednesday, 19 December 2012  /  Economy

Heading a high-ranking economic delegation , the managing director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) Javad Oji is slated to meet with several senior Turkmen officials, including President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Foreign Minister Rasit Meredow and follow up on previous agreements concluded during the last…

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Wednesday, 19 December 2012  /  Economy

Persian Gulf Mining and Metal Industries Special Zone CEO Massoud Hendian stated that “We have informed Oman’s officials and visiting delegation that we welcome Omani investment companies in this region”. An Omani delegation visited the Persian Gulf economic zone in western Bandar-Abbas to discuss ways to…

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Wednesday, 19 December 2012  /  Human Rights

Following the transfer of Mohammad Sif Zadeh, one of the founders of the human rights organizations, to hospital to undergo kidney surgery, and Reza Shahabi to undergo spinal surgery, prison guard behavior against the prisons has seriously declined. An injunction was issued  that requires  political prisoners…

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Wednesday, 19 December 2012  /  Human Rights

Prisoner Masoud Hosein Zadeh was summoned by the attorney for the division and viciously beaten. In protest, the other prisoners gathered at the entrance hall to the prison and declared that until their complaints were resolved, they would not return to their cells. At 2:00 AM,…

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Wednesday, 19 December 2012  /  Human Rights

The Intelligence Ministry in Shiraz having failed in their attempt to find and arrest Hadi Daneshyar, arrested his father as well as confiscated his personal computer and effects. 38-year-old Hadi Daneshyar, who lives in Shiraz, is accused of anti-regime propaganda and conspiring against the regime and…

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Wednesday, 19 December 2012  /  Human Rights

Following inappropriate behavior towards two political prisoners who refused to wear prison clothes and shackles, Majid Asadi decided to launch a one-week hunger strike. Majid complained that the families of his friends were prevented from visiting them in prison after having waited several hours and demanded…

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