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Tuesday, 25 December 2012  /  International

The Foreign Ministry cautioned Iranian nationals who plan on visiting the US to take precautionary measures and avoid unnecessary trips to the United States. The warning was issued after an Iranian national, Daryoush Sarreshteh, 73, died in the US two days after being intensely interrogated by…

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Tuesday, 25 December 2012  /  International

Fars News cartoonist on recent referendum in Egypt adopting Islamic law (Sharia) constitution….

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Tuesday, 25 December 2012  /  International

Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin said that Kurdistan Communities’ Union (KCK) is using Iran as a base for sanctuary and as a site for transit, training and indoctrination, recruitment, fundraising and the supply of arms and munitions. “Intelligence was received indicating that the Sehidan camp, which…

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Tuesday, 25 December 2012  /  International

Saud Al-Faisal also called for Iran to stop instigating civil war among the Gulf States specifically and in the Arab world as a whole. He emphasized that this is fundamentally unacceptable. He said these things at the preparatory meetings or the 33rd summit of the PCGG to…

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Tuesday, 25 December 2012  /  International

Iran says that Hispan TV is officially registered in Spain and has been operating under Spanish media regulations. Iranian officials say they will take legal action against the recent “new wave of European and American attacks against Iranian media.”…

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Tuesday, 25 December 2012  /  International

Ali Larijani in the Christmas greetings letter he sent to his Christian counterparts called for legal prohibition of insult against divine religions and holy prophets.  …

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Tuesday, 25 December 2012  /  Military

Sergei Kiriyenko, Director General of Rosatom said that Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) should be commissioned in the first half of next year… Everything there has been launched and is in operation”.  …

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Tuesday, 25 December 2012  /  Military

Brigadier General Ahmed Vahidi, Minister of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics, has termed reports regarding Iranian cooperation with North Korea on missiles and expert exchanges “pure speculation.” He said that Iran has not sent missile experts to North Korea. Vahidi also referred to the industrial production…

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Tuesday, 25 December 2012  /  Military

Mansour Haqiqatpour, Vice Chairman of the Committee, said that “Members of the  National Security and Foreign Policy Committee have decided “to visit the trio of Iranian islands (Abu Musa, the Greater Tunb and the Lesser Tunb) to be closely informed of the Navy’s activities… and specifically…

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Tuesday, 25 December 2012  /  Military

Safarali Mousavi, Acting Commander of the IRGC’s Aviation Security Division, said in a press conference that according to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Iran stands among the top world countries in terms of flight security. Mousavi added that since the establishment of the IRGC flight…

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Tuesday, 25 December 2012  /  Military

Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Radan, Deputy Police Chief, said that the intelligence and border guard forces of the Law Enforcement Forces (LEF) in cooperation with the IRGC and Intelligence Ministry forces have discovered and seized 20 radio-controlled and time bombs along the Iran-Pakistan border after a…

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Tuesday, 25 December 2012  /  Economy

Ehsan Sharifi, Planning Deputy for National Development Fund (NDF), said that reserves of the fund amounted to USD 43 billion, with USD 7.7 billion allocated to 25 projects in the oil and petrochemical industry. He added that 16 contracts have been signed with companies managing projects…

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Tuesday, 25 December 2012  /  Economy

According to the Central Bureau for Statistics, in 2005-2012 the agricultural sector’s ability to create new jobs declined by 7.4%, meaning that 800,000 farmers have joined the ranks of the unemployed during Ahmadinejad’s rule. In 2005, over 5,100,000 people were employed in agriculture, but in the…

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Tuesday, 25 December 2012  /  Economy

Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi, Iran’s Health Minister, announced that due to the rise of the dollar this year and the non-allocation of foreign currency in the amount required to purchase medications, the price of some medicines will increase. She emphasized that her office constantly tracks the allocation…

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Tuesday, 25 December 2012  /  Economy

Mohammad Royanian, head of the Transportation and Fuel Supply Headquarters, said that “As of next month, the 60-liter subsidized gasoline will no longer be provided for newly-produced cars with engine of 1,800cc.”…

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Tuesday, 25 December 2012  /  Human Rights

Fa’ezeh Hashemi, daughter of former president and current Head of Expediency Council, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, has issued a statement criticizing management of notorious Evin prison. The statement reads: “Three months have passed since I was put in Evin prison, and I see that the section for…

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Tuesday, 25 December 2012  /  Human Rights

Ali Shariati was convicted of disruption of public order and anti-regime propaganda.  …

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Tuesday, 25 December 2012  /  Human Rights

Amin Ruani was arrested two years ago by the Intelligence Ministry in Semnan Province and charged with participation in an illegal assembly against the government.  …

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Tuesday, 25 December 2012  /  Human Rights

The three were arrested during a small assembly that took place in the student park in Shiraz to mark the Fight against Violence against Women Day by security forces. Some of the prisoners were released after several days on bail but three, Mehnaz M, Mahiyan Y…

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Tuesday, 25 December 2012  /  Human Rights

Efsin Baimani is serving the 12th year of a life sentence….

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